179 September 2017

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179 September 2017
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Positive results for French economy
Firms hiring in new climate of confidence
Operation to reattach both arms was first for France
Marseille tests way of saving items confiscated at airports
You need do nothing to be a silver fox
River ban after algae kills dogs
Stand up for your rights on French social levies
Bottle ‘post’ is slow
Expats to lobby UK MPs
€15m buys Provence gem
Progress on Brexit court action
Official role for Brigitte Macron
Beehive air helps asthma
New resolution on expat rights?
Unique new ‘13th century’ castle site marks 20th year
French energy firms not respecting bills law
Town urges return of precious saint’s head
Snow cannons to save glacier
A taste of Versailles as a court insider
Charcoal baguette chalks up the sales
Water is still precious... even costing just €1 a year
Residents’ air plea
Fears over housing
Rural councils angry at funding cut
Speed cameras ring up €920m but no fines, yet, for UK drivers
Shotgun blasts can end hornet menace
Monet garden Unesco bid
Radio waves help broadband
Jumbo boost for elephant haven
French university rankings are flawed
France still hanging out tourist welcome
Land-locked liner becomes museum
Cigarettes to rise €1 a year to €10
Community police return
Family sought to run farm and gîte on isolated island
Donkey rubbish collectors are a hit
Two claim to be boy in war photo
Paris held the 1900 Olympic Games but few people knew
‘Even solo sailing is a team event these days’
Political honeymoon is over but the seduction must continue
Speaking French is good but integration is not just a word
Schools: hooray for return of the 4-day week!
Politicians lose their family benefits as Macron gives his wife a job
Make sense of Le baccalauréat
New concert venue near Paris will be the largest in Europe
May we contest plans to build houses alongside our garden?
Préfecture told me permanent carte de séjour does not exist
Compost classes let children enjoy food in a new way
Using trusts is complicated but there is an alternative
Name of the rose varies from region to region
How dictionary publishers work out which words go in
We retired to France – to Martinique
Six activities to try at vineyards
We diversified our holiday businesses to thrive
Brittany association gives help and a welcome to new arrivals
Church is reborn after renovation
Give Flamenco dancing a go at any age
Recycling bins turn your plastic bottles into cash
Robot vacuum also sucks up home’s smart secrets
Anti-pollution sticker hid scam with extra charge
Nuisance calls still a pest
Wrong address on invoice: can I still reduce CGT?
Local tax bills on the way
Housing benefit lowered
The mystery towers that watch over the dead
Empty lock-keepers’ cottages reborn as tourism ventures
Modistes let fashion go to their heads
Rule change for sick pay and declarations of self-employed workers
Hats should add a ‘touch of elegance’
Local green power for local buyers
An empty space can fill your coffers with a monthly rent
New owner must pay old owner’s damage
Living larders that gave food from the sky
Mint museum looks at money in all its glory
The best wine making region never heard of
Interview with ParfumierJean-Claude Ellena
Our pick of gardens to visit in September
13-year garden odyssey began with purchase of two broken-down buildings
How modern-day druids rediscovered the ‘lost secrets’ of an ancient religion
Freemasonry in France opens its doors to mark 300th year
Now trending: raw food
Author Kristin Espinasse’s real-life rom-com
Cardin bubble house with big price-tag
Explore secret spots on heritage days
How a Paris brain drain ban boosted Oxford Uni
Harvest weather watching
Piment d’Espelette pepper festival
Sharp-shooters flock to Champagne photo festival