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Lights to be turned off in France

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Paris may lose its trademark glow next year after plans emerged to extinguish its street lighting at night to save money.

French President Francois Hollande and his energy minister Delphine Batho are considering turning out the lights in and outside public buildings, offices and shops in the early hours of the morning.

If the scheme goes ahead, late-night revellers in the city would be advised to carry torches if they venture out between the hours of 1 and 7am

http://www.dailymail...y-sobriety.html

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Carry torches? You mean flashlights?

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It's the same. At least in British English.

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What do you call sticks/handles with a flames on the end of them then?

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Paris may lose its trademark glow next year after plans emerged to extinguish its street lighting at night to save money.

French President Francois Hollande and his energy minister Delphine Batho are considering turning out the lights in and outside public buildings, offices and shops in the early hours of the morning.

If the scheme goes ahead, late-night revellers in the city would be advised to carry torches if they venture out between the hours of 1 and 7am

http://www.dailymail...y-sobriety.html

its been like this since the maggie 80's. in england every second street light is switched off what is the problem?

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What do you call sticks/handles with a flames on the end of them then?

Archaic technology. A torch is torch.

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What do you call sticks/handles with a flames on the end of them then?

torches.

However these days they're a little shy, so only go out in public with their good friends pitchforks.

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its been like this since the maggie 80's. in england every second street light is switched off what is the problem?

Same here in the Netherlands, but it looks like Hollande wants all street lights turned off at night.

To all the burglars: "Move to France !!"

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Thousands of years of evolution and the poor humans are still afraid of the dark.

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