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Evening Update 24 Oct

Shooting - A man is helping police with enquiries after a number of shots were fired at a building on Rue Albert Premiere in Nice last night. It’s believed the man was drunk at the time, and was shooting at a love rival, whose hand was injured in the incident.

Court - A case of a revenge attack has been heard at the court in Grasse today. Four men are accused of the armed robbery of two petrol stations in Antibes, before ransacking the villa of the owner. It’s believed the men were acting on behalf of a former employee of the petrol station who was fired.

Butter - International demand for butter is leading to an increased shortage here in local supermarkets. Retailers are also struggling with a huge price increase, where the price of butter has gone from €2,500 to €7,000 a ton, over the last year alone.

Spain - French Catalan’s have offered to host a government-in-exile, should the Catalonian president formally declare independence from Spain. The government would be hosted in Perpignan, just north of the border, where several Catalan Republicans fled during the dictatorship of General Franco.

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Global wine production is expected to fall to its lowest level in more than 50 years, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.
The group blamed the drop on extreme weather in Italy, France and Spain, the world's top three producers. Wine prices are expected to increase as total world output is projected to fall 8% from last year.

Singapore Airlines have signed a deal worth $13.8bn to buy 39 new Boeing aircraft, over the next ten years, including 20 777’s and 19 Dreamliner 787 planes. Last year, the airline decided not to continue leasing an A380 from Airbus, Boeing’s main rival.

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Football - Everton's caretaker boss David Unsworth says he wants the job full time, after he was put in temporary charge following previous manager Ronald Koeman’s sacking. However, he’s not the only name in the hat for the job. Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville have both also expressed interest in the job.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's Best Male Player, at the 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards in London. The Real Madrid and Portugal forward beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain's Neymar to the honour.

Tennis - British number two Kyle Edmund has registered a straight-set win over David Ferrer to reach the second round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.  The Briton will face either Denis Novak or Thomas Fabbiano in the next round.

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