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The August edition of The Connexion is now available now in pdf format to buy if a non-subscriber, or as complimentary gift to subscribers.

If you wish to buy a copy in PDF format for download you can do so now at this link – alternatively, you can subscribe here and you will receive a complimentary pdf of the August issue and immediate access to all the articles online (your print copies will start with the September edition).

Subscribers can look forward to receiving their copy in the next few days – and it will be on sale in newsagents around France from this weekend and into next week dependent on area.

Highlights this month include:

News
Confirmed: Britons will need a carte de séjour
Court orders refund over non-resident social charges
Gîtes groups link up to challenge Airbnb
One in five French pools breaks safety laws
More foreign speeders in France to get fines but not Britons
Cheap options for pet holidays in France
Don’t panic and cards will be valid, says French ministry
Beware phone cons as four arrested in €38m call/text scam
Dogs detect diabetes and help families
Expats wait months for French driving licences
Police in France can call by when you are on holiday
New French thyroid formula is ‘good quality’
Pesticides in honey under investigation in France
Exception to EU inheritance rules
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Practical
Is sister’s British will valid in France?
Is there a fee to link French home to electricity?
What must you consider to bring a horse in to France?
Is arthritis treatment 100% reimbursed in France?
Turned down for cheap insulation offer
Makes sense of...National service in France
Currency: Is the GBP/EUR exchange rate likely to strengthen in the next few months?
Crèche places are limited in France, so book early
Taking on the French tax office: be prepared, be thorough and be right
ME AND MY OPERATION: Tonsillectomy
Mythbuster: French are arrogant and do not like outsiders
Stop calls while driving in France
Have fun at the French beach but beware currents
Manage your new life in France and reap the benefits
Data laws mean gîte owner must protect clients’ details
What is the so-called anneé blanche ‘blank tax year’ that people are talking about and who will benefit?
French property watch: Nouvelle Aquitaine
Price property well and it could sell in 60 days
Late husband opted for a UK will

Features
My brief life as an apprentice builder of medieval castles...
Alix Bénézech: My Mission Impossible is arresting Tom Cruise
France’s forgotten rival to Lawrence of Arabia
Owners think outside the box for their French homes
High garden standards in height of summer
Tanguy Pastureau interview: ‘François Hollande was funny, but he was rubbish’
Why does la rentrée take place in September?
Colette: Gigi author was one of world’s first ‘truly liberated’ women...
Culture: The impact of pencil and stencil
Recipes: Melt into chocolate science
En saison: What to put on your plate in August
Right now, France is at peak tomato...
The return of lower-alcohol fruity wines in France
Sounds familiar: the French fear of name-calling
Studio Harcourt: Photographers to the rich and famous

Comment
Phone cameras are essential for justice on housing estates
Macron defies gravity – his ratings fell after World Cup win
Drunk, drugged driver wrecked my body – but French law calls it an accident
French unions fighting for their rights is fine, but not if it will change nothing

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