A group of doctors and interns have been accused of trashing a wing of a hospital in a "wild night" of partying.

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Medical staff questioned after hospital trashing

A group of doctors and interns have been accused of trashing a wing of a hospital in a "wild night" of partying.

Medical staff questioned after hospital trashing
Philippe Agnifili

Daily newspaper Le Parisien reported that ten members of staff at the Rangueil hospital in the southern city of Toulouse were detained earlier this week for questioning by police.

The charges date back to July 7th 2011 when a group of doctors and interns decided to celebrate the closure of an operating block in the hospital.

A senior doctor sent an email invitation to his colleagues for the night in question, advising them to come with “baseball bats to smash everything.”

An intern was given the job of bringing alcohol and hi-fi equipment and then breaking a parking barrier so that those attending could park as close as possible to the building.

The wrecking party continued until around 2am when patients who were unable to sleep asked staff to break things up.

“Patients in the same building as the party asked security staff to help because the noise was keeping them awake,” said a source quoted by Le Parisien.  “Windows, doors and walls had all been largely destroyed.”

After the party-goers left the building a fire broke out and emergency services were called.

Fire extinguishers were found to be empty as part of the festivities had included a battle with their contents.

The fire led to the evacuation of some patients as well as €65,000 ($85,000) of damage.

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New flights to south of France launched by Jet2

The low-cost British airline Jet2 has announced it will begin operating new services between the UK and southern France, starting in the summer of 2022.

New flights to south of France launched by Jet2
Flights will operate from May 1st 2022. Photo: AFP

When travelling is possible again, getting to Toulouse from the north-west of England is set to become much easier with the launch of new flights from Manchester Airport.

Jet2 already flies to Bergerac, La Rochelle and Nice. The company announced the new destination in response to demand for summer 2022 holidays.

Flights to the “Pink City” in south west France will operate from May 1st until October 16th 2022.

“Since putting our Summer 2022 programme on sale from Manchester Airport, we have added a significant number of flights and destinations in response to the demand from customers who want to get their all-important holidays booked in,” Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said in a press release.

Since the British government announced a lockdown roadmap on Tuesday, with plans to end England restrictions by June 21st, the company has begun to see a surge in bookings.

READ ALSO: Will summer holidays in France be possible this year?

However the present rules on entry into France from the UK are the strictest they have ever been, with virtually no travel allowed between the two countries and no end-date to the current restrictions.

Jet2 plans to reopen its services in mid-May.

“Following the UK government announcement that international travel will not return until May 17th 2021 at the earliest, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 16th May 2021,” Jet2 said on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/jet2tweets/status/1364188796506562561

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