A weekly update of local news in the Pyrenees-Orientales
Many are the stories of ‘encantades’ or ‘bruixas’, (witches) in the history of the P-O..
Look out for the autumn PO Life Mag around the region from 1st October.. Ring your local tourist office if you’re having difficulty finding the paper version as many of them will post it to you.
Sometimes it’s easier to stay with an unsatisfactory bank, than to research and change to a different one, particularly if you have several accounts. It could be out of the frying pan…
From the 1st October, entry into the UK for French (and other European) nationals requires a passport… not something everybody has!
Records of the River Tech’s regular floods date back to 1421. Over the centuries, many have been especially bad. In 1876, for example, between 17th and 20th October, houses were demolished, railway bridges destroyed, road bridges badly damaged, and two people drowned.
For a very brief 24 hours, between Sunday 26th and Monday 27th September, the BAe 146 « ZE700 » Royal Airforce jet made a stopover in Perpignan!
The third booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOG) have confirmed they’ll need some 45,000 volunteers for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games. Better yet, they’re looking for English speakers!
The British embassy has confirmed that until the 1st January 2022, the French authorities will continue to accept proof of application for a WA residency card (rather than the confirmed status) to accord British citizens right to work, travel, apply for benefits and access other services in France.