Lunchtime News Friday 17th December 2021


Fatal road accident - A 27-year-old woman has died in a road accident this morning In Villeneuve-Loubet, she was at the time riding at electric scooter. The fatal accident occurred on the RN7 in front of the Lidl store when the scooter collided with a truck. Police have opened an investigation into the crash.

New travel restriction from France to the UK and from the UK to France - New restrictions have been introduced by France to limit the spread of the covid variant Omicron. From tomorrow Saturday, December 18th at midnight. To travel to or from the United Kingdom, it will be necessary to have a "compelling reason". For more details on the reasons go to the French government's website.

Train strike - Rail unions have lifted the strike action after reaching an agreement at the last minute. SNCF have announced that train traffic will be "almost normal" on Saturday and Sunday in the south-east of France, but TGV services are expected to be disrupted today.

France threatens fine – The facial recognition company Clearview AI is being threatened by a fine from France for unlawfully collecting citizens' data. The French data protection watchdog (CNIL) said the American company had collected thousands of photos of French citizens without their consent. Clearview has been formally instructed to delete its database of images within two months and stop collecting data.

Chanel - French luxury fashion house Chanel has chosen Leena Nair, an industry outsider from India and long-time executive at Unilever, to be its new CEO. Analysts say her hiring signals how the brand is accounting for changing consumer awareness of the industry's environmental impact and the importance of diverse hires.

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