SeaFrance suspends ferry services from Dover

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SeaFrance has suspended its Dover-to-Calais ferries for 48 hours ahead of a decision on Wednesday on its future.

The French ferry company said it had halted its scheduled services to "safeguard ships, passengers and crew".

It comes after the European Commission rejected a rescue plan for the firm, ruling that a €200m (£176m) bailout from the French Government was illegal.

It stated that the rescue plan by French railway operator SNCF breached state-aid rules.

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