Cardiff striker Sala missing after suspected plane crash

British Premier League club Cardiff City’s record new signing, Argentina-born striker Emiliano Sala, was on board a light aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel on Monday night, police sources say.

More and more migrants try to cross English Channel by boat

French authorities dismantled the “Jungle” migrant camp at the end of 2016, but the port of Calais continues to attract people desperate to reach the UK by any means possible. Recently, there has been a spate of attempts to cross the English Channel by boat, a risky process which requires navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, often under the cover of darkness while trying to escape detection.

French fishermen stand firm in scallop war skirmish

Stone-throwing, insults and dangerous manoeuvres on the high seas: French and British fishermen clashed in the English Channel over scallops, the latest flare-up in a years-long war over the prized shellfish.

Who Would Migrants Vote For? – The British Election

British politics hasn’t been this concerned with immigration for decades. As the general election looms, UKIP, a controversial right-wing political party, is predicted to woo one in 10 voters due to its uncompromising anti-immigration policy — which includes only accepting Christian refugees. Even the left-leaning Labour party has made controls on immigration a central point of its manifesto.

For more than 10 years, Calais, a port town in the north of France, has been a stop off point for migrants and refugees seeking a better life in the UK. Surviving in shantytowns and squats, they risk their lives scrambling onto moving trucks in an effort to get into Britain illegally.

VICE News travelled to Calais to see what life is like in this limbo overlooking the English Channel — and find out who the migrants and refugees would vote for if they could participate in the election.

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