Beach closed, winegrowers summoned to the police station, cycling challenge: the essential news in the region

Beach closed, winegrowers summoned to the police station, cycling challenge: the essential news in the region

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Cinq viticulteurs gardois convoqués par la police

#MONTPELLIER Five Gard winegrowers were summoned this Tuesday, May 20, at the end of the morning, to the Montpellier police station, to respond in particular to acts of home invasion and threats.

Winegrowers in great suffering, who had invited themselves in a virile but always correct manner to the headquarters of the Pays d’Oc wine union, in Lattes (Hérault), on the 18th& nbsp;last March.

One of them contests any inappropriate behavior and claims to have wanted "to shout his anger at the situation in our vineyards. It’s scandalous to summon us and think that this will calm people down, it’s even unconscious", he regrets. They plan to communicate at the end of their hearing.

Wastewater treatment plant overwhelmed, beach closed

#PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS An entire sector of the beaches of Palavas-les-Flots, on the left bank, is remained prohibited from access from Sunday until Monday evening. A ban "at any time of the day and night", both in the Lez, for swimming, and on the beach of l’Hôtel-de-Ville, "until the end of the promenade on Boulevard Sarrail", to deal with the increased risks of contamination by Escherichia coli bacteria.

Signaled by the installation of barriers and tape, this ban follows a "technical incident at the Maera station, following the rains". Having become obsolete and the subject of a modernization project which must, in 2027, increase its capacity by 50% (165M euros invested), Maera, in Lattes, is the largest of the thirteen Montpellier Métropole wastewater treatment plants. But during rainy periods, its basins overflow and untreated wastewater flows into the Lez, then into the sea. The red flag was raised on the beach, where the water remained chilly, 15’ ;deg;C.

Tourism: a good start

#SÈTE From the long Ascension Bridge, tourism professionals in Sète and the Thau basin are smiling. The crowds this Pentecost weekend and the first figures from the tourist office confirm a good trend.

"The volume of attendance recorded at our reception points in Sète and the Thau basin from Wednesday May 8 jumped to levels close to those of the high season, in the month of ;August ", indicates the Archipel de Thau office. In terms of seasonal accommodation, the reservation rate reached 55%, or 14 points more than in 2023.

Léona Winter drag star ?

#NARBONNE Léona Winter, whose real name is Rémi Solé, is a renowned artist in the world of drag -queens. Based in Narbonne, she has a solid television background and is once again launching into competition, announces L’Indépendant : she is a candidate for Drag Race 3, a competition organized by France 2, which will be broadcast from May 31.

She is notably the winner of the Chilean show The Switch Drag Race, in 2018, and the first drag queen to have participated in the competition The Voice on TF1, until the semi-final, it was in 2019. In 2021, her character and countertenor baritone voice caused havoc in Queen of the Universe, an international drag queen singing competition.

The number of the day: 3 500

#BITERROIS In kilometers, the long cycling journey on which Vincent Debruxelles is preparing to embark launch. The cyclist from the village of Pouzolles will rally the twelve partner hospitals of the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque association for a major solidarity challenge.

He will thus pass through Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Angers, Tours, Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, Lausanne, Geneva, Lyon and Marseille, until his return to Béziers, around the 30th. nbsp;June. An online prize pool allows you to raise funds.

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