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France: Pope advises Mediterranean countries to protect refugees

The Med is at risk of becoming a 'vast cemetery', says the Pope

Pope Francis has criticised European attitudes towards immigrants in an address to the EU parliament, calling for a more welcoming and accepting attitude towards those travelling across the Mediterranean sea to flee conflict in the Middle East and Africa.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Proposed plans would extend the space in a northerly direction towards Pasteur Hospital.

Possible expansion for Nice’s Promenade du Paillon

A €200,000 study has been launched to investigate the possibility of extending Nice’s Promenade du Paillon towards Pasteur Hospital. If initiated, the proposal would double the length of the public park and create a green belt which bisects the city. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Alleged murderer charged with killing grandmother judged not responsible for actions after psychiatric diagnosis

Cannibal exempt from trial on psychiatric grounds

A Niçois man who admitted to killing and eating his grandmother will not face trial on pyschiatric grounds. The murder shocked police, who were investigating the disappearance of the elderly woman, and the small community of Saint Pierre de Féric in the hills of Nice. Read more …

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Monaco: The spa will utilise the latest technological treatments to help health and wellbeing

Thermes Marins reopens in Monaco

After a renovation lasting eight months, the iconic SBM-owned Thermes Marins were ceremonially reopened on Monday evening. The redevelopment, which cost seven million euros, was undertaken to reestablish the location as one of the top three spas in the world. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: More heavy rain and flooding in south eastern France

Floods cause chaos in the Var

This month has already smashed previous rainfall records, making it the wettest November ever seen in the PACA region. And further storms last night kept emergency services busy, with some residents even being airlifted to safety. Read more …

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Monaco: High-profile names gather at Monaco Blue Tie Reception in Florida during marine film festival

Monaco to host 2015 Blue Ocean Film Festival

Prestigious names of the marine world were welcomed at the Monaco Blue Tie reception, held during the Blue Ocean Film Festival in Florida earlier this month. The event celebrated the Principality's appointment as host of the 2015 festival. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Nice's city hall undergoes an exciting new renovation project

City Hall façade unveiled after facelift

For the first time since its construction in 1868, the façade of Nice's city hall has been given a much needed facelift. It is once again a worthy background for the thousands of couples who take their first steps as newly-weds.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Business has been scarce for mussel and oyster farmers in La Seyne

Seafood industry in La Seyne at risk of collapse

The seafood industry has been an instrumental business in La Seyne in the Var ever since the end of the 19th century. But bacterial contamination in recent years has seen mussel and oyster farmers in the Baie du Lazaret becoming increasingly worried about their future prospects. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Nice football team appeals for clothes donations in charity scheme

OGC Nice launches charity clothes collection

OGC Nice and association ABI 06 have come together to organise a charity clothes collection. Until 24th December, donations are being accepted ready to be redistributed to the homeless of Nice over the Christmas period.Read more …

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Monaco: This year the Principality will benefit from 40% more lights than have been seen previously.

Christmas lights illuminate Monaco

Monaco’s festive season was officially kicked off on Friday evening with the switching on of the Principality’s Christmas lights. In keeping with Monaco’s environmental policy, this year’s illuminations have been created with LED lighting, doubling the number of displays while using just a fifth of the energy of previous years. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: New eye clinic across Italian border provides fierce competition for Côte d'Azur specialists

Low-cost eye clinic opens in Ventimiglia

A new eye clinic in Ventimiglia is set to revolutionise the ophthalmology market with its laser eye surgery coming in at less than half the price of other French clinics. Despite attracting criticism from local eye specialists since its opening, the clinic has defended its reputability and the quality of the service it offers. Read more …