178 August 2017

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178 August 2017
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Macron: Families to be €550 better off
‘Buy French’ labeling may hide food scams
80% of French homes to stop paying taxe d’habitation
App to track rise in ticks
Stand-up toilet was ‘made for women’
Some cough sweets will need prescription
New Air France airline aims for mid-market
Water surprise as Moke makes a comeback!
Refunds of French social levies  hit by delays
Concern over costs as president plans a greener, better educated, healthier France
French hunters kill 700,000 boar as numbers soar
Paris gets ready to brew its own beer
Rennes is so ‘radishy’
Dunkirk ‘little ship’ reborn as port’s floating restaurant
‘Uncle Scrooge’ coins for sale for €500 plus
Three vegan shops open in Paris area
‘Catastrophic’ harvest for French olive oil
Thousands use the holidays as excuse to dump their pets
11 out of 12 kittens born in France die...
France will run out of puff in aim for more wind farms
Rich get (much) richer in French rich list
‘Flying carpet’ taxi  makes Seine debut
Puy du Fou theme park looks abroad
Brexit: Clarity emerges, but divisions remain
Carte de séjour: your right despite persistent problems
Britons still No1 foreign buyers
Everyone forgets the French fought at Dunkirk
Forest fires: French firefighters issue blunt butt message
Red tape grounds drone beach lifesaver
Simone Veil: Grande dame of politics who used her own suffering to help others
Meet another side of Poirot in Dordogne
Macron offers Trump food for his ego and not freedom fries
Thinking wishfully about Brexit
‘Manspreading’ gives out the wrong message
Why Trump could be worth the clichés and Jupiter returns to human life
May I pick fruit from a tree overhanging a French public road?
Do we need to get a pet passport for tortoise?
What are the regulations on collecting for a French charity?
Help paying for work on private septic tank
Driving in France after a stroke
How do I get French accents with Windows 10?
Autoroutes and péages explained
Transplants and sport can mix
Foreign speeders set to lose ‘virtual points’
Mobile and internet promise is hard to keep
Know your options and the rules for French mortgages
Winners and losers under local tax cut
Sign up to check your power usage
Care homes can cost €3,154 in Paris
Do I have to claim exemption from the taxe foncière?
Bank fees, overdrafts and dangers of debt in France
French banks are obliged to check transactions
Moving to France? Don’t ignore your finances
Feed-in tariff changes put new shine on solar panels
Tiled roofs could be new powerhouse
Turn old school into a home
Property Watch: Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Dynamic French property market sees properties selling  fast
New website shows real French property market prices
Politics and fashion change where the well-off are buying French property
Why this small town in the Alps loves Mexico
11 of France’s more unusual museums
Rencontre with a French snail farmer
French gardens to visit in August
French Film-maker who lived with wolves for three years
Now trending: French gift boxes
French country life with Helena Frith-Powell
Secret history of Maisons sur l’Agout, Castres, Tarn
Sète: your portside seat for a summer joust
Events in France for August
Bacchus in the capital: Paris has own vendange
Seasonal wine workers key to survival of French vignerons
Artisan French farm cheeses to try
WWII coffee substitute chicory is now very chic in France
Top French chef’s tips for peerless confiture
World’s best gather for French jam-making competition
French language: Rummage around for a bargain
French film review: The Midwife
How modern-day Caractacus Potts built first flying buggy to soar over Channel