Lunchtime News Friday 17th September 2021


Body found in Marseille - The body of a young man has been found in Marseille. Police made the discovery this morning at 5.30am in the 13th arrondissement. The victim’s body which had been completely burnt, was found at the foot of a rundown building in the north of the city. The victim also had three gun wounds on his right leg. Two men are said to have arrived in a white car. They allegedly removed the young man from the vehicle before dousing him with liquid. The car then fled the scene.

Since June 16, 16 people have died settlement of accounts in Marseille. On Monday evening at around 8:30 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot dead in the Bricarde district, in the 15th arrondissement.

Plan for the long term unemployed - France’s employment minister has announced "an unprecedented plan for the long-term unemployed" which will finance companies which will train job seekers for several months. Elisabeth Borne, confirmed the plan in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper. Back in July French Prime Minister Jean Castex had mentioned a specific plan for the long-term unemployed, highlighting the "difficulties in recruiting".

According to the latest official data, France had 3.026 million long-term job seekers in the second quarter, registered for more than a year (category A, B, C), with more than 1.5 million registered for more than two years. Long-term job seekers now represent 50.3% of those registered, the 50% threshold having been crossed in January.

Train disruptions - Due to work being carried out. Trains will not be operating between Nice and Cagnes-sur-mer tomorrow, Saturday 18th September. Traffic will be disrupted in both directions for the whole day.

Free bus service in Monaco this Sunday - As part of the European Mobility Week, the bus service in the Principality will be free, to celebrate Public Transport Day, on Sunday September 19th.

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