135 January 2014

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Issue 135
135 January 2014
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2014 What is changing in France
Owners may face holiday rentals ban
See Mont Blanc while ‘floating’ in mid-air
Mini Miss organiser ‘will adapt to bypass pageant ban’
Parliament to debate regional languages law
€2 billion in aid and loans for Brittany
Café fees rise for rudeness but journalists are forgiven
Healthcare decision is delayed
End of optician monopoly may save consumers €1bn
Burger boom for French restaurants
Mayors must adapt to school changes
Breton firm to supply 2,000 meals to astronauts
Law to clear up Sunday opening rule
OAP finds love with garden ad
Entrepreneurs upbeat over reforms report
Annual sport check-ups may end
Blood expert claims cancer breakthrough
Changes in 2014 that may affect you and everyday life
Flybe cuts French routes as easyJet, Ryanair grow
7 hunting deaths this season
Law will punish clients instead of prostitutes
No-one speaks to these women apart from us and their prospective clients
Charity says abolition is best way to combat prostitution’s harmful effects
Miss France pulls in 8m TV viewers
France’s favourite anglaise hit with family tragedy
2013: The year Becks left, Cahuzac lied and some gays got wed
Explosive year ahead as party feuds threaten vital elections
Ski wonder’s smile wins over French Olympic gold rivals
Cafe welcome depends on you
Winter fuel ban is a disgrace
French model is for pragmatism, not monetarism
Do your bit to help nature
Are glasses bought online reimbursed?
Make sense of: Orthodontic dental work
Why have I lost Classic FM satellite reception?
Look out this month for new work medals
Private healthcare set to be vital for more expats
For those in the state system there are ‘top-up’ policies
Banks start online payments to cut fraud
PayPal data usage under investigation
How does paid holiday work under Cesu?
What are risks of compte-titres?
Assurance Vie keeps its place as king of the tax planning castle
THE FULL MONTE - Paddy Hopkirk recalls his legendary Mini win
Nantes goes crazy for classical
Riding to the rescue
Make a bid to get involved
Mediterranean dolphins fight for survival
Monty Python in French is worth a visit
Quoi de neuf?
Price is right to try first truffle
Bouzy Rouge, a red in the land of Champagne
Frenchman has his eyes on the land of whisky
My Brittany - A WHISTLE-STOP TOUR OF THE REGION AND ITS PEOPLE
We look towards sea, heavens and the land
Step back into the past in the bocage
Wattman electric musclebike leads French charge
‘French Samsung’ takes a bite out of Apple’s iPhone
Safety first as satnav checks tyre pressures
Why the British say ‘yes’ but mean ‘maybe’ and the French don’t get it
Equity release may give vital cash – but at a cost
Home-share plan helps young and old
Protect your garden... to enjoy later
Can you get a wine fit for a queen for €15?