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French police have identified the man arrested for shooting a newspaper assistant photographer and carrying out three other attacks.

City life is a honey trap for France's beleaguered bees

Insects swarm to haven on Champs-Elysées as apiarist highlights danger of rural life

Does Lacoste want the grand designs of Pierre Cardin? <i>Non merci</i>

Locals revolt against the octogenarian fashion designer and his plans to turn their hill-top village into a 'cultural Saint Tropez'

The lost lion of Paris: the extraordinary story of George Dukson

Georges Dukson was one of the great heroes of the Resistance. But when the French capital was liberated, General de Gaulle wanted him out of the picture. Matthew Cobb investigates a tragic injustice

Cycling: Cavendish keeps his hot streak going

Manxman sprints to victory in Germany while his fellow Tour hero Wiggins opts for some relaxation, writes Alasdair Fotheringham

Garate takes Ventoux stage, Contador poised to win Tour

Alberto Contador was poised to win his second Tour de France after controlling his main rivals in the 167km and penultimate stage to Mont Ventoux on Saturday.

Cycling: Cavendish breaks new ground

Manxman shines on climb for record-breaking stage win

Tour de France: Wiggins on a high in the mountains

Londoner shows he has legs for the Alps as he keeps third place and clings to Contador

Cycling: Real battle for victory starts here

The contest heads into the crucial alpine climbs with Armstrong and Contador fighting for supremacy

Au revoir to the lazy Sunday

President Sarkozy's crusade for Sunday shopping has sparked a gloriously French debate

Lance Armstrong: Mountain to climb

He has beaten cancer and won the Tour de France seven times. Now, aged 37, he's back and has been written off by everyone &ndash; but don't bet against him pulling off the eighth wonder of the world

Mary Dejevsky: This is the place for Euro passion

Bucharest Notebook: There were real, live Euro issues being fought over, as they related to Romania

Cycling: British great eight go for glory

Armstrong grabs Giro headlines but Cavendish and Co are an emerging force

Sarko's &euro;35bn rail plan for a 'Greater Paris'

A driverless, 24-hour, regional metro system, in the shape of a giant figure eight, will connect Paris to its troubled suburbs by the year 2020, President Nicolas Sarkozy announced today.

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