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Par | 19H00 | 09 mars 2015

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

In the middle of the Paris International Agricultural Show, DailyNord has entered a new word into our proud Northern dictionary: Filouse. Lire cet article


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Par | 16H20 | 03 mars 2015

When Lille dreamt of Olympus

The gradual unveiling of plans last week to present Paris' candidature for the 2024 Olympic Games has revived memories going back twenty years. To 07 November 1995 to be exact, when the French Olympic Committee (Cnosf) chose Lille as France's official candidate for the 2004 Olympics in preference to Lyon. Flashback to a colourful episode in Lille's history, source of some heated discussions at the time (check out our illustrations and tracts), but now, with hindsight, more of a fond memory than cause for serious debate. It remains nonetheless an event which generated a great deal of publicity for the Flanders' capital.
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Par | 12H00 | 15 février 2015

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary: Carlton

Since Monday, the Second of February, Lille is at the centre of a highly mediatised court case for pimping. A zany redefinition for the Carlton Hotel or how it has unwittingly become the focal point for a sordid case of pimping. Lire cet article


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Par | 11H30 | 26 janvier 2015

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary : Emile Basly

Emile Basly didn’t just have a school or boulevard named after him. He was also the “Tsar of Lens” and the figure who inspired, in part at least, the character Etienne Lantier in Emile Zola’s “Germinal”. Lire cet article


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Par | 11H35 | 15 janvier 2015

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary: The Lille-Flanders Railway Station

On this Christmas Eve, we could have compiled a dictionary on Father Christmas but he’s out of luck; he isn’t a local. So we chose to take an interest in the Lille-Flanders Railway Station instead, which isn’t quite as local as you might think either. Lire cet article


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Par | 19H00 | 12 janvier 2015

Which is the most viewed video for your town on YouTube?

An amusing exercise that DailyNord tried out. Find the most viewed video for your town on YouTube (the method: we typed in the name of the town in the platform’s search engine and selected the top videos recorded in that location). Results on a map with local communities of more than 15,000 inhabitants. A few surprises in store for you. Lire cet article


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Par | 09H00 | 18 décembre 2014

When Calais was English

Following on from when Flanders became part of France and the episode of the witches of Templeuve, here is the next chapter in our historical chronicle. This time it takes us to the coast and the seaport of Calais. Reputed as the ferry port for Dover, were you aware that the town was actually under English control for a considerable period? The French were even invited to find greener pastures elsewhere. Lire cet article


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Par | 17H37 | 12 décembre 2014

Beer more expensive? A review two years after the tax increase

It was in October 2012: The French National Assembly voted for a tax increase on beer (and only beer), to fill the empty coffers of French Social Security. For the region with its thirty odd breweries, it was a call to arms and a number of local councillors made themselves heard too. What is the result of all this two years on? Lire cet article


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LATEST NEWS

Par | 11H17 | 29 novembre 2014

Have you missed the “opening” of the year?

Have you missed the “opening” of the year?

If you haven't heard the latest news, you must be living in the back of beyond or in some obscure corner of the North with no means of communication worthy of the 21st century. Retrospective on an astounding publicity campaign which didn't cost a penny.
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Par | 09H48 | 12 novembre 2014

Little’un (P’tit Quinquin) and big debates

Well folks, it's finally happened! P'tit Quinquin has survived its first launch on TV. The anticipated shock effect has turned out not to be a wet squib but a full-blown firework display, provoking diverse reactions ranging from great pleasure for fans and dismay for those upset by it. This out-of-the-ordinary mini-series has achieved a clear mediatic success for TV channels like Arte (1.5 million curious spectators for the first showing, 250,000 views on replay and 1.3 million on Thursday evening for the last two episodes.) It has nonetheless met with mixed reactions from the local regional audience. Here follows an attempted analysis to which you may adhere... or not.
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BACKSTAGE

Par | 10H04 | 30 octobre 2014

All Saints’ Day: the worst best subjects proposed to Nord journalists

We love our press attachés. Especially when they propose a subject to the editor for All Saints’ Day! DailyNord has had a bit of fun gathering together the best proposals. Lire cet article


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LITERARY HERITAGE

Par | 12H00 | 13 octobre 2014

Mission in Arras for Saint-Exupery

Mission in Arras for Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 -1944), author of The Little Prince, the most translated French literary work in the world, first knew fame with the success of his novels Night Flight (pub. 1931) and Wind, Sand and Stars (Grand Prix for a novel awarded by the Académie Française, pub. 1939). What he is less known for is that he made Arras famous on the other side of the Atlantic when he published the American version of Pilote de Guerre under the title Flight to Arras in 1942.
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Par | 17H00 | 01 octobre 2014

What formulas have the amusement parks come up with to compete with the giant Disneyland Paris?

Twenty years on, has Disneyland Paris succeeded in replacing the local amusements parks of the region? Far from it. What with Parc Asterix in Picardy (we've already merged the regions in DailyNord), Bagatelle in Merlimont, Dennlys Parc in Dennebroeucq and Plopsaland near the Belgian border, all are faring well. But what differences are there between them and how have the regional amusement parks have managed to stand up to a huge competitor like Euro Disney? How have they managed to continue attracting more customers and increase their level of customer satisfaction? We put these pertinent questions to the park managers. Survey carried out on the roller coaster, but with our feet firmly on the ground!
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Par | 09H11 | 22 septembre 2014

The Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary: Barbieux Park

Superb weather over the Nord– Pas-de-Calais region has pushed the Northerners’ Deviant Pocket Dictionary outdoors to get some fresh air. And where better than the grassy slopes of Barbieux Park at Roubaix…but did you know it should never have existed? Lire cet article


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SOON ON SCREEN

Par | 07H00 | 25 juillet 2014

“Little’un” (P’tit Quinquin): Bruno Dumont in the footsteps of Mocky

"TV is a risk"; those were the words of a director speaking of his first step from the big screen to the little box. But what a first step! "Little'un"* shines out like a bright star in the tacky galaxy of series. This thriller, filmed at Audresselles, made a big impression on the Directors' Fortnight of the latest Cannes Festival.
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