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Ferries resume as blockade ends


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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