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Driverless bus scheme extended in Lyon

Driverless buses are set to continue operating in Lyon for another 12 months, following a successful initial run.   Lyon’s scheme was the first long-term daily service of […]

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French politicians back ‘soda tax’ increase for sugary drinks

Fizzy beverages are set to become more expensive after French MPs strongly backed a hike in taxes on all sugary drinks.   The new system follows on from an initial […]

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Local authorities ban sea swimming over man o’ war threat

Officials in Morhiban have ordered swimming to cease at several beaches after a number of Portuguese man o’ war washed ashore.   Authorities in Ploemeur, Guidel, Larmor-Plage and […]

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Beekeepers describe 2017 as “catastrophic” year for French honey

Climate change, lack of biodiversity and pesticide use have resulted in a poor year for the French honey harvest, claims the National Union of French Beekeeping (UNAF).   In an […]

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Lyon joins Yea! car-sharing scheme

Lyon is the latest city to join a car-sharing scheme catering to those who urgently need a vehicle.   The Yea! scheme has proven to be a big hit […]

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British ambassador to France to host Brexit Q&A’s

The British Ambassador to France is to tour towns across the country over the coming weeks as Brexit negotiations reach a critical stage.   The ambassador, Lord Ed […]

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Court ruling due on circus elephant’s future

An animal rights organisation has launched a complaint against an elderly elephant’s owners.   The fate of the elephant, named Maya, is due to be determined by a court in Bordeaux. […]

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Major disruption expected as public transport strike hits

Commuters are gearing up for a day of travel disruption after six major transport unions called a one-day strike on Friday.   A total of 127 strike notices […]

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Nature parks in France celebrate their 50th birthday

To celebrate the 50th birthday of nature parks in France four brand new parks are to be opened bringing the total to 51.   The park system, known […]

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French politicians plan to ban oil and gas production

Lawmakers in France’s lower house passed a motion on Tuesday which will see oil and gas production cease by 2040.   The bill passed convincingly by 316 votes […]

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