A strike at French ports which looked set to disrupt cross-Channel ferry services has been called off.
It will come as a relief to authorities as record numbers are expected to travel abroad for Easter weekend – and escape the UK’s freezing temperatures.
P&O Ferries had warned its passengers to expect long delays but at 2am a deal was struck following late-night talks.
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