Lunchtime News Thursday 24th June 2021


11 year old drowns in Paillon river - Nice prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for manslaughter after a 11 year old child drowned in the river Paillon on Wednesday afternoon. The young victim was a pupil at La Plana primary school, in La Trinité and was at the time, on a school outing. Police have opened an investigation.

Regional elections - Republican Renaud Muselier and National Rally candidate Thierry Mariani have met in Mandelieu la Napoule this morning to take part in a live debate broadcast on BFMTV ahead of Sunday’s second round of the regional elections. Both candidates are running for the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region. On Wednesday Muselier was in Menton attending a round table with tourism professional and today he is to visit Six-Fours and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer. Meanwhile Thierry Mariani (RN) will visit Draguignan and La Seyne-sur-Mer. This evening Mariani will give his last meeting in Frejus.

According to a survey carried out by the Ifop Institute for LCI and Le Figaro, it’s going to be a tight race with Renaud Muselier (LR) set to win with 51% of votes against Thierry Mariani 49%.

Test night - Scientists in France are to carry out a test night at a nightclub ahead of the planned reopening of nightclubs on July 9th. The idea of ​​this scientific study is to detect the behaviours that would be associated with contamination of covid. The test evening will take place in Paris at La Machine du Moulin Rouge with 4,400 vaccinated participants.

Increase in prices - As France emerges from lockdown businesses are considering whether to raise prices in the face of increased demand. While some may find that prices are increasing, France has not yet had the same explosion in the price of goods this year as seen elsewhere. According to national statistics published by Insee in mid-June compared to last year, the consumer goods index went up 1.4 per cent in May.

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