French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 02 to 08/02

Evening Update Friday 7 February 2020

Some flights are being disrupted at Nice Cote d’Azur airport today because of strike action. Evening Update Friday 7 February 2020 Read More

07/02/2020

Airport strike

News just in that due to strike action by some members of staff at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation there will be delays and cancellations at Nice International airport today. Airport strike Read More

07/02/2020

Marine Le Pen on EU

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has said that the EU faces greater consequences than Britain from the "big bang" of Brexit — but she doesn't want France to leave the bloc. Marine Le Pen on EU Read More

07/02/2020

French government

France’s ruling party is scrambling to fend off accusations of insensitivity and incompetence after its lawmakers voted down a proposed bill extending paid leave from work for parents who have lost a child. French government Read More

07/02/2020

French and Riviera News Friday 7th February 2020

Several food products have been recalled after the DGCCRF and the consumer association in France declared them contaminated or unfit for consumption. French and Riviera News Friday 7th February 2020 Read More

07/02/2020

Evening Update Thursday 6 February 2020

A man has died after being hit by a train at Cuers in the Var this afternoon Evening Update Thursday 6 February 2020 Read More

06/02/2020

Speeding

A motorist has been stopped speeding on the RN7 in the Var near Brignoles. Police say the motorist was driving at 124km/hr in an area limited to 50km/hr. Speeding Read More

06/02/2020

Cancer research

Two researchers from Nice have launched a fund raising campaign in order to test a cancer drug. Their work, which has been previously praised at the French Academy of Sciences, hopes to develop a drug capable of beating cancer. Cancer research Read More

06/02/2020

Road accident

Traffic is particularly complicated on the A8 motorway this Thursday morning after an accident occurred at Villeneuve-Loubet, in the direction of Nice. Road accident Read More

06/02/2020

French and Riviera News Thursday 6th February 2020

As another day of strike action is to take place today against the pension reform, which is currently being debated in parliament, no trams will be running in Nice and the bus services will be disrupted. French and Riviera News Thursday 6th February 2020 Read More

06/02/2020

Evening Update Wednesday 5 February 2020

The A8 motorway was briefly closed in both directions earlier this evening because of a vehicle fire. Evening Update Wednesday 5 February 2020 Read More

05/02/2020

Fire

A fire has destroyed 2,000 m2 of a traveler’s camp. No one was injured, but several sheds and vehicles were destroyed by flames. Fire Read More

05/02/2020

French fishermen

French officials on Tuesday were racing to find a solution for dozens of French fishermen cut off from waters around the Channel Island of Guernsey since Britain quit the European Union on January 31. French fishermen Read More

05/02/2020

A modern state

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco along with government officials on Tuesday visited the Mountain View site to meet Google leaders, to discuss A modern state Read More

05/02/2020

French and Riviera News Wednesday 5th February 2020

90 pupils have been evacuated from a primary school in Grasse after fears that strong winds which hit the region on Tuesday threatened to cause the roof to collapse. French and Riviera News Wednesday 5th February 2020 Read More

05/02/2020

Evening Update Tuesday 4 February 2020

Two people have been arrested after an armed burglary in Saint-Laurent-du-Var this afternoon Evening Update Tuesday 4 February 2020 Read More

04/02/2020

Cannes city council blocks airbnb project

Cannes City Council has just blocked four projects to transform residential buildings into furnished accommodation for tourism. While the city council supports the positive effects of tourist accommodation  Cannes city council blocks airbnb project  Read More

04/02/2020

Police shoot armed man near Metz

Police have shot and wounded a man armed with a knife after he attacked officers inside a police barracks in eastern France on Monday. Police shoot armed man near Metz Read More

04/02/2020

Macron calls for closer ties with Poland

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for closer ties with Poland in shaping the European Union without Britain, in European security and relations with Russia. Macron calls for closer ties with Poland Read More

04/02/2020

French and Riviera News Tuesday 4th February 2020

Météo-France has issued a yellow weather alert for the Alpes Maritimes and Corsica with strong winds forecast and gusts of up to 110 km/h in coastal areas of the Var. French and Riviera News Tuesday 4th February 2020 Read More

04/02/2020

Evening Update Monday 3 February 2020

Local public transport is once again expected to be badly affected by another day of national industrial action this Thursday Evening Update Monday 3 February 2020 Read More

03/02/2020

Drinking water in Alpes Maritimes

Following an epidemic of gastroenteritis thought to be caused by a parasite in the water in the Grasse area in the Alpes Maritimes 50,000 households are still without access to drinking water. Drinking water in Alpes Maritimes Read More

03/02/2020

Green ski resort

The region’s Valberg ski resort has been praised as one of six ski resorts deemed to the most environmentally friendly. Green ski resort Read More

03/02/2020

Emmanuel Macron on Brexit

French President Emmanuel Macron has labelled Britain's withdrawal from the United Kingdom a "historic warning" for Europe. Macron said in a short televised address at the Elysée palace “Brexit occurred because we made Europe a scapegoat for our own problems," "This departure is a shock. Emmanuel Macron on Brexit Read More

03/02/2020

French and Riviera News Monday 3rd February 2020

A 74-year-old woman has thrown herself off the Ferris wheel which overlooks Place Masséna in Nice. The incident occurred at 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon. The woman reportedly waited until the wheel, which was packed at the time, stopped at the top. French and Riviera News Monday 3rd February 2020 Read More

03/02/2020