Evening Update 29 Nov

Strike - Dentists have announced that they are to strike this Monday, with half of dentists in the PACA region taking part in the action. They’re protesting rates and rules laid down by the previous Minister of Health which remain in force today.

And the SNCF are reminding listeners, that another 24 hour train strike is to take place, starting this evening at 7pm, through to 7pm tomorrow. A severely reduced timetable is available from

The train operator has also announced a complete cancellation of trains between Menton and Ventimiglia for a full week, starting on Friday. The disruption is to allow for essential works, to correct a landfall on the line between the two stations.

Cannes - The town of Cannes is to lodge an application before the end of the year with UNESCO, for the Lerins Islands to be listed as World Heritage sites. This classification would protect and enhance the natural, cultural and spiritual development of the town and the islands.

Meals - A French Minister, Nicolas Hulot, has called for school canteens to serve a vegetarian meal once each week. He said the move would help educate children about sustainable foods.


The CEO of Artcurial, an international player in the world’s art market, announced this morning in Monaco, Artcurial’s acquisition of luxury real estate network, the John Taylor Group. The group was founded in 1864 in Cannes, and was owned by the Pastor family since 1996.

The chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, Frenchman Xavier Rolet, is in line for payments of up to fourteen million euro, as he leaves the company amid a bruising boardroom row. The stock exchange said Monsieur Rolet had agreed to step down with immediate effect, but one of the firm's biggest shareholders claimed he was forced out.

Apple are working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system, which makes it possible to enter the machine without a password, and access administrator rights. The bug was discovered by Turkish developer who found that by entering the username "root", leaving the password field blank, and hitting "enter" a few times, he would be granted unrestricted access to the machine. For a temporary fix to the problem search Apple for ‘setting root password’.


Football - AS Monaco are battling to stay near the top of the league, with a visit to Nantes this evening. Following Sundays beating by Paris St Germain, which knocked Monaco back to third place, tonight’s game with fifth placed Nantes, has taken on even more importance. Kick off in Nantes is at 7pm.

Ex England boss Sam Allardyce is finalising a deal to become the new manager of Everton. He will succeed  Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last month, but David Unsworth remains as caretaker-in-charge, as Everton face West Ham at Goodison Park tonight.

Martial Arts - The UFC are trying to thrash out a new deal with Irish superstar Conor McGregor, but hinted they may already have seen the last of ‘The Notorious' inside the octagon. Following his lucrative boxing match with Floyd Mayweather earlier this year, McGregor is now one of the richest sportsmen on the planet. UFC’s President said McGregor may never fight again, as he’s got $100 million, and it’s hard to get up and get punched, when you have that kind of money in the bank.

Formula 1 - The Alfa Romeo brand is returning to the sport for the first time since 1985, after agreeing a new partnership with the Swiss-based Sauber team. The move strengthens the links between Sauber and Ferrari, which is a sister brand of Fiat-owned Alfa Romeo.

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