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Par | 11H32 | 06 mai 2014

Isn’t she beautiful, my water tower (as seen from the inside this time)?

Water towers are like frankfurters. Everyone knows what they look like, but nobody knows what’s in them. So having given you an insight into their rich and varied architecture last week, now’s the time to take a peek inside two of them. First to try and understand how they work and then why they are so tall. Lire cet article


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Par | 09H56 | 26 avril 2014

Franck Ribéry in the Looking Glass : Football Skit from Germany

You may not be aware, but our Franck Ribéry from “Boulogne-on-Sea” has achieved the dizzy heights of fame in Germany.  Has to be admitted that over there,  “Kaiser”  Franck and his football club have swept the board clean. If he’d managed to come top in the Golden Ball Award,  2013 would have been absolutely perfect for yours truly. However, as for all stars, fame comes at a price: adulation comes along with being mimicked.  Franck has come to the notice of Matze Knop, the top German comic artist, who has picked up on Ribéry’s foibles with relish. The following video clip will give you a taste of Knop’s acid wit and for those of us who are non-German speakers, we  modestly offer you an attempt at translating Knop’s biting sarcasm. Lire cet article


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Par | 10H00 | 03 avril 2014

Election bumph (4): the 10 election manifesto points pretty much copied and pasted by the challengers

How to draw up a manifesto to please everyone without sticking your neck out? A problem for the candidates at election time. Flicking through the election manifestos, we found more than a couple of things in common. Promises are cheap and it's easy to criticise when the person on the receiving end can't really disagree. We're not saying that the election manifestos are pie in the sky but the challengers don't have much to lose. Here's the top 10 programme promises to finish our report Election bumph.
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Par | 14H47 | 11 mars 2014

Isn’t she beautiful, my water tower ?

They’re a common sight. Hidden behind housing, in the middle of a field, at the side of a road. They’re part of the landscape whether you like them or not. What are we talking about? Water towers of course. DailyNord, driven by “liquid courage” (H2O variety of course), set off to take a few snapshots of them, just for you!
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Par | 15H30 | 04 mars 2014

Lille: the city with the most single people in France

Lille, the town with the highest percentage of single people, according to a report in Internaute Magasine, based on statistics published by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) for 2010. The Voix du Nord had already mentioned it a few days ago while having a little laugh at northern statistics in general. But even in the national rankings, it’s Lille that tops the list  with more than 20% of its 238,000 inhabitants declaring themselves single. Alas, the survey only covers cities of over 100,000 inhabitants (and teenagers over 15). In the survey methodology, it is stipulated that if you remove the “over 100,000 inhabitants” criteria, then the big winners all come from France’s overseas territories. Saint-Laurent du Maroni, Cayenne, Kourou and Matoury in Guyana, Le Port on The Reunion Island, and Fort-de-France in Martinique. Lonely hearts don’t wait another second. Get your air-tickets today! Lire cet article


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Par | 15H30 | 03 mars 2014

A parley with the farmers

They were there this week. Where? Good God! At the Agricultural Show of course. Our region’s top farmers were there to present their prize cattle, poultry and other farm produce that are the hallmark of Nord/Pas-de-Calais. Yes but… (there’s always a ‘but’). Those who work the land, here as elsewhere, are fighting tooth and nail not to lose ground, in the literal sense of the expression. As illustrated by this recent France 3 report (in French) Lire cet article


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Par | 10H31 | 14 février 2014

The Lille-Flandres Railway Station with Free WiFi

Finding a free WiFi access point in Lille is no walk in the park. The good news for train travellers is that Lille-Flandres station is going to provide this service in a pilot experiment, according to Le Monde newspaper. From March 2014 to be precise, while some forty Parisian and provincial stations will have to wait until June 2014 and France’s 128 grand stations until February 2015. Lire cet article


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Par | 08H36 | 05 février 2014

Seydoux refuses to share the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium that he didn’t paid for anyway

Michel Seydoux may not have paid a single penny for the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium (ok, he rents it but without local government, the stadium wouldn’t exist), but that doesn’t stop him from giving his opinion on it. And that opinion is that RC Lens should not play their home matches in the Villeneuve pantheon while their own Bollaert stadium undergoes an 18-month facelift.  His explanations in 20 Minutes Lille? Safety and access problems, a pitch that will not stand the shock of successive weekly matches… For a stadium that cost us 300 million Euros at the very least, that casts a lot of doubt on the stadiums true capacities no? Lire cet article


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Par | 15H39 | 28 janvier 2014

Par | 17H00 | 06 janvier 2014

Dieudonné the hot potato: Hacked Lille communication agency drops comedian’s internet site

Dieudonné the hot potato: Hacked Lille communication agency drops comedian’s internet site

Dieudonné has been in the spotlight these last few days. The Lille communication agency Les Lézards Hachés [Minced Lizards] which is responsible for (ok, past tense: which was responsible for) Dieudonné’s internet site and part of his non-electronic communications (paper), has paid the price.
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Par | 14H09 | 06 janvier 2014

Par | 09H50 | 20 décembre 2013

The scent of the Nord – Pas-de-Calais in the most viewed video of the year on YouTube

And the winner is… Norman. Norman makes videos and videos made Norman. A young man happens to be the person who created the most watched video in France * this year on YouTube. The subject: the worst expressions. A victory – with a Northern flavour – as it should be remembered that Norman grew up in the region. Ok, until the age of ten if the truth be told, but we do our best. Lire cet article


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