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France Has Fired Its First Airstrikes In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

France has fired its first airstrikes in Syria as it expands military operations against Islamic State extremists, President Francois Hollande's offic...

Animal Rights Group Snatch Dog From Homeless Man In Heartbreaking Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

A French animal rights group has stolen a homeless man's dog in scenes caught on devastating footage. Both the canine and the man can be heard wail...

Ten Tips for Britons Joining Aid Convoys to Europe

Dilly Hussain | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

PHOTO: Dilly assisting Waseem Iqbal distribute aid in the Sudanese quarter of "The Jungle" refugee camp in Calais. After reading and seeing the med...

Great Weekend Getaways - Marseille, France

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Our visit to Marseille,Provence this summer was a revelation. The epitome of cool, we loved the simultaneously chilled and vibrant atmosphere of France's second largest city. Cultural activities are a given but an afternoon at the beach is also within easy reach by local buses along the corniche.

Life in the Arts Lane - week 109 - L'Antiquaire en Vacances

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

For the antique dealer the word 'holiday' is a tricky one, most people look forward to their summer respite from the daily slings and arrows of the 9 ...

Hidden Gems of Europe - Hyères and the Golden Isles

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Who doesn't love chic and sunny Cannes, Nice and Antibes on the French Riviera, so an invitation to Hyères, the 'original Côte d'Azur' piqued our interest. Hyères, with its medieval centre and nearby beaches, covers a 30 km area and was a favourite destination from the 18th-century onwards among the international jet set.

A Tale of Two Treehouses ~ Part One La Palombière Treehouse ~ Quinsac, France

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

As the day ticked on and temperatures soared to 36C, we were invited into the chateau to keep cool. Filled with family heirlooms collected from the world over, I enjoyed finding out a little about Anne Marie's family history as we walked and talked from delightful room to delightful room.

British Man Helped To Disarm Paris Train Gunman

PA | Posted 22.08.2015 | UK

A British consultant has described how he helped three young Americans overpower a gunman on a train in France.Chris Norman, 62, was travelling from A...

Theresa May's Latest 'Deal' On Migrants Is Raising Concerns About Human Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Home Office plans to pay for Calais migrants to be flown back to their home countries as part of Britain's £7 million deal signed with France to ease...

The UK Has a Vital Role to Play in Shaping the Future of Europe - Now Is Not the Time to Turn Our Backs

Ian Baxter | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

I believe it's incumbent on those who want change in the European Union to offer up a positive alternative vision that would benefit the whole region rather than take a "me first" approach that many Euro-sceptics take. So here is a Europe I passionately believe in, a Europe that can genuinely advance the causes of peace, prosperity and democracy for the benefit of all...

Migrants Appear To Be Giving Up Trying To Cross The Channel Tunnel

PA | By David Mercer, Press Association | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK

The number of migrants trying to get into the Eurotunnel terminal near Calais has fallen to as few as 100 a night, the operator has said.Some 2,000 mi...

The Calais Crisis Will Only be Resolved With Compassion and Pragmatism

Alan Grant | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK
Alan Grant

Perhaps if we remembered that in this bleak world of ours Britain shines like a beacon of freedom, tolerance and compassion then we can be proud of ourselves, proud to help others and proud to push the international community to do its best. If we can rally round a positive patriotism about the place we're lucky enough to call home then we can drown-out the anti-British naysayers as well as helping those who sincerely need our help.

Style, Substance and Taste – Swimming The Channel With Cantona and Kronenbourg 1664

The Huffington Post UK | Jo Carrigan | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Eric Cantona announced his intention to swim the English Channel to prove his love for Kronenbourg 1664, there was no doubt many a naysayer who q...

Screams Of Terror As Slingshot Ride Snaps Leaving Passengers Dangling Midair

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Screams of terror can be heard as passengers on a malfunctioning ride were left dangling from an elasticated cord, in a freak theme park accident. ...

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

Marie Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

What troubles me about the French attitude to dogs is that they seem to regard these cute canines more as commodities than we do in the UK. In France, as in large swathes of the continent, you can easily buy a puppy from a pet shop. You can, if the mood took you, pop out for a pint of milk and come back with a pooch.

Platini Is Unlikely to Be Willing or Able to Substantially Reform Fifa

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Sport
Ragnar Weilandt

If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.

Migrant Manages To Walk Almost Entire Length Of 31-Mile Channel Tunnel

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

A man is believed to have walked almost the entire length of the 31-mile Channel Tunnel in a desperate bid to get into the UK. The Sudanese nationa...

Shocking Pictures Of Arthritic Dog Buried Alive In France Spark Online Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

Close to 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for a man who buried his dog alive to be punished to the maximum degree. It comes after the...

'Eden': Flaubert Meets Daft Punk

Ed Cripps | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Paul and Stan are Cheers, an aspirant pair of DJs who hit the Parisian club scene at the same time as a little-known duo called Daft Punk. Their favoured genre is garage, which in Paul's words combines "the robotic aspect of electro with the warmth of soul."

Dordogne Daydreaming - 10 Reasons to Go!

Jessica Brown | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Brown

The villages (most hilltop) dotted around the Dordogne are visually striking La Roque-Gageac and Domme are both listed as 'the most beautiful villages in France' and it's instantly obvious why.

Calais Migrant Crisis: Something Must Be Done... Of Course

Alistair Burnett | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

If the politicians in London want to end the crisis in Calais, they don't need to send in the troops, they need to shoulder a fairer share of the burden of asylum seekers in the EU, something they are currently refusing to do.

A Surprising Number Of Calais Migrants Might Be Reaching The UK

PA | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

As many as seven in ten migrants in Calais may be reaching the UK, police figures suggest.Research by French authorities estimates that 70% of those w...

Diplomacy, Not Demonising, Offers Calais Solution

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron should be finding a diplomatic solution to the Calais crisis rather than 'demonising' migrants, Yvette Cooper has declared. In a blog...

Tory MP Sparks Outrage With Plan To Send Calais Migrants 'Back To Africa'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Conservative MP David Davies has received a barrage of criticism after suggesting that the army should be sent into migrant settlements around Calais ...