The poppy is a powerful and iconic symbol of remembrance in England, but did you know that the French have an equivalent, ‘Le Bleuet de France’, their own poignant reminder of the First World War?

Le Poilu, informal term for a French World War I infantryman, and literally meaning ‘hairy one’ was also used to describe soldiers in the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. (The term ‘grognard’ (grumbler) was also common.)…

Landlord/tenant helpline The annual ‘trêve hivernale’ (winter truce), which prevents landlords evicting tenants during the cold winter months, starts from the Ist November and ends in March. A free telephone helpline, SOS Loyers Impayés, designed…

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