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Evening Update 04 Jul

Arrest - Five people, believed to have robbed a jewellery store in Sanremo yesterday morning, have been arrested in Nice. The gang, who are believed to have taken €300,000 of luxury watches, will appear at the court in Grasse on Friday.

Bus - Ligne d’Azur has announced a partnership with Uber, where holders of annual passes, will be able to hail an Uber taxi after 8pm for a fixed fare of six euro. The fare will apply on journeys to or from certain tram stations, or on one of the 17 bus routes with no evening service.

In another development, the bus company also launched onto the Zenbus app which allows passengers to follow, in real time, the whereabouts of their bus on several routes in Nice. The application is free and is already in service on more than 80 networks across France.

Donation - Just days before the second anniversary of the Nice attack, the Association de Promenade des Anges has  presented a check for €60,000 euro to the Lenval Foundation. The donation will help fund the hospitals study called 14/7 which focuses on child victims of the attack.

Bey - Beyonce and husband Jay-Z have been spending some time in Cannes this week. The pair were spotted enjoying the sunshine on the Croisette, in a rare few days off between gigs. They next play Milan on Friday and the Allianz Riviera in Nice in two weeks.

BUSINESS

The chairman and co-founder of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has died in a fall in southern France. Wang Jian accidentally fell off a wall in the village of Bonnieux in Provence while having his picture taken. Mr Wang helped turn HNA into one of the world's biggest companies, with assets in aviation, tourism and finance, including major stakes in Deutsche Bank & Hilton Hotels and employs more than 400,000 people worldwide.

European officials are considering a tariff-cutting deal between the world’s largest car exporters to prevent an all-out trade war with the US. Diplomats say The proposal is being looked in Brussels, ahead of a meeting between Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Trump later this month.

SPORT

Tennis - Karolina Pliskova beat Victoria Azar.enka to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time. The Czech seventh seed triumphed 6-3 6-3 in the battle of the former world number ones. Azar.enka, who is now ranked 87th in the world, is only just getting back to regular action after a custody dispute involving her son.

Former Wimbledon runner-up Milo Raonic had to work hard before reaching the third round of the men's singles. The 13th seed has to win three tie-breaks to beat Australian John Millman.

Cycling - The President of the UCI has called on Tour de France spectators to protect all athletes, including the controversial Chris Froome, who is expecting confrontation on the road, after his anti-doping case  was dropped on Monday. Froome had urine thrown at him during the 2015 Tour, and was booed by fans when passing through Romain Bardet's home region last year. Today, his team have taken an unprecedented step by releasing a cache of data detailing Froome’s diet, power output and heart-rate from his victory in May's Giro d'Italia. The Tour de France gets underway this Saturday.

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