Chateaubriant: Malagasy Gospel concert

On Wednesday, there will be an air of Madagascar in Chateaubriant.  The Saint-Nicolas Church will host the Malagasy Gospel Choir for a concert. This Wednesday evening in the centre of Chateaubriant, a choir of about twenty young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in southern Madagascar will sing gospel, dressed in shimmering costumes, amid a colourful scene setting. What …

Drunk, the Reckless Driver tries to outrun the Gendarmes

A motorist, speeding, fled past a control at the weekend in Plerguer (Ille-et-Vilaine).  He was arrested after 30 minutes of chase. Driving while intoxicated, without a license, without insurance, failure to comply, violence against law enforcement officers.  These are the numerous alleged offenses a motorist aged 37 years have been charged with after being placed into custody, this …

Why the Chinese are not Investing in France

The Chinese prefer to locate their activities in England and Germany, reveals the 2015 E&Y Barometer study published today … When they get hold of a vineyard, a football club or part of PSA, they make headlines. And the Chinese have actually increased the acquisitions in France in recent years . But we are very …

Video : Raphael – Somnambule

This has just come out and is being played quite a bit at the moment on the radio.  It is the new song from the French singer, Raphael called Somnambule,from his new album available now for download, called “Somnambules”. This is his first song for a few years, and I personally find it very enjoyable …

Pentecost Weekend

Just a quick post to remind everyone that this weekend is Pentecost weekend also known as Pentecote here in France, so that means besides the shops being shut as per usual on the Sunday, the majority of shops are also closed on Monday as well, check locally as individual stores in different towns may vary. …

Less Households Pay Tax

New figures just released show that less than half of households paid income tax last year. Only 47.5% of households paid tax as opposed to 2013 when 52.3% paid. This is linked to a declining number of paying households overall despite numbers of actual households in France going up with 17.6million households paid income tax, …

Francois Hollande. One billion euros for the digital school

Hollande announced that “one billion euros over three years” will be devoted to a comprehensive plan for the digital school. President Francois Hollande indicated that the implementation of this plan began “today”. “One third of this investment will come from existing money allocated in the future investment program” and “the rest, 650 million, will be borne …