October's Connexion is out now

The October edition of Connexion has been delivered to subscribers and is available in shops from this weekend.

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Highlights this month include:

Brexit

New website to launch in October so Britons can apply for a French residency card online
(but there are still a lot of questions outstanding about the plan)

‘It’s looking very promising for us' - Interview with leading Remainer Prof AC Grayling

UK ‘can and should act now on pension uprating and guarantee healthcare and disability benefits for Britons abroad in the EU' - British MP

Fears of a no-deal Brexit putting strain on families, say campaigners

News 

Older women in France risking lives by missing cancer checks

Pension reform plans to trigger more strikes

Wine from forgotten French region set to make grade

Beware buying medicine online

Winegrowers’ free help saves flooded vineyard

French departments in no rush to change back to 90kph speed limit

Unmasked: the mystery plant-namers of Toulouse

You’re on camera: how artificial intelligence is changing security 

‘2022 glyphosate ban’ warning for farmers

Refugees in France need help from English-speakers

Cafe plan to reinvigorate 1,000 French villages

New €200m energy-saving scheme aims to cut red tape

Paris rooftop farm will yield tonne of fruit and veg a day

Smart trees bring a breath of fresh air to French cities

How animals are helping child cancer patients in hospital

Self-driving cars will be on French roads by 2022 - we explain where

Hydrogen-powered trains on track for French rails

Practical 

Every country ‘should copy La Poste’s home visit service’
- daughter explains benefits of service for her elderly father in France

France's fake offices where you can practise working

Pupils learn English better when lessons are in the science lab

Working for a foreign firm in France

Should older motorists in France have to pass a medical test to continue driving?

Why do the French prefer UHT milk to fresh milk?

France adopts SMS phone location system to save lives in emergencies

Are there firms in France which insure for the excess re car rentals?

New group for English-speaking families with relatives with dementia

Can I get a grant for a new fosse septique?

Property 

French chateaux for the price of a suburban semi in the UK

Why owning a French monument historique has its advantages

Open days to celebrate modern architecture

Villagers split as mayor sparks woodpile battle

Older houses are hot properties in France

What to do if squatters move into empty home

Property watch: Midi-Pyrénées

Are ‘loggia’ included in a property's overall size?

Money

Three common money errors to avoid in France 

New maternity leave pay for independent workers in France

What is France's éco-participation fee and how does it work?

Make sure your money lasts so you can enjoy a longer, happier life in France

What happens if micro-entrepreneurs in France go over the VAT threshold this year?

Effects of taking French nationality on tax status and inheritance 

Topping up UK pension from France

Comment

French politicians’ brushes with law are no badge of honour

Retirement was not as planned but I learnt the power of staying positive!

Marine Le Pen prepares to roll the electoral dice one last time

‘I have seen results of homeopathy in my 40 years as a GP’

A new column from the British Ambassador to France: 
‘Local’ Franco-British links are as important as international ones

Features

The bloody history of Albi's fortress cathedral

Portrait of a French serial killer who went to the guillotine thanks to work of women who escaped him

The unique botanical centre in Brittany that is saving exotic plants from extinction

October is an ideal time to watch migrating birds soar over France

Today’s fashions draw upon Calais' lacy past

INTERVIEW: French artist Blek le Rat who inspired Banksy

The unconventional life of Simone de Beauvoir - the ‘world’s first’ publicly radical feminist

The French artist who forces us to face humanity's worst traits

Villages that 'died for France'

'We have a menu for 365 seasons': We interview chef of the world's best restaurant

Mushroom season is here at last!

A taste of Provence in Autumn

How to be a savvy French wine buyer

Caviar, France’s ultimate gourmet treat

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