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Efrem Gidey from Eritrea, a fifth-year student at Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrellstown, Dublin, was praised for his “courage and dedication”. Photograph: Kevin McFeely

An Eritrean student who came to Ireland from a refugee camp in Calais, France has been recognised for his sporting ability after winning the all-Irela(...)

We’re fond of good news stories on this page and while we get them pretty rarely we’re happy to highlight them when we do, particularly when they chim(...)

 Ahmed Hassan, who has been jailed at the Old Bailey in London for life with a minimum term of 34 years for planting the Parsons Green tube bomb which injured 51 passengers. Photograph:  Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A teenage Iraqi asylum seeker who planted a homemade bomb on a rush-hour London underground train has been jailed for life with a recommendation that (...)

Wesley Nolan (39) became the first deaf Irish person to swim the English Channel last summer.  Photograph: Wesley Nolan

Last summer Wesley Nolan (39) became the first deaf Irish person to swim the English Channel. This was an achievement in itself, but made even great(...)

Sergei Orlov, a British national, talks to his doctor while recuperating from knee surgery at the Hospital de Calais, in Calais, France. Photograph: José Sarmento Matos/The New York Times

Serge Orlov, a 62-year-old Briton, likes to rail against what he calls the tyranny of the European Union. Like most supporters of his country’s withd(...)

The boss of Calais port in France has warned of potential 30-mile tailbacks if  mandatory customs and food safety checks are introduced after Brexit.    Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

There has been a lot of focus on the politics of Brexit. But precious little, from a business viewpoint, on the practicalities. And fears are growin(...)

 Lorries wait to board a freight train in Calais. Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The boss of the port of Calais has warned of tailbacks up to 50km in all directions and potential food shortages in Britain if a Brexit deal involves (...)

Injured in Calais: a migrant is helped after clashes near the city’s ferry port. Photograph: Johan Ben Azzouz/EPA

Twenty-two migrants were wounded and four of them were in a critical condition after the worst violence to date in the English Channel port city of Ca(...)

Migrants at a  camp in Calais as French president Emmanuel Macron visited the region this week. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May is to pledge tens of millions of pounds to strengthen Britain’s border controls in France as she hosts talks with p(...)

Wonder ★★★★ Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Sonia Bra(...)

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