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Fashion: Think woolly, it's wild in the country: St Tropez? Forget it. Say hello Chilterns and take a long walk amid the falling leaves. Marion Hume piles on the layers and escapes into the mist

I love autumn. Being rather unenamoured with summer (too few clothes), I look forward to misty days, when I can pull on a jumper or even a kagool, an odd admission for a fashion editor.

Travel: Departures: Cannes package

MOVIE fans keen to enjoy a budget trip to the Cannes Film Festival from 12 to 23 May can take advantage of Riviera mobile holidays being offered by Allez France (0903 742345) on a site in nearby Antibes. Two weeks in a mobile home costs pounds 260 from 7 May. The price includes ferry travel for car, two adults and all children under 14. For families wishing to stay longer than a fortnight, a third week is free of charge.

Three killed as supermarket roof collapses in French Riviera

Up to 15 people were trapped yesterday - some of them still alive - in the rubble beneath the collapsed roof of a supermarket in Nice, southern France. Rescuers say at least 90 people were injured when the vast slab roof of the Casino supermarket, measuring 40 metres (130ft) by 30 metres (100ft), caved in. Eyewitnesses say the roof collapsed without warning.

Lawyer wins

The French Riviera city of Nice picked a lawyer as mayor yesterday after scandals forced out the last two incumbents, Reuter reports from Paris. Jean-Paul Barety was endorsed by the Gaullist Rally for the Republic party.

New mayor

Jean-Michel Couve, a former mayor of St Tropez, narrowly defeated the incumbent, Alain Spada, 49, to retake the town hall of the resort after a bitter election battle, AP reports from Nice. Mr Spada antagonised many people with his allegedly heavy-handed tactics in trying to curb development of the popular Riviera town.

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