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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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TYPICAL ART

Par | 19H24 | 22 juillet 2014

The farm with the airplanes*… debated at the French National Assembly

Who'd have believed it? The story of the famous farm with the Airplanes at Steenwerck*, in a state of disrepair due to neglect, has reached the ears of the representatives of the Nation, as reported by La Voix du Nord (in French). It was none other than Jean-Pierre Allossery, local councillor, who questioned Aurélie Filipetti, Cultural Minister, on the subject.
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CULINARY HERITAGE

Par | 09H13 | 10 juillet 2014

Chip stalls: Their chips are down?

Chip stalls: Their chips are down?

Chip stalls: Their chips are down? At Bailleul, the subject of relocating the chip stall which has been in the same spot for decades on the main square was a political powder keg last May. Yet, many a town is slowly but surely pushing out our beloved chip stalls. So who has got in it for your common chip stall, symbol of the Nord?
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BIG QUESTION

Par | 07H30 | 04 juillet 2014

Why doesn’t the Nord- Pas-de-Calais region have any of the most beautiful villages of France?

Why doesn’t the Nord- Pas-de-Calais region have any of the most beautiful villages of France?

It's a cruel realityC: Nord- Pas-de-Calais doesn't have a single village included in the list of "The Most Beautiful Villages of France"! Whereas we do have 157 "Villages in Bloom". Sebourg was selected for Stéphane Bern's TV programme "The French People's Favourite Village". The region also has several Notable Art and Historical Towns.....But beautiful villages, not even a single solitary one, zilch. Why
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BOOKS BY EULALIE

Par | 19H05 | 10 juin 2014

The Nord-Pas-de-Calais seen from the sky

How can a 38 year-old photographer, without any formal training and after a sales career in technology innovation, get his new-founded career off the ground? Yep, you've got it... by really flying. Or to be more precise, by piloting a 3-Axis microlight, with his eyes firmly fixed in awe on his native region, Nord – Pas de Calais.
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Par | 07H46 | 05 juin 2014

Hafiz Mammadov prospecting in England too

General surprise at DailyNord this week: the English version of our interview with Benoît Dequevauviller was a runaway success in our readers’ statistics. The interview evoked the arrival of Hafiz Mammadov at RC Lens (read it in French if you are allergic to English). Lire cet article


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Par | 14H00 | 02 juin 2014

How bike-friendly is the Lille agglomeration?

Organised in May, the European Bicycle Challenge aims to encourage and develop the use of bikes and two-wheeled transport in the Lille metropolis. A praiseworthy initiative. But are our roads really suitable for amateur cyclists? Two of our young journalists, not really familiar with cycling around town, have tried out a few cycle routes (well, that kept them busy and out of mischief). So here are some of their answers (along with some useful info).
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