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Calais 'Jungle' camp clearance operation declared over

The burning remnants of the camp Credit: Reuters

The operation to clear the 'Jungle' camp in Calais has finished, the local government said.

The announcement came three days after the authorities began clearing the camp, which housed thousands of migrants and refugees.

Fires are still blazing in the remnants of the camp.

Four migrants have been arrested in connection with the fires, said Patrick Visser-Bourdon, the Calais police commissioner in charge of the operation, amid reports that British activists were responsible.

May insists Heathrow will meet air quality standards

Theresa May has insisted a third runway at Heathrow Airport will meet the required air quality standards.

Responding to concerns raised at Prime Minister's Questions by Tania Matthias, the Tory MP for Twickenham, Mrs May said: "The government looked very closely at this issue of air quality and environmental impact of all three schemes that were proposed by the Airports Commission. We took extra time to look at those. We wanted to look more particularly at the air quality issues.

"The evidence shows that air quality standards can be met as required by all three of the schemes including the north west runway at Heathrow.

"But... the issue is about more than airports, because the question of air quality is also about road transport and that's why we are looking to do more in relation to what we're doing for air quality. It's why, for example I'm pleased to see that we're at such a leading edge in the provision of electric vehicles."


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