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February issue out now: what's inside

We track down Dordogne conman Graham Templeton for an exclusive interview in this month's paper

THE FEBRUARY issue of The Connexion has sent out to subscribers and newsagents, packed with 68 pages of news, interviews and practical information about life in France.

In this month's paper – three exclusive interviews:

We track down Dordogne conman Graham Templeton, who is in the UK despite being sentenced to two years in prison last summer. Speaking exclusively to Connexion, he insists he is not on the run – the French authorities just haven’t ordered him to start his sentence yet

Higher education minister Valérie Pécresse talks to us about her plans for shaking up France’s university system – and how she will spend a bonus of €19 billion this year on improving education

Bond star Sir Roger Moore on filming in Paris and Cannes, his favourite French restaurant and his loathing of foie gras

In news:

France may help UK disabled expats: We’ve found the possible benefits in France that disabled expats can claim since they were cut off by the UK

Normandy unveils plans for a huge all-English university campus and looks to form a partnership with Oxford or Cambridge

New TGV line linking Paris and Madrid could destroy Bordeaux’s old vineyards

Practical helpguides:

Free authoritative English guide to buying and selling a property in France written by the Notaires of France (worth €9.50 – free to all subscribers)

How to benefit from the best exchange rates when moving currency between the UK and France: an extract from our new helpguide


Comprehensive What’s On listing: Carnival parades, lemons and fishermen bring colour to communities in winter

Half-term snow? We’ve looked into where you stand if your flight is cancelled by the weather and where insurance can or cannot help. We also share some road safety tips for driving in the snow, and talk to chalet owners about how the season is treating them

”We’re poorer but happier in France”: Expats moving to France talk about their new jobs, new lives - and new belt-tightening

Family: Coping with an emergency trip back to the UK

Healthcare: Costs for top-up health cover are rising – we explain what you should look for in policies

Practical tips: Speed camera hoax, registering to vote, sound-proofing, book flights for free, joining a gym, dealing with burst pipes

Subscribe to The Connexion today to be get the paper delivered to your door every month from the March issue.

The February issue is also available from newsagents all over the country. Find your nearest stockist here.

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