Evening Update Wednesday 16 November 2022

The first results of an investigation into the death of a teenager at Le-Cannet-des-Maures railway station in the Var have been released. The investigation has shown that the 18 year old woman's scooter got stuck in the railway tracks in the path of an oncoming TGV train. The accident happened last Saturday afternoon. The prosecutor's office said that psychological support has been provided to witnesses.

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Regional Health Agency has said that epidemic indicators of bronchiolitis are on the rise. However, it said that so far the epidemic in our region is similar to previous years in terms of severity and timing. There were 498 visits to hospital emergency departments for bronchiolitis recorded last week against 469 in the previous week. The number of hospitalizations for the condition in children under 2 years old is increasing with 194 admissions last week against 164 in the previous week.

 A 63 year old man has been charged in connection with the death of a hunter in the Vaucluse department. Reports say that a dozen people were involved in the deer hunt near the commune of Monieux at the weekend when the man was shot. An investigation is continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Two people have died after a motorboat capsized near the finish of the Route du Rhum transatlantic sailing race off Guadeloupe. Organizers said that eleven people were on the follower boat when it overturned. Two people, who were part of the organising team couldn't be saved by rescuers.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer has become the latest municipality to launch a carpooling scheme. A Facebook page is available to enable people to consult and post messages  to organize carpooling to or from the town. It's a public Facebbok page called "Co-voiturage Beaulieu-sur-Mer". https://www.facebook.com/groups/covoiturage06310/

A modernised service area on the A57 motorway has been officially opened today. La Chaberte services is located on the motorway near to Toulon. After a year of modernization work, the rest area now offers users of the A57 an expanded and enriched range of services.

 

BUSINESS

Inflation in the UK has risen to its highest level in 41 years. The Consumer Prices Index rose by 11.1% in the 12 months to October, up from 10.1% in September. Food price inflation hit 16.2% in the year to October. Despite the introduction of the UK government's Energy Price Guarantee, gas and electricity prices made the largest upward contribution to the change in the annual inflation rate between September and October. However, transport costs, mainly fuel and second-hand car prices, made the largest, partially offsett