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GOOD news for
holiday makers in the North West looking for a quiet or exciting
Summer Sun holiday on the Mediterranean - The South of France
is now on your door step.
This Summer the North West now has a direct gateway to the Var
region in southern France, following the recent launch of Ryanairís
new route to this famous sunny holiday destination, with fares
starting from just £13 one way including taxes, available via
Whether it is for a short break staying in one of the regionís
legendary fishermenís villages, a holiday along the Varís 400km
coastline with creeks, bays and sandy beaches, or a lazy stroll
through the preserved nature and hilltop villages of inland
Provence, this top French holiday destination can only be reached
from the North West by flying direct from Liverpool John Lennon
Airport and taking less than 3 hours.
On arrival in The Var Provence Ė CŰte díAzur region, after landing
adjacent to the sea, between the pine and palm trees, ToulonĖHyŤres
Airport, with its relaxed, hassle free environment means luggage can
be collected in a matter of minutes with bus, taxi and car rental
facilities all conveniently located. The airport is ideally situated
for easy access to all the main cities across the region, with
popular Saint-Tropez just 45 minutes away by bus, see:-
reseaumistral.fr and also via:-
visitvar.fr/en The airport is
situated in the centre of this beautiful part of Southern France
between such popular areas as the dazzling Verdon Canyon, the
Cistercian Thoronet Abbey, the Golden Islands and of course the
legendary Saint-Tropez. The Var is also well known for its
festivals, music, theatre and other cultural celebrations. For more
information on all destinations email:-
Starting your journey couldnít be easier too with the convenience of
departing from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. With its recent
improvements to passenger facilities, the airport offers the
regionís passengers a relaxed, hassle free start to their holiday.
With the added convenience of ample, great value, on-site parking
plus new rail services now calling at nearby Liverpool South
Parkway, the Airport is better connected than ever with the regionís
transport network. For more information go to:-
The flights from Liverpool John Lennon airport to Toulon-HyŤres
airport operate two times a week, between March 28 and October 28
Mondays: Dep Liverpool 6:40 AM Dep Toulon-HyŤres 10:55 AM Fridays:
Dep. Liverpool 6:20 AM Dep. Toulon-HyŤres 10:35 AM The flight
duration is less than three hours.
* Check details of the Liverpool - Toulon HyŤres route on:-
Euro MP calls for reforms to give Merseyside Police more time to
should act to ensure that police officers in Merseyside do not have
to waste their time dealing with spurious arrest warrants issued in
another EU country.
Thatís the message from North West Euro MP Arlene McCarthy, ahead of
a key debate in the European Parliament on Wednesday.
She is concerned that European arrest warrants, introduced in 2004
to help speed up the extradition of suspects in serious criminal
cases, have resulted in police spending too much time chasing people
accused of petty crimes in other European countries.
Arlene has joined with other Labour Euro MPs to call on the
government to strike an agreement with our European partners to
ensure that the warrants, which are issued in one EU country for the
arrest and fast-track extradition of a suspect in another, are used
to tackle genuinely serious offences.
Arlene said:- "Merseyside Police raised their concerns with me
about the use of these arrest warrants and the number of police
hours wasted, for example, in tracking down a Polish offender
accused of stealing chocolate bars from a supermarket. I don't want
police in Merseyside, who are already under pressure because of
government cuts, to have to spend valuable time finding someone
wanted in Poland for stealing chocolate. European arrest warrants
have made it easier for us to bring people accused of serious crimes
to justice quickly. But their use for petty criminals and minor
misdemeanours will actually undermine the police's ability to fight
more serious offences. Some countries have been applying the
warrants in cases for which they were never intended. They were
introduced to help us in the fight against murder, terrorism and
rape, not low-level theft."
Labour Euro MPs support the idea of the arrest warrants, which have
resulted in the return of dozens of serious criminals including
bringing back from Italy one of the people convicted of the July
2005 London bombings. However, they want to see agreement between
national governments that a proportionality test will be applied, to
ensure that they are only used in the most serious cases, saving
local police time to fight crime on our streets.
Campaigners for reform have cited a number of examples that would
not pass that test, but where warrants have been issued, including
bicycle theft, pig rustling, the theft of wardrobe doors and going
over an overdraft limit.