151 May 2015

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Issue 151
151 May 2015
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Crackdown launched on bad driving
‘Dismal’ 2014 saw house prices lower across much of France
‘Road plan is not enough’
Thousands of jobs with no takers
Maypoles are also a French tradition
Neighbour charged over Briton’s death
Police donate holidays to parents of sick girl
Cancer ‘cure’ trials planned in Nice
Wolf numbers rising as they adapt to live nearer to people
Fait Maison label is re-cooked
Laugh and the world gets healthier
France keeps title as world tourist leader
Promotions save winter season for ski stations
Labour of love brings organ to Brittany
Mairies raise local taxes by up to 15%
I’ve invented a washine machine for life
EasyJet to start €2 Paris airport bus
Labour of love brings organ to Brittany
Mairies raise local taxes by up to 15%
App helps charge phones
Canal du Midi tree test starts
MPs back pesticide ban to protect bees
All change for school holidays
British carver’s golden lion graces bow of Hermione replica
37,000-year-old cave paintings reproduced
A day to learn and a night to remember
Riviera town has become the capital of underwater archaeology
I found wreck of St Exupéry’s crashed plane
Front National protectionism destroys jobs it aims to save
French drinking worries are just a small whine
Time for debate on dedicated expat MPs
What are UK parties offering Britons abroad on May 7?
Can a couple opt to marry in commune away from home?
Make sense of JOURS FERIES Bank holidays/ faire le pont
Gay marriages help number of weddings to rise
Do you know your marriage regime? If not, you should...
To have and to hold your wedding in France
New deal signed on motorways
Afraid of flying? Help is at hand
Tax office wanted rentals paperwork
Update: latest tax form changes for declarations
Time to join the new generation liberated pensioners?
Island life ...in Provence
Positive marks for childcare but parents must be prepared to wait
Hatching plans to keep chickens in your garden
Inheritance law to benefit UK residents
Bring a piece of old France back to life
Bird’s eye viewing gives a different angle on property
Get a tax break for a wood stove
Windfarms must fix TV fault
Notaires criticised for profiting from clients’ deposits
10,000 euro grants to free Paris properties
Europe’s last hot-metal paper is making money
Prices have fallen again but buyer confidence is still low
Ruling lets homeowners change mortgage insurance every year
Airport’s neighbours cash in on parking
artist Perry Taylor People call me Anglo-Gascon
British artist captures Gascony life with affection and humour
Appeals for feline funding
Les plans 6,000km Arctic charity ride
Race for Life on Riviera
Featured community group Open House Grenoble
Soil gives tell-tale signs to the quality of a wine
For a taste of a different terroir, try our pick of artisan cheeses
Fête shows no one does bread like the French
Plenty of outdoor events and four bank holidays!
On the trail of France’s wild orchids
Stop the fatal traps for beavers and otters, says charity
Giving stained glass a new chance to shine