Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 10:04 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Starting with a new version of a car that created the whole idea of the sport sedan, a handful of new luxury vehicles will debut at the Paris auto show this week. But the mass-market brands that make the cars most people buy will be largely absent as automakers continue to reconsider the value of auto shows. The Paris show traditionally marks the beginning of the Europe’s fall new-car sales season. It usually attracts a host of new luxury models and major vehicles from French-based automakers Renault and Peugeot-Citroën. That makes the paucity of new mass-market vehicles from the domestics surprising. The turnout from luxury brands is expected to be lighter than usual, too. What’s on tap in Paris: BMW BMW will make the biggest splash, with two entirely new vehicles, the 3-series sport sedan and Z4 roadster. BMW’s prized claim to be “the ultimate driving machine” rests on … [Read more...] about New BMW 3-series, 799-hp Ferraris to star at Paris auto show
John Leicester, Associated Press Updated 1:17 am PDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, a cleaning lady works in an apartment located on Airbnb in Paris. The spectacular growth of Airbnb in Paris, the top worldwide location for the internet giant is also raising alarms in the French capital. Some Parisians and officials at City Hall blame the site for driving Parisian families out of the city center, leading to school closures and concerns that the French capital is losing its life and charms. less In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, a cleaning lady works in an apartment located on Airbnb in Paris. The spectacular growth of Airbnb in Paris, the top worldwide location for the internet giant is also ... more Photo: Thibault Camus, AP In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 photo, a view of rooftops in downtown Paris. The spectacular growth of Airbnb in Paris, the top worldwide … [Read more...] about In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills
Anti-semitic graffiti reading "Jewish scum live here", that was scrawled on the door of a Paris apartment building has caused shock and anger in the French capital and led to the police launching an investigation. French police said Thursday they had launched an investigation after anti-semitic graffiti was scrawled on the door of a Paris apartment building. "Jewish scum live here," read the graffiti, on a building in the 18th arrondissement in the north of the capital. "Notably on the third floor," it added on the other side of the door, above a drawing of a target. A photo of the graffiti was circulating on Twitter Thursday, and a woman living in the building filed a formal complaint with the police. By the end of the day, the local council had cleared the graffiti away, but traces were still visible on the door Thursday afternoon, an AFP journalist noted. Journalist at Liberation Marie Ottavi shared an image of the door on … [Read more...] about ‘Abject act’: Anti-semitic graffiti on apartment door shocks Paris
PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:01 20 September 2018 A Eurostar train. Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Archant Picture this. You’ve just arrived, suitcases in hand, at Norwich Railway Station. You grab a coffee, a snack and (obviously) a copy of your local newspaper. You glance at the departure boards. There’s a train leaving for Great Yarmouth at 8.36am, one going to Sheringham at 8.45am and one for Lowestoft at 8.56am.But those aren’t your destinations. You’re heading towards that sleek-looking grey, yellow and blue train on the far platform. The one marked as leaving for Paris at 9am.Back to reality. We’re still waiting to get to London in 90 minutes, let alone being able to hop on the Eurostar to head off to France.But in 2007, there was a genuine hope that Eurostar could run to and from Norwich - or at least be a short walk away from the Stratford stop.Passengers can … [Read more...] about Norfolk’s Pipe Dreams How we hoped Eurostar could speed us from the city to Paris
Opinion PUBLISHED: 09:33 14 September 2018 Caroline Culot Pic: www.gettyimages.co.uk After cabinet minister Liz Truss called for more homes to be built in the countryside, the debate has raged on over whether the government needs to change planning laws to enable this. Property editor Caroline Culot asked two estate agents for their view. Tim Stephens, Humberts. Pic: www.edp24.co.ukTim Stephens, Humberts:‘Building over swathes of our beautiful countryside is not the answer’Nick Taylor, Hadley Taylor. Pic: www.edp24.co.ukThe Green Belt was a government backed policy to prevent urban sprawl and to protect our precious countryside; a finite commodity. Urban sprawl uses up farmland and wildlife habitats, and increases flood risk, air pollution and car dependency. The concept and policy has to be right, not only for appeasing those NIMBYS (not in my back yard) groups, but also for those townies who walk in and enjoy the leisure and health … [Read more...] about Should we build on Green Belt land to help solve the housing crisis?