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Man cleared for helping migrants

   13.01.2017

A MAN has been acquitted of helping migrants sneak into the country illegally from Italy. Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) researcher Pierre-Alain Mannoni faced a six-month suspended sentence for helping three Eritrean migrants who had entered France from Italy.

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Second quake in a month

   17.01.2017

BRITTANY has been shaken by its second earthquake in a month. The tremor, which had a magnitude of 3.7, hit at 7.35am on Saturday, January 7, and its epicentre was 10km below the surface in the centre of a triangle between the communes of Loudéac (Côtes d'Armor), and Pontivy and Josselin (both in Morbihan).

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Flu jabs advised after 13 die

   13.01.2017

OLDER people and anyone with lung or heart problems have been strongly advised by the government to get a flu jab after 13 residents died of flu at a Lyon nursing home. Although the vaccine takes two weeks to become effective – and most at-risk people have been offered it since October - the flu epidemic sweeping the country is expected to continue for another three or four weeks.

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Talking Points

Gil Williams

on: learning french from an app

I found Duolingo useful and fun to use up to a point. I wish they would expand it. Does anyone know any apps that take it a stage further for more advanced French?

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Christine Prektel

on: Snow and ice alert


No snow yet in Dijon and temperatures in upper 30s or 3-5C. for the upcoming week. So sad to hear about the bus accident.

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David Abbott

on: man acquitted for helping migrants

Surely we must all agree with the decision handed down by the court?



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What does the new year hold?

Every Friday we will be running a Weekly Brexit Update in our free Newsletter! THE NEW year begins with expectations that British Prime Minister Theresa May will give some idea of her Brexit negotiation objectives in coming weeks, as the UK awaits the decision of the Supreme Court as to whether or not MPs and Lords must have the final say over triggering the ‘article 50’ exit clause.

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This week's main subjects are:

Uncertainty over what negotiations will hold
Will Theresa May clarify her negotiation aims?
Britain’s ‘ambassador to the EU’ resigns
Associate EU citizenship for Britons?
Legal challenges

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  • Hospital stays and emergencies
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"The French have an extremely high regard for education and intellect – elements of culture and society feel more human than in the US"
Business life for women in France changed this month as a new gender equality law is smashing the ‘glass ceiling’ and forcing large businesses to have at least 40% of women on the board.


THE latest issue of The Connexion has just rolled off the presses and has been landing in subscribers’ letterboxes over the past couple of days. The January issue is jam-packed with news and features and, as always, answers to your practical living-in-France queries.
We pay the first visit to the new Lascaux 4 replica in Dordogne, explain the new EU citizenship plan, find people growing fresh strawberries in Paris in January, find that pension top-up costs have soared and find that France has an official happiness think-tank.

As always, France’s only national English-language newspaper is FULL of information, including:

In-depth looks at – the key changes that will affect you from this month (from beer, to dentures to tax), how a woman leading a €250million project has broken the ‘glass ceiling’, the people offering shelter to migrants in winter … plus a handy guide to finding everyday remedies in a pharmacie.

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What's on this month!

Your queries answered

  • Minimum speeds on the autoroute
  • Using a dual-sim mobile
  • Hitting an animal on the road
  • Official checks on beehives
  • Renewing a UK disabled ‘blue badge’
  • Historic buildings and the Bâtiments de France
  • Looking to set up as a builder
French life
  • Fillon chateau is ‘just a home’
  • Jet-powered daredevils ‘join’ Patrouille de France
  • The new Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse TGVs
  • Doctors ready to put sport on prescription
  • How medieval Paris looked – in 3D
  • Terror, history and solidarity
  • No need to ski in the ski resorts
  • France claims to be home of King Arthur
  • The volunteers selling France by phone
Education
  • Parents demand action on missing teachers
  • The cost of green energy
  • Make money from your empty space
  • Disability access grants available
  • Sellers penalised for pulling out of compromis
  • Allotments are a growing trend
Community
  • Helping rescue animals have a normal life
  • Cyclist competes in Le Mans 24-hour race
  • New Outward Bound recruits needed
Business
  • Working factories are a tourist hit
  • Mercedes was born on the Côte d’Azur
  • From broken skis to picnic tables
Food and wine
  • How mussel farming started at Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Oak is good for more than whisky
  • What is French for Cheers!

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