French health workers are given a £7billion pay rise in the wake of coronavirus

France has agreed a £7billion payrise and hiring spree for its healthcare workers after they took to the streets in protest following the coronavirus crisis.   The money will largely cover pay rises for existing staff – with nurses, care workers and non-medical staff getting the bulk of it – while 15,000 new staff will be … Read more French health workers are given a £7billion pay rise in the wake of coronavirus

Vanessa Paradis goes for a walk in Paris as she prepares to appear during Johnny Depp’s libel battle

Vanessa Paradis was seen enjoying a stroll in her home city of Paris on Monday as she waits to be called to appear in court for ex Johnny Depp‘s libel case. The model and singer, 47, was seen walking around Paris, dressed down in a loose denim shirt and trilby hat. Vanessa is set to … Read more Vanessa Paradis goes for a walk in Paris as she prepares to appear during Johnny Depp’s libel battle

Emmanuel Macron and his wife watch scaled-down Bastille Day celebrations

Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron oversaw slimmed-down Bastille Day celebrations in Paris today as France marked its most important national day in unusual fashion.  An hour-long military parade took place in Place de la Concorde, the city’s largest square, as opposed to the Champs Elysees – the first time since 1945 that the street has not … Read more Emmanuel Macron and his wife watch scaled-down Bastille Day celebrations

Petition tries to get Eurostar to reinstate French Alps services

It’s fast, comfortable, and far more eco-friendly than flying or driving from the UK to the Alps. But it’s cancelled. To the massive disappointment of skiers, snowboarders and the ski industry, Eurostar will not be running its iconic ‘Ski Train’ this winter. But Britain’s winter sports enthusiasts aren’t taking the decision lying down and a … Read more Petition tries to get Eurostar to reinstate French Alps services

Emmanuel Macron wears mask but his wife Brigitte opts out

Emmanuel Macron’s wife Brigitte looks chic in a cobalt blue shift dress but refrains from wearing a mask as she watches the French president deliver a speech to armed forces in Paris on the eve of France’s Bastille Day Emmanuel Macron, 42, was accompanied by Brigitte, 67, for Monday night event The French President donned … Read more Emmanuel Macron wears mask but his wife Brigitte opts out