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French government - France’s ruling party is scrambling to fend off accusations of insensitivity and incompetence after its lawmakers voted down a proposed bill extending paid leave from work for parents who have lost a child.

Recognising a “mistake”, lawmakers from Macron’s LREM party on Tuesday began working on draft legislation to extend paid leave for bereaved parents from 5 to 12 days – precisely what they voted down only days earlier after they were instructed to do so by the government.

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Lunchtime News Thursday 21st January 2021

Switzerland has placed travellers from the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and Monaco on its red list due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ... Lunchtime News Thursday 21st January 2021 Read More

21/01/2021

Traffic report

A burst water pipe on the moyenne corniche in Cap d’ail is causing chaos for motorists this morning with a diversion in place. Motorist are advised to... Traffic report Read More

21/01/2021

Traffic report

Major delays this morning following a gas leak near the train station at Cagnes sur mer Traffic report Read More

21/01/2021