Ministers turn down cross-Channel power cable plan linked to Tory donor

Ministers turn down cross-Channel power cable plan linked to party donor who gave Conservatives more than £1million Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng decided to dismiss the plans from Aquind They were to bring in an electricity link between Portsmouth and Normandy Alexander Temerko donated over £1m to Tories and is listed as Aquind director By James Gant … Read more

Desperate staff buy pizza, blankets and roll mats for Channel migrants

The Home Office regularly publishes details of spending above £500 using departmental procurement cards. It is only a small portion of the wider costs of responding to the crisis. Here are the details for August and September:  SEPTEMBER  19/9/2021 – £1,003.30 Food Supplies For Operational Officers At Tug Haven 30/09/2021 – £1,409.10 Payment For Several … Read more

French daredevil breaks (his own) world altitude record for standing on a hot-air balloon [Video]

New high! French daredevil breaks (his own) world altitude record for standing on a hot-air balloon after reaching 13,175ft Remi Ouvrard, 28, took to the skies in Chatellerault, France, on a balloon piloted by his father on November 10 The hot-air balloon reached an altitude of 13,175ft (4,016m) for France’s Telethon, an annual charity event … Read more

Emmanuel Macron accuses Boris Johnson of ‘dragging out’ post-Brexit fishing row

Emmanuel Macron accuses Boris Johnson of ‘dragging out’ post-Brexit fishing row to divert attention from domestic woes Macron told aides PM is trying to ‘entrap’ the EU ‘in a Franco-British problem’ Details of the rant emerged as talks in Paris yesterday failed to resolve the issue France threatening sanctions over accusations Britain is withholding licences … Read more

Boris Johnson warns UK will do ‘whatever is necessary’ to protect its fleet amid row with France

Boris Johnson tonight demanded that Emmanuel Macron rein in his ministers stoking tensions over fishing rights – and warned that the UK ‘stands ready’ to respond if Paris escalates the situation. The PM fired a shot across Mr Macron’s bows ahead of a meeting between the pair on Sunday – despite insisting that the cross-Channel … Read more

Holidaymakers queue for Channel Tunnel for more than SEVEN HOURS due to power supply issue

Half-term holidaymakers on their way to the Channel Tunnel are stuck in queues for more than SEVEN HOURS due to power supply breakdown Motorists have been stuff in traffic on M20 outside Folkestone for seven hours Eurotunnel tweeted to tell passengers there was ‘overhead power supply fault’ in the Channel Tunnel The fault also believed to … Read more

France accuses Britain of using post-Brexit rules to ‘take French fishing hostage’

France has accused Britain of using its post-Brexit rules to ‘take French fishing hostage’ and threatened ‘retaliatory action’ for denying licences to its fishermen. Emmanuel Macron‘s hard-left maritime minister, Annick Girardin, railed against London for granting licences to just 12 of the 47 EU small vessels which applied to cast their nets in British waters.  … Read more

Ministers on the spot over why they let Britain effectively shut down the gas storage

Ministers on the spot over why they let Britain effectively shut down the gas storage needed to cope with an energy crisis UK has minuscule levels of storage compared with other nations in Europe  This means families and businesses are more reliant than ever on imports Reports suggest the UK has just seven days’ worth of … Read more

World’s largest cruise ship the Wonder of the Seas completes sea trials – and will debut in 2022

Amazing video footage has been released showing the world’s largest cruise ship – Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas – completing her sea trials. And it has been announced that the 1,188ft- (362m) long behemoth will debut in the U.S and Europe next year, sailing from her home in Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean on … Read more

Tennis player Jamie Murray talks about his travels, including his love for New York

Tennis player Jamie Murray talks about his travels, from his love for New York to his passion for the Isle of Skye By Roz Lewis for the Daily Mail Published: 06:46 EDT, 18 September 2021 | Updated: 06:46 EDT, 18 September 2021 Jamie Murray checks in to our travel Q&A This week tennis player Jamie … Read more

World’s 50 best vineyards for 2021 revealed: Last year’s Argentinian winner is No1 again

World’s 50 best vineyards for 2021 revealed: Last year’s Argentinian winner is No1 again, Spain comes second, France’s Chateau Margaux is third and RUSSIA beats the U.S Argentina’s Zuccardi Valle de Uco was named the top wine tourism destination – for the third time in a row  The stunning Bodegas de los Herederos del Marques … Read more

Paul Pogba joins Manchester United teammates at their training camp in Scotland

Paul Pogba joins Manchester United teammates at their training camp in Scotland despite rejecting £50m contract offer from the club amid Paris Saint-Germain interest Paul Pogba joined his Man United teammates at their training camp in Scotland The Frenchman arrived on Tuesday ahead of their evening training session He remains a target for PSG while … Read more