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Newsletter Articles to February 2017 YY MM (page no) YY MM (page no) YY MM (page no) YY MM (page no) YY MM (page no)
Address book and abuse thereof 11 01 (4) 10 12 (3)
Air Delays - claims for compensaton 16 08 (5)
Air France low cost service locally 13 02 (10) 11 12 (6)
Alcoholics Anonymous - Riviera 10 04 (7)
Antenne de Justice (St Maximin, Brignoles) www.cdad-var.justice.fr 13 03 (5)
Anti pollution measures 17 02 (6)
Assurance claims especially following catastrophe 10 07 (4)
Autoroute breakdown procedure 10 01 (6)
Bank Acounts - opening in UK from France 16 11 (6)
Bastille day history 12 07 (7)
BAV/BSN (Bereavement Support Network of the Var) www.bsnvar.org 12 07 (6) 12 06 (5) 11 09 (6)
Beaches/Marinas in Var with Blue Flag test approval 15 07 (9)
Benefits to Members  - latest 13 09 (7)
Bogus Callers 15 06 (7)
Books/English Library, St Raphael 12 10 (3)
Boules - Rules 13 08 (S1)
Breathalyser kit/Breath Tests 13 03 (S2) 12 04 (8) 12 05 (5)
Brexit - complications 16 08 (5)
(Royal) British Legion in the Var 11 11 (5) 11 10 (6) 11 09 (4)
Builders helpful hints 13 04 (S1)
Butcher - English delivers monthly in South of France 15 09 (6)
Cafés - rules and regs 16 11 (9)
Car Hire - cheaper rates; without counterpart licence 15 07 (6) 10 03 (5)
Car Importing to France and registering 15 01 (8)
Car correctly insured/taxed in UK/ France, registration plate, SORN 13 12 (9) 13 10 (S1) 12 10 (10) 11 11 (3) 11 05 (4)
Car locks - thieves targeting remote locking devices 15 11 (9)
Chef - Party, event catering, private villas - Tuly Scrumptious 12 09 (6)
Christmas Customs in France - December 2016 16 12 (1,5)
Cinema in English 12 08 (10)
Citizens Advice Bureau = Maison de Justice et du Droit 12 02 (7)
Cold Calling - how to stop unwanted calls www.pacitel.fr 11 11 (6)
Controle technique - new regs 12 05 (4)
Cookery - useful hints and substitutions 12 08 (8)
Criminals targeting unccupied homes 17 02 (8)
Cruise Control warning 16 01 (9)
Customers - new rights 14 07 (8)
Data Protection Rules in France 11 04 (4)
Debroussaillage 11 10 (4)
Dentist - English speaking 11 07 (6)
Dog Friendly Beaches 13 06 (S1)
Driving in France - pedestrians, jaywalking, fines/New style 13 10 (S2) 13 08 (S2) 09 12 (6) 11 01 (6)
Driving licence update / validity of UK licence,points / French licence 17 01 (4) 15 05 (9) 14 12 (9) 13 04 (S2) 12 12 (9)
Driving regulations - requirements 14 07 (6)7
DWP - UK state pensions, life cert 12 01 (6)
Earpieces for mobile phones - banned for road users 15 11 (8)
EDF, contact details. Querying higher monthly payments 13 02 (9) 11 02 (4) 10 10 (5)
EDF - possible refund of CSPE tax paid over past 2 yrs, sample letter 14 06 (?)
EHIC card or CEAM 14 03 (6) 13 03 S1)
Emergency Phone No. across European Union 112 15 06 (8)
Emmaus background 12 10 (9)
Employment 'on the black' pitfalls 12 10 (6)
English Words in France 15 07 (8)
Equipment Loan from BAV 16 06 (8)
Euro symbol € - how to enter from compter keyboard 16 08 (4)
Eurostar - new service to Provence 15 02 (8) 13 02 (9)
Faux amis/False friends (English/French translations) 15 03 (5) 15 02 (5) 14 11 (9)
Fete de la Musique - what is it? 12 06 (1)
Ferries - new rights for passengers 13 08 (S2)
Fire - practical advice for emergencies 12 08 (4)
Fish & chips in the Var 12 09 (6)
Flights to/from Toulon, Marseille, Nice 15 04 (9)
Flooding - monitoring website (http://www.vigicrues.gouv.fr) 13 07 (8)
French/English (one-on-one) converstion - Brignoles 15 09 (4)
French tuition 14 06 (4) 12 07 (10)
Garden Rubbish - disposal of / Bonfires 14 11 (6) 13 01 (6)
Gas Regulations - Important 15 11 (7)
Groups: Boules, digital photos, painting, walking (updated mthly)
