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Evening Update 07 May

Visit - Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Nice around 2pm today for a two day visit to France. They were greeted by the UK Ambassador, the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes George Francois Leclerc and Mayor of Nice Christian Estrossi. They then proceeded to Villa Masséna on the Promenade des Anglais, to pay respects to the victims of the July 14th attacks. This evening, the royal couple will attend a reception to celebrate the longstanding links between Nice and the United Kingdom, including frequent visits by Queen Victoria and former Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Tomorrow they move on to Lyon before departing for Greece on Wednesday.

And there was another famous arrival at Nice Cote d’Azur airport today, when American actress Kirsten Stewart touched down, in preparation for her role on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival, which starts tomorrow. We’ll have full coverage with Mark Dezzani from Cannes, on the Breakfast Show with Rob & Sarah each morning starting tomorrow.

Car Park - Police are investigating the discovery of a body found hanging from the top floor of a car park in Vence this morning. The Toreille de Vence carpark was closed until 9.30am as police investigated CCTV footage near the historic centre of the town.

Train - The rail strike is set to continu,e despite meetings between the government and unions today, for the first time in a month. Neither of the entrenched sides has given an inch, in the fight over the biggest reforms since railway nationalization in the 1930s. The next two days of rolling rail strikes are set for tomorrow and Wednesday.

BUSINESS

Shares in Air France have fallen 14% following Friday’s resignation by its CEO, and comments by France’s Finance Minister Bruno le Marie ,warning Air France could ‘disappear’.  It follows staff at the loss-making airline rejecting a new pay deal and continuing their industrial action for a 5% pay rise.

Nestle has announced, it will pay $7.1bn for the right to sell Starbucks coffee into homes. The Nespresso owner will own the rights to market Starbucks' coffee, which it says generates $2bn a year in sales.

SPORT

Formula 1 - Sotheby’s are to auction a large selection of Formula 1 classics this Saturday, including a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT, expected to make between seven and nine million euro, in addition to a race-driven 1992 Benetton team car, driven by Michael Schumacher at the Spanish Grand Prix. The auctions preview hours are open to the public, and free of charge. Full details at rmsothebys.com

Football - Barcelona’s President has been in contact with Antoine Griezmann's agent amid reports the Atletico Madrid striker is set to join the Spanish champions. The Frenchman has a buyout clause of 100 million euro and Spanish media claim Barcelona are ready to pay it.

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