Recent Articles

  • Win tickets to the Indoor X Trial World Championships

    An international posse of armoured riders is heading straight for the Palais Nikaïa for the 2017 FIM X-Trial Indoor Championship.

  • Air France cabin crew strikes to begin tomorrow

    Air France hostesses and stewards are to embark on a three-day strike from tomorrow, which may cause travel and flight disruption for passengers across the country. The company’s cabin crew are angered by plans to introduce a new medium and long haul company – Boost – to Air France’s roster with new working conditions for staff. Five unions in total argue that the contracts being put forward will lead to poorer working conditions, reduced pay and added stress to an already aging fleet.

  • Hollande justifies prolongation of state of emergency

    Barely two days ago, it seemed that France was on the verge of lifting its state of emergency ruling, which has been in place since the Paris attacks in November 2015 that left 130 people dead. However, following the high school shooting in Grasse less than 24 hours ago, French president François Hollande has reaffirmed his decision to extend the state of emergency and the special security powers awarded to police until 15th July.

  • Grasse shooting: 'A crazed act by a fragile young man'

    As students at the Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville in Grasse headed back to classes following their lunchtime break on Thursday 16th March, a 16-year-old pupil known only as Killian in the press reportedly opened fire. While rumours quickly circled of a co-ordinated terror attack, it is now being reported by the local prosecutor that the high school pupil acted alone. While several people were injured – four by gun shots and as many as 10 more in the rush to escape the premises - there have been no fatalities and the school opened its gates this morning to welcome in students, teachers and parents.

  • A match to remember

    The legends of French and Italian football will once again battle for victory on Saturday 17th June at the Allianz Riviera stadium. This time, however, the match is for a cause greater than ever before: to raise money for the victims of the 14th July attacks in Nice.

  • VROOM Summit Monaco

    VROOM Summit is hosting its third annual event on 27th April, where investors and technology executives are invited to meet start-up finalists from an eight-city European Caravan tour at Yacht Club de Monaco. 

  • The English garden traditions of Liguria

    The historic settlement of the Riviera by the English during the 19th century is still very much present in the charming gardens along its coast. Two gardens in particular are closely connected with the English merchant family of Hanbury, who were also passionate gardeners: La Mortola near Ventimiglia, better known under the name Giardini Botanici Hanbury, and the Villa della Pergola in Alassio.

  • Ninja Warrior returns to Cannes

    Japanese in origin, the adrenaline powered extreme obstacle course Ninja Warrior is returning to Cannes for the second year running and entrants had better move quickly if they want to secure a chance of appearing on the popular TF1 show.

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