Evening Update Tuesday 11 June

Staff have been protesting in front of the Pasteur 2 Hospital in Nice today. Reports say that about one hundred people were present.  They were protesting at the lack of staff and their working conditions. Meanwhile 150 staff from the hospital in Marseille have travelled to Paris to demonstrate outside the ministry of health. The demonstrations are part of a national day of action.  The latest reports say that more than 90 local emergency services are on strike throughout France today. 

One person has been seriously injured in a motoring accident in Sainte-Maxime this afternoon.  The victim was taken by helicopter to the Sainte-Maxime fire station suffering from spinal injuries but her condition isn’t thought to be life threatening.

A man has been taken to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds after an incident in Toulon this morning.  Reports say that at least two people opened fire in front of a residential building in the Guynemer area of the city.  

An accident between two heavy goods vehicles caused major delays on the A8 motorway near to Les Adrets this afternoon. The motorway was closed in the direction of Italy and traffic was being taken off the motorway at Junction 38. The motorway has now been fully re-opened.

A young man riding an electric scooter has died after being hit by a truck in Paris. The victim was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries. It’s the first fatal accident involving an electric scooter in Paris. An investigation has been opened for manslaughter, according to the prosecutor's office of Paris. The driver of the truck was arrested and placed in custody.

 

BUSINESS

Fashion retailer Ted Baker has said profits would fall short of expectations. The company blamed "extremely difficult" trading conditions including "unseasonable weather" across North America and a "highly promotional" sales environment for the lower than expected earnings. 

In the UK, new figures show that pay rose by 3.4% compared with a year ago. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%. It hasn’t been lower since the October to December 1974 period. The employment rate for women was 72%, which is the highest on record.

Energy company Total has started production from Culzean gas field in the North Sea.  The oil field, which is about 225km off Aberdeen, is expected to provide 5 per cent of the UK’s gas needs when it achieves full production.

 

SPORT

Football… Paulo Fonseca has been named Roma head coach on a two-year deal. He was previously with Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. The 46-year-old replaces veteran manager Claudio Ranieri.

European champions the Netherlands scored a goal in injury-time to beat New Zealand 1-0 in their opening Women's World Cup match in Le Havre this afternoon. Chile against Sweden kicked off at 6pm in the first game in Group F. Defending champions the USA are playing Thailand later this evening. Kick-off is 9.00.

Cricket… Bangladesh's game against Sri Lanka has been called off without a ball being bowled. The match -was due to start at 10:30 UK time but was called off just before 2.00. It’s the third match so far to be called off by rain in this world cup.

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