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CA­BLE CAR FOR TOULOUSE

Visi­tors to Toulouse can look for­ward to ex­plor­ing the pink city by ca­ble car af­ter Isère-based com­pany Poma won a €54 mil­lion con­tract to build a three­k­ilo­me­tre net­work across the River Garonne. The 14 cab­ins will each hold up to 35 pas­sen­gers and be able to with­stand the 100 km/h Au­tan winds that can buf­fet Toulouse. The ca­ble-car sys­tem is ex­pected to be com­plete in about three years and will carry an es­ti­mated 7,000 pas­sen­gers a day. toulouse-visit.com

WEB­SITE LI­CENCE-SAVER

Driv­ers caught in a radar speed trap in France now have the chance to avoid au­to­matic penalty points on their li­cence. By in­sert­ing their penalty num­ber and ve­hi­cle num­ber plate on the Easyrad web­site, the points will be con­tested au­to­mat­i­cally. It is claimed that the penalty will be re­scinded in the ma­jor­ity of cases, thus re­duc­ing the risk of a ban. Driv­ers are charged €54 and still have to pay any fines. The web­site is the brain­child of mo­tor­ing lawyer Sébastien Du­four, and can deal with 7,000 cases a day. easy-rad.org

NEW PARIS FLIGHT

Span­ish air­line Vuel­ing is launch­ing a new route be­tween Birm­ing­ham and Paris Orly. The ser­vice be­gins on 26 March, ini­tially with four re­turn flights a week, and in­creas­ing to six times a week from June. Fares start from £29.99 one-way. vuel­ing.com

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