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Ferries resume as blockade ends

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Ferry services from Dover have resumed after French fishermen ended their blockade of Calais and Dunkirk ports.

Thousands of holidaymakers and hauliers trying to cross the Channel had faced a third day of disruption in a dispute over EU fishing quotas.

A blockade of Dunkirk was also lifted, so protesters could discuss an offer of cash aid from the French government. The port of Boulogne remains closed.

Daniel Boettcher reports

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