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Lobster and Beetroot Salad with Lemon Oil

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Showcasing local products from the Lot, Le Balandre restaurant at the centuries-old, family-run Terminus Hotel in Cahors offers stunningly delicious cuisine such as this Lobster and Beetroot Salad. Mixing traditional and original creations with the finest ingredients, Chef Alexandre Marre prepares his food without artificial additives or superfluous ingredients, allowing the true flavours to be savoured.

Easing the Restrictions

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Easing the restrictions – it’s in our hands.
The 3-step plan for reducing the restrictions surrounding the pandemic were announced on 24 November by Pres Macron. A lot depends on how the population responds and if we can keep the numbers of cases lower than 5,000. Let’s do our best. Here’s what the three steps involve, hopefully it will be 1, 2 3 together!
We have new ATTESTATION FORMS which reflect the changes. To download a copy in French and/or English click here, you will find the link in the article.

Working from Home?

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Here are some top tips from our working from home article that will be appearing in our next issue.
If it looks like this may be a more permanent scenario for you, the upcoming article provides ideas and suggestions about how to make working from home really work well for you.

Lockdown Update

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Our lifestyles have changed again as we enter another lockdown. The rules are slightly different to those earlier this year and will remain in force until at least 1 December.
Can you go out and what’s open? This lockdown update covers the essential information and provides links to download the required forms.

The renovation dream

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The prices are low, the houses are beautiful: what’s not to like about the idea of doing up an old French farmhouse and making it the home of your dreams?
Many have trod this path. Most end up with the renovation dream intact. For some it quickly turns into a terrifying nightmare.

French Insurance Explained

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Whether you live or work here or are considering a move to France, French insurance is one of those must have’s in terms of contract and knowledge. We asked Léna Eaton of Agence Generali for a straightforward overview.

French Property Tax

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It’s that time of year when property tax comes to the fore. If you own a property in France you could be eligible for two taxes each year in the form of Taxe Foncières and Taxe d’habitation.

What’s In our Latest Issue?

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READER SURVEY: Here at The Local Buzz we really do want to continue to improve our offering and bring you the best possible experience, so we are asking for your help.  If you can spare a couple of minutes, please click HERE.  Thank you, your help is very much appreciated.

Take a look in our October/November issue to hear more about buying or selling cars, autumn gardening, do you need to pay Taxe d’Habitation,  or perhaps you would like to improve your golf?  Plus, there’s some fabulous food and wine ideas, legal advice, guest chef recipes, a City focus and, of course, a great reader offer and a new prize competition.  Don’t forget that you can still read and download all of our magazines, including the latest issue!

Pensions and Investment

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The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on our daily lives and finances.  For many readers there is also an impact on their pension and investment funds due to extreme volatility in the financial markets and global economic disruption.

Pensions Update – potential changes

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Tony Delvalle and Andrea Glover are International Financial Advisers at The Spectrum IFA Group.  We asked them what are the current top three ‘hot topics’ with clients, particularly affecting retirees.

Inheritance Tax

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Sally Dilks, Associate at Buckles Solicitors LLP, explains why Estate planning for your French assets need not be taxing.

France/UK Power of Attorney

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Power of attorney arrangements allow an individual’s financial and health affairs to be looked after by someone else, the attorney, if they lose mental capacity in the future. Tony Delvalle of The Spectrum IFA Group explains how they can help to relieve stress at the most difficult of times.

Ask Katie

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Katie Gardner is a fully-Qualified CBT Counsellor and 10-year expat based on the border of 47/24. She’s here to answer your questions

World Cancer Day – Fighting Cancer Together

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Organised by the UICC, a membership organisation dedicated to Fighting Cancer Together, World Cancer Day heralds the start of a 3-year call-to-action. Its aim is to encourage everyone to act now and make a personal commitment to reduce the impact of cancer on themselves, the people they love and to help others across the globe.

Ask Katie

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This lady has lots of friends and family around her but she cannot get over the trauma of losing her partner

Winterising your pool

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Some do, some don’t – but should we? We asked Rudolf de Lang, a pool technician with 25 years experience and a specialist in electronic leak detection, to explain the benefits.

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