Monaco: Marlborough Gallery ignites the senses with McCarthy-Bouchet exhibition
Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet, two world-renowned American artists-provocateurs, give the Marlborough Gallery in Monaco artistic shock treatment with their 'Double Deck' exhibition.Read more … Not for gourmets and the thin skinned
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Fourteen people rescued from onboard the Amapolla yacht after she began taking on water
The CrossMed had to rescue 14 people off of a 38m luxury yacht last night after it began taking on water. The boat, which was motoring under a British flag, put out a mayday call early on Thursday evening after the captain noticed the alarming amount of water rushing into the hold.Read more … SNSM called to action after luxury yacht begins taking on water
Monaco: Visitors to the first Blob show will be able to try the sport out for free
Take to the skies on the 30th August in a rather unconventional manner at the first ever Monaco Blob show. Blob® is an aerial aquatic sport that involves one participant jumping from a platform onto a giant airbag which then catapults their teammate into the air, to perform flips and twists before plunging into the sea. Read more … Exciting new sport coming to Monaco
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The Société Protectrice des Animaux at l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue recieved over 100 dogs to look after in July alone.
The Société Protectrice des Animaux (SPA) at l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has been innundated with stray cats and dogs over the summer period. An ‘adoption weekend’ has been organised for this Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August in order to attract prospective families for some of the hundreds of abandoned pets they look after.Read more … Animal adoption weekend in L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Modernisation plan means to provide a more frequent TGV service is not expected to be completed until June 2015
From 1st September, vital work on the train line between Hyères and Toulon will take place. And due to the amount of work that is needed, the train line is expected to remain closed up until June 28th 2015.Read more … 10 month period of disruption on Hyères -Toulon train line
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Locally contracted case of dengue fever confirmed in the Var
The first indigenous case of dengue fever in the Var was confirmed yesterday by the Regional Health Agency (ARS). Read more … Var reports dengue fever case
Provence & Côte d'Azur: A significant amount of cannabis was discovered to be missing on Monday morning
More than a kilo of cannabis has gone missing from inside the police station at La Seyne between Sunday night and early Monday morning, it has been revealed. At first police tried to keep the situation discreet in order to avoid embarrassment with the Police Nationale.Read more … Mysterious disappearance of cannabis from La Seyne police station
Provence & Côte d’Azur: despites high incomes and health services, the Rivera’s population is held back by safety issues.
France has placed 18th internationally as the best country to live in, while PACA is 13th out of the country’s 22 regions. This is according to figures from the OECD’s Better Life index, released annually and detailing the ‘best’ places to live based on economic and social factors, like health and happiness.
Read more … Disappointing results for France on index of best place to live
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Villagers stage protest in support of fellow residents harrassed by neighbours
A small French community has thrown its support behind a British couple who has been tormented by their nightmare neighbours for over a year. The straw that broke the camels back appears to involve the couple being bricked into their own home.Read more … Community fights back after British couple walled into own house
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Pleasure boaters disregard for law has led to injuries and near misses for divers
Fresh concerns have arisen amongst divers about their safety around boats in the PACA region. Those who partake in underwater activities such as spear fishing or free diving fear that boat owners are disregarding the rule of decelerating at a minimum of 100 metres away from divers' surface buoys.Read more … Boaters are breaking laws and endangering divers
France: one of the UMP’s founders, Juppé now wants to become the party’s presidential candidate.
Through a detailed post on his own blog, Alain Juppé has announced his intention to run in the presidential elections of 2017. As a former Prime Minister with a political career beginning in the mid-1970s, Juppé could pose a significant threat to the return of Nicolas Sarkozy, who is expected to announce his own candidacy in the coming days, and Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi.Read more … Alain Juppé announces presidential candidacy