Lunchtime News Friday 29th April 2022

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Association campaigns for the cancellation of “micro-speeding” fines - The association 40 million Motorists is campaigning for the 7.2 million “micro-speeding” fines issued in 2020 to be cancelled. A source of exasperation for many motorists, offenses for "micro" speeding, that is to say between 1 and 5 km / h above the authorized speed, represent 58% of the fines, denounces the association 40 million motorists. For Daniel Quéro, president of 40 million Motorists, the state should have other priorities. Quéro points out that "the report of the Court of Auditors, published about a year ago, explained that we should change software and focus on other causes, such as prevention, awareness, and especially the fight against 'alcohol and drugs,'. However, the general delegate of the Road Prevention association Anne Lavaud says that removing these fines “would be giving the wrong message to motorists”.

Students in the Var raise money for Ukraine - Students at the Stanislas Institute in Fréjus in the Var have raised €45,000 in donations for the war in Ukraine. The pupils of the primary, middle and high schools of this Catholic establishment took part in a "solidarity race" of several kilometers on Wednesday, April 27th. The proceeds will be donated to the French Red Cross, which is mobilizing to help the victims of the conflict with a single priority: to meet their humanitarian needs.

Danger on the dancefloor - The Paris prosecutor's office has indicated that following multiple complaints, six investigations have been opened in the French capital since last week, into clubbers being pricked by needles containing harmful substances which lead to “nausea and dizziness”. Since the beginning of April, around sixty incidents have been recorded in nightclubs in France with several regions affected including Rennes, Isère, Haute-Garonne, Dordogne and the Loire-Atlantique.

Star ratings for Monaco - In Monaco, the Hôtel de Paris and the Hôtel Hermitage have both won star ratings from the influential Forbes Travel Guide, which lists the world’s most outstanding hotels and restaurants. Forbes incognito inspectors stay at each hotel for three days and two nights, posing as ordinary guests. During the stay, they test up to 900 rigorous standards. This year, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo was awarded a five-star hotel status, while the Hôtel Hermitage was the Star Award Winner for 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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