Lorry Drivers Strike Action

Last night saw the start of the lorry drivers strike, where they have targeted 50 key areas throughout France, where the lorry drivers are going to be staging a series of go slow blockages throughout France, and will be aiming to be disrupting traffic, mainly around the large cities and at the main traffic junctions. …

French Websites Hacked

  Following the terrorist attacks last week in Paris, over 20,000 websites across France have been hacked by Islamist radicals according to the French Defence Ministry. The cyber attacks started  just after Sunday’s mass rally in Paris, and throughout France, which was held in the memory of the Charlie Hebdo shooting victims and in “defiance” …

Je Suis Charlie

    I am going to make this post, Je Suis Charlie,  a sticky for a few days to show my support for Freedom and Liberty of the media and my condolences for the staff and police murdered in the Terrorism attack earlier today at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.

Terrorism Attack in Paris

As you might of heard earlier today, terrorists attacked the magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’, a popular satirical magazine here in France.  Three Masked Gunmen who were armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the Paris offices of the magazine killing 12 people, including two police officers. Among the dead are the magazine’s editor and …

January Sales Start

    It’s that time of the year when the January Sales, or Soldes as they are called here in France, officially start tomorrow, the 7th January and will last until the middle of February. In the first week the reductions are normally around 30 per cent, then as each week goes past, it gradually increases …

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 …

Cérémonie des Vœux

The Cérémonie des Vœux, is an event that happens normally within the first couple of weeks of the New Year. It is a time when the Mairie, invites all inhabitants to a meeting, where the Mairie will explain all that the elected council have done for the commune, including normally how the budget has gone …