Hay Fever - app warning of pollen levels 16 06 (8)
Heart Attack (hard & fast method) 12 02 (8)
Heating appliance - cleaning of filters 10 01 (5)
Help at Home 12 11 (6)
Hermit of the Rock, Roquebrune-sur-Argens 16 08 (7)
History of the Var Branch part I, II, III, IV   (2008 Nov thru 2009 Feb) 08-09
Hospitalisation - what to take with you 13 03 (S1)
House Selling and Moving back to UK 10 05 (4) 10 04 (4)
How to Survive in France - Useful advice 16 06 (6)
Hunting - stop this on Sundays 17 02 (9)
Impots/  tax / Personal allowance/ tax at source 17 02 (9) 14 11 (8) 14 01 (6) 13 07 (8)
Inheritance - trusts, new rules 2015 15 08 (6) 14 11 (5) 12 08 (9)
Inheritance tax (UK)/Succession tax (FR) 16 07 (8/9)
Insurance - home - 14 01 (4)
Insurance House reminders of restrictions, security 14 10 (8) 11 05 (5)
Insurance -travel & risks of not be adequately covered 11 12 (6)
Internet/E-mail safety, warnings, Skypecybercriminals, money scam 16 12 (7) 14 01 (6) 12 07 (9) 11 01 (7) 10 08 (4)
Internet - useful websites (for post, phone books, hoaxes, etc 16 01 (9) 12 08 (7) 12 07 (10)
Italia Rail - Marseille to Milan by train 15 03 (8)
Jellyfish - advice 13 08 (S2)
Journees europeennes du patrimoine (over 2 days, 3rd wk of Sept ) 13 09 (1)
Lead Piping rules 14 04 (9)
Legal advice - free (SAUJ) 16 02 (5)
Liberation 15 August 1944 - a little background info 12 08 (10)
Light Bulbs - free 16 12 (4)
Living in France - demographics 11 02 (7)
Maisons de Services Publics 16 02 (7)
Medical Equipment supplies / Transport 16 02 (4)
Membership spread across Var 10 08 (1)
Menus - French to English translation starting from Oct 2016 16 10 (8)
Mobile Phones in France - dual SIM cards 16 02 (9)
Mobile Phones IMEI code - foil phone thieves 11 03 (5)
Mobile Phones - emergency calls (112) 11 03 (8)
Mobility Aids- Welfare 16 12 (7)
Mosquitos - misc 14 04 (7) 13 08 (S2)
Musique cordiale annual event Seillans Aug 2012 14 07 (9) 12 07 (8)
Neighbourhood Network groups - Reports back monthly 16 01 (4) 10 12 (5)>>
Nuisance calls - block them at www.bloctel.gouv.fr 16 06 (8)
Organ Donor - French system 17 01 (7)
PACA Security Network (new electric circuit) 13 06 (S2)
Palm Tree  Disease - preventative treatment 16 06 (9)
Parking Tickets / Electronic 14 11 (4) 13 02 (5)
Passports 13 06 (7) 12 02 (4)
Peages for UK residents (Sanef tolling) www.saneftolling.co.uk 12 08 (9) 12 07 (9)
Pensions DSSS (spouse) 13 06 (5)
Pensions- FindMyLostPension.com plus other search sites 16 06 (7)
Pets - dogs & cats - passports, Innoculations, sitting, refuge, fostering 16 11 (5) 14 01 (8) 14 01 (6) 12 09 (5/9)
Phones/Mobiles/ Orange Helpline in English/Tips 13 09 (4) 16 08 (9) 13 04 (S1)
Police - holiday home protection 12 09 (5)
Postal Charges - latest rates  (timbres.laposte.fr/tarifs.jgi) 13 01 (7)
Post - options for forwarding or delayed delivery 16 07 (7)
Post Office - scams 16 03 (4)
Proof of Life forms 16 11 (9)
Property Purchase - invaluable advice 15 09 (8)
Poperty Sales - Immo Interactive / Vente Notariale Interactive (VNI) 16 03 (8)
Property taxes -includes second homes 15 06 (6) 12 08 (10
Provence Living facebook page 13 08 (S1)
Public Holidays inFrance 16 02 (4)
Radio in English - www.expatradio.fr 16 11 (8)
Recycling 16 12 (9)
Reduced Mobility - adapting for independence 13 09 (S2)
Referendum/Brexit Vote 16 03 (9) 16 01 (5)
Residency in France, entitlements, requirements,registration 10 02 (2)
Restos du Coeur 12 11 (10)
Rules & Regs (BAV) 11 08 (4)
Ryanair misc info about changes 14 03 (8)
S 1 Health forms for early retirees 14 04 (6)
SATNAV Coordinates, legal requirements 12 02 (1) 10 11 (4)
Scam - motorists beware 17 01 (3) 16 08 (7) 16 07 (4)
