Public rally around petition to stop hunting on Sundays

Nearly 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for the end of hunting in the Alpes-Maritimes on a Sunday. Public support has been backed up by 975 organisations in the region such as sports clubs, rural holiday retreats and nature associations as well as a study by IFOP, which has revealed eight in 10 French citizens believe Sunday hunting should stop. Read more

Provence and its population

National statistics institute INSEE has released new figures regarding the population of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The dossier has revealed that in the five years’ run-up to the 2014 census (the latest statistical data), over 100,000 new residents joined to the region, taking its total population up to almost five million inhabitants. Read more

A bright and brisk start to 2017

It's been a sunny, but brisk start to the year - weather that is set to continue over the next few days.Read more

Join the #ILoveNice human fresco

Next Wednesday, hundreds are set to gather in the Promenade du Paillon as Nice tries to make history with a ‘human fresco’. A drone will capture the image from the skies as people in t-shirts of blue, white and red mark out a pattern on the ground below. If you’d like to take part, you need to register before tomorrow!Read more

Blustering Tuesday

Batten down the hatches! The stretch of coast between Antibes and the Var is in for a bit of a battering today as gusts of up 90kmh whip along the shore. Météo France has placed the region on yellow alert and the Route du Bord de Mer has been closed in both directions from Antibes’ Fort Carré to the Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve-Loubet.Read more

Fillon: results from across the region

With one more week until the second round of la primaire, here are the first round results from across the Côte d'Azur...Read more

François Fillon: surprise winner for French primary

Over the weekend, more than 3.5 million across France headed to the polls to cast their vote in the first round of the la primaire: a contest to see who will front the rightwing in the upcoming French presidential elections. By Monday morning it was clear that François Fillon, a former prime minister under Nicolas Sarkozy, had comfortably beaten his past ‘employer’ and other favourite Alain Juppé to the number one position with over 44% of the vote. He nearly won the competition out right!Read more

Orange weather warnings on French Riviera

The Alpes-Maritimes and the Var have been placed on orange weather alert today with serious warnings about possible floods in the southern French region. Heavy rainfall is predicted for much of the Côte d’Azur today as well as widespread storms and lightning strikes in mountainous areas. Read more

Anger at parents' choice to call their son Mohamed Merah

At the start of November, a newborn boy was registered under the name of Mohamed Nizar Merah. Former mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has reacted strongly to the news and has made an official report to the city’s prosecutor in an effort to force the parents to change his name. His anger is directed at the fact Mohammed Merah was the name of the perpetrator of a deadly attack against French Muslim soldiers and Jewish civilians in the cities of Montauban and Toulouse in 2012. Read more

Watch out for the A8’s new speed camera

Drivers who are headed past the Adrets-de-L'Estérel motorway rest point on the A8 will hopefully have noticed the new automatic speed camera installed there. The camera can detect those speeding in both directions as well as identifying whether or not a vehicle is travelling at an appropriate speed for its size.Read more

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