French island town loses its fight to keep out McDonald's

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A Bordeaux court has ordered the mayor of Dolus-d'Oléron, a small town on the Atlantic island of Oléron, a popular tourism site off west-central France, to give up his fight to keep out a McDonald's restaurant and give the fast-food chain a building permit or face a further daily fine of 300 euros on top of backpayments for his earlier refusal, amounting to more than 100,000 euros.

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An island off western France has lost an Asterix-style battle against McDonald’s after a court ruled the fast-food giant should be granted a building permit, reports The Telegraph.