Thursday, 26 November 2020
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Women race for Paris

With only a week before the municipal elections in France two women are battling it out to become the next mayor of the capital. The present socialist deputy mayor Anna Hidalgo is standing against Nat...
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New low-cost ferry offers from France to UK

New low-cost ferry services are to start between Le Havre and Portsmouth four times a week on 25 March. The service, to be run by Brittany Ferries, will cost €96 one-way for two passengers plu...
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Air France pilots to strike

Air France pilots are threatening a strike from 22-25 February – a school holiday period – in protest against possible transfer of pilots to the low-cost company Transavia. The pilots&r...
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Too little help for women from help lines

On the international day to eliminate violence against women an association to help women who are victims of abuse in France reported the lack of adequate assistance from help lines. Paroles de Femme...
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No safe haven for drug addicts in Paris

Plans for a safe facilty for drug addicts in Paris have been set back by a Conseil d'Etat decision that it would be illegal under a 1970 law banning the use of hard drugs. The city will now have to sh...
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France issues new driving licences

France is now issuing new driving licences in line with the standard EU plastic cards to replace the old and less secure paper model. All applications for driving licences from 16 September will ha...
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Fewer deaths on French motorways

Deaths on French motorways in 2012 fell by more than 25 per cent according to a report by the Association des Sociétés Françaises d’Autoroutes (ASFA), accounting for 143 of...
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Making Paris more friendly

Paris has launched an initiative to make life more welcoming for the 29 million tourists that visit the city each year. To counter the image that Parisians are unfriendly and unhelpful the regional...
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French fake number plates increase

The reported number of fake or duplicate car licence plates rose 73 per cent in 2012 according to figures from the French interior ministry. Nearly 17,500 road offence were committed by drivers usi...
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French universities may teach more in English

French academics are protesting a plan to change some of the country’s education laws to make it easier to teach university courses in English. At present this is only allowed under exception...
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Air France offer low cost MiNi

Air France is offering low-cost tickets to 58 destinations in France, Europe and north Africa in a new strategy to fight off budget rivals such as Ryanair and Easyjet. France’s national airline...
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Foxes back in Paris

Foxes are back in the centre of Paris and have been seen at the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Place de la République. However it is estimated that there are many fewer than the urban fox populat...
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French railways strike

Train passengers throughout France can expect delays until Friday 26 October because of strikes in protest against restructuring plans by the state railway SNCF. Travellers have been advised to contac...
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United Buddy Bears show in Paris

United Buddy Bears are on show near the Eiffel Tower to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the twinning of Paris and Berlin and the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty which marked the official recon...
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Louvre opens new Islamic courtyard

A new section dedicated to Muslim art has opened in one of the courtyards of the Louvre. The new structure, following in the off-beat tradition of the Louvre pyramid, covers about 1,000 sqm and houses...
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Pedestrian banks along the Seine

Plans put forward by the Socialist mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, to pedestrianise the banks of the Seine are not popular among motorists. Two associations – 40millions d’automobil...
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The Eiffel Tower worth more than the Colosseum

The Eiffel Tower is Europe’s most valuable historic monument according to a survey by the chamber of commerce of Monza and Brianza in north Italy. The Italian organisation has calculated that...
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Easyjet threatens French strike

EasyJet's French-based pilots are threatening to strike on 15, 17 and 19 August, the height of the mid-summer holiday season. The industrial action is over pay and bonuses and will affect about 250 st...
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France sticks to November for breathalyser date

All vehicles in France must be equipped with a breathalyser by 1 November. At present there are shortages in supermarkets and pharmacies so the date has been extended from 1 July. There are no plans t...
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French police target sale of licence points

French police are cracking down on people who “sell” driving licence points to offenders who have had points deducted from their licences for driving offences. A new crime unit has rece...

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