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Upto 800 immigrants were arrested last week alone at various points across the Alpes Maritimes, leading to calls from officials for increased staff to deal with the problem. The "explosion of asylum seekers" is a result of the onset of spring and calmer seas, making the trek across the Mediterranean safer.
Read more … Call for help to stop migrant "explosion" into French Riviera
Four men have been sentenced to up to 22 years in prison for the murder of a jeweller in Cannes la Bocca in 2011, an attack which sent shockwaves throughout the local community. But it wasn't enough for the victim's family, who says they are "disgusted" by the French justice system.Read more … Unik jewellery heist: killer given life sentence
The popularity of the French Riviera capital isn’t showing any sign of decline judging by two new awards. According to a US travel website and TripAdvisor, Nice is the third best summer destination in the world and the second favourite French city.Read more … Nice 3rd best summer destination worldwide