Keyword: Lyon

French cities face new virus curbs in 'race against the clock'

Health minister Olivier Véran said measures would be announced for Lyon and Nice by Saturday, after curbs on public gatherings were imposed this week in Bordeaux and Marseille.

Road crash kills 5 children on major French holiday route

The vehicle carrying nine people, all members of the same family,  started to spew smoke and caught fire as it drove on the A7 in south-east France.

Club boss urges French PM to reconsider ending football season

Lyon's presidsent Jean-Michel Aulas said French football would face an 'unprecedented economic and social crisis' because of decision to end the football season early.

The drug dealers adapting to lockdown in France

By Mathieu Martinière (We Report for Mediacités Lyon)
File photo © AFP File photo © AFP

The coronavirus epidemic in France and the lockdown restrictions on public movement aimed at containing it are forcing drug dealers to adapt their business methods. They are also faced with a significant downturn in earnings as supplies are trapped behind closed national borders and their stock begins running out. In this report, originally published by Mediapart’s online regional news partner MediacitésMathieu Martinière investigates developments in the dark traffic in and around Lyon, France’s second-largest city.

French students protest poverty conditions after self-immolation

For the third day running, French university students continued to mount protests on Wednesday over poor living conditions, prompted by the self-immolation of a student in Lyon who had cited his financial problems as the reason for his act.

French student sets himself on fire citing financial difficulties

The 22-year-old, studying at university in the south-east city of Lyon, posted a message about his dire financial problems on Facebook shortly before setting himself alight in front of a student canteen when he sustained 90% burns.

One dead and nine wounded after suspected knife attack in France

Police have arrested one suspect after stabbings in Villeurbanne, near Lyon in eastern France.

It's a family affair: probe into Macron ally Gérard Collomb

By Nicolas Barriquand et Mathieu Périsse (Mediacités-Lyon)
Lyon mayor and former minister of the interior Gérard Collomb. © Reuters Lyon mayor and former minister of the interior Gérard Collomb. © Reuters

The mayor of France's third largest city Lyon, former interior minister and key ally of President Emmanuel Macron, Gérard Collomb, faces a preliminary investigation for possible “misappropriation of public money” linked to city council jobs held by his former partner. One constant factor in the career of this powerful politician is that Gerard Collomb's partners have always worked close at hand. Nicolas Barriquand and Mathieu Périss from online journal and Mediapart partner Mediacités report.

Police raid home of Lyon mayor and Macron mentor in embezzlement probe

Prosecutors suspect that about €500,000 in public money may have been embezzled to benefit ex-partner of Gérard Collomb, the mayor of Lyon.

French police arrest suspect over Lyon bomb blast

The 24-year old man is suspected of being behind last week’s bomb blast in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people.

French police issue CCTV images of suspect in Lyon bomb blast

French police have issued images from CCTV footage of the man thought to have placed and triggered a nail-bomb device on a busy pedestrian street in the south-east city of Lyon on Friday, which wounded 13 passers-by but for which no-one has claimed responsibility.

Suspected parcel bomb explosion wounds 13 on Lyon street

Eye witnesses reported seeing a man leave a package outside a bakery store on a pedestrian street in the city of Lyon, south-east France, shortly before an explosion that wounded 13 passers-by, including a child.

How the French rose up against a huge Amazon logistics centre

Protesters express concern over pollution and protected species in construction of huge centre for packing and delivery beside Lyon airport.

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover-up

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial along with five others over claims they helped cover up abuse in local parish.

France probes disappearance of Interpol's Chinese boss

The head of the Lyon-based agency, Meng Hongwei, has been reported missing after traveling to his native China last week.