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THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE
THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE

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The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
OPINION: New wave of Covid cases in France is likely, but not as bad as the UK's
OPINION: New wave of Covid cases in France is likely, but not as bad as the UK's With Covid case numbers in France showing a slight but sustained rise, John Lichfield looks at whether we can expect a fifth wave and whether it will be as bad as the situation across the Channel.
Driving in Europe: What are the Covid rules and checks at road borders?
Driving in Europe: What are the Covid rules and checks at road borders? What are the latest Covid-19 rules if you are driving across borders within the EU and how strict are the border controls in reality? Here's the lowdown.
Socialist presidential hopeful Anne Hidalgo pushes for ‘100% bikeable’ Paris
Socialist presidential hopeful Anne Hidalgo pushes for ‘100% bikeable’ Paris Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has made a push for a more bike-friendly Paris central to her bid for the presidency, holds a rally in the French city of Lille on Sunday. Hidalgo is looking to burnish her environmental credentials before facing off against Greens candidate Yannick Jadot in next Read More
Turkey’s Erdogan wants US, French ambassadors declared ‘persona non grata’
Turkey’s Erdogan wants US, French ambassadors declared ‘persona non grata’ Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries 'persona non grata' for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.
French conspiracy theorist Daillet charged with planning violence and attacks against state
French conspiracy theorist Daillet charged with planning violence and attacks against state Remy Daillet, a French far-right conspiracy theorist, has been charged with a terrorist offence and for planning violence and attacks against the state.
Darmanin tells police chiefs to take immediate action against domestic violence
Darmanin tells police chiefs to take immediate action against domestic violence France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has called on police prefects across the country to "act and act fast" when responding to victims of domestic violence, amid reports of negligence in dealing with abuse complaints at a police station in Montpellier. 
Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra was abused as child
Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra was abused as child Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra has said he was sexually abused as a teenager. In an interview to publicise his new autobiography, Evra told The Times on Friday the abuse took place when he was a 13-year-old schoolboy.
French football star Patrice Evra says he was sexually abused as a teen
French football star Patrice Evra says he was sexually abused as a teen Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra has said he was sexually abused as a teenager. In an interview to publicise his new autobiography, Evra told The Times on Friday the abuse took place when he was a 13-year-old schoolboy. 
Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders
Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders The Hotel Arbez, which is located both in Switzerland and France, has a colourful history - including playing a lifesaving role against the Nazis in the Second World War.
Oysters to firemen's balls: France's real cultural calendar
Oysters to firemen's balls: France's real cultural calendar Some countries have just four seasons, but those lucky enough to live in France have a dizzying array of different 'seasons' defined by food, drink, dress and festivals. Here is our guide to the real seasons of France.
How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in France?
How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in France? While Brexit has thrown up many complications for British people who live in the EU there is another group who are impacted by the changes - second home owners.
Macron, Biden discuss 'stronger' European defence after submarine row
Macron, Biden discuss 'stronger' European defence after submarine row US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed strengthening European defenses in a telephone call Friday, the White House said as Washington seeks to mend ties after a bitter row over submarine contracts.
COMPARE: What Covid rules are in place for the ski season across Europe?
COMPARE: What Covid rules are in place for the ski season across Europe? The ski season is just a few weeks away. Here are the rules in place in different European countries.
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Sign up now for The Local's free training in constructive migration reporting Applications are open for a third and final round of our popular Solutions Journalism for Migration Reporters course, run by The Local's journalists and offered free for journalists and students in the EU.
Covid health pass: Travel warning over October family holidays in France
Covid health pass: Travel warning over October family holidays in France Families planning a trip to France during the October school holidays are being warned of potential problems for children due to the health passport system in place.
Train strike to disrupt travel in France this weekend
Train strike to disrupt travel in France this weekend France's train operator SNCF has announced that several high-speed TGV trains in the west of the country will be cancelled this weekend, as rail workers strike.
Yellow vest, fuel price and health pass protests planned in France on Saturday
Yellow vest, fuel price and health pass protests planned in France on Saturday Dozens of protests against rising energy prices and the health passport are planned in towns and cities across France this weekend. 
The 6 best destinations to visit in France this autumn
The 6 best destinations to visit in France this autumn The fall is a great time to explore France with smaller crowds and lower temperatures making things more comfortable while glorious landscapes gain an extra touch of autumn colour.
French government extends grants to buy greener cars
French government extends grants to buy greener cars The French government is extending current incentives for car buyers to go green until next July, Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili has confirmed.
French prosecutors seek suspended sentence for Benzema in Valbuena sex tape trial
French prosecutors seek suspended sentence for Benzema in Valbuena sex tape trial French prosecutors on Thursday said they were seeking a 10-month suspended sentence for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema for alleged complicity in an attempt to blackmail former France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape.
Storm Aurore leaves 250,000 French homes without power
Storm Aurore leaves 250,000 French homes without power A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries.

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