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News Digest: First Drive-in Vaccination Centre

In France, the latest report provided by health authorities concerning Covid-19, shows at least 5,067,216 total confirmed cases, an increase of 8,536 in the 24 hours to Monday. There have now been 99,135 deaths in total, with 385 additional deaths

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News Digest: New Lockdown in France

In France, the latest Covid-19 update provided by health authorities shows at least 4,833,263 confirmed cases in total, an increase of 10,793 in the 24 hours to Monday. The total number of deaths is now 96,847, with 197 additional deaths

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News Digest: Vaccinations Update

The latest report provided by French health authorities concerning Covid-19 shows at least 4,298,395 confirmed cases in total, with 15,792 new cases in the 24 hours to Monday. There were 343 deaths in the same period, bringing the death toll

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News Digest: AstraZeneca Jab on Hold in France

The latest report from Santé Public France shows that France has now registered a total of 90,762 Covid-19 related deaths. This includes 333 deaths in hospitals and 6,471 new confirmed cases in the 24 hours to Monday. Weekend figures are

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News Digest: Discussions on the Reopening of Restaurants

In France, the latest assessment provided by health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, has reported at least 3,909,560 confirmed cases, with 5,327 of those coming in the 24 hours to Monday. This brings the total number of deaths from the

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News Digest: Reopening of Tourism and Culture

In France, the latest report provided by Santé Public France concerning the Covid-19 pandemic shows at least 3,760,671 confirmed cases in total, with 4,703 of those emerging in the 24 hours to Monday. There were 375 additional deaths in the

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News Digest: Severe Weather to Hit Northern France

According to the latest report from French health authorities, there were 458 additional deaths and 4,317 new cases in the 24 hours to Monday. This brings the total number of deaths to 79,243 and the total of confirmed cases to

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News Digest: No Third Lockdown Announcement… Yet

In France, the latest assessment provided by health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic has reported 4,240 new infections in the 24 hours  to Monday, bringing to 3,057,857 the total confirmed cases. There have now been 73,049 deaths in total, with

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News Digest: Negative Tests Required for UK Travellers

In France, the latest assessment provided by health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, reports at least 2,914,725 confirmed total cases, with 3,736 new infections and 404 deaths in the 24 hours to Monday. This brings to 70,686 the total number

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News Digest: New Measures to Control the Pandemic

The latest report from Santé Public France revealed 310 additional Covid-19 related deaths in hospitals in the 24 hours to Monday. This brings the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 68,060. In the same 24-hour

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News Digest: Slow Vaccination Rollout Draws Criticism

The latest Covid-19 figures in France from Santé Public France show a total of 378 additional deaths in the 24 hours to Monday, bringing the overall number of deaths to 65,415. There were 4,022 new cases in the same period,

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French News Digest: New Variant in the UK: France’s Reaction

Welcome to this week’s French news roundup, featuring the Covid latest, travel restrictions and important information for pet owners. According to the latest report from Santé Public France, there were 351 Covid-19 related deaths in the 24 hours to Monday,

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Pet Travel to France: Key Changes from January 1, 2021

Following a EU policy decision, the UK government has announced details of NEW documentation required by British people travelling to France with a pet dog, cat or ferret from January 1, 2021. From this date onwards – the end of

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French News Digest: Second Stage of Lockdown Easing Begins

The last report provided by French health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic revealed 3,063 new cases in the 24 hours to Monday, though this total is not definitive due to some reporting issues. This brings the total number of confirmed

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Renovation Case Study: To the Manoir Born Dordogne-style

When the Chapmans stayed at their favourite Dordogne guesthouse on a house-hunting foray and fortuitously found it was for sale, they snapped up the pretty manor, says Nicola Venning. When Christopher and Sarah Chapman visited the Dordogne in 1990, their

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Forced UK Account Closures for Expats Living in the EEA

Since our last article on this subject, more information has come to light regarding this. Barclays have now stated that they will be closing all bank accounts (that includes current accounts, deposit accounts and savings accounts) and Wealth Management Accounts,

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French News Digest: Supermarket Ban on Non-Essential Items

In this week’s news digest: Covid-19 updates, confinement news and what you cannot buy at a supermarket Latest figures from Santé Public France concerning Covid-19 in France reveal 231 deaths in hospitals in the 24 hours to Sunday, with 46,290

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French News Digest: Paris on ‘Maximum Alert’

Sunday’s report from Santé Public France showed 32 Covid-19 related deaths in hospitals in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 32,230. There were 12,565 new cases of contamination in the same period, bringing the total

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Property Update: Your Viewing Checklist

House hunting abroad doesn’t have to be a whole new ballgame – as long as you know the rules Book appointments in advance This will help to avoid disappointment, especially at peak viewing times. Do bear in mind that agents

Ask the Experts: Getting a Handle on Mortgages

Securing a mortgage in France doesn’t have to be difficult and can be more cost-effective than paying for your property in cash FrenchEntrée Property Director Alistair Lockhart advises prospective buyers on the best way to secure a mortgage and get

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Legally Dealing with Waste Problems in France

Sarah Bright, property lawyer in Toulouse, tackles the unmentionable As comical as it seems, I spend one huge dollop of my time rectifying expats’ scatological disputes. Leaky drains, overflowing cesspits, broken pipes… Bad plumbing, though hardly glamorous, has become a

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French News Digest: New Departments in the Red Zone

In this week’s round up of French news, we bring you full Covid-19 developments plus sports and crime news According to the latest report from Santé Public France, France has reported three deaths in hospital in the 24 hours to

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Mortgage Update: French Mortgages for the Over-60s

Since the 1970s, France has been a property and lifestyle destination for retired and pre-retirees from overseas, particularly the UK. Every week we speak with clients in their 50s and 60s who are either looking for a holiday home or

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French News Digest: A Major Spike in Infections

In this week’s French Covid-19 round up, news of a major spike in infections but relatively low rates of hospitalisation and death According to the latest report from Santé Public France, France had four deaths in hospital in the 24

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French News Digest: Outcry over Memorial Graffiti

In our weekly French news round up, the latest Covid-19 figures and measures plus outcry at graffiti daubed on one of France’s most precious memorials. France has recorded 4,897 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hour period to Sunday,

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French News Digest: Covid-19 and Heatwave Updates

In this week’s French news digest, latest Covid-19 developments and patient figures, plus details of public places where a mask is now mandatory following a dramatic rise in cases. Plus, a heatwave update as France’s canicule looks to be coming

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French News Digest: The Latest Pandemic News

In this week’s digest we bring you the latest Covid-19 statistics and current measures in place, plus other news from around France The latest assessment given by health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic showed at least 187,919 confirmed cases (+1,346

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French News Digest: Round up of the Covid-19 Pandemic

In this week’s FrenchEntrée news digest we provide a round up of the Covid-19 pandemic in France and look at other news stories from around the country As of Friday, July 24, there were 30,192 Covid-19 related deaths in France