176 June 2017

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176 June 2017
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France at high risk of drought
French hedgehogs may be gone in a decade
UK pension delay ‘being resolved’
Benefit boost with law change
Heroic knight’s descendant plans to honour his chivalrous ancestor
Tarn is cheaper than China
Airport funding lift
First French micro-computer for sale
Dole money helps to fund jobs for jobless
Postal workers in France will keep an eye on older people
Food allergies soar to affect one in 10
No more roaming charges
MEPs back campaigners’ call for citizens’  rights to be key in talks
Commission challenged over French refusals of cartes de séjour for Britons
UK election: what policies for expats?
Macron is in the Elysée because of who he is not, not for who he is
Who needs political parties?
Faded roadside signs are today’s loss
The ethical vending machines that love the smallest change
Promises of French property taxation reform
Paris drivers must display a Crit’Air sticker or face fine
Air France was wrong to cancel return trip after first flight not taken
‘Insect hotels’ double up as public benches
Local anger over France’s first beach ‘privatisation’
Linky lambasted
Bear and cub filmed on rare daylight stroll
Retouched model photos banned
It’s nonsense for May to say ‘we’re not leaving Europe’
What has the EU ever done for us? Quite a bit, actually...
Versailles and Marqueyssac: How to be a master gardener
Brigitte Macron takes role of France’s first lady to new level
Sofia Boutella: From Parisian dancing teen to Star Trek and all-action Hollywood star
How do I find a divorce lawyer who speaks English?
How much is the salary of a French mayor?
Do residents have right to be buried in their French village?
What should I do if I cannot buy a ticket for a train trip?
Can you be fined for not wearing seatbelt in old cars?
Do French ministers have to have been elected as MPs?
Will there be changes to pet passport rules after Brexit?
Make sense of... Leaving a tip in France
Classroom meditation helps ease day for over-stimulated children
Parents get final word on pupil’s school life
There’s little interest in 0% saving, but here are our best
Sea plastic gets a new life as trainers
Be prepared for healthcare costs during visits abroad
Changing diet helps avoid mosquito bites
New call to recycle batteries
From cancer patients to troubled teens and prisoners, animal contact always helps
Orange accused of running down landline service
New contrôle technique puts danger cars off road immediately
10,000 vehicles are saved from scrap to help the needy
100 years of Cole Porter’s Paris
Building a transatlantic ‘bridge’ in celebration of French and US links
QM2 to join Le Havre festivities
Must we declare UK account which pays no interest?
Tax whistleblowers can now be paid for denouncing fraud
Trials held first before start of at-source tax
Financial planning: There is still time to prepare for Brexit aftermath
Ghost signs that keep the spirits alive
Buying a business can be sound idea
New apprentice age limit
Appeal for €100m idea to glorify chateau
Poitou-Charentes property watch
Bobbin lace-making will not make a fortune, but it is therapeutic
You could be making cash as you sleep by renting out your home
French rental properties face new rules
Top tips for making your rental property a success
Swimming pools in France
Napoleon’s hat still carries the rain stains of Waterloo
Villes et villages fleuris: Read the signs for blooming beauty spots
In June, Paris becomes the city of rose lovers
Mountain guide: ‘We are all aware this is a dangerous profession’
Our pick of French gardens to visit in June
Cycling fundraiser in memory of Linda
Slower-paced football is a walk in the park
Language students keen to make a new Connexion
US writer Eddy L. Harris and the Charente village he calls home
The secret history of the Bourse du Travail in Lyon
Events in France in June
Rural Dordogne boasts its very own ‘White House’
French gourmet ham saves pig breed’s bacon
Wine making: Bigger is not always better
French jam: 36 flavours from the sun-kissed Vaucluse
French artisan cheeses to try
Introducing world’s fastest flying woman