2016 Perpignan shops will be open for Christmas shoppers on Sunday 4th, 11th and 18th December There will also be free parking in Wilson, Arago, Saint-Martin and Catalogne covered carparks in the city centre. The Christmas…

A popular and much loved Catalan Christmas figure, this small statue, originally of a pooping peasant wearing traditional floppy red Catalan cap (barretina), crouches with trousers half down, in a ‘toilet’ position, making his small contribution to the land. He might be smoking a pipe or reading a newspaper to better pass the time!

With winter settling in and Christmas fast approaching, I’m planning to send some money to family overseas. But I’m worried that I might lose money with all that’s happening with currency values at the moment. How can I make sure I get the best rates and transfer at the right time?

Buy a calendar to help sick kids

Flodama, a local video production company, has teamed up with Joa Joie, an association to help hospitalised children, to produce a calendar to raise funds for the cause.

The price of water has risen faster than the cost of living over the past decade and is a significant expenditure for households. How and by whom is the price of water fixed? What services correspond to the invoice headings? L’institut national de la consommationThe (National Consumer Institute) provides you with answers.

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