2 DIRTY LINEN AND DODGY WATER 2 [( “Lansac is a large family that washes its dirty linen in public. Will the polls on Sunday act as a large wash tub?” (L’Indépendant 23rd September 2008)]…

Dali fans will be delighted to hear that the musée Dalí in Figueres has just received from London the famous « Métamorphose de Narcisse », painted by the contraversial artist in 1937, on loan for three months.

2 Rennes – Painting the sun 2 3 by Ellen Hall 3 Pots of cactus mark the workshop entrance. Raucous reds, velvety blues and sunny yellows warm the studio walls. Rennes’ cascade of brown ringlets…

  UPDATE – September 2008 The latest information states that 4 out of the 5 alarms recently tested can be kept in use where they are installed. They should be withdrawn from the market (if…

2 “Poisoning the village” 2 Basil Howitt looks back on an eventful summer in his village of Lansac in the Fenouillèdes; not least because the entire Conseil Municipal resigned in a Pavarotti-pitched screaming match. First,…

Drought, not pollution, was responsible for the death of more than 10 tons of fish in the river Agly this June, according to the results of an enquiry by the prefecture of Perpignan. Measures will…

The correfoc, Catalan festival tradition of fireworks and bangers, may well be about to fizzle out after an enquiry into injuries caused by the fireworks at the Millas féria appears to be leaning towards legal…

 Mike & Linda Jones warn us of the ‘trap’ awaiting travellers into France from Spain who are not aware of the change in speed limits.  “Last year L’Independent published an article detailing the number of…

The government of the Province of Catalonia has commenced plans to build 6 new prisons over the next five years, the first one expected to open this November in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, central Catalonia,…