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All but one of France's blockaded fuel depots reopen

All but one of the French fuel depots blockaded in widespread and violent strike action have been cleared, the country's transport ministry has said.

Striking French workers had formed burning barricades at fuel depots across northern France in protest at proposed labour law reforms. Credit: Reuters

A spokesperson for the department said the fuel supply was "improving everywhere, all over the country".

The dispute over labour reforms has led to a widespread shortage of fuel with British travellers urged to fill up their cars in the UK before driving on into the Continent.

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