Lunchtime News. Tuesday 30th June 2020

Nice Port closed- Areas inside the Port Lympia have been closed to the public owing to increasing numbers of incidents.

Authorities say there have been increasing numbers of young people gathering in the area to party and increased cases of public drunkenness.

There have also been reports of people climbing onboard yachts and committing thefts and causing other damage.

Ports in Beaulieu sur Mer and Menton have reported similar incidents over the past few days.


Coco Beach-Coco beach in Nice has been closed at night time because of large groups of people gathering for parties in the early hours of the morning.

Local residents have been complaining about being kept awake at night because of the noise.Extra police patrols will be on duty in the area to prevent people from accessing the beach.


Swimming ban-Swimming will be banned on beaches between Cagnes sur Mer and Villeneuve Loubet on Thursday and Friday with work being carried out on sewage pipes.

Beaches between Epi and Villeneuve Loubet will be closed as a precaution while the work is carried out.Tests will then be carried out on seawater to see if its safe for the public to return.


Traffic congestion-An accident on the Voie Rapide in Nice this morning has been causing long tailbacks for motorists.

The accident happened near the Cimiez exit on the eastbound side of the road at 9.30 this morning when two cars collided.One person was slightly hurt.

Jams stretching back 3 kilometers quickly formed and the area wasn’t clear again until nearly lunchtime.


MonaBike-Monaco is setting up an extra three MonaBike stations to allow people greater freedom to travel across the Principality.

Recent statistics show that between 1,200 and 1,600 people are using the MonaBike system on a daily basis.

The most popular bike stations are at the hospital and train station.

The extra stations are being set up at the foot of the Odeon Tower ,near the Cathedral on the avenue Saint-Martin and at the angle of the Rue Grimaldi and the Allee-Guillaume-Apollinaire.



In National News.


Sardines recalled-The supermarket chains Auchun and Carrefour have recalled a brand of canned sardines over fears that they may be contaminated with glass fragments.

The affected 135g cans are the CONNETABLE brand flavoured with cayenne pepper with the batch numbers 04 2025/ S00970164, 04 2025/ S00970183 and 04 2025/ S00970205.

The supermarkets advise anyone who’s bought one of the affected cans not to open it and to return it to the store for a refund.


Recovery fund-President Macron and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for a “strong and efficient” coronavirus recovery fund for the European Union.

The two leaders have urged for a deal to be struck by the end of next month despite opposition from a number of countries including the Netherlands and Austria.

Hard-hit southern states such as Italy and Spain have called for the EU to fund the response to the crisis and Mr Macron has warned that it would “not be in the interest “ of those countries opposing the fund to see certain  members affected unduly by the coronavirus pandemic.He called for solidarity and said that he hoped agreement on a 750 billion euro package could be agreed before the end of July.

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