October edition out this week, read the PDF now!

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The October edition of The Connexion is now available 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 October issue and immediate access to all the articles online (your print copies will start with the November 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
Brexit: What to do now to help in the case of no deal
Dordogne carte de séjour applications will take 8 years
French benefits rethink in €8bn fight on poverty
GP ‘assistants’ part of 54 healthcare reforms
Bid to raise French pet penalties
UK shelves abolition of Class 2 NICs
Free buses are just the ticket to open up city
Probe into electrical giants
New-(ish) owner takes over La Poste
Important French mortgage bank is to shut down
This may be last time you put the clock back
Owners can shut out Linky
€200 French bank charge limit is ‘too high’
'At source’ tax to go ahead including on foreign income
Fears as vaccines and drugs in short supply

Comment
Success of Channel Tunnel shows need for real-world thinking
Calamity upon calamity as all the president’s men begin to see time running out
Super-fast ‘Hyperloop’ train is a pipe dream at best, a con at worst
South West boosted by newcomers
Growing trend is for a simple life in the French country

Practical
Changing carte de séjour address
How will Brexit affect my income tax situation as a British resident of France?
French holiday homes face extra ‘empty’ surtax
Tax shock as French residents see bill rise by 24.56%
Can we keep stray dog I found?
May motorbikes ‘weave in and out’ of traffic?
Steps to avoid broadband problems in bad weather
How easily can I transfer my UK pension and savings to a French bank account?
French law can help you enjoy the fruits of your hard work
Urologist is my favourite man after seven operations
DIY repairs... if you dare
Mythbuster: French farmers gain most from EU Policy
Regular heater checks can save lives and cash
Is ‘equity release’ possible?
What is cost of a French nursing home?
Financial planning for expat retirees should be holistic
Boost ahead for small French businesses
Smaller French firms can leave tax to Urssaf
Property Watch: Midi-Pyrénées North
Is there any form of legal aid available in France to help bring a law case?

Features

Underground France: visit these subterranean sites
A French sheep shearer on the challenges of making a living in the trade
French gardens: Dordogne gem is always box fresh
Gardening: Paint a floral picture in October
Vinx: The jazz man cometh... to Aude
Let’s go to the hops: the rise of French craft beers
Jumpin’ Jack Flash at the Crillon
Alain Ducasse: Bistro classics made easy
So wrong it’s right: why are tarte Tatins upside down?
Waiting game for ‘vignerons of the sea’
Don’t be too snob, English words can be handy
Le Figaro newspaper is named after opera man
Two generations of Dumas, each a compelling character
Strategic importance of France’s favourite village
Lazy days of Doisneau in the Dordogne
Non-recycled plastic will cost 10% extra in shops
Haussmann’s Paris was an enormous building site
Music, Metro, please...
I live in a station and B&B guests sleep in Orient Express carriages

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