The National Gendarmerie is one of two national police forces of France, along with the National Police. It is a branch of the French Armed Forces placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior with additional duties to the Ministry of Defense. Its area of responsibility includes smaller towns, rural and suburban areas, while the Police Nationale a civilian force is in charge of cities and downtowns. Due to its military status, the Gendarmerie also fulfills a range of military and defense missions. The Gendarmes also have a cybercrime division. It has a strength of more than 100,000 personnel as of 2014.
The Gendarmerie is heir to the Maréchaussée, the oldest police force in France, dating back to the Middle Ages. It has influenced the culture and traditions of gendarmerie forces all around the world—and especially in the former French colonial empire.
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Swansea Indoor Market
Swansea Market is the largest indoor market in Wales, an award winning, historic market that offers both tourists and residents a unique shopping experience.
For 6 days a week, over 100 stalls boast a wide selection of fresh, local produce and traditional Welsh fayre as well as bespoke gifts, beautiful jewellery and accessories, cosmetics, leather goods and much more. There are also cafés and coffee shops for you to recharge your batteries after all that shopping!
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On show in Swansea City were two French Gendarmerie Officers.
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Today we feature Jon Jones who is a Close Up Magician. Jon is based in Llanelli but is a regular in Oxford Street, Swansea City demonstrating his wonderful magic card tricks to Swansea shoppers.
Jon has made a video profile of some of the amazing card tricks he uses on his pitch near Marks & Spencers, so to add some magic to your event contact Jon for more information.
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As striking schoolchildren take to the streets and Extinction Rebellion brings global capitals to a standstill, the climate emergency has well and truly moved to the centre of public debate.
And when smoke from Australian wildfires obscures the sun in New Zealand – more than a thousand miles away – while Jakarta is swamped by unprecedented rainfall, the effects have never been more visible.
Worldwide economic stress and damage from natural disasters in 2018 totalled US$ 165 billion – half of which was uninsured. Yet even these catastrophic events do not fully express the extent of environmental risk facing the world today.
The first reference to a ‘NO SIGN BAR’ the custom house with a double cellar for bonding purposes, owned by a Mr Richard Gwynn, can be found in a document of 1690. The NO SIGN BAR has since continued its trade and has been responsible for the supply of fine wines, spirits, sherries, ports and ales to many generation of Swansea folk.
Over the centuries it has been altered and extended many times and it is this electric mix of period styles that makes this historic bar so unique.
Dylan Thomas, who worked only a few doors up from the ‘NO SIGN BAR’ was a regular visitor. In his short story in entitled ‘the followers’ he refers to it as the ‘The Wine Faults’ and renamed salubrious passage on which the ’NO SIGN BAR’ stands as ‘PARADISE ALLEY.’
The ‘NO SIGN BAR’ today remains the only original bar in both name and design on one of Swansea’s historically interesting streets.