Channel Tunnel

Five British Army Tanks Sent Through Channel Tunnel For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Five tanks were transported through the Channel Tunnel for the first time on Wednesday morning in a British Army drill testing how quickly heavy armou...

Refugee Who Walked Length Of Channel Tunnel Handed Nine-Month Jail Sentence

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

A refugee who walked all the way to Britain through the Channel Tunnel has been sentenced to nine months in prison. Abdul Rahman Haroun, from Sudan, w...

Man Who Walked Through Channel Tunnel To UK Is Granted Asylum

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

A Sudanese man charged with walking almost the entire length of the 31-mile (50km) Channel Tunnel from France has been granted asylum in the UK while ...

Young Man Found Crushed To Death In Lorry

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

A young Iraqi man has been found crushed to death in a lorry in what appears to be a desperate bid to try to get to Britain, French authorities have s...

Child Dies Near Channel Tunnel Entrance

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

A boy aged 15-17 has died near the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in Calais, after reportedly being hit by a freight train. A spokesman for Eurotun...

'We Are Not Dangerous, We Are in Danger': Inside 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp

Mike Snelle | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK
Mike Snelle

There is a deadly humanitarian crisis on our doorstep, and our current approach is compounding the problem. If the people in The Jungle were white Europeans, I have no doubt that we do everything possible to help them. Instead, we allow desperate people to exist in appalling conditions, and build fences to ensure they stay there. If I were a more courageous man, I would have brought someone back with me.

Migrants Appear To Be Giving Up Trying To Cross The Channel Tunnel

PA | By David Mercer, Press Association | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

The number of migrants trying to get into the Eurotunnel terminal near Calais has fallen to as few as 100 a night, the operator has said.Some 2,000 mi...

Sarah Ann Harris

Glasgow Woman Reveals A Completely Different Side To Calais 'Jungle' | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.08.2015 | UK

The mention of the phrase 'Calais jungle' conjures up images of barbed wire fences, threatening people with knives, petty thievery, and hundreds of p...

Migrants Gain Access To Eurotunnel Complex By 'Guessing Passcode'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.08.2015 | UK

People desperate to gain access to the UK are believed to have unlocked a gate into the Eurotunnel complex after guessing the security code, it has be...

Theresa May Blames 'Global Migration Crisis' For Chaos In Calais

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Politics

The chaotic scenes of migrants desperately trying to get into Britain though the channel tunnel are being caused by a "global migration crisis," There...

11 Anti-Migrant Arguments You Hear All The Time And Why They Are Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

For night after night this week thousands of migrants have attempted to gain entry to the Channel Tunnel to get to the UK. While shocking images sh...

Desperate Calais Migrants Pictured Clinging To Roof Of Lorry

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Shocking images showing migrants clinging to the roof of a lorry have revealed the desperate lengths they are prepared to go to to try to cross throug...

Tory MP Sparks Outrage With Plan To Send Calais Migrants 'Back To Africa'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Conservative MP David Davies has received a barrage of criticism after suggesting that the army should be sent into migrant settlements around Calais ...

Stand Aside, Let the Refugees In!

Chris Whiting | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

It's far too easy for Britons to sit on a plinth of privilege and cast a casual eye of disdain at those trying to force entry in to the country... But, the thing is, the migrants in Calais are not a gigantic welfare absorbing conspiracy intent on snatching jobs, damaging infrastructure and compelling Nigel Farage to feel awkward on his train commutes. These people are completely bereft of hope.

Dead 'Migrant' Believed To Have Travelled Through Channel Tunnel

PA | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

The body of a suspected migrant has been found on the roof of a Eurotunnel train on the British side of the Channel Tunnel. The teenager, who was d...

Horrendous Reaction To Tragic Death Of Channel Tunnel Migrant Will Make You Despair

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK

The death of a migrant desperately trying to reach Britain on a freight train in the Channel Tunnel left many horrified yesterday - but the tragedy of...

Eurostar Travel Chaos As All Trains Cancelled Over Tunnel Smoke

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Eurotunnel trains set to resume this evening - but Eurostar not restarting services tonight Holidaymakers are facing hours of travel miser...

This Is A Eurosceptic's Worst Ever Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

It must be a Eurosceptic's worst nightmare. Hundreds of passengers have had to be evacuated from a broken-down train in the Channel Tunnel in an incid...

It Begins: Motorways Clog Up For Easter Getaway

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

Britain's big Easter getaway got off to a difficult start on Thursday as motorways in the south east clogged up following, problems with Channel Tunne...

Getting Online Under the English Channel

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

The pace of change for internet connectivity and developments like finally getting an affordable connection under the English Channel is to be welcomed, but all of us who travel need to learn the new 21st Century etiquette needed to avoid being that annoying person who is shouting into their phone.

Forty-Eight Albanian Stowaways Found In Refrigerated Lorry

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Forty-eight Albanian stowaways have been discovered trying to smuggle themselves into Britain in a refrigerated lorry. They were found and stopped ...

Channel Tunnel Gets Mobile Phone Coverage Boost

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

You might not have 4G coverage in your town or village yet. But that crazy tunnel to France we built under the sea? Totally connected. IT company E...

Freezing Weather Causes Channel Tunnel Gridlock

PA | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

Unseasonable freezing weather and snowy conditions have continued to cause disruption, with a huge backlog of freight traffic waiting to use the Chann...

Eurostar Hit By Delays During Paris Fashion Week

PA | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Thousands of passengers face travel chaos after Eurostar cancelled services following an overhead power cable fault in France during Paris Fashion Wee...

Channel Tunnel Deal To Enable Mobile Phone Reception Under The Sea In Time For Olympics

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

Soon Eurostar passengers will be able to make mobile phone calls 250 ft under the sea, after a deal between tunnel managers and mobile phone operators...