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Chunnel

A slang term for the euro-British pound exchange rate. The term derives from the name of the underground tunnel connecting Britain with continental Europe.
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Home Secretary David Blunkett is believed to have told French interior minister Daniel Vaillant that Sangatte - just half a mile from the Channel Tunnel entrance, and a mile from the ferry port at Calais - "was not helping" Britain to combat illegal immigration.
At the end of World War I the question of a Channel Tunnel received more attention than publicity at the Peace Conference as part of an Angle-American guarantee for France; rather surprisingly the British Empire delegates showed considerable concern.
This terrorist threat may have been magnified by those who opposed the creation of the Channel Tunnel.
On Saturday 17 January 2015 at 12:23 hrs (CET), Eurotunnel freight shuttle 7340 was travelling from England to France in the Running Tunnel North of the Channel Tunnel, when the on-board fire alarm system detected a fire, which the driver reported to the control centre.
Pick ups are available from Walsall, Birmingham International Station, Shirley and via M6, M1, M20 and down to the Channel Tunnel.
LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK J The Channel Tunnel Rail Link connects London to Europe
Another project, a high-speed service from Frankfurt to London via the Channel Tunnel, has been put back two years to 2015 due to the embarrassing delay.
A Eurotunnel spokesman said: "A body was discovered 8km from the French entrance to the Channel Tunnel in France at 2.
Eurotunnel will continue to take freight and people who have already secured bookings, although services are still limited as a result of last month's Channel Tunnel fire.
I SPENT 25 years as a tanker driver and frequently carried hazardous chemicals, including phenol, which is the chemical reported to be involved in the closure of the Channel Tunnel.
THOUSANDS of travellers were stranded last night after a fire in the Channel Tunnel led to the suspension of all rail services.
ABOUT 40 illegal immigrants were on the run after smuggling themselves onto a freight train travelling through the Channel Tunnel last night.