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French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 04 to 08/12

Evening Update 08 Dec

Heightened security measures are to be put in place, during the coming month, across the Cote d’Azur. The Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes Georges Leclerc announced today, that as the threat of ... Evening Update 08 Dec Read More

08/12/2017

Security plan over the Christmas period

The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes has announced the introduction of a security plan which will be in place for the Christmas holidays. Security plan over the Christmas period Read More

08/12/2017

Weather warning

The Var region has been put on a yellow weather alert with rain and strong winds forecast. Weather warning Read More

08/12/2017

French and Riviera News Friday 8th December 2017

29 students from the Picasso College have suffered from intoxication at the local public swimming pool in Vallauris. French and Riviera News Friday 8th December 2017 Read More

08/12/2017

Evening Update Thurs 07 Dec

The Mayor of Nice Christian Estosi has proposed the city council rename the Palais Nik-eye-ya, in honour of Johnny Hallyday, who died this week. Meanwhile, at his concert in Monaco ... Evening Update Thurs 07 Dec Read More

07/12/2017

Disruption on the region's rail network

Commuters in the region experienced delays on the regions train network this morning after a technical problem was reported with one of the cables. Disruption on the region's rail network Read More

07/12/2017

New speed limit on France’s roads

The French government has announced plans to introduce a new speed limit on French roads. New speed limit on France’s roads Read More

07/12/2017

Nice supporters denied access

Supporters of the Nice football team have not been allowed to board a flight at Nice International Aiprort. Nice supporters denied access Read More

07/12/2017

French and Riviera News Thursday 7th December 2017

About a thousand people gathered in Nice on Wednesday to pay tribute to French singer Johnny Hallyday. French and Riviera News Thursday 7th December 2017 Read More

07/12/2017

Evening Update 06 December

The Russian oligarch arrested at Nice airport two weeks ago, will not be detained in jail, after he posted a bail of €40 million. Senator ... Evening Update 06 December Read More

06/12/2017

Daily dictation for French primary school pupils

Following the publication of an international study this week, which highlighted the poor performance of French students, the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer has announced plans to introduce a daily dictation in primary school. Daily dictation for French primary school pupils Read More

06/12/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron

According to a survey published on Tuesday one out of two French people are said to be satisfied with the French President Emmanuel Macron. French President Emmanuel Macron Read More

06/12/2017

French and Riviera News Wednesday 6th December 2017

Johnny Hallyday, the biggest rock star that France has ever known has died at the age of 74, following lung cancer. French and Riviera News Wednesday 6th December 2017 Read More

06/12/2017

Evening Update 05 December

One man has been killed, and two injured, in a shooting at Bastia airport in Corsica. The motive for the killing, which ... Evening Update 05 December Read More

05/12/2017

Mothe-Chandeniers chateau saved

Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France.  Contributing at least €51 (£45; $61) each, they managed to raise €500,000 needed to buy the ruined 13th Century castle. Mothe-Chandeniers chateau saved  Read More

05/12/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has told Donald Trump he is "concerned" the US leader could unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.   French President Emmanuel Macron Read More

05/12/2017

Poor performance in reading of CM1 students in France

The latest Pirls survey (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), conducted in 2016 in 50 countries and unveiled today has shown the very poor performance in reading of French students enrolled in CM1. Poor performance in reading of CM1 students in France Read More

05/12/2017

French and Riviera News Tuesday 5th December 2017

A 25 year old man has been taken into custody after being arrested by police for driving a stolen van and is accused of murder. French and Riviera News Tuesday 5th December 2017 Read More

05/12/2017

Evening Update 04 December

It’s been announced, the railway line between Grasse and Cannes, is to reopen this Sunday. The line has been ... Evening Update 04 December Read More

04/12/2017

72 year old man shot dead while hunting in the Var

A 72 year old man has been shot dead while out hunting by a fellow hunter in the hills of Patapans, in Gassin in the Var. 72 year old man shot dead while hunting in the Var Read More

04/12/2017

Exhibition at Museum in Berlin

French deputies Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and Eric Ciotti have expressed their indignation on Twitter after a photo of one of the Bataclan terrorists Ismael Omar Mostefai appeared as part of an exhibition at “The Museum of Martyrs” in Berlin. Exhibition at Museum in Berlin Read More

04/12/2017

Brigitte Macron to baptise baby panda

Brigitte Macron is to baptise a baby panda later today in a ceremony at Beauval Zoo in St-Aignan-sur-Cher in the Loir-et-Cher region of France. Brigitte Macron to baptise baby panda Read More

04/12/2017

Too much protein in school meals in France

According to a study published today by Greenpeace there is far too much animal protein in meals for schoolchildren in France. Too much protein in school meals in France Read More

04/12/2017

Road accident

A motorist who suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his car in Hyeres on Sunday is recovering in hospital. Road accident Read More

04/12/2017

Civil servant given prison sentence for racial abuse

A civil servant in Marseille has been sentenced to one month in prison and ordered to pay 1,500 euros in damages after racially insulting a police officer. Civil servant given prison sentence for racial abuse Read More

04/12/2017

French and Riviera News Monday 4th December 2017

The Corsican nationalist party "Pé a Corsica" has come out ahead in the first round of elections with 45.36% of the vote on Sunday. French and Riviera News Monday 4th December 2017 Read More

04/12/2017