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Foreign Office travel advice for Britons in Paris

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 on 020 7008 0000.

– Foreign & Commonwealth Office website


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Paris attacks: English clubs to hold minute's silence

English football clubs are to hold a minute's silence this weekend following the Paris terror attacks.

The Football League said the silence would take place before all matches as "a mark of respect to those that lost their lives last night" and "as a show of solidarity with the people of France".

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Security to be heightened at UK ports and major events

There will be a heightened police presence at UK ports and major events over the coming days in response to Paris attacks, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Security is being stepped up at UK ports and major events Credit: PA

Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner for specialist operations in London, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We are strengthening our policing stance across the country at the moment".

We've made some small changes. People may notice a little change at ports. People may notice some changes at events in big cities across the country - extra police officers, extra checks, extra vigilance from the police.

– Metropolitan Police assistant commissione

He also said the UK's official terror threat level was already at "highly likely" - the second highest it can be - and he expected the Cobra meeting called by Prime Minister David Cameron to consider raising it further.


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Foreign Office urges Brits to use 'caution in public places'

The Foreign Office is advising Britons visiting France in the next few days to "exercise caution in public places" in the wake of devastating attacks in Paris on Friday night.

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