Couple face jail for taking sand from Sardinia beach

We’ve all been tempted to bring a little bit of paradise home from our holidays. But the urge has backfired on a French couple, who are facing up to six years in prison for removing sand from a beach in Sardinia. They allegedly ‘stole’ around 40kg of sand from Chia beach on the Mediterranean island. […]

Waiter shot dead by customer ‘for being too slow’

A waiter was shot dead by a customer who lashed out because he was kept waiting for a sandwich. The 28-year-old victim was hit in the shoulder and died at the scene. It happened at the Mistral pizza and sandwich bar in the Paris suburb of Noisy-le-Grand. The gunman, who a witness said lost his […]

Swimmers rescue ‘drowning’ tourist off Maltese coast

A tourist has been rushed to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea off Malta. The French holidaymaker, 83, was trying to cool off from the 32°C heat when she was spotted in distress at a bay near Cirkewwa. She was rescued by fellow swimmers who called the emergency services. Police told 89.7 Bay they […]

Are these the most patriotic benches in Malta?

These must be the most patriotic public benches in the Maltese Islands. The so-called ‘flag benches’ have been installed in Qawra to help give the popular promenade a splash of colour this summer. The idea is that you choose your country, sit down and then relax and admire the sea view. So far the seats […]

Pope thanks firefighters for saving Notre Dame Cathedral

The Pope has thanked the firefighters who risked their lives to save the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Speaking during his weekly address in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said: ‘The gratitude of the whole Church goes to all those who did everything they could, even risking their lives, to save the Basilica.’ French President […]

Millions donated to rebuild Notre Dame after blaze

Millions of euros have been donated to rebuild France’s Notre Dame Cathedral after a catastrophic blaze destroyed its roof. The billionaire husband of actress Salma Hayek pledged €100 million to help. French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault made the announcement just hours after a huge fire engulfed the 850-year-old landmark in the heart of Paris yesterday. Pinault […]

Why is Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris so iconic?

There are few buildings more synonymous with Paris than Notre Dame Cathedral. The building has stood at the heart of the French capital since the 12th century, its original foundation stone laid in 1163. This is not the first time the Notre Dame has been destroyed. It was heavy damaged during the French Revolution when it […]

Woman arrested as nine people die in Paris blaze

A woman has been arrested after at least nine people – including a baby – died in a fire which broke out in a wealthy neighbourhood in Paris. The blaze started in the early hours of Tuesday at an eight-storey building in the French capital’s trendy 16th arrondissement. One person has been seriously injured, while […]

Monaco sack Thierry Henry after three months in charge

Former French footballer Thierry Henry has been sacked as the manager of Monaco. It was his first managerial role and he was in charge of the club for just three months, covering 20 matches. But things hadn’t been going well. The 2017 French champions are in the relegation zone after only five wins under Henry […]

Man United duo pull out of France national squad

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and forward Anthony Martial have withdrawn from the France squad for the Nations League match against Holland. They will also miss the friendly against Uruguay because of injury. Pogba was absent from the United squad which was beaten 3-1 at Manchester City on Sunday, with Martial completing the full game. […]

Who will win football’s prestigious Ballon d’Or 2018?

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and Spurs striker Harry Kane are among the nominees for the 2018 Ballon d’Or. The 30-man shortlist is dominated by Champions League winners Real Madrid, who have eight players nominated. Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, won last year’s Ballon d’Or and is […]