136 February 2014

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Issue 136
136 February 2014
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Why I took those photos of Hollande
France looks to cut number of regions but which could go?
Hunt starts for secret second Lascaux cave
Only 1 in 10 pay to park in Paris
Village lands €2.5m boost from barber
Soldier’s watch found 98 years on
Hollande’s ‘new chapter’ of reform praised
Warm Gibraltar is ‘different to DOMs’
Windfarms: mayors accused
Fears for 5,000km of rural rail lines
Church bells silenced by court order
Anti-Amazon law is passed
The end of S1s for early retirees
€270m ferry order safeguards 500 jobs
When did a comfort food become a neo Nazi gesture?
Holy Father’s Harley on sale for charity
The Portuguese in France: torn between two worlds
We found new love in France
He was always incompetent, now Hollande looks a fool
I’m a woman, a former vegetarian – and I hunt
Bravo to France: Articial heart shows research funding pays off
We’re glad to live in France, but leave our books alone
Right on a lot of things but wrong on priorité à droite
Good hedges make good neighbours
Time for a healthy dose of reality on healthcare costs
‘Exodus’ of talent brings us the world
What’s it like for French expats who head home
Save money on scooter insurance
Making sense of: Insurance claims after state declares natural disaster zone
Fears over rise in work ‘on black’ as VAT rate rises on home services
Tax bands rise for the first time in three years
Why are capital gains tax rules so complex?
Monaco residents set for tax refund on French homes
Timing and good advice count for a lot in capital gains
On air with The Guignols - Connexion visits the French Spitting Image
The TV Guignols: Bringing the latex news for 25 years
Northern exposure
On a high note as move to France revives music passion
Girls raise €30,000 to aid sick children
Slow down, there may be an amorous toad ahead
Romance at the whim of wind and waves
French property review: Official figures for sales July - September 2013 - 4-page pullout in association with the Notaires de France
Older homes stable, as new builds teeter
Watch out for these key factors in 2014
Geese, pancakes and carnival parades
Quoi de neuf? New trends, products, designs, info and ideas across France
Facebook and Twitter relive 1914 youth tales
Teacher’s British film festival idea attracts cinema big names
Every year a vintage for Jura’s Vin Jaune
France has the most millionaires in Europe...
Spaceboat looking for one careful lady captain
My Paris - A WHISTLE-STOP TOUR OF THE CITY AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO MAKE IT HOME
Paris is changing but is still full of charm
Paris on a budget (Yes, it is possible!)
Millau gloves grace catwalks and screen
Britons cash in on low French prices and high sterling value
Out with the old as you buy the new...
Green light for trials into local property taxes overhaul
You can help bird study
Measure the exposure to radio waves
Adapt your home so it ts your needs as you get older
Clever plot to put land in garden to better use
Housing campaigners want winter eviction ban extended to squatters
France must shout louder to prove its critics wrong