Two-seater plane collided with tree after take off
The French consider religion a private matter - the country is officially secular
'The burkini was designed for freedom, flexibility and confidence. It's not harming anything in any way.'
'Wearing a burkini is a political act, it's militant, a provocation'
Mother and children reduced to tears after being surrounded by crowd shouting 'Go home' and 'We’re Catholics'
The sight of four armed men forcing a woman to remove her clothes in public propagates the extremist narrative that the West is at war with Islam. It is dangerous and smacks of thoroughly illiberal hysteria
'It was pretty violent. I had the impression of a pack going after a woman sitting on the ground, crying with her daughter.'
Ruling by State Council expected to set precedent for other towns
Rachid Nekkaz has already paid out more than £200,000 in fines and legal fees levied on Muslim women who defied bans on the niqab
Victim remains in stable condition in hospital after police arrest attacker at the scene
'They are young mothers or grandmothers, and they do not believe they are criminals'
David Reader suffered a severe head injury and died in hospital
Jean-Pierre Chevènement has been charged with heading the 'Foundation for French Islam'
The ban follows a brawl near the town of Sisco, in Upper Corsica which reportedly erupted after young locals began taking pictures of North African families wearing burkinis
Whether the ban on this modest swimwear is truly a contemporary expression of the French tradition of secularism, I cannot know. What I do know is that it is both wrong and counterproductive
Jacqueline Sauvage shot her husband three times in the back after nearly 50 years of abuse