French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 16 to 22/02

Evening Update Friday 21 February 2020

An 80 year old man missing since yesterday morning has been found Evening Update Friday 21 February 2020 Read More

21/02/2020

Oldest working nuclear power station in France due to stop operating

The French government has said that a reactor at the oldest working nuclear power station in France is to stop operating this Saturday. The move comes as a first step in a “new energy strategy” by the government. The station will stop operating completely by the end of June Oldest working nuclear power station in France due to stop operating Read More

21/02/2020

New hotel project in Grasse

A project for a new four-star hotel has been unveiled in Grasse. The establishment is to be built on Boulevard Charabot. The project has been met with mixed opinion from locals who fear the nuisance caused by the building project New hotel project in Grasse Read More

21/02/2020

Missing woman has been found by police in Antibes

Police have confirmed that a 25-year-old woman “with personality disorders” who was reported missing at the Nice Carnival has been found. Chloé Sionneau disappeared on Saturday 15th February while attending the festival with her parents. Missing woman has been found by police in Antibes Read More

21/02/2020

Motorcyclist refuses to stop for police

Police have arrested a motorcyclist who refused to stop at a police speed control in Saint Laurent du Var. The incident occurred on Thursday and led to police chasing the man through the city centre leading to the motorcyclist losing control and hitting the pavement Motorcyclist refuses to stop for police Read More

21/02/2020

French and Riviera News Friday 21st February 2020

Police have launched a missing person appeal following the worrying disappearance of 80-year-old Roger Verrilli on Thursday. French and Riviera News Friday 21st February 2020 Read More

21/02/2020

Evening Update Thursday 20 February 2020

Today is another day of national industrial action against the pension reforms Evening Update Thursday 20 February 2020 Read More

20/02/2020

Ski resort closes slopes

Due to the lack of snowfall over the last month, the small ski resort of Turini-Camp d'Argent (Alpes-Maritimes), in the Mercantour massif, has closed its slopes during the school holiday period. Ski resort closes slopes Read More

20/02/2020

Man stabbed in bar in Hyeres

A man has suffered multiple stab wounds following an argument in a bar in Hyeres in the Var. The altercation occurred on Wednesday evening. Man stabbed in bar in Hyeres Read More

20/02/2020

French and Riviera News Thursday 20th February 2020

An elderly lady has been found dead at her home in Le Rouret. Emergency services were alerted by worried neighbours on Wednesday afternoon. French and Riviera News Thursday 20th February 2020 Read More

20/02/2020

Evening Update Wednesday 19 February 2020

There’s been a sharp increase in deaths and injuries on the roads of mainland France in January Evening Update Wednesday 19 February 2020 Read More

19/02/2020

Raising money for children

Places are still available for the “grand lotto” organized by the “Adrien association” which will take place on Saturday 22nd February, from 8 p.m., at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Raising money for children Read More

19/02/2020

French and Riviera News Wednesday 19th February 2020

As part of public security in Cannes the city council has announced plans to train more than 1,000 local police officers to fight Islamist radicalisation. French and Riviera News Wednesday 19th February 2020 Read More

19/02/2020

Evening Update Tuesday 18 February 2020

Train services along the coast are severely disrupted early this evening because of an incident at Nice Saint-Augustin railway station Evening Update Tuesday 18 February 2020 Read More

18/02/2020

Coronavirus

France’s new health minister, Olivier Veran has said that there is a "credible risk" the coronavirus outbreak could turn unto a pandemic, as the World Health Organisation warned against a global over-reaction, following panic-buying and event cancellations. Coronavirus Read More

18/02/2020

Polish mayor deplores decision from sister town in France

A Polish mayor has deplored the decision by a sister town in France to suspend 25-year official ties with her town because it declared itself an area “free of LGBT ideology.” The mayor of the town blamed the rare decision by the French community it had been twinned with, on campaigning ahead of local elections there. Polish mayor deplores decision from sister town in France Read More

18/02/2020

Nice Carnival

This evening as part of the Nice Carnival which is currently on, an illuminated float with be part of the parade. Visitors can experience the world-famous event until 26th February. Nice Carnival Read More

18/02/2020

Two people die in house fire

Two elderly people died in a house fire this morning in Marseille. The fire broke out shortly after 9am in one of the bedrooms. Two people die in house fire Read More

18/02/2020

French and Riviera News Tuesday 18th February 2020

The region is set to be badly disrupted because of industrial action this Thursday, 20th February. Envibus has announced that there will be no buses in Sophia Antipolis. French and Riviera News Tuesday 18th February 2020 Read More

18/02/2020

Evening Update Monday 17 February 2020

Investigations are continuing into the serious accident at the Capitou toll booths near Frejus at the weekend Evening Update Monday 17 February 2020 Read More

17/02/2020

Cannes International television series festival

The international television series festival is set to return to Cannes in 2020 for a third edition. Cannes International television series festival Read More

17/02/2020

New Health minister appointed

Olivier Véran, has been appointed as France’s new Health minister replacing Agnès Buzyn who is now running for mayor of Paris following a sexting scandal with the previous candidate, and ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, Benjamin Griveaux New Health minister appointed Read More

17/02/2020

21st century Walkman

A firm in Brittany, Mulann, the only maker in Europe of cassette tapes has announced plans to launch a portable cassette player. 21st century Walkman Read More

17/02/2020

Ski resort gets snow delivered by helicopter

French ski resort has angered ecologists by using helicopters to transfer snow to its lower slopes after a mild winter. Speaking to French media the ecological minister Elisabeth Borne said “using helicopters was not an option”.  Ski resort gets snow delivered by helicopter Read More

17/02/2020

Brexit

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has predicted that France and Britain would “rip each other apart” in post Brexit trade negotiations with the EU. France has warned Britain to expect a bruising battle with the EU. Brexit Read More

17/02/2020

Envibus announced no buses on Thursday 20th February

Envibus, the public transport network of the urban community of Sophia Antipolis, has announced that due to national strike action planned on Thursday, February 20th  Envibus announced no buses on Thursday 20th February  Read More

17/02/2020

Road accident

Traffic has remained difficult on the region’s A8 motorway several hours after an accident this morning. Road accident Read More

17/02/2020

French and Riviera News Monday 17th February 2020

It’s been another fatal weekend on the regions roads after four people were killed on the A8 motorway. French and Riviera News Monday 17th February 2020 Read More

17/02/2020