Remaining 1,500 Calais children removed from camp

French authorities have begun moving about 1,500 unaccompanied children from the demolished 'Jungle' camp to reception centres across France as a standoff with Britain over who takes care of the minors continued.

The children have been temporarily housed in converted shipping containers in Calais after the 'Jungle' was torn down last week, leaving many to spend at least one night sleeping outside.

Thousands of other migrants have already been relocated across France, but many children were left behind as diplomatic tensions between London and Paris intensified.

President Francois Hollande urged Prime Minister Theresa May to accept Britain's share of responsibility for the minors.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was the duty of the French authorities to "properly protect" the children.

An official from the Calais prefecture said around 70 buses would be used to transport the children. British interior ministry officials were aboard the first bus.