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Flights to Paris cancelled & diverted after shooting

Police at Paris Orly Airport Credit: AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu

Anyone flying to Paris in France today is being advised to check before travelling. Flights have been suspended at Paris Orly Airport after a man who tried to seize a soldier's gun there was shot dead by police.

Flights between Southampton Airport and Paris Orly Airport have been suspended. A spokesperson said that one inbound flight heading to the UK has been delayed.

Some British Airways flights from Heathrow Airport to Paris Orly Airport have also been cancelled.

A number of flights from various airports have been redirected to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport. Do check before you travel.

"We are doing all we can to assist our customers while the airport authorities at Paris Orly prepare for the airport to re-open. ​

The safety and security of our customers and colleagues is always our priority."

– British Airways spokesperson

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French authorities defend ban on aid 'Convoy to Calais'

The French authorities in Calais have defended their decision to prevent an aid convoy of about 200 vehicles leaving Dover on its way to enter France.

The Pas-de-Calais authorities said they had issued the ban for various reasons including the potential for the convoy to "generate violent episodes"; and a lack of available police officers because of the current European football championships.

They also said the numbers of vehicles involved could "facilitate the intrusion of migrants".

"In these circumstances, the Prefect of Pas-de-Calais considered only the prohibition of any event is likely to effectively prevent public disorders that may occur.

"Moreover, any convoy on roads and highways, from Great Britain to Calais to slow or block the flow and constituting a public event, is prohibited."

Kent Police: French decision to block 'Convoy to Calais' aid groups at Dover

The Kent Police force has responded to complaints about an aid convoy being prevented from leaving the Port of Dover on its way to Calais in France.

The convoy of more than 200 vehicles included teams from groups such as the Stop the War Coalition and the People's Assembly. They were carrying provisions and supplies for people living at the so-called 'jungle' refugee camp near Calais.

Kent Police assisted the Port of Dover Police and French authorities after a convoy containing approximately 200 vehicles were denied entry to France on Saturday 18 June.

The decision to refuse entry was made by the French authorities and no agency within the United Kingdom has any grounds to challenge this decision. The refusal of entry to France is a matter for the French authorities.

Upon being refused entry to France, a demonstration took place at the Port. This started at approximately 1.50pm, which resulted in a brief closure of the border controls.

Kent Police worked with partner agencies to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum and within approximately one hour the port resumed business as usual.

– Kent Police spokesperson

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The South falls silent for victims of Paris attack

Flags were flown at half mast -and people across the South fell silent at eleven o'clock this morning - a tribute to the victims of theParis attacks - and an overwhelming show of solidarity in the face of terrorism. Richard Slee reports.

Farage: "Bigger, stronger checks" needed at Dover

The Ukip leader, Nigel Farage has said Kent needs to implement 'bigger, stronger checks' at Dover.

He was responding to the Paris terror attacks.

His comments come after the Kent Police Commissioner, Ann Barnes, called on the Government to delay its cuts to the police budgets.

Minute's silence to be held for Paris victims

Hundreds of people have gathered to pay their respects Credit: RTV

Flags will fly at half-mast on Whitehall government buildings and the UK will observe a minute's silence at 11 o'clock this morning.

The silence will be held across Europe in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the series of terrorist attacks in Paris.

The terrorist incidents, which took place on Friday night claimed at least 129 lives and hundreds of casualties.

Members of the public who have been directly affected by the incidents in Paris, or who are concerned about family members and friends who may be directly affected can call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 0000.

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