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French Railways to launch bus service

SNCF, France’s rail service, is launching a bus service to try to encourage people to travel long distances by public transport instead of by car. It will also provide a cheap alternative to the...
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Less neon lighting in France

A new regulation that requires neon shop signs to be turned off in France from 01.00-06.00 comes into effect from Sunday 8 July. The measure should save the equivalent amount of energy as that consume...
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British ex-pats in France lobby for voting rights

Ex-pats in France are being asked to lobby their MPs in Britain about changing the present voting registration legislation for British voters living overseas. The British parliament is at present d...
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Paris to London by bike

A new cycle path links Paris and London just in time for the start of the Olympic Games at the end of July. The path begins at Notre Dame and ends on Westminster Bridge. There are two possible rout...
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Smoking in Paris cafes

Non-smokers in France have lost another attempt to ban smoking on café terraces. A Paris appeal court has rejected a case by Droits des Non-fumeurs against a lower court ruling that affectively...
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Leaning towers for Paris

Plans have been approved for two leaning skyscrapers in Paris, one 175 m and the other 115 m high. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel they are to be located in the 13th arrondissement in the new hig...
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Paris eases rules for cyclists

Paris is testing new rules for cyclists in a few areas of the city. Bicyclists may now ignore red traffic lights if they are turning right at a junction and the road is clear. They may also cross a T-...
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Paris eases rules for cyclists

Paris is testing new rules for cyclists in a few areas of the city. Bicyclists may now ignore red traffic lights if they are turning right at a junction and the road is clear. They may also cross a T-...
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Francs for euros

There is still time
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France goes for bicycling

The French ministry of transport is to encourage schemes to promote greater use of bicycles for short trips. It has proposed the introduction of employee incentive schemes for those who bicycle to get...
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French railways tightens ticket checks

French railways (SNCF) are introducing a test scheme to tighten up security on trains. Inspectors on the Paris-Rennes TGV trains will now ask passengers for their tickets at the doors of the trains ra...
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Jewellery thefts rise in Paris

Raids on Paris jewellery stores increased to 716 in 2011 compared to 248 five years previously. The number of armed raids rose 25 per cent in 2011 to a total of 369. Three people were killed in three...
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Tuk-tuks expand in Paris

A new fleet of 24 tuk-tuks went into operation on Paris streets at the end of December. It runs seven days a week and picks up passengers from 150 points on the most popular bus routes. The small,...
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Marks & Spencer returns to Paris

Veteran British retailer Marks & Spencer opened a flagship store at 100 Avenue des Champs-Elysees on 24 November, following an absence of a decade from trading in France. The UK
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PARIS LAUNCHES FAMILY PLANNING APP FOR STUDENTS

Paris authorities have distributed a free interactive smartphone family planning app for school and college students. Carte XY allows students via their mobiles to be prescribed the contraceptive pill...
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CARREFOUR GOES UPMARKET IN CENTRAL PARIS

French retailer Carrefour, best known for its hypermarkets, has announced plans for a one-off luxury concept store on the Place de la Madeleine in central Paris. The 3,500 sqm gourmet store, which...
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More doctors for Paris

The lack of doctors in some areas of Paris has reached crisis point, says the mayor
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Safety app launches for Paris

An iphone app that gives instant feedback as to how safe a location is has launched in Paris. The BeSafe app, which is also available for London and New York, is currently being downloaded at a rate o...
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Parisian diseases identified

Parisians are more likely to be affected by HIV, tuberculosis, childhood obesity, lung cancer, breast cancer and infant mortality than anywhere else in France. The regional health authority, ARS, has...
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Parisians generating less rubbish

Parisians are throwing out 30 kg less rubbish per household than in the year 2000, according to the Observatoire regional des d

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