Scams/Phishing - current, Orange, Police,Free 16 08 (4) 14 03 (5) 13 03 (S1) 13 01 (10)
Scam - Income tax 16 06 (8)
Scam calls - infosva.org  to verify missed calls are not premium rate 16 08 (6)
Shale gas (Schiste) 13 06 (S1)
Siddals France - details of their services (in english) 12 07 (8)
Small Claims Court = Juge de proximite 14 01 (7)
Smoke Alarms - compulsory from March 8, 2015 14 04 (4)
SNCF (compensation 17 02  (9)
Social charges 16 01 (4)
Soup recipes - from 2014 11
Speed / Radar Checks in Var/car mounted cameras/fake 16 01 (3) 14 05 (7) 13 12 (10) 13 05 (8)
Speeding tickets in France/check fine online 16 11 (9) 16 04 (9) 15 07 (5) 1504 (8)
Stroke - infarctus cerebral ou accident cerebral 12 02 (8) 09 03 (8)
Sirens 14 03 (8)
Tax Bills (local) spot mistakes 17 01 (6)
TeleSales - unwanted calls 10 10 (5)
Terror Attack - recommended action/ Smartphone App (SAIP) 16 07 (2) 11 04 (7)
TGV - Marseille - Nice via Le Muy , Budget (OuiGo) 14 06 (7)
Thunderstorms - Advice on what to do 15 11 (6)
Timetables - bus/train (www.pacamobilite.fr) 14 01 (9)
Tree Threat by bacterium 15 06 (7)
TV British TV in France (Astra2E) (www.filmon.com) 15 09 (9) 15 06 (9) 15 05 (8) 14 04 (7) 14 03 (9)
TVA (VAT) rates 13 12 (5)
Tyres - savings on/Security 13 10 (S1) 10 01 (5)
Vigne a Velo 16 04 (8)
Voting in UK Elections details (www.aboutmyvote.co.uk)/ in France 13 10 (S1) 10 02 (6)
Walks - longish - contact jim.north@wanadoo.fr (04 94 85 22 06) 13 02 (10)
Walks - shortish starting feb 2013 - separate spreadsheet 13 02 (10)
Water Company misleading letters re insurance 16 03 (5)
Welfare Policy (16/08-in Chairman's Report) 16 08 (4) 11 08 (6) 10 04 (3)
Welfare Coordinator - Ann Mitchem/details in Chairman's Report 13 09 (6) 12 06 (4)
What's On in the Var - monthly starting from mid 2012 Newsletters 12 07 >>>
Weelchair hire from BAV 15 02 (3)
Wind Farms - Var 15 07 (2)
Wines in the Var  14 05 (8) 12 09 (1)
Winter Fuel Payments 15 02 (8) 12 09 (10)
My Village, Groups, Short Walks YY MM (page no)
My Village:
    Aups - Sandra Bingham-Wallis 13 04 (6)
    Claviers - Richard Alexander 13 02 (9)
    Figanieres - Anne Zutshi 13 05 (7)
    Le Val 13 08 (S1)
    Les Arcs - Pat Toohey 13 01 (10)
    Montauroux - Sandy Docherty 13 03 (6)
    Puget-sur-Argens - Stuart Reed 13 06 (8)
Places to Visit in the Var - from 2014 09 onwards:
    Chateau d'Entrecasteaux 15 09 (7)
    Chateau des Vins, Vins sur Caramy 16 03 (6)
    Grottes de Saint-Cezaire 16 01 (8)
    Marseille  15 11 (7)
    Maeght Foundation St Paul de Vence 16 04 (7)
    Moustiers-Ste-Marie 15 03 (6)
    Pennafort, Chapelle de 15 08 (7)
    Rail travel - picturesque - St Raphael area 14 05 (4)
    Rosaire Chapel, Vence 16 04 (7)
    Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume 15 10 (9)
    St Tropez 16 02 (6)
    Verdiere, Chateau of 16 05 (7)
Interesting people, places:
   Aix-en-Provence, Cuamot Centre d'Art 15 07 (8)
    Annie Bruel 14 06 (4)
    Antoine de St Exupery 14 11 (6)
    Georges Simenon 14 10 (5)
    Guy de Maupassant 14 12 (6)
    Marcel Pagnol 14 05 (4)
    Peter Rost MP 14 05 (9)
Walking - short walks - for own use :
    Bagnols en Foret 13 09 (S1)
    Flassans-sur-Issole - Chateau de Ponteves 13 05 (s1)
    Flassans-sur-Issole - Les Cledes 13 05 (s2)
    Frejus - Barrage de Malpasset 13 12 (10)
    Le Dramont Semaphore 13 03 (s2)
    Le Grimaud, Le Pierredon and La Calade 13 11 (S2)
    Lorgues dolmen de Peycervier 13 04 (s2)
    Rayol - Canadel - 14 01 (7)
    Roquebrune-sur-Argens 13 06 (s2)
    Seillans - Les Bories de Seillans 14 03 (6)
    Sentier de Castellane, Grimaud 13 02 (10)
    Trans en Provence - Puits Aerien 13 10 (S2)
     Vidauban 14 02 (9)