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Jersey-France tunnel plan talks

The States of Jersey is considering the feasibility of building a tunnel which would link the island with France.

States Assistant Minister for Planning and Environment, Deputy Rob Duhamel, has been discussing support for such a project with French politicians.

According to Mr Duhamel, a road and rail link could be provided to Normandy using a concrete tube sunk in the seabed and then covered over.

Jersey lies 14 miles (22km) off the coast of France.

Mr Duhamel said: "We have had talks to float the idea and to see if there is a move to derive local benefit.

"Extra talks will be held in September."

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