Keyword: Perpignan

Toll rises in crash between school bus and train in southern France

The death toll from the level-crossing collision on Thursday afternoon between a coach carrying secondary school children and a passenger train near Perpignan in southern France has risen five, while six of those injured remained in a critical condition, announced a Marseille public prosecutor late Friday.

UPDATE: Four dead, 24 injured after train crashes into bus in S France

A passenger train collided with a coach carrying schoolchildren at a level crossing in countryside near Perpignan, southern France, on Monday afternoon, killing at least four teenagers and leaving at least 24 other people injured, 11 of them in a serious condition.

French city removes benches in ‘anti-homeless sweep’

Critics say officials in southern city of Perpignan are deliberately targeting the homeless by taking away dozens of public benches.

Stealth wind turbines avoid radar interference in France

New wind farm using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes due to start operating near Perpignan in southern France in 2015.

Hollande hit by National Front vote in municipal elections

The far-right FN wins its first mayoral seat since 1995 and appears well placed to gain other towns as ruling socialists hit by record low turnout.