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French school teacher shows pupils porn
The teacher was suspended after showing pupils pornographic material. Photo: AFP

French school teacher shows pupils porn

A teacher of a southern France school has been suspended after he allegedly showed a pornographic video on his cellphone to 11-year-old pupils. READ  

British scientists search France for Viking DNA
Do YOU have Viking blood? Photo: Hans Splinter

British scientists search France for Viking DNA

British researchers on Monday began collecting the DNA of residents from Normandy in northern France in search of Viking heritage, but the project has raised concerns among some local anti-racism activists. READ  

French family gets letter... 138 years late
The letter arrived generations too late. Photo: Amanda Trinnny/Flickr

French family gets letter... 138 years late

A woman in her eighties in northern France has more reason than most to grumble about the country's postal service after receiving a postcard destined for her great grandfather 138 years ago. READ  

Riviera seagull swoops to steal smartphone
The gull in this picture is not the phone thief: Photo: Maxime Raphael/Flickr

Riviera seagull swoops to steal smartphone

A brazen seagull ruffled the feathers of some German tourists enjoying a drink on the French Riviera this week after it swooped down from the sky and made off with a smartphone. And "beak-pocketing" is far from a new phenomenon... READ  

UK architect has 'answer' to love locks bridge
Could the solution to the love locks be "padlock-proof" railings? Photo: Colin Kovacs

UK architect has 'answer' to love locks bridge

With Paris set to install glass panels on the Pont des Arts bridge to fight off the scourge of the love locks, an architect from the UK tells The Local he has come up with a much better solution. READ  

Cannes race wide open on eve of awards
Cate Blanchett in Cannes. Photo: Valery Haché/AFP

Cannes race wide open on eve of awards

The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes. READ  

French drug dealers offer customer loyalty cards
It's not quite free but drug dealers in Marseille are rewarding their regular cannabis customers. Photo: Dave H/Flickr

French drug dealers offer customer loyalty cards

Drug dealers in southern France have turned heads after handing out loyalty cards for their customers. But not everyone is amused. READ  

France: Thieves take 17 rare monkeys from zoo
Ten golden lion tamarins were stolen from the zoo. Photo: AFP

France: Thieves take 17 rare monkeys from zoo

Two families of endangered monkeys were stolen from a zoo in central France over the weekend, the sanctuary's director revealed on Monday. READ  

What's on in France: Ten things to do in May
The Louvre museum will be among 1,200 open for free on the 16th. Photo: Oliver Gee

What's on in France: Ten things to do in May

It may not feel like summer quite yet but there are plenty of things to entice you outdoors this May. From the French Open in Paris to a street art festival in Biarritz, at least one of these events is guaranteed to excite you. READ  

Video reveals the dirty underbelly of Cannes
The scene below the sea in Cannes, southern France. Photo: Facebook/Screenshot

Video reveals the dirty underbelly of Cannes

An amateur diver has stolen the show a week ahead of the Cannes Film Festival's launch after he took a camera under the sea and showed the polluted wasteland that lurks beneath the surface of the French Riviera. READ  

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May 2015: The best month to work in France
File photo of sunbathers at Trocadero, Paris. Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP

May 2015: The best month to work in France

If you're working in France then there's no better month this year than May, when it comes to the number of public holidays at least. But as usual employers are trying to put an end to what they consider a colossal waste of time and money. READ  

French elevator protocol: Greeting, flirting and sex
"Going up?" Photo: Shutterstock

French elevator protocol: Greeting, flirting and sex

As a new survey reveals exactly how many French people have made love in an elevator, The Local's Oliver Gee reflects on the ups and downs of what many think is actually an excellent lift culture. READ  

Alarming rise in drug use among French teens
Cannabis use is on the rise among French adolescents. Photo: AFP

Alarming rise in drug use among French teens

There has been a surge in the drug and alcohol consumption of French adolescents - especially among teenage girls, new figures have shown. READ  

Obituary
Churchill's French saboteur 'Bob' dead at 92
Robert "Bob" Maloubier died at the age of 92. Photo: AFP

Churchill's French saboteur 'Bob' dead at 92

French secret agent Robert "Bob" Maloubier, a sabotage specialist for Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive during World War II, has died at the age of 92, his wife said on Tuesday. READ  

Market shrivels for France's famed prunes

France's famous Agen prunes have seen their market share shrivel in recent years, but local farmers have ploughed money into modern methods in a bid to save their plums. READ  

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