Exploding the tax myth

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When Mr Francesco Corrado read the earlier version of his father’s book 'The H Bomb of Economics' he did not fully grasp the significance of his controversial opinions.Read more

Have your say outside the UK

The time has come. On Tuesday the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown formerly announced that the UK elections will be held on 6th May 2010. For British and Commonwealth citizens living abroad there is still time to register your right to vote, and there are two options.Read more

The Nice Open returns

After a 15 year break, the Nice Open Cote d’Azur will be held next month, much to the great delight of city officials and local residents. The Nice Lawn Tennis Club will be hosting the ATP World Tour 250 series tournament between the 16th and the 22nd of May.Read more

Marseillais go mad in Marseille

A visitor to France’s second largest city yesterday would have been forgiven for thinking that Marseille had just won a world cup in something. Over 45,000 people dressed in signature pale blue and white jammed the old port to welcome an open-topped bus carrying the Olympique Marseille (OM) football team who were brandishing an impressive looking cup. What could it be given that the French and European seasons have another two months to run?Read more

A marathon effort for cystic fibrosis

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It may not be the normal full-on Marathon of Monaco and the Rivieras, cancelled because of regional elections in France, but this year’s half-marathon and 10km run has attracted nearly 2,000 runners to the starting blocks on Sunday 21st March. Among them will be local photographer Ed Wright, who is nearing his goal to raise 1,000 euros for Lance Armstrong’s “Livestrong” association for cancer.Read more

EBICA adds secondary school

Friday 19th March is a big day for the EBICA (École Bilingue Internationale Côte d’Azur) private school in Sophia Antipolis, as it will officially open its Secondary School facilities.Read more

Sporting capital

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Last month, 15 local rugby players came to face-to-face with their biggest rivals. The conditions were treacherous, the pitch waterlogged after days of torrential rain, yet the stadium was full and the atmosphere was electric. Being a key clash between two of the top teams in Fédérale 1, Nice versus Béziers was always going to be a big game, but there was something else driving this: it was a Saturday night and the stadium was glowing under the brilliant beams of brand new flood lights.Read more

Marseille master Monaco at home

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After the chaos of two weeks ago when Nice fans erupted from the stands onto the pitch after losing to AS Monaco, the riot police were out in force for Saturday’s Marseille-Monaco derby at the Louis II Stadium. In the event the bad behaviour was on the pitch between the players as Marseille beat Monaco 2-1, partly thanks to an own goal and a generous penalty.Read more

Schools Special: International schools are multiplying

Either more anglophone parents living here are aware of the importance of a bilingual education or there are an increasing number of such families moving to the Riviera in need of international schools. Whatever the reason demand is increasing.Read more

Derby disgrace for Nice on and off the pitch

For the first time since 1996, AS Monaco came out victorious at home in the Louis II stadium against arch rivals OGM Nice beating them 3-2. Meanwhile, Marseille went down 2-0 to Montpellier, a loss that leaves Monaco in fifth position, three points ahead of the Phoenicians who drop to seventh having squandered their chance to move up to second.Read more