French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 08 to 14/12

Evening Update Friday 13 December

France's CGT union has said that there will be no break in transport strikes over the Christmas period unless the government backs down on pension reforms Evening Update Friday 13 December Read More

13/12/2019

Brexit

The EU has said it is "ready" to negotiate for the future of the relationship with the United Kingdom after the large victory of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the legislative elections that paves the way for a Brexit on January 31st. Brexit Read More

13/12/2019

New tramline in Nice

Line 2 of the tramway in Nice will be inaugurated on Saturday at 9.45 am. The new line which will connect the port to the airport is eagerly awaited. Large crowds are expected to attend the event with several activities organized in and around the port. New tramline in Nice Read More

13/12/2019

Weather warning for Corsica

Meteo France has placed Corsica on an orange weather alert with storng winds forecast. Gust of up to 130km/hr are expected in Porto Vecchio and 150km/h over Cap Corse. Weather warning for Corsica Read More

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French and Riviera News Friday 13th December 2019

France's CGT union has said that there would be no break in transport strikes over the Christmas period unless the government backed down on the pension reform. French and Riviera News Friday 13th December 2019 Read More

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Evening Update Thursday 12 December

Traffic was severely disrupted by demonstrations in the area of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and Nice Cote d’Azur airport this morning Evening Update Thursday 12 December Read More

12/12/2019

Strike

Strike action in France shows little sign of weakening according to French media reports. In the aftermath of the governments announcements on the pension reform, the strike has largely been renewed, Strike  Read More

12/12/2019

Ban on tap water extended

The recent ban on tap water has been extended. Following a press release published by the Regional Health Agency (ARS) as a precautionary measure the authorities have extended the ban in several communes including Valbonne, Sophia Antipolis and Grasse and the surrounding area. Ban on tap water extended Read More

12/12/2019

Revamping of Juan Les Pins

Work to revamp the centre of Juan les Pins continues as local officials confirmed on Wednesday that the work will be halted from December 20th to January 6th to allow locals to enjoy the festive season. Revamping of Juan Les Pins Read More

12/12/2019

Decathlon sports shop remains closed due to floods

The sports shop Decathlon located in Mandelieu La Napoule has said it is unable to confirm the reopening of the store before the end of the year. Decathlon sports shop remains closed due to floods Read More

12/12/2019

Three children found dead

Three 4-year-old children have been found dead in Mayotte, an overseas department and region of France.  Three children found dead Read More

12/12/2019

Drug network

After several weeks of investigation police in Cannes have made several arrests following a drug trafficking ring in the city. Drug network Read More

12/12/2019

Weather warning for Corsica

Corsica remains on a yellow weather alert due to snowfall. Weather warning for Corsica Read More

12/12/2019

Christmas shopping

If you still haven’t done your Christmas shopping the “Traders sale” in Monaco starts tomorrow Christmas shopping Read More

12/12/2019

Monaco will pay 11.5 million euros to boost the TER service to the Principality

The Monegasque government has announced plans to invest 11.5 million euros to boost the train service to and from the Principality. Monaco will pay 11.5 million euros to boost the TER service to the Principality Read More

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French and Riviera News Thursday 12th December 2019

French unions have vowed to continue a nationwide strike as they dismissed the prime minister’s proposals on changing the pensions system. French and Riviera News Thursday 12th December 2019 Read More

12/12/2019

Evening Update Wednesday 11 December

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has given a speech and a press conference this afternoon giving details of the government’s controversial pension reforms Evening Update Wednesday 11 December Read More

11/12/2019

Pension Reform

The French government will unveil the details of a pension reform plan later today. The planned reform has already seen protests across France, crippling transport for a week as hundreds of thousands took to the streets. Pension Reform Read More

11/12/2019

Lubrizol factory

An announcement from the Prefect suggesting that the Lubrizol factory plant could reopen partially has been met with criticism. Lubrizol factory Read More

11/12/2019

Air Pollution

According to a report published today and conducted by Climate Action Network France, Greenpeace France and Unicef France Paris tops the list of French cities making the most efforts to fight against air pollution. Air Pollution Read More

11/12/2019

French and Riviera News Wednesday 11th December 2019

Transport in the region is today expected to be disrupted due to the ongoing strike. French and Riviera News Wednesday 11th December 2019 Read More

11/12/2019

Evening Update Tuesday 10 December

Over 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Nice today to protest at pension reforms Evening Update Tuesday 10 December Read More

10/12/2019

COP 25

The 25th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) is currently being held in Madrid until 13th December. COP 25 Read More

10/12/2019

Siren testing in Cannes today

Authorities have warned residents in Cannes that tests are to be carried out today on a new siren. Siren testing in Cannes today Read More

10/12/2019

Twitter

In a ranking published on Monday The Notre-Dame fire was the most commented event of the year on Twitter Twitter Read More

10/12/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 10th December 2019

Strike action continues in protest against proposed pension reforms. Trains are expected to be affected in the region with just a handful running along the coast during this morning’s and this evening’s rush hours. French and Riviera News Tuesday 10th December 2019 Read More

10/12/2019

Evening Update Monday 9 December

Strike action continues in protest against proposed pension reforms Evening Update Monday 9 December Read More

09/12/2019

Trial

The trial of Moussa Coulibaly starts today in Paris . Coulibaly is accused of “terrorist criminal conspiracy” and faces life imprisonment. Trial Read More

09/12/2019

Tap water

Residents in Grasse have this morning been warned not to consume the tap water. Tap water Read More

09/12/2019

Stolen portraits of Emmanuel Macron

Protesters in France have brandished stolen portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron as a massive strike-and-protest movement continues across France. Stolen portraits of Emmanuel Macron Read More

09/12/2019

French and Riviera News Monday 9th December 2019

As strike action continues in protest against the pension reform the French rail network the SNCF traffic has announced cancellation on the region network. Between 15 and 20% of trains will be in circulation today. French and Riviera News Monday 9th December 2019 Read More

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