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Heat wave - Soaring temperatures over Europe are said to be responsible for the deaths of three swimmers, who reportedly suffered from cold water shock on beaches near Montpellier.  A 70-year-old man reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in calm water, while a 62-year-old woman and another man, aged 75, died in similar circumstances, according to French media.  Cold-water shock is the first stage of sudden immersion into water, usually with a temperature below 15C, and can instantly affect breathing and movement. French firefighters are warning people not to swim in to water which is too cold during the hot weather and swimmers are being advised to enter the water gradually.

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French and Riviera News.Monday July 22nd 2019

Pollution alert-The Var has been placed on a level 1 air pollution alert with poor air quality across the region.... French and Riviera News.Monday July 22nd 2019 Read More

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Evening Update Friday 19 July

The Prefect of the Alpes Maritimes, Bernard Gonzalez, has announced wide-ranging measures aimed at keeping public order around this evening’s Africa C... Evening Update Friday 19 July Read More

19/07/2019

French and Riviera News.Friday July 19th 2019

Hospital Strike-Accident and emergency staff at Nice hospitals are into a third day of strike action today.... French and Riviera News.Friday July 19th 2019 Read More

19/07/2019

Evening Update Thursday 18 July

The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi has asked the Prefect for extra security at the Pasteur hospital in Nice... Evening Update Thursday 18 July Read More

18/07/2019

French and Riviera News.Thursday July 18th 2019

New Heatwave-Météo France has warned that a new heatwave is set to grip the country next week with a mass of hot air from the African continent blocke... French and Riviera News.Thursday July 18th 2019 Read More

18/07/2019