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News from the Cathar Country & Eastern Pyrénées
and from the Pet's Corner...
Local College Wins Regional Award|
The Collège Michel Bousquié in Quillan won the first prize from amongst the entrants in the Aude for a website created by 14 year old pupils under the heading “Being 14 in Europe”.
Sallèles sur Aude To Try Treating Sick Plane Trees
As has been mentioned frequently in the recent past, so many of the plane trees along the banks of the Canal du Midi have been smitten by disease meaning that countless numbers will have to be felled.
Green Tea and Coffee May Reduce the Risk of a Stroke
A Japanese study has concluded that just one cup of coffee each day can reduce the risk of a stroke by as much as 20% whereas the drinking of three or four cups of green tea can reduce the risk by 14%.
Cork Still Produced in France
There are about 100,000 hectares of cork oaks throughout France and this represents an important industry with, most obviously, the production of corks for wine bottles being at the forefront. The cork is first “harvested” between June and August when the trees are 12 years old as the bark (cork) is then between 3 to 5 centimetres thick.
Tourist Office in Belcaire Refurbished
The Tourist Office in Belcaire has recently been refurbished and is now much more user-friendly with excellent access for those visitors who are handicapped.
Swatch 30 Years Old
The Swiss company introduced their revolutionary, plastic watches 30 years ago and have continued to innovate throughout this time.
Aviva Reduces Staff
The British insurance company Aviva has announced plans to reduce its staff by 2,000 people in the United Kingdom, Europe ansd Asia.
Increase in “Fictitious” Diplomas on Job Applications
Perhaps as a result of the ever-increasing competition for jobs there has been a marked increase in the number of fictitious qualifications mentioned in the applications of candidates.
Western By-Pass Around Perpignan Open
The new 2.8 kilometre, four lane road which has been under construction for some time was opened recently.
Languedoc Roussillon Still in Crisis
The economy of the Région slowed very considerably during 2012 due to the economic crisis and unemployment increased by 1.2% to a level of 14.3% in general, meaning a record number of 250,000 are out of work.
Spanghero in Trouble
The company in Castelnaudary that was involved in the horse meat scandal is in administration with perhaps three months before final closure unless a buyer can be found.
Spaniards Travelling Less
The economic problems in Spain have had a direct effect on domestic travel.
Poverty Amongst the Elderly
A Canadian institute for research has published statistics on the level of poverty amongst those over 65.
New Michelin Restaurant Guide Published
For those that appreciate fine dining the Michelin Guide is their bible for finding good restaurants.
Exhibition of Photography of Sport in Narbonne
Dog of the month -Swiffer
Dog Trainer at Le Jardin des Chiots
Training near Mirepoix
Kennels & Cattery
La Beduce, near Castelnaudary
Security Service for your Property and Animals and House Sittings
Results of English Library's Appeal for the SPA
A story of survival