Evening Update Friday 1 July 2022

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi has been involved in helping to bring the father of the child who died after being hit by a scooter to be with his family in Nice. The child's family are of Ukrainian origin and the 5 year old's father is still in Ukraine. Speaking to BFM-TV the mayor said that he had been in touch with authorities in the country with a view to assisting the father's journey to Nice which the mayor said should happen in the coming days. Meanwhile, the deputy prosecutor of Nice said this afternoon that the driver of the scooter which struck the child will appear before a judge with a view to being charged with manslaughter.

The town hall of Cannes is increasing the staff and resources of the municipal police for the summer season. As from today, a brigade of 23 municipal officers on mountain bikes will be reinforcing surveillance of the coast during the day and also during the evening on fireworks evenings. Seven first aid stations are being activated on the Cannes coast. Twelve additional agents on average each night will join the municipal staff. Two municipal police officers from the environment brigade will also stationed every day on Sainte-Marguerite Island for the prevention of forest fires and the fight against incivility.

At least 10% of French maternity wards are in a state of partial closure according to a union representing midwives. The ONSSF said that problems were being caused by a lack of staff including difficulties of replacing midwives during the summer.

Five forest massifs in the Var have been classified as at "severe" risk of fire today and the Prefecture says that access is not recommended. A further four massifs are at "moderate" risk. Access details for the massifs, safety instructions, work regulations and other matters can be found on the Prefecture's website www.var.gouv.fr

 

BUSINESS

Inflation in the Eurozone has hit a record high of 8.6% in the year to June according to an estimate by EU statistic's agency Eurostat. It increased from 8.1% in May.

Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector slowed in June according to a widely watched survey. S&P Global said that the weaker economic outlook, the war in Ukraine and raw material shortages led to a reduction in demand. New orders contracted in June for the first time in 17 months and business optimism fell to its lowest since May 2020,

 

SPORT

Tennis.... Number three seed Ons Jabur is through to the next round at Wimbledon after defeating French player Diane Parry 6-2  6-3. Britain's Heather Watson beat Slovenia's Kaja Juvan by two sets to love. Jeļena Ostapenko defeated Romanian player Irina-Camelia Begu. Angelique Kerber