Chunnel


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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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NMargaret Thatcher and Francois Mitterand agreed to start preparations for the Chunnel.
The cost of building the Chunnel was enormous and only the SE seems to benefit.
Prof Foyer - a member of the Hunningham Airport Action Group near Leamington - wants to see a railway built around London's M25 to connect Heathrow to other main lines and the Chunnel and high-speed rail links to the Forth and Clyde valleys in Scotland and to Newcastle, Manchester and Bristol.
24 - one of the first was built, oddly enough, in the Egyptian desert - and the series concludes with a fascinating look at just how nearly impossible and unimaginatively expensive tunneling is, from the first efforts in ancient Rome to the protracted England-France Chunnel challenge.
Every time our neighbours over the Channel exhibit that unruliness of nature that first blocks the ports and the Chunnel and then wrings immediate concessions out of the government, over in Britain we feel a smug sense of superiority and self-satisfaction.
Dozens of Kosovars, Romanians and gypsies are being hidden on the Chunnel trains as they leave Milan and escaping at goods yards across Britain.
Because more than 14 million people will travel through the Chunnel this year, the Calais restaurant will offer a showcase opportunity for our first international outlet," said David Bennett, president and chief operating officer, ZuZu.
Graziadei said: "Absence makes even the coldest of hearts grow fonder so after realising we've been cheating on the UK with Europe for so long, we've all pitched in and collected enough pounds for a Chunnel ride over for some Urban Chaos.
Despite a fire in September disrupting services the Chunnel made pounds 35.
AFTER reading your report about illegal migrants and drug dealers building the Chunnel rail link, I'm convinced no MP cares about this country.
Here travellers can browse around the terminal shopping centre before the coach goes on board the Eurotunnel train for the 35-minute trip through the Chunnel.
Chunnel bosses, who launched a court battle to have the Calais Red Cross centre shut down, reacted with horror to the possibility of another.