183 January 2018

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Published monthly, The Connexion print edition is France's English-language newspaper. We provide news, analysis, comment and practical information to help readers understand and integrate into the French community.

Buying a home, setting up a business, learning the language, educating your children and understanding healthcare and politics are challenges we tackle head on.

We also run features on important cultural events, interviews with politicians, economists, artists, writers and others who contribute to the country's political, economic and cultural life.

On this page we list the contents of the current edition.

183 January 2018
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News

What is new for France in 2018
Urssaf ‘scam’ letter is a mistake not a con
€150 direct aid to get better internet
Woman told to demolish extension built in 2011
Rare desman is on edge of extinction
Nostradamus saw Trump’s election and now sees war
Oystermen give 2 tonnes after theft
Drivers could make €100 by not driving
Pays de la Loire airport ruling ‘soon’
Online delay hits 100,000 cartes grises
Frenchman finds new planet
Mayors worried over local tax cuts
State ‘must now take Corsicans seriously’
Brexit ‘progress’ but still doubts for some rights
What is agreed for UK expats
I was raped from age of 8 but law does not protect the young
Gulf between French and UK pensions
‘Basic income’ trials planned for 11 areas
Working together can cut costs in coop supermarket
France is a nation of home owners
Church helps out Muslims
Historic Collioure tower threatened
Art library lets you ‘borrow’ pictures to brighten your walls
Fruit trees grow from mighty oaks
Lagaffe set for the silver screen

Practical

Medical reforms and new tax credits for 2018 
Legal: Do our Separate English wills exclude our French property assets? 
What are the planning restrictions and costs of a new conservatory?
How do I avoid buying in an internet ‘black hole’? 
What impact are Brexit negotiations likely to have on the exchange rate in 2018?
Lots of options after the Brevet exam
France is a tax haven – stop laughing and pay attention
Sales: Make sense of Les soldes d’hiver
You can request health ‘MOT’ every five years
Must I change from micro status to régime réel?
2018 money changes
What you can do if a client’s cheque bounces
What obligations are there in France related to trusts? 
I would have been dead in a day if I had not visited GP
Tips to buy an electric bike
Airport baggage warning
French property watch: Brittany
The home of the future is already here to stay, today
Handy app for parents
Financial planning: Get off to a good 2018 by avoiding problems
Zinc roofing skills in short supply
Sowing the seeds for a new life in France
Start planning now to enjoy a relaxing dip this summer

Features
‘A new revolution is coming, we Trotskyists will keep up the fight’
Right’s new leader is no Le Pen Mk2 ...he can win
Charity is a key role for masons
Record-breakers have a chateau, a wicket but too few players
Writers’ group built on constructive criticism
Should May 1968 be commemorated?
New Year, new you: time to splash out on a spa break
The medicinal benefits of spas
Why ‘too conventional’ French Bake-Off show takes the biscuit

Help bring king’s prayer book back home
Paul Taylor, the bilingual funnyman who makes the French laugh... at themselves
Gardens: Open invitation for snowdroppers
January in the garden: Winter scents and sensitivity
Deyrolle taxidermy: One man and his magical menagerie
Trending: The tables have turned and vinyl is back in style
Mythbuster: The French are lazy and do not like work
Small shops fight back against e-commerce
Parking schemes and websites help small firms
Dung has sweet smell of success
What’s on in January
Recipes: Tour of regional classics
En saison: What to put on your plate in January
Duck still on the menu despite bird flu
Meet the producers: Corsican clementines
Popping the cork on great wine myths
Interiors: Harmony the key to French home chic
23,000 for lunch? This was the banquet of the century
Roubaix: Art deco swimming pool reimagined as a museum
Doisneau:The iconic photographer still in vogue