Lunchtime News Thursday 28th October 2021


Environmentalists call for action against plans to demolish the theatre and Acropolis congress centre in Nice - Environmentalists is Nice have called for action against the planned destruction of the National Theatre and the Acropolis congress centre. The mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi has announced plans to demolish both the National Theatre of Nice and the Acropolis congress centre in order to extend the Promenade du Paillon. Environmentalists however propose a "a counter-project" that "will correct the existing landscape with a green space" and have appealed to the public, inviting all citizens to join them during workshops that will take place on Tuesdays in November, to "work on proposals".

SFR confirm interruption of services - The SFR mobile phone network has confirmed that its services have been interrupted but have not revealed the reason or officially confirmed that they are fixed. Users suffered connection problems on Tuesday 26th October as the company confirmed a breakdown in several major towns including Nice and Marseille.

Netflix is looking for extras for the shooting of a film on the French Riviera - Extras who live on the Côte d'Azur are invited to participate in a casting on Friday, November 5 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, for the upcoming Netflix movie Apnea.

People wishing to apply must be between 20 and 60 years old. You can apply on the Castprod website. You must also specify your surname, first name, age, height, city of residence, department codes (06, 13, 83, etc.) and specify if you have a means of transport. It is also necessary to attach a photo.

Antibes amongst top healthiest towns in France - Antibes has been named amongst the top healthiest towns and cities to live in France. The ranking by Le Figaro compared 100 towns and cities to see where people have a greater chance of living into old age in the best health. Antibes was ranked 5th, Grenoble 4th, Bordeaux 3rd, Tarbes came 2nd and Albi took the top spot.


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