Anglo-French partnership develops guidance on future management of English Channel

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:09pm

An Anglo-French partnership of academic, government, industry and environmental organisations are working together to influence future policy decisions affecting the world’s busiest waterway. The English Channel is used daily by more than 500 shipping vessels, while millions of people live on its shores in Southern England and Northern France, and it is used widely for industry, environmental and leisure purposes. Now 12 organisations, led by Plymouth University, have agreed to work in partnership to produce an English Channel Governance Guide, which will feed into live marine policy...

Le Havre to Nice run raises funds for Macmillan Cancer Support charity

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:18am

At the beginning of August 2013, James Berry and good friend Matt Fotheringham began the mammoth task of running the full length of France, from Le Havre in the north to Nice in the south, a total of 720 miles.

Their initial aim was to complete the challenge within the 31 days of August having run 630 miles, however their initial route had to change adding on 90 miles, despite this they managed to reach the finish line 5 days ahead of schedule.

Running with the bare essentials and camping almost every night, the boys completed this challenge relatively unsupported.


Five Exeter men complete epic ride for Hospiscare

Authored by echothedog
Posted: Sat, 07/27/2013 - 11:46am

Five Exeter friends - Keith Chapman, Jamie Howard, Brian Moore, Andy Rowe and Anthony Towl have just returned after completing an epic 11 day, 1,100 mile cycle ride from Paris to Rome, raising £7,500 for Hospiscare.

Starting at the Eiffel Tower, the route took them down through France, over the Alps and into Italy, passing through Tuscany before finishing at the Coliseum. The route had to be changed at the last minute due to snow blocking some of the high Alp passes, but they still found some tough mountains to climb!

Andy Rowe said “We self-funded the trip, meaning every...

Le Weekend Francais

Event Date: 
13/07/2013 - 11:45am to 15/07/2013 - 3:00pm
Otterton Mill House, The Green, Otterton, Budleigh Salterton

Head Chef Franck Favereaux celebrates his homeland's Bastille Day with a special long weekend of French cuisine in Otternton Mill restaurant.

A lunchtime menu will be running featuring a variety of typical French dishes prepared by Franck and his team. Lunchtime service runs from 11.45am to 3pm. You can book a table by calling 01395 567041.

Prices vary depending on the dish.

"Franck has been our Head Chef since February 2012. Many of you will remember Franck from his days as proprietor of the highly acclaimed The Seafood Restaurant in Exmouth, which he ran for 10...

Paris celebrates passing of equal marriage law

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2013 - 1:17am

Thousands gathered in Paris' Place Baudoyer on Tuesday evening to celebrate the passing of the equal marriage bill in France.

The bill met some of the strongest opposition seen in Europe, with hundreds of thousands taking to the streets of towns and cities across the country in recent months.

The bill, which also legalises adoption by same-sex couples, was passed by 321 votes to 225 in the French parliament. (NewsPoint)

Devon supports Cross Channel Declaration

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 02/13/2013 - 12:50am

Devon County Council has announced that it is backing a new agreement with French authorities which aims to tackle the threat of pollution from shipping incidents in the English Channel.

Exeter Chiefs humbled at the Stade Marcel Michelin

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2013 - 11:17am

Exeter Chiefs saw their first-ever Heineken Cup exploits ended for the year as they ran into a French freight train in the shape of Clermont Auvergne (Clermont Auvergne 46 - Exeter Chiefs 3).

Unbeaten on home soil for 53 games before kick-off, Vern Cotter’s star-studded side produced a ruthless display of power, pace and precision as they added the scalp of the Aviva Premiership club to their list of sides humbled at the imposing Stade Marcel Michelin.

Tries from Wesley Fofana, Jean-Marcellin Buttin (2), Damian Chouly, David Skrela and Naipolioni Nalaga were the high...

French ex-minister sues tycoon for paternity

Authored by JAMIII
Posted: Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:09am
PARIS (AP) — Rachida Dati built her against-the-odds career by defying convention. So it was in character when — while serving as France's justice minister — she had a daughter and refused to say who the father was. Now, what was once thought to be an exercise in discretion has morphed into a messy scandal involving tales of power, sex and ambition. Dati, now 46, says simply: "I have a complicated private life." Dati was the toast of Paris and foreign capitals when she served as justice minister under then-President Nicolas Sarkozy from June 2007 to June 2009. With her Algerian and Moroccan...

Anyone fancy a weekend away on the slopes?

Authored by Anonymous
Posted: Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:15pm
Ski Weekend, a local company with offices at Darts Farm and in Chamonix, operate bespoke short break ski trips to the Alps. Established in 1986, the weekend ski trip concept was developed by ski guru Gavin Foster and Sue Greenslade. The company, led by the original team, still arrange corporate events, family, groups and individuals whose time is at a premium. The classic 4-day ski break involves just 2 days off work, but with 4 full days on the slopes. Packages starts from £349 pp + flights which can be arranged from Bristol, London and many other regional gateways. Packages are fully...

Tour de France 2013 route revealed

Authored by JAMIII
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2012 - 3:43pm
(NewsPoint) –The Tour de France route for 2013 has finally been revealed. It will begin on the French island of Corsica on 29th June and will be the 100th race, marking the centenary of the famous race. 2012 has been a good year to profile cycling with huge interest in the Tour de France and the 2012 Olympic Games, but Lance Armstrong's recent shenanigans and the United States Anti-doping Authorities’ 1,000-page dossier left a bitter taste in the mouths of most in the cycling world. The Tour de France will be hoping to take away the negative press and bring cycling to the forefront again