Pollution: Alternating Traffic in Lyon and Villeurbanne Friday

The Rhone prefecture announced Wednesday the establishment of alternating traffic in Lyon and Villeurbanne from Friday. Like Paris, both cities face an episode of fine particle pollution. The prefect of the Rhône decided “early” the establishment of alternating traffic in Lyon and in the nearby town of Villeurbanne from Friday because of a “sustainable episode …

Rhône-Alpes: Several Departments Plagued by a Serious Outbreak of Chickenpox

HEALTH: Isere, Savoie and Haute-Savoie are most affected … The region is one of five regional departments affected by the disease. According to the bulletin weekly Riverkeeper Network, published Wednesday, Rhône-Alpes is currently experiencing an outbreak of chickenpox, described as “moderate” by the observatory GPs. The unevenly affected departments This childhood disease , which results in the appearance …

A Mysterious Fireball Crossed the Sky in the South of France

Surprised, the people of southern France sighted on Wednesday night the passage of a “fireball” in the sky. The sky of southern France was crossed by a strange “fireball” Wednesday around 6.20 pm. On Twitter, the testimony of spectators flocked phenomenon, sharing their surprise.   y’a eu chez pas quoi c’etais un truck énorme on aurait …

Threats against six schools in Lyon

In Lyon six schools received on Monday morning, anonymous calls reporting the presence of a bomb, causing the temporary evacuation of two of them. The four Lycées and two colleges at around 9am received bomb threats from the same pre-recorded message, said a spokesman for the prefecture of the Rhone. Six institutions concerned The alerts concerned …

Aggression in Valence: Le Drian Praised Military response after Grand Mosque Attack

The defence minister paid tribute on Saturday to four soldiers attacked on Friday in Valence (Drôme) … A “coolness and a know-how acquired on overseas theatres”. The French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today, Saturday praising the mastery and experience of the four French soldiers attacked Friday in front of the great mosque of Valence. “I …

French Population Increase

THE French population has incresed and has broken the symbolic 65 million barrier, according to recently published figures from the national statistics office INSEE (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). They reveal that the population of France was 65,241,241 on January 1, 2012, which is an increase of 300,000 on the previous …