Monthly Archives: February 2012

100 years on the bike.

à 07h15 Plus France Info dans Société, Cyclisme Robert Marchand, 100 ans et recordman de l’heure à vélo C’est une performance exceptionnelle. Un homme de 100 ans a établi mi-février le premier record du monde de l’heure. Record établi dans … Continue reading

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Criminal offences cost France 150 billion euros. (The cost of crime and delinquence)

Figures released during the week show where the annual crime bill in France has risen in 2010 to 150 billion euros. The Institute of justice unveiled the Social and Economic cost of crimes and offences , robbery, murder and impact … Continue reading

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Trans Pyreneen Electricity High Tension Cable France-Spain

Agreement has finally been reached to install an electricity interconnection beween Perpignon (Baixás) in France and Figueres (Santa Llogia) in Spain. Original plans for cables to be mounted on overground pylons and the subject of environmental objections have been dropped … Continue reading

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Wine exports from France

French wine and spirits reach new export levels. 2011 was a record year for exports giving a yield of €10.1 billion, second highest only behind aviation. Wines alone yielded 6.97 billion euros (increase of 11.9%). AOC wine realised 3.16 billion, while champagne was … Continue reading

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Rugby match cancelled in Paris.

Could have canxed it yesterday if the ref read my Facebook page. Bureuacracy and ‘Health and Safety’ gone mad. Just wait until matches are cancelled because it is too dangerous for players and spectators to travel to match venues. But … Continue reading

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