Lunchtime News Tuesday 12th October 2021


TER train hits four people leaving three dead - Three people have died, and one is seriously injured after being hit by a TER train in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, in the Pyrénées Atlantiques. A TER train connecting Hendaye to Bordeaux hit four people just before 6 a.m. this morning Tuesday, October 12, 500 meters from Saint-Jean-de-Luz station, in the town of Ciboure, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

According to local media the victims were lying on the tracks when the TER arrived. SNCF reports people "present" on the tracks, without being able to specify whether or not they were lying on the tracks. The circumstances of the accident remain unclear. The judicial police must now determine the circumstances of the facts and determine whether or not it is an accident.

Emmanuel Macron gives details of the investment plan “France 2030” - French President Emmanuel Macron has this morning given details of the content of the investment plan "France 2030". Which will, with several tens of billions of euros, provide for sectors of the future such as hydrogen, semiconductors or electric batteries.

Emmanuel Macron affirmed that the first objective of the investment plan will be to "bring out in France by 2030 innovative small-scale nuclear reactors with better waste management". Macron pleaded for a reindustrialization of France. He said he “wished to see France once again become a great nation of innovation". The Head of State confirmed an investment of 30 billion euros as part of "France 2030". Macron added that he wanted to "learn the lessons" from the crisis, including that of "France’s dependence on foreign countries". "

Bank merger - Société Générale and Crédit du Nord will cut 3,700 jobs by 2025 as part of their merger. The Societe Generale group has announced 3,700 net job cuts between 2023 and 2025, as a result of the creation of its new retail bank from the merger of its network with that of Crédit du Nord. In a press release this morning the group said that "these job cuts will be based on natural departures (estimated at 1,500 per year by 2025) and the priority given to reclassifications and internal mobility,"

The Société Générale group said that the organization of its new retail bank in France is based on "a complete merger" of the two retail banks Crédit du Nord and Société Générale: "A single bank, with a single network, a single head office, and a single computer system, serving nearly 10 million customers and with more than 25,000 employees”.

The bank will benefit from "a territorial network of 1,450 branches ensuring the maintenance in the same cities as today". In total, the two networks held some 2,100 at the end of 2020, sometimes close to each other.

OGC footballer victim of a burglary in Nice - OGC Nice footballer Mario Lemina has been the victim of a burglary at his home in Nice. Lemina is currently aborad competing in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Victim of a burglary at his home in the night from Sunday to Monday. Three armed men entered the player's house, where several people were, including his partner, as well as the player's two children,

After threatening his companion, the criminals stole luxury watches and leather goods. The damage is estimated at "approximately 400,000 euros, "said the prosecutor, stressing that the investigation was entrusted to the judicial police of Nice.

Sea unchin fishing season postponed - Authorities in the Alpes Maritimes and the Var have postponed the date for the beginning of sea unchin fishing due to their "scarcity". Normally starting on November 1st it’s been pushed back to December 1st.  The prefect of the Var recalls that “sea urchin fishing is emblematic of the Mediterranean coasts”.









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