Evening Update Tuesday 30 July

Part of the facade of a building in central Nice collapsed this morning but without causing any injuries. The building is in the pedestrian zone on rue Masséna. Pompier spent several hours checking the remaining facade and the safety of surrounding buildings.

A man has appeared before the prosecutor in Draguignan this afternoon after a fatal shooting in Les Arcs-sur-Argens. According to local reports, the 66 year old man was the tenant of an apartment and the deceased was his landlord. The shots were heard by police who happened to be nearby at the time and an immediate arrest was made. A judicial investigation has been opened for intentional homicide with premeditation.

A fire broke out in an apartment above the Carrefour at the Nice TNL shopping centre in Nice Riquier last night. Over 30 firefighters and ten fire vehicles attended the scene. Smoke from the blaze could be seen across the city. An elderly woman was treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

An industrial area in Menton has been evacuated because of a gas leak. The leak was discovered in a building of the Municipal Garden Service on the Avenue Saint-Roman.

Two explosions heard in Nice Nord late last night have been attributed to a car catching fire. The fire happened on Avenue Cernuschi at about 11pm and was quickly brought under control by pompiers.

The migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking has arrived in Marseille.  The ship, which is staffed by personnel from SOS Meditterranee and Médecins Sans Frontières, is making a brief technical stop in Marseille before heading to the waters off Libya. The 69 metre ship, which was formerly a North Sea oil industry support vessel, can accommodate 200 to 300 migrants.

In Paris, one person has died and three people have been injured after the collapse of scaffolding. The accident happened on the Place d'Italie in the south of the city. Pompiers said that the scaffolding, which was about 20 metres in height, appeared to have become unhooked from the building to which it was attached.



Personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada have been stolen in a hack targeting financial services firm Capital One. The company said that the breach affected approximately 100 million individuals in the US and six million in Canada. It said that about 140,000 social security numbers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers were compromised in the US. In Canada, about one million social insurance numbers belonging to Capital One credit card customers were also compromised.

BP has reported a $2.8bn profit in the second-quarter, unchanged from a year earlier. Quarterly production rose to 3.8 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, 4% higher than a year earlier. BP is still paying towards the $65bn bill resulting from the Gulf of Mexico rig disaster in 2010, and paid out $1.4bn in oil spill-related payments during the quarter.

The chief executive of Centrica, Iain Conn is stepping down. The company reported an operating loss of £446m, for the six months to 30 June and is slashing its dividend to 1.5p per share, compared to 3.6p last year.



Football… Reports say that Arsenal are hoping to confirmin the £72m club record signing of Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille later this week. The 24-year-old has arrived in London and is having a medical today.

Paris St-Germain have signed Everton and Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye for a fee in the region of £30m on a four-year deal. The 29-year-old joined Everton from Aston Villa in 2016.

Chelsea have banned a fan for life for using "racially abusive language" towards Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during a match at Stamford Bridge in December last year. Five other Chelsea supporters have been temporarily suspended for using "abusive language and threatening and aggressive behaviour".

Tennis…. Andy Murray says he could return to playing singles at the Cincinnati Masters next month. Murray has been competing in doubles since June having had a hip resurfacing operation in January. The men's singles at Cincinnati start on 11 August.

Cricket…. England captain Joe Root will bat at number three in the first Ashes Test against Australia, that’s according to fellow batsman Joe Denly. Denly will drop down to number four for the opening match of the series, which starts at Edgbaston on Thursday.

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