154 August 2015

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Issue 154
154 August 2015
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Driverless cars tested on roads in France
Restaurant ‘quality labels’ are just gimmicks
Interview TV’s Top Chef judge
Historic plane lands in Blériot’s birthplace
SNCF jingle inspired my new rock song, says David Gilmour
Spitfire found on Calais beach sells for £3.1m
France at forefront of race for driveless cars
Police keep up pressure on drivers as road deaths fall
Film brings alive classic French book which has universal appeal
Bank card fraud falls for first time
Carnivorous plant eats asian hornets
State seeks compulsory purchase of Dune du Pilat’s 150 private plots
Bac pass rate stable but brevet is up 1%
First coach bargains snapped up
Shops to open on more Sundays and until midnight from autumn
Reforms slash family allowance for better-off families
Music trial to battle vine fungus
Dordogne wins role in new Disney film
Champagne and Burgundy join Unesco list
Celts (or Gauls) have left their mark across France and Europe
Dumped horses need more than a field and food ...they need care
Village’s ancient yew trees need protection
Greek crisis is stark warning that France may be next
Having guests makes you remember why you first fell in love with France
We are proud Britons and demand our vote in the EU referendum
The new EU inheritance rule
Options for your post while you are away
Local food shopping passes the price and taste tests
Sage-femmes deliver first class care for both baby and mother
Bundles of joy also bring joy in tax savings
Movers deliver your charity items
Workshops help you to repair your own machines
Expat voting reviewed
Time to lodge claims for CSG repayments
Why is travel firm charging me to use a Mastercard
10 money matters when moving to France
Bordeaux reborn and refreshed
Bordeaux looks to the future but keeps its past
Beach, zoo and pirates welcome youngsters
Giving in gracefully will let you enjoy the finest wines
Pays Basque resort is a sunny delight for families
Sweet dreams as you do yoga with bees
Your French garden can be picture perfect
Take inspiration from Monet and create your own beautiful garden
Gardener who cares for Giverny gives his top tips
Creative brains thrive after a move to France
Two ways to register as an artist
Galaxy of stars line up for Top 14 rugby – and we spot the brightest
Smart Homes open doors to so many innovative uses
Pool rules for gîtes and tourist lets
Trials held in five areas as part of review of local taxes
Rare French Shakespeare find to go on show at Globe
France is the only country with state UFO hunters
France takes UFO ‘sightings’ seriously
We started handiplages scheme by accident
‘Quality’ label is a gimmick that top chefs do not need
Dash from Devizes to Dordogne
Help raise funds for elephant sanctuary
Digging up France’s past
Garden charity target smashed
Author Kate Mosse confirmed for Charroux literary festival
Perfect time for seeing stars
France celebrates onions and garlic
A room with a view: 6 unusual holiday retreats
Did your village exist in the 18th century?
Get philosophical in your local café
NATURE NOTES: Forget pesticides, hire a hedgehog to do the work
AOP, IGP, VDF – what do the confusing labels mean?
Shining example of renewable power
Sellers realise they must accept less, buyers ready to take plunge
Holiday home sales bounce back and British buyers lead 53% rise
Homes for sale for €1 ...but there is a catch
Paris rent caps come into force and will save tenants up to 15%