French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 16 to 22/06

Evening Update 21 June

Former American President Barak Obama is in Eze this afternoon as the guest rock group U2. Two of the band members and the Obama family enjoyed .. ... Evening Update 21 June Read More

21/06/2019

Error in maths baccalaureate taking place today

France Info has just reported that several errors have crept into the topics of the mathematics tests of the baccalaureate, which takes place today Friday, June 21st. Error in maths baccalaureate taking place today Read More

21/06/2019

Weather warning

Météo France has issued a weather warning this morning for five departments in France with thunderstorms and heavy rain forecast. Weather warning Read More

21/06/2019

Drop in the number of road deaths in France

The number of road deaths in France has fallen by 7.5%. Two hundred and forty-eight people were killed in May this year, 20 fewer than in May last year. Drop in the number of road deaths in France Read More

21/06/2019

Earthquake

An earthquake has been reported 25kms from Bressuire in western France in Deux-Sèvres, measuring a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter scale. The tremor was detected just before 9am this morning. Earthquake Read More

21/06/2019

New measures to tackle uncivil behaviour

Figures have shown that uncivil behavior in Nice costs the city council 6 million euros a year. New measures to tackle uncivil behaviour Read More

21/06/2019

High voltage lines present a “possible” risk for children’s health

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety has said that high voltage lines present a "possible" risk for children's health. The agency recommends "as a precaution" "not to build new schools near the very high voltage lines". High voltage lines present a “possible” risk for children’s health Read More

21/06/2019

French and Riviera News Friday 21st June 2019

Several people have fallen victim to a credit card scam in Old Nice. The technique involves stealing your credit card details while you withdraw money. French and Riviera News Friday 21st June 2019 Read More

21/06/2019

Evening Update 20 June

Summer bushfires are beginning to break out across the South of France this week. A second fire occurred today at Le ... .... Evening Update 20 June Read More

20/06/2019

Woman hit by tram in Nice

A woman has been hit by a tram on Avenue Jean Médecin in Nice. The incident occurred this morning shortly after 7.30am between the stations of Massena and Jean Médecin. Woman hit by tram in Nice Read More

20/06/2019

Taxation on residence permits

A parliamentary report in France has criticized the high taxation on residence permits which must be paid by foreigners residing in France. The report published on Wednesday says the amount of these contributions may "compromise the integration of certain foreigners" in the country thus creating a "vicious circle". Taxation on residence permits Read More

20/06/2019

Billionaires Index

French Businessman Bernard Arnault has joined Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon, and Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, on the podium of men whose wealth exceeds 100 billion dollars (89 billion euros), according to the Billionaires Index published by the Bloomberg financial news agency on Tuesday, June 18. Billionaires Index Read More

20/06/2019

French and Riviera News Thursday 20th June 2019

Firemen have been deployed in Vallauris after thick black smoke was seen by residents in the area. Firefighters intervened on Wednesday evening and were able to control the blaze which affected 7,000 square metres of land. French and Riviera News Thursday 20th June 2019 Read More

20/06/2019

Evening Update 19 June

A new allegation of abuse has been brought against a former parish priest in Nice. The accuser, who was an 11-year-old boy at the time, said the priest touched him sexually while ... ... Evening Update 19 June Read More

19/06/2019

French and Riviera News Wednesday 19th June 2019

The French Prime minister Edouard Philippe has announced reforms to unemployment rights in France in a plan to save 3.4 billion euros. French and Riviera News Wednesday 19th June 2019 Read More

19/06/2019

Evening Update 18 June

The government has announced major reforms to chômage unemployment payments. From November it will be necessary to have worked six ... Evening Update 18 June Read More

18/06/2019

Nice La Victorine

The Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi has presented the new project planned for the cinema studio La Victorine in Nice. Nice La Victorine  Read More

18/06/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 18th June 2019

A body has been found near the entrance to the A8 motorway at Villeneuve Loubet. Police made the discovery on Monday morning. French and Riviera News Tuesday 18th June 2019 Read More

18/06/2019

Evening Update 17 June

Abortion is to be de-criminalized in Monaco after the National Council voted unanimously to amend legislation relating to terminations. The Council also voted to extend ... Evening Update 17 June Read More

17/06/2019

Fire

A fire has broken out in Nautipolis. More than 35 firemen were deployed this morning to the nautical complex of Sophia Antipolis. Fire Read More

17/06/2019

Weather warning

Météo France has issued a yellow weather warning for the Alpes Maritimes with thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon and this evening. Weather warning Read More

17/06/2019

National civic service

Nearly two decades after France phased out conscription for men, some 2,000 teenagers on Sunday began a pilot programme for a new national civic service, a project of French President Emmanuel Macron. National civic service Read More

17/06/2019

French and Riviera News Monday 17th June 2019

Parents and staff at the Lycée Sasserno in Nice have paid tribute to one of their students 17-year-old Marie, who died from meningitis last Thursday. French and Riviera News Monday 17th June 2019 Read More

17/06/2019