Elderly get early bird offer at French supermarket chain amid coronavirus confinement | AFP

Amid a busy period for supermarkets during the coronavirus epidemic, and confinement, a supermarket in Saint-Etienne, France, decides to reserve the 8am – 9am time slot for the over-70s. The initiative is being followed by several chains in France.

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Heavy snow causes power cut in Saint-Etienne | AFP

Heavy snowfall in France deprives 300,000 households of electricity, mainly in the departments of Dr么me, Ard猫che, Is猫re and Rh么ne. The depth of snow in Saint-Etienne reached 15 cm. IMAGES

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Severe weather: one dead, 140,000 households without electricity | AFP

Heavy snowfall in Saint-Etienne and bad weather in neighbouring dapartements (Dr么me, Is猫re and Ard猫che) have caused major power cuts across the region, resulting in a loss of electricity for some 140,000 households. Rail and road networks have also been disrupted. IMAGES

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Seriously injured cyclist Chris Froome airlifted to hospital | AFP

Chris Froome will miss the Tour de France after hitting a wall at high speed and suffering severe injuries in a training accident at the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday, Team Ineos leader Dave Brailsford has confirmed. IMAGES of the air ambulance arriving at Saint-Etienne hospital

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