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APR 29, 2016 - The Guardian

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'They are falling apart': the fate of lone children in Calais' refugee camp

As the UK vacillates over admitting unaccompanied minors, boys as young as 10 make their own nightly efforts to get inA typical day for the group of 10- to 13-year-olds who live in the Calais refugee camp without their parents begins sometime around four o’clock in the afternoon, when they wake up.There is nowhere on site to take a shower, ...

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APR 23, 2016 - The Guardian

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Home Office ‘shamefully’ used new refugee law to deport 700 people secretly

The government deported 700 people under Dublin rules and allowed 20 unaccompanied children trapped in Calais to enter UKThe Home Office has been accused of “shameful” behaviour for using the agreement that allows vulnerable children to seek asylum in the United Kingdom to secretly deport more than 700 people.By contrast, the Home Office has allowed just 20 unaccompanied children stranded ...

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APR 20, 2016 - The Guardian

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‘That thing gnawing away at all of us’: Calais and the shantytown on its doorstep | Emmanuel Carrère

Once a centre of industry as well as a prosperous port, the city is now synonymous with the misery of migrants, and its residents are not enjoying their notorietyThe Hotel Meurice in Calais is rather decrepit these days but, with its reasonable rates, it has long appealed to English tourists. The problem is that English tourists – as anyone trying ...

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APR 19, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Tensions high as migrants block roads to Calais port

Migrants from the Jungle camp in Calais used branches to block roads into the northern French port early Tuesday as officials warned they were stepping up attempts to reach Britain. "Migrants once again attempted to slow down the traffic by placing branches on the road to obstruct lorries heading to the port of Calais," a spokesman for authorities in the ...

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APR 14, 2016 - The Guardian

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Kent police officer wins racial discrimination case against force

Senior officer resorted to looking up ‘racism’ in a dictionary after Angus Bowler alleged bullying by colleaguesAn Asian police officer stationed at Kent police’s outpost near the Channel tunnel entrance at Calais has won a case alleging that the force victimised and racially discriminated against him.Angus Bowler, a constable with 25 years’ experience, moved his family to France after in ...

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