Australia After long hours on the road, holidaymakers have finally arrived in the campsites

12:40  02 august  2020
12:40  02 august  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

Thousands evacuated as forest fires rage in southern France

  Thousands evacuated as forest fires rage in southern France Around 2,700 people have been evacuated, some of them by boat, to escape forest fires that were raging Wednesday across a vast area near the southern French city of Marseille, officials said. The fires have ravaged about 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of vegetation and are threatening residential areas and campsites near the coast, the fire service said. No casualties have been reported, "but material damage has still to be evaluated," it said.The blazes are not yet under control, but lighter winds are expected later Wednesday.

Holidaymakers delayed for more than 39 hours at Manchester Airport have finally arrived in Corfu. There was contradictory information on Twitter," Mr Kenny said. "We stood around very patiently for long periods of time [on Tuesday] and there were raised voices at times, particularly

Residents in Cornwall have expressed dismay at overcrowding due to an influx of domestic tourists on so-called staycation in the UK. Visit Cornwall chief Malcolm Bell said campsites are fully-booked and anyone arriving without a booking was unlikely to find accommodation.

MSN advises you: WHO is planning a "very long" epidemic (L'Express) Belgium: no trips to areas in France (Le Monde) Towards a "very long" pandemic, half a million cases in South Africa (AFP) Jean Castex at JDD: "I am operational 24 hours a day" (leJDD)

Three teenage boys in hospital after shooting in north London .
Three teenage boys are in hospital, including one in a critical condition, after they were shot in north London. © Other Willan Road in Haringey, north London. Pic: Google Street View Police found them with gunshot wounds near a car park in Haringey, shortly after midnight. A 19-year-old is in a critical condition, while a 15-year-old has possible life-changing injuries, police said.Another boy, also 15, has injuries that are not thought to be life-changing or threatening.Officers believe the suspected gunman arrived in a car, carried out the shootings, then drove off.No arrests have been made yet.

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