Evening Update Tuesday 5th July 2022

For the first time since the 14 July terror attack in Nice six years ago, a major official ceremony will be held on the Promenade des Anglais to mark the anniversary. A final meeting was held at Nice city hall on Monday to decide on the final programme. The ceremony will take place opposite the Palais de la Méditerranée. A new memorial sculpture will be unveiled - the Angel of the Bay - a half-man half-angel with its wings spread, overlooking the sea, with the names of the 86 victims engraved on it. The Nice philharmonic orchestra will also put on a concert for the memorial ceremony. Eight people are due to go on trial for the attack. The trial begins in Paris on 5th September.

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition on Monday morning after a road accident in the Tinée valley. Paramedics were called out just before 9am to the village of Tournefort. The 35-year-old biker suffered a crash involving a car. The car's driver was also hospitalised. The exact circumstances of the accident are yet to be determined.

Prosecutors in Nice and Grasse have announced they will step up their spot checks on private beaches along the Côte d'Azur this summer. The spot checks will be carried out by inspectors from social security body Urssaf, the tax authorities and national police. The aim is to ensure businesses are operating legally in a broad range of areas, from declared work to licensing, data protection and food safety.

The Paca regional health agency is launching an awareness campaign about when you should - and shouldn't - go to a hospital's accident and emergency department. The campaign will remind people that their GP should be their first point of contact, or an out-of-hours doctor, unless there is a real emergency. France's newly appointed health minister, François Braun, says the A&E system in France is overwhelmed. One GP in Nice said she knew patients who had died last winter because the emergency ward could not see them in time. Nice university hospital has France's biggest emergency department, in terms of the number of patients treated - up to 120,000 people per year. That's about 300 patients every day. The head of the hospital's A&E department says reducing admissions by 10 to 15% would make a big difference to working conditions. The ward has 57 emergency doctors - but there are still 17 vacancies that are not filled.

Nice city council is looking at what action it can take to limit the growth of so-called "dark stores". These are usually big warehouses storing food products for online delivery services such as Deliveroo. There are two in the city centre - on Boulevard Risso and Avenue Jean-Médecin. Neighbours living near dark stores in big cities often complain about visual and noise