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France records at least 884 coronavirus deaths in care homes for elderly At least 884 elderly people have died in nursing homes in France since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, French health chiefs reported on Thursday. It is the first time that figures for non-hospital deaths have been revealed.
France records 471 more virus deaths in hospitals as total toll tops 5,000 France recorded 471 new deaths in hospitals and 884 deaths in retirement homes due to the coronavirus, the country's chief medical adviser told a press conference on Thursday.
Podcast: Sick with coronavirus in France, new markets for asparagus, the first photo of the sun It's possible that most coronavirus cases in France are not counted. We hear from one person who was diagnosed over the phone, and who waited out the quarantine at home, alone, with little official intervention. Also, an asparagus farmer is forced to find new ways to distribute after restaurants and Read More
France to release smartphone version of lockdown permission form The French government announced on Thursday that it will soon make a smartphone version of the compulsory lockdown permission form available to the public.

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…