What the Occitanie papers said at the weekend

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One of the radars installed at Montech (82) / © S. Duchampt / France 3

The Montech radar recently installed in Tarn-et-Garonne has already been destroyed. Installed at the beginning of the summer, the radar which could control not only the speed but also the wearing of safety belts and the use of phones while driving was sawn off and set on fire on Friday night.

Once a week, children from the village of Aiguelèze, Tarn pedal aboard a “Rosalie” to get to their school. A sporty and environmentally friendly way of traveling.


A motorcyclist died following a road accident near Montpellier in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone on Saturday.

Firefighters in Hérault intervened in Pouzolles on Sunday, when a 74-year-old man fell into a wine fermentation tank.

On Monday work starts on the A9 between Béziers and Narbonne.  The first phase of work will take place mainly at night and will last 10 weeks.

About fifty people gathered in Carcassonne on Saturday, in memory of Valérie Drif, victim of femicide in October 2018.

A municipal police car was burned during the demonstration of gilets jaunes in Montpellier on rue Saint-Guilhem.  In early afternoon around 2,000 gilets jaunes began to gather in Montpellier for the first big event of the season.  The situation quickly got ugly, as the gilets jaunes taunted the riot police.  War-like scenes were captured on this video from France 3.

The Lozère has the highest success rate in driving licenses in France, with 76% success. A success that has become a real asset for the driving schools of the department, which see candidates flocking from major cities.

A 3-year-old girl was forgotten and left on a school bus for six hours near Toulouse
Haute-Garonne.  Neither the driver nor the attendant noticed her.

A 61-year-old man was injured in the fire of an apartment house in the Mirail neighbourhood in Toulouse this Saturday morning.  The house was totally destroyed. A couple and a child were evacuated.

The Occitanie honey harvest is catastrophic this year.  Due to lack of sufficient food because of the drought, bees have produced less honey this summer.  As a result, production is a third of what it was last year.