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Calais extends a hand to London 2012

Is Calais part of England? An open invitation for all London 2012 Olympic athletes to base themselves and train in Calais has been made by the chairman of the Pas-de-Calais regional council.

Diana Hounslow, the region's head of tourism, and Robert Tombs, history professor at St John's College, Cambridge, discuss whether the French feel an affinity with their British neighbours.


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