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Par | 10H05 | 23 novembre 2015

Par | 11H29 | 17 novembre 2015

Paris attacks: a weekend of repercussions in the region

Once again, barbarism has struck at the heart of Paris. The figures are 132 dead and 350 wounded. Attacks not without repercussions in regional news and events. Lire cet article


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Par | 18H08 | 25 septembre 2015

Julien Destrée, manufacturer of chests became the builder of the Old Stock Exchange.

Listed as a historical monument in 1921, the Old Stock Exchange is today one of Lille’s most emblematic sights. Booksellers, florists and tango dancers meet there regularly, but probably without a second thought for the man who constructed this magnificent monument. Lire cet article


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Par | 15H06 | 21 septembre 2015

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary – Pas-de-Calais (now including Picardy): Gerberoy

Good news: This summer, the Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary – Pas-de-Calais has expanded its coverage to include Picardy. Regional constituency mergers oblige. Honours go to Gerberoy. Lire cet article


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Par | 18H05 | 20 septembre 2015

And Lille gets shod thanks to Christian de Portzamparc

The Credit-Lyonnais Tower, renamed Lille Tower (Tour de Lille) in 2006, is one of the greatest architectural peculiarities of the Flanders’ capital. A 116-metre high peculiarity to be exact. But despite its shoe shape, it was never intended to be so named but is more the sum result of the complex equation posed to its “cobbler”: the architect Christian de Portzamparc. Lire cet article


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REMARKABLE BUILDINGS

Par | 13H06 | 17 août 2015

Robert Mallet-Stevens, visionary architect of the Villa Cavrois

Robert Mallet-Stevens, visionary architect of the Villa Cavrois

This summer, DailyNord is off in search of remarkable buildings and their architects. First episode. Behind the story of Villa Cavrois lies an extraordinary designer. A man ahead of his time, Robert Mallet-Stevens was one of the emblematic figures that revolutionised architecture and 1930s decorative arts.
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SUMMER SERIES

Par | 07H30 | 10 août 2015

Louis Debrouwer, the audacious architect of Calais town hall

Louis Debrouwer, the audacious architect of Calais town hall

If anyone mentions Calais at the moment, everyone thinks of immigrants! But you'd be wrong today as DailyNord is going to take a look at the town hall, and more precisely, its audacious and ingenious architect, Louis Debrouwer (1879-1867), from... Dunkirk. This is the second episode in our Architects summer series.
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Par | 09H00 | 25 juillet 2015

The Northerner’s Deviant Pocket Dictionary: Roubaix’s Famous Piscine

The Northerner’s Deviant Pocket Dictionary: Roubaix’s Famous Piscine

Today’s exploit for our favourite dictionary: a quick plunge into Roubaix’s famous Piscine and no need for swimming trunks! Lire cet article


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Par | 09H00 | 12 juillet 2015

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary: the Channel Tunnel

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary: the Channel Tunnel

On this fine, sunny Sunday or not as the case may be (yes, you've guessed right that this article has been published automatically while we're relaxing at the weekend), DailyNord invites you to Calais, direction Folkestone, that's in England yep, via the Channel Tunnel.
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Par | 08H00 | 10 juillet 2015

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary – Pas-de-Calais: Bergues

For this Sunday dictionary entry, DailyNord makes a stop at Bergues. Pronounced “berg” with a hard ‘g’ for those of you who didn’t know. Lire cet article


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Par | 14H17 | 19 juin 2015

Culture : the dead festivals’ society

Culture is like butter, the less there is the thinner it has to be spread. From now on, government bodies and the general public are just going to have to tighten up their belts and make do with less. Remember, just a few weeks ago when we issued a first warning on this subject, even Didier Super joined in. For his edition of L’Humanité published 14th April in collaboration with an extremely upset Philippe Torreton, chief editor for the day, a map of all the cancelled festivals, some definitively, was created. The most telling absence: no regional capital of culture, unless there’s an unexpected turn of events. An absence that indicates the extent of the damage. Coming soon..a funeral service? Well here’s hoping it isn’t quite that bad yet. Lire cet article


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Par | 16H34 | 19 avril 2015

The first victims of an aviation accident crashed… in the Pas-de-Calais

The tragic crash in the Alps currently in the news reminds us of other aeroplanes lost over the years. The accident of which we are about to speak though has had to take a back seat: logical, for it did not involve an aeroplane but an air balloon. And it was a long time ago. In 1785, two men, one of which was Pilâtre de Rozier, tried to cross the English Channel by means of a new form of locomotion. They were to crash on the point of Wimereux, thereby reserving their place in history as the first victims of an aviation accident. Lire cet article


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Par | 16H35 | 10 avril 2015

Things are getting complicated around rue de Béthune, Lille

It’s no fun if you have set up shop in rue de Béthune, Lille, at the moment. At least, not for some high street shores. It’s been common knowledge for a few weeks that Galeries Lafayette are not over the moon about the profitability of their Lille department store. They’ve even thought about moving on to greener pastures. But finally they’ve opted to close down a level, potentially putting thirty people on the dole (20 Minutes). Another high street name expected to pack its bags and go: Flunch Restaurant, in the Passage 57 shopping gallery. Not for economic reasons according to La Voix du Nord newspaper but due to a problem of accessibility. In the meantime, at the Tanneurs Shopping Mall, also accessible from the pedestrian precinct, others are threatening to close down including Joué Club, unhappy with its location. What is Martine playing at? Lire cet article


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Par | 16H29 | 29 mars 2015

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary – the French (Belgium?) Fry

This election Sunday, it’s out of the question to talk politics. But how many of those running for election will gobble down a quick bag of chips? It’s our dictionary entry of the week Lire cet article


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Par | 08H00 | 17 mars 2015

Re-dividing national territory: why not merge several departments ?

To simplify the puzzle, join several pieces together! For our region, that would mean merging the departments of Nord Pas de Calais with those of Picardy (Aisne, Oise and the Somme). Certain politicians are considering it, including Dominique Dupilet, former president of Pas de Calais. In short, continue the regional big bang. And at the same time align the reform of local administrations with the new enlarged regions and the emergence of European metropoles: in our case, Lille. The latter will take over the powers currently invested in the departmental constituencies for their own agglomerations. This means that the North will be on a forced diet and so in need of a tandem operation with its neighbour for everyone’s good health. Other advantage: Arras and Amiens would become departmental capitals. No great change there as they are already capitals of the Pas de Calais and the Somme respectively. Amiens has never got over the insult of Lille being the de facto capital of Nord-Pas de Calais and Picardy, to judge by Picardian raised voices in the current debate. As for the new name, there’s no contest there: “The Department of Nord-Pas de Calais and the Department of Picardy”. Final advantage: it would be easier to delegate areas of legal competence – the crux of the problem in France – between the new public administration bodies. Infrastructures, economic development, education and professional training, tourism and culture, social and economic aid… the field is vast. As for the new enlarged departments, they will no doubt seek to impose their mark… after all, if the voting system has been thoroughly reformed with larger cantons, it’s not with a view to eliminating them. Lire cet article


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