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Bulldozers begin clearing refugee camp in Calais

ITV News' International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar is at a migrant camp in Calais that is being cleared by French police after authorities claimed there had been a scabies outbreak at the site:

More: Police begin dismantling makeshift Calais migrant camps


Calais refugees 'to be moved to hotels'

ITV News cameraman Daniel Demoustier is at a migrant camp in Calais where he says refugees are been told by the French government that they will have to take a shower and will be offered a hotel or apartment.

The conditions at the camp have lead to an outbreak of the highly contagious skin disease scabies.

More: Police plan to dismantle makeshift Calais migrant camps



Eurotunnel pulls out of French ports takeover

by Derek Johnson

The cross channel operator Eurotunnel has announced it is pulling out of a bid to take over the running of two French ports. The firm had said it was interested in operating Calais and Bolougne after helping to launch a new ferry service.

However the proposal has already been criticised by the Competition Commission for potentially pushing up prices to cross the channel. Derek Johnson explains.

People smugglers 'prey on the desperate' - Border Force

Those involved in people smuggling prey on the desperation of others in order to line their own pockets and are a major factor in illegal immigration to the UK.

This incident shows why we base Border Force staff in France - to stop would-be illegal immigrants before they can reach the UK and to target those engaged in people smuggling.

– Paul Morgan, Border Force Director for South East & Europe
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