149 March 2015

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Issue 149
149 March 2015
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Racist Chelsea fans: Why was France so quiet?
Racism on the increase in France
New-look local elections
UK parties quiet over policies for expats
Sunday shopping a step closer
Solar eclipse will cause power drop
Trial treatment for canal’s diseased trees
Second homes tax rise
U-turn on notaire fees
Bilingual children catch up after confusing languages
Refund bid for péage fees
GP makes Mars mission shortlist
Cycling numbers double if people are paid to pedal
Napoleon steps ashore on road to his Waterloo
Animals are now livingbeings and not goods
‘I have to love France, my grandmother was French!’ jokes Boris to Paris mayor
More ugly foods to help cut waste
Attacks reopen youth service debate
Call for ‘policing’ of reckless skiers
Bordeaux wins best European tourist destination
Bond girl Léa filming out in the cold
Refugee library comes to the banlieue
Loi Macron:a timid first step in the right direction
Many happy returns mark 60th birthday of Gîtes de France
I want to live off-grid with solar panels and storage batteries
Travelling with your pets
Tour is back to offer free, friendly help with expat life
EU examines legality of UK ending fuel cash
15-year voting ban debate is sidelined
We host the French to teach English
Clean cars to be marked out for special privileges
Do holiday rental sites now collect the taxe de séjour?
Make sure your wealth outlives you - not vice versa
Rhône-Alpes a whole year out and about
Thumbs up for our experiences with France’s healthcare system
Readers find treasure-trove of history in their houses
Demand for rental properties soars as buyers sit and wait
Volunteer walkers help make a rescue dog’s day
British Embassy joins growing ‘open gardens’ project
It’s never too old to learn
The secrets of selling ‘Frenchness’ to the Brits
An emotional journey for Eurostar to link two countries together
Events to usher out winter and see in spring
French Loto tickets stillsupport injured soldiers
How Camargue horses are helping inmates
Knives out in battle for the name Laguiole
Changing face of Paris as seen by legendary photojournalists