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The UK and France have held “positive” talks on tackling trafficking following the deaths of 27 people in the Channel, a government source has told the BBC.

British officials are travelling to France later on Thursday to meet their equivalents and talk about how they can better work together.

Home Secretary Priti Patel will meet her French opposite number on Sunday, BBC News understands.

On Thursday more people made the journey despite Wednesday’s deaths.

The 27 deaths marked the biggest loss of life by drowning in the English Channel on record and included 17 men,

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