What happened in Occitanie at the weekend

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Travel back in time to discover the old pharmacy in Mende, Lozère.  It’s taken two years for the old apothecary project to see the light of day, and now it is finally open to the public.  You need to make an appointment to see it.

Shortly after noon on Saturday, the primary school in the Bas-Vernet district of Perpignan was the target of a burst of automatic weapons. No-one was injured, and a psychological support unit was set up for the children.

Today, the Occitanie region has a city headed by an RN mayor, and another close to elected RNs. But this figure may well increase in the next municipal elections. According to the president of the region, about thirty municipalities could switch to the far right.

The adventures of Le Petit Nicolas made Jean-Jacques Sempé famous. Humour, tenderness and poetry make up a graphic universe intended for children, but which also appeals to adults. The Médiathèque Sud Aveyron in Millau is exhibiting around thirty of his drawings.

This Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in Montpellier, with one objective: to make their voices heard and to denounce violence against women, whether physical, psychological or economic.

Perpignan‘s municipal theatre has had a facelift, and it was inaugurated on Friday 17 January. The theatre will be a performance hall but it will also serve as a working room for the Faculty of Law. The cost of works was 1.4 million euros, financed by the town hall and the urban community.

Malicious acts deprived 2,600 households in Toulouse of electricity on Saturday between 8:45am and 10:15 in several districts of the city.

This year, the city of Toulouse welcomed a new orchestra with a social vocation, being made up of children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. On Saturday there was a ceremony for the delivery of the instruments to the children, who are allowed to keep them for three years.

The Pyrenean glaciers and their unique ecosystem are disappearing under the effect of global warming, with the horizon of a disappearance within thirty years, according to glaciologists who have documented the decline.

Aude socialist MEP Eric Andrieu wants to impose rules for a single cell phone charger, regardless of make or model of a cell phone.  A European parliament debate on the subject is headed by Andrieu.

Source: Midi Libre, France 3