French and Riviera News Monday 17th October 2022

News

British woman killed during wild boar hunt in Brittany - A British woman has been killed by her companion during a wild boar hunt in France. The incident occurred on Sunday when the victim, invited as a guest to the hunt in Brittany, was hit by a bullet and wounded ‘above the heart’. The 67-year-old was taken to hospital in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, where she died from her injuries. The companion, a 69-year-old man, was at the time carrying his rifle over his shoulder when the shot was fired. Police have taken the man into custody and launched a manslaughter investigation. The exact circumstances are 'yet to be determined'. An autopsy will take place on Wednesday.

18-year-old critically stabbed in Marseille - An 18-year-old man has been taken to hospital in Marseille in a critical condition following a knife attack. The incident occurred at around 4pm on Sunday in the 10th arrondissement. The reason for the attack is not known. An investigation is underway.

Two new born babies found abandoned in Nice - Two new-born babies have been found abandoned in front of a mosque near the main train station in Nice. Discovered by local residents on Saturday evening at around 7pm, the babies had been placed between two cars and were found to be in good health. Both are a few months old and according to a police source it was their mother who would have left them there. Both were transported to Lenval hospital and an investigation has been opened to determine the exact circumstances.

Where to find fuel in the Alpes-Maritimes? - While the strike continued this weekend at TotalEnergies nearly one in three service stations in France is affected by a petrol shortage. The strike movement has however been lifted at Esso-ExxonMobil following negotiations. The group claims that it will take two to three weeks for a “return to normal”. In the Alpes Maritimes as of Sunday midday 43 service stations out of the 104 in the region are partially out of petrol. For a full list of stations which are partially or completely out of service go to www.penurie.mon-essence.fr

Demonstration against the cost of living – Meanwhile, according to organisers an estimated 140,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Paris this Sunday in protest against living costs, fuel strikes and climate inaction. Left-wing opponents of President Emmanuel Macron's administration organised