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Vineyard law change paves way for new French wines
Expats may lose benefits back in UK
Pay special attention to ski warnings, says UK champion
Plus ça change... details emerge of health reform
Royal favourite and wines from coal mine slag heaps could benefit
Train cameras ‘can spot terrorists’
Antique racing cars from UK gear up to steal show in Paris
Champs-Elysées car-free as Paris bans polluters
New bank cards on way to beat fraud
Telephone scam alert over parcel calls from ‘La Poste’
Airbnb wants more Alpine hosts to ‘warm up cold beds’
Do not be taken in by insurance for water leaks
Different tyre types
Watchdog warns SFR as Orange takes lead for 4G
Oscar debut for Deniz
Honour for James Bond but not 007
Schools teach the whistling language of Béarn shepherds
Cardboard coffins ‘save cash and trees’
Eco graveyard is flourishing in the face of high burial costs
Police to get 6,000 extra recruits to fight terrorism
Parcel firms fined €672m
300-day Battle of Verdun left its mark on French memories
France lifts taboo and opens files on Vichy regime
World in miniature to open in Lyon
Savoie crémant is France’s new bubbly
US call to copy new laws on thin models
Replica château sells for world record €275m
Winds bring foam storm to Brittany
UK police honour Paris dog Diesel
Time for an answer to ‘the Corsican question’
France needs a referendum on independence
‘State has to respect the wishes of people of Corsica’
Building an Islam rooted in France
How far from a prison sentence to running for French president?
A spirit of fellowship that transcends communities
France needs a president who has not already failed
He championed the people – and acted like a king
Brexit could burden UK system
Ze problème with teaching
WFP was meant for elderly in real need
Islam defence was too much
Will we get fuel payback?
Shop robots could be an improvement
Can EU stop geoblocking?
It’s a date
Artisans showing no interest
Top tunes
Plane wrong
Chronic-post
Cross-border shop is made so difficult
From a fellow dog judge
EDF service is off peak
Infrastructure can’t keep up with migration
SNCF went the extra mile
Don’t die on bank holiday
Dual-SIM phones for expats
Metal detecting can be a legal minefield in France
Huissiers de justice
Check ski insurance before you go
Buying through an SCI: analyse carefully your motives
Key decisions must be taken now on further education
Families tell of problems when child is being bullied
Meet secret photographer who catches life’s most romantic moments
Perfect locations for you to pop the question
‘Hooligans’ priest’ carries out wedding for Stromae
Seven must-dos before ‘I do’
Blood donations triple after terror attacks but Britons are still banned
New role for families to protect vulnerable
Air pollution stickers are hit by foul-up
Prices jump with simpler phone tariffs
PTA parents will be paid for meetings
Meet the commuters who cross borders
Notaires hail positive start to year
Online ‘auctions’ booming
Electronic signature - the time saver now adopted by 75% of all notaires
Technology unique to French notaires is obstacle to signing while abroad
Sci-fi is now a reality as robots start in care homes and shops
Drone will do inventory in warehouse
All aboard for the Normandy Impressionist Festival 2016
Critic wrote off art of Monet as ‘attack on good manners’
Job creation scheme to offer fresh hope
Our 2016 Moving to and Living in France helpguide is now available
WIN! New book about the secrets and mysteries of France
Kiosk for ‘odd jobs’ is a hit and connects locals
Lost pensions could be worth thousands
Tougher laws fail to stop frauds over home repairs
Eat out for 20% less
Can I claim costs of share brokerage off French tax bill?
Women’s UK pension campaign hits 100,000
Consultation still open on pension top-ups
Bonus for electric car purchase maintained
Assurance vies have many benefits, now and later
All stand for the president of... where?
It is about tradition... plus a lot of fun
Some other odd ‘states’
Check your legal protection policies to avoid paying extra
Hallelujah! How French churches are converting house hunters who are prepared to see the light
Going green can be easy even in a nuclear nation
‘Red gold’ is back growing again in France
The circus is in town – and it’s more popular than the theatre
The circus has come to town, and it’s here to stay
Giving poor kids a leg up in society
France blazing a trail with the art form the British invented
Pre-war machine is secret of our success
I turned to art to overcome my stroke
Uncertain future for Lille group
MBE for fight to right Equitable pension wrongs
Scottish dance takes to the floor for more
Growing church expands into house
Light, strong and exotic: fish skin is in
Winter breaks combine skiing with learning
Refreshing end to a day on the slopes
Festivals cheer up a chilly February
Camera phone was invented by a Parisian
Keeping alive France’s shrinking violet trade
Pruning vines is essential task
Three artisan cheeses to try
Polecats have a place in eco-system
Sleep next to bears and tigers – in the Sarthe