Education reform

Education reform - French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer’s school reform bill, nicknamed the law for "putting trust back into schools", has been put to a vote in the French Senate. But school unions say they are concerned by aspects of the bill. Blanquer’s “trust back into schools” bill was passed by the National Assembly in February and goes before senators this week. However, many teachers and parents are voicing serious concerns about key elements of the draft bill. The main primary school unions are calling on teachers, parents and local elected officials to demonstrate against it on May 18.

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Evening Update Wednesday 13 November

The inauguration of Line 3 of the tramway in Nice took place today Evening Update Wednesday 13 November Read More

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French cycling great dies

The French cyclist Raymond Poulidor, nicknamed "Poupou", has died at the age of 83 years old. Poulidor was renowned for finishing on the podium of the... French cycling great dies Read More

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Low flying jet

Residents in Antibes have taken to social media expressing their concerns after a “deafening noise” was heard at 10.30pm on Tuesday. ... Low flying jet Read More

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Line 3 of Nice tramway inauguration

The inauguration of Line 3 of the Nice tramway is taking place today. Line 3 of Nice tramway inauguration Read More

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French and Riviera News Wednesday 13th November 2019

A man has appeared in court in Nice accused of raping eleven boys. The man had already been sentenced to nine years in prison for the same crime in th... French and Riviera News Wednesday 13th November 2019 Read More

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