John Lichfield

John Lichfield has been The Independent's man in Paris since 1997, covering French news. Before that, he was the paper's Foreign Editor and he has also worked in Brussels and Washington.

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About 1,000 Muslims marched through Paris on Saturday

The ‘other’ French Muslims: Death throws light on a forgotten army

Yazid was hard-working, law-abiding and family-loving, one of those who play such a key role in Paris life

Lovers visiting Le Pont des Arts in Paris have left thousands of padlocks engraved with their initials

Paris love locks removed from iconic Pont des Arts bridge – is this the end of romance?

Thousands of initialised padlocks about to be cut away from Pont des Arts footbridge

Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, daughter of Liliane Bettencourt, at court with her sons

Liliane Bettencourt: Eight friends and advisers found guilty of fleecing France's wealthiest woman of hundreds of millions of euros

The convoluted, family, legal and political saga has gripped France since 2007

EU referendum: Vote on UK's membership 'quite dangerous', says French foreign minister

'We want Britain to stay in the EU - we support improvements to the Union but we cannot agree to dismantling it'

The small Oullins mosque on the edge of Lyon won an unusual court battle against an ultra-conservative Salafist member of the congregation regarded as disruptive and, in an apparent first for Muslims, used France's 1905 law guaranteeing secularism to argue its case

Mosque makes French legal history in its fight against religious extremism

The mosque successfully appealed to France's law separating church and state to win protection against a menacing Salafist preacher

French resistant Geneviève De Gaulle-Anthonioz; resistant fighter during World War II, Germaine Tillion

France's 'great women' finally celebrated as two heroines of French Resistance admitted to the Pantheon

Until now, the notion that France might one day wish to commemorate its 'great women' in a resting place for national heroes was not considered

Traffic in Paris was even worse than usual during this taxi drivers’ protest at the Place de la République

Drunk, moi? Traffic cop reveals top excuses of bad French drivers

For Alexandre Despretz, who has been patrolling the streets of Paris for 11 years, every day is a barrel of laughs

Najat Vallaud Belkacem is facing strikes from seven teaching unions

French Education Minister Najat Vallaud Belkacem faces strikes from the left and 'prejudice' from the right over plans to reform middle schools

The most rapid route to unpopularity in France is to become Minister for Education.

In Rennes in March, the state prosecution again insisted that there was no evidence to convict the two officers.

Ghosts of the Paris riots: France waits to see if court clears police officers of failing to help boys whose deaths sparked 2005 unrest

The death of two boys while being pursued by police sparked cataclysmic unrest in 2005. Now the country is on edge again as a court decides whether the officers could have saved them

Charlie Hebdo's journalist Zineb El Rhazoui (C) attends the funeral ceremony of French cartoonist and Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane 'Charb' Charbonnier, on January 16, 2015 in Pontoise, outside Paris.

Charlie Hebdo accused of hypocrisy after suspending journalist critical of extremism

Zineb El Rhazoui (pictured centre) said that she has been suspended and called to a possible dismissal hearing for an unspecified 'serious fault'

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