145 November 2014

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Issue 145
145 November 2014
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Unemployment benefits set for widescale review
EU data deal targets fiscal fraud
Soldier’s room is left untouched for nearly 100 years
Legal row looms as more quit the sécu
Energy reform bans plastic bags and increases green tax credits
Senate swing to right will delay Hollande’s new laws
Failed lorry tax could cost €2.5bn
2015 budget: How changes may affect you
Angers again named the best place to live
Tough new laws aim to cut smoking by 20%
Godless Sunday service is a hit but hard to get Paris dancing
Eiffel Tower’s glass floor creates verre-tigo
Snoopy cartoons are being made in France (again)
GIs remember Cold War in France and the warm welcome from locals
Speed-dating scientists mentor young hopefuls
Open for business: 20,000 foreign firms back France and its workers
France’s own Nobel-winning economist says country must reform or die
We must defend the French social welfare system from reforms
Britain’s got TV talent – in France
Portsmouth-Le Havre ‘a sad loss’
Four-day week is better
You save thousands buying car in UK - but there’s more to do
Make sense of: Road accident constat forms
Learn about AA - in English
All change: gas prices, new laws and benefits
Do artisans need diplomas?
Can I benefit from paying for grass cutting with CESU?
Readers report hikes in their taxe foncière
Live tax-efficiently in France, especially if retired
Exclusive interview SIR Quentin Blake Drawing on France for Inspiration
Top open air show forges partnership with castle in UK
Brits thrilled about Puy du Fou-style show
Pathé centre unveils history of cinema
Prestigious new art venue for Paris park
Sir Quentin Blake: illustrator of the highest order in France
Sir Quentin Blake: illustrator of the highest order in France
The network making widows’ lives jolly again
Franco-English group funding cancer research
The revolutionary world of the fairground carousel
Museum brings old carousels back to life
French property review - Changes on way for buy-to-let, CGT and viager
Dream time: Chateau prices fall 30% over five years
Make up to €500 a month by renting out a parking space
Paris tops taxe foncière league with 68% rise over five years
Jules Verne inspired Nantes ride
Gastronomy and culture for the winter months
Quoi de neuf?
The world trail champion making Beaujolais wines
20 hours to tackle 168km of peaks on Mont-Blanc
Help hedgehogs as they gear up for winter months
How the iconic baguette inspires French expressions
Knitters join forces for Wool War One
My Place in France - South Midi-Pyrénées
Outdoor lifestyle is great for both adults and children
Lovely people and lifestyle are a hard-to-beat combination
Assurance vie – France’s most popular savings plan
Look out world, here we come...
Notaire reforms aim to open up profession
Solar panels may be expensive to fit but give cheaper power
Monuments tell local war stories