French tourism bosses tour Devon's cycle trails

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:45pm
French tourism chiefs enjoyed a Red Coat Tour in Exeter as part of a tour of Devon to see how the county is successfully promoting cycling tourism. The group of 32 business people were given a tour of some of the county’s cycle trails in a visit arranged through the Cycle West project, which has helped connect cycle routes in Devon and South West England with Brittany, and Normandy. The visit was an opportunity to highlight how Devon County Council is establishing a county-wide network and how it is working with Britanny and Normandy on the Cycle West project’s cross-Channel Velodyssey Devon-...

French campaigners attempt to save European food aid programme

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:33am
A group of French organisations launched an online campaign on Monday in an attempt to save the European food aid programme for the most deprived (PEAD), which is expected to end in 2013. The campaign encourages netizens to film themselves with empty plates and post the videos on the internet. 2013 will be the last year that the PEAD will run in this form. Funded by the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), the European food aid program for the most deprived in its current form is set to be replaced by a different scheme, which according to a representative for the French Red Cross will only...