Expat France News

Latest 10 news items tagged France

14 Aug at 6 PM 2015

Expat mum conquers Alps with nine-year-old son

A British mum living in France has achieved her dream of becoming a ski instructor and scaling the Alps with her young son. Single mum Tori Collins, 27, grew up in Buckinghamshire and always wanted to be a ski instructor, so four years ago decided to move to the French Alps. Now living in the resort time of Tignes with her nine-year-old son, Ossie, she has achieved that dream, teaching people of all ages and abilities. And last week, Tori and Ollie conquered Aiguille de la Grande Sassiee, a 3,751-metre mountain just outside Tignes....
13 Aug at 6 PM 2015

British expat drowns in French lake

A British expat has drowned in a lake at a campsite in Marandan in the Isere region of southeast France. The man, 57, who is thought to have lived in the nearby town of Saint Jean en Royons, had been on an afternoon swim when he got into trouble. The lake has an area that it supervised for bathing, but campsite worker Yannick Meheust said that the victim, Roger, had been swimming outside the area. It remains unknown what the exact cause of the drowning was, but Meheust said he could have suffered from a heart attack while swimming...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2015

UAE best destination for expat executives

The UAE has been named as the best place in the world for leading executives to relocate to, according to global research by professional online network LinkedIn. LinkedIn found the oil-rich state attracted more young talent than anywhere else in the world, with 1.89 per cent of its total workforce being added to member profiles in 2014. The study revealed that the leading source of professional talent arriving in the UAE was from India (28 per cent), while the UK, Pakistan, the US and Qatar completed the top five. Other Gulf states...
14 Jul at 4 PM 2015

British expat dies in hang glider accident in France

A British man residing in France died on Sunday when his hang glider collided into trees near the eastern town of Dole. The forty-nine-year-old expat’s hang glider crashed to the ground after hitting the trees, with initial investigations stating that a “bad landing” was the cause of death. Reports state that he crashed into tree tops as he was making his way to the landing field before plummeting 15 metres to his death. Emergency teams found him “in a state of cardiac arrest” and said that he broke his neck upon landing....
26 May at 4 PM 2015

Expats living in Spain to be affected by EU inheritance law

Expats in Spain could see their estates handed out against their intentions and their families having to fork out more tax than they should if they have not made a will. Spain is the most popular destination among emigrating British retirees, with thousands relocating to the Mediterranean nation each year. However, many remain completely unaware that the inheritance laws in the two countries are entirely different, and are all set to change once more. Spanish laws determine who the inheritor should be when a person who has not made...
29 Apr at 6 PM 2015

Expat mothers prefer life in Spain

Nearly half of the expat mothers living in Spain never want to return to their home country because they feel they have a better quality of living in their adopted country. MumAbroad.com conducted a survey that found that 49 per cent of expat mothers residing in Spain, Italy, Germany and France planned never to return home. Meanwhile, two-thirds are of the opinion that they have a better quality of life in their new country, despite the fact that they believe the education system is not of the same standard. The survey quizzed 650...
29 Apr at 4 PM 2015

Expat pimp arrested in Spain

A Belgian national dubbed ‘Europe’s biggest pimp’ has been arrested in the Spanish resort town of Torremolinos. Stefan Rene faces charges of heading a prostitution ring that spans the continent. He was picked up by the Guardia Civil after a Moroccan woman who worked for him told Belgian authorities where he was staying after he reportedly beat her and burnt her with a cigarette. Rene’s million-euro network was established in Malaga, southern Spain, and operates on the Costa del Sol, in Eastern Europe and in Belgium. The...
23 Apr at 12 PM 2015

Retired expats told to prove they are alive

An estimated five million Brits reside abroad and many of them are retirees who are claiming UK pensions; however, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has the problem of knowing whether the correct person is drawing the funds as some countries do not share certain information. Around £45m is said to be paid out to Brits who have retired to other countries but have since died, and it is their family members who are continuing to cash in pension cheques that should have been stopped immediately after the death. Some countries...
15 Apr at 4 PM 2015

Murdered British expat could have been killed over stolen veg fight

A British expat who was discovered dead in France last week might have been killed six months ago after a row about stolen vegetables. Last week, police arrested a Frenchman on suspicion of killing David King, 70, who was originally from London but is believed to have been living in northern France for 15 years. The retired lorry driver was found dead beneath a four-metre wall last Wednesday. King had been missing for nearly six months but police had opted against opening a missing persons investigations because they were of the...
15 Apr at 2 PM 2015

French police searching for missing British expat

Police in France have launched an investigation for an 80-year-old British expat after her rural home was found empty with lights on and two cups of unfinished coffee. More than 70 officers in the Dordogne region supported by helicopters began the search for Violet Price after being alerted that her whereabouts were unknown. She had met with family members for a barbecue in the town of Eymet last Saturday and has not been seen since. Her businessman son tried to call her later that day at the residence where she lives in nearby...