Lunchtime News Monday 9th May 2022


Police crackdown on urban rodeos in Marseille - Police in Marseille have carried out a major operation as part of the fight against large-scale urban rodeos. At the weekend more than 130 people were questioned by police and 50 offences were reported, including 27 for speeding, theft and driving under the influence of narcotics. Police controlled the commercial area of ​​Plan-de-Campagne which is an area of ​​more than 250,000 m2, located between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.

Nice attack trial - A special device has been set up to allow the trial of the July 14th attack in Nice to be followed remotely online. The trial of the attack on July 14th, 2016, in Nice can be followed by the civil parties thanks to a web radio, a device created especially for the trial of November 13th. A total of 865 people and associations have joined as civil parties for the trial of the July 14th, 2016, attack in Nice, which left 86 dead and more than 400 injured.  The device, created especially for November 13th, allows civil parties who wish and who request it to listen to the proceedings without having to go to the courthouse. From September 5th, the date on which the July 14th trial opens before the court Paris, a "web radio will be accessible from abroad, major work has been launched to enable this development in a secure way” assured the Ministry of Justice.

Road works - Road works have begun in Cagnes-sur-mer with traffic being alternated on Rue Maurice-Rostand from today Monday 9th May. During the works parking is prohibited in the area.

Heatwave - Météo France has forecast highs of 30 degrees this week across France warning that the temperature could “even be exceeded” in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

French Monopoly Championships - The 16th edition of the French Monopoly Championships has taken place in Menton at the Palais de L’Europe this weekend. After the qualifying phases on Saturday, 16 players participated in the final phases on Sunday and it was Emilie Cogneras Rebeyre who was crowned champion managing to eliminate her three opponents five minutes from the end of regulation time.


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