Valenciennes: To Increase Production, Toyota Recruits 150 People

INDUSTRY: The Japanese manufacturer sees Yaris sales grow in Europe and must adapt its production to demand … Jobs, yes, but precarious (for now). Toyota motor manufacturing France (TMMF), based in Onnaing, near Valenciennes, in the North, is launching a recruitment campaign, said Friday, in a statement. One hundred and fifty positions in interim or in fixed-term contracts are …

SNCF: CGT Announces a “National Demonstration” of Railway Workers on 22nd March

Philippe Martinez, leader of the CGT, announced this Friday morning a national demonstration, with a probable strike for SNCF railway workers on the 22nd March to defend their status. Philippe Martinez, leader of the CGT, announced Friday a “national demonstration” of railway workers on March 22 , to defend their “status”, questioned by a report sent Thursday to the …

Winter Olympics 2018: Frenchman Pierre Vaultier Wins Gold Medal in Snowboard Cross

The defending Olympic champion, the snowboarder from Serre-Chevalier, Pierre Vaultier, kept his gold medal on Thursday morning at the Olympic Winter Games. And six medals for France! This Thursday, February 15, the Frenchman Pierre Vaultier won the gold medal in snowboardcross at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang . It retains its Olympic title won at the previous Olympics in Sochi. …

Smoking: The Pack of Cigarettes will Increase by One Euro on 1st March

As part of its national health strategy, the government increases the price of smoking on the 1st March 2018.  Packet of cigarettes increase by one euro and rolling tobacco by two euros. As announced by the government, the price of a packet of cigarettes will experience a new increase.  It will increase by a euro on average and two euros for …

Armed Robbery in a Flunch, near Toulouse

The Flunch cafeteria in Portet-sur-Garonne, near Toulouse, was robbed by three men, one of whom had a gun, Sunday, February 11, 2018. It was around 10.30 pm when the events occurred, Sunday 11th February, 2018. Three individuals entered the Flunch cafeteria of the Portet-sur-Garonne Carrefour (Haute-Garonne), south of Toulouse, one with a firearm. Employees molested The …

Winter Olympics 2018: Martin Fourcade Gold Medalist in Biathlon

Frenchman Martin Fourcade won gold on Monday in the biathlon pursuit and thus offers France’s third medal at the Winter Olympics. Martin Fourcade takes revenge after a disappointing sprint.  Monday 12th February, he won the gold medal in the pursuit of biathlon. Party with a delay of 22 seconds, he managed to climb the slope, despite a foul shot. But …

A Shooting Star Lights up the Sky in the West of France, from Normandy to Aquitaine

A meteor was seen in the sky on Monday 12th February from a northwestern third of France, from Normandy to Aquitaine. It was a bright shooting star. A shooting star in the sky . Monday, February 12 at 6:06, a fireball was observed from a wide northwest-thirds of France, from Normandy to Aquitaine, via  Brittany and the Loire Valley , the website said Vigie Heaven . …

Winter Olmpics 2018: Perrine Laffont Crowned Olympic Champion, Ariège and Pyrenees at the Top

Ariégeoise Perrine Laffont is the pride of the Pyrenees winning an Olympic gold medal in skiing, Sunday 11th February at the Winter Olympics, in South Korea. Ariège, acrobatic skier prodigy Monts d’Olmes, won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang in South Korea, Sunday 11th February, 2018. Asked a month before the start of the competition, …