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  1. Dorset fish merchant says UK seafood industry at risk of collapse

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    Video caption: Post-Brexit bureaucracy has resulted in fish delivery delays to European countries.
  2. Compulsory Covid tests likely for lorry drivers entering France from UK

    Hugh Schofield

    BBC News, Paris

    President Macron and Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke on Monday, and it is understood that the French side gave an undertaking to find a rapid solution to the blockage.

    Most likely it will include compulsory negative Covid tests for lorry drivers coming into France from the UK, and authorisation for European nationals wishing to travel home from the UK for Christmas.

  3. Testing a 'necessity' for lorry drivers, says Calais port chief

    Jean-Marc Puissesseau

    Testing lorry drivers for coronavirus is a "necessity", the president of the Port of Calais says.

    Jean-Marc Puissesseau, who is president and chairman of the ports at Calais and Boulogne, said he hoped testing could start "very soon" and hoped a solution could be found in a matter of hours to the closure of the border.

    He told BBC News: "I do hope really that something will be found and the hauliers will be able to spend Christmas at home."

    He said 1,200 lorries had travelled from Calais to Dover on Monday with a further 600 making the journey as of midday.

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    Video caption: Patel: French police presence on beaches 'doubling'

    Home Secretary Priti Patel announces measures agreed with France to combat illegal Channel crossings.