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Terrorism fear halts UK visit by French school

A French school has cancelled an exchange visit to the UK because its headteacher is concerned about the risk of terrorist attacks in London following the war with Iraq. Families who were to have hosted children from College Jules Verne, in Nîmes, were told this week that the headteacher of the French school had vetoed trips to London. Parents of pupils at King Alfred school, north London, received a letter from their children’s French teacher, Muriel Bonnaud, saying: “Several schools in France are worried by possible terrorist threats in London as a result of the Iraq war, and the French government has left it to the discretion of individual headteachers to authorise foreign travel or not; in this case the head has decided to avoid taking any risks and to cancel the visit.” Full Story

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