Will opponents of Europa City stop the project in Paris?

Critics of the $3bn retail park are unhappy because it will be built on farmland
The $3bn business and retail park will be built in a suburb near Charles de Gaulle Airport, with its backer the retail group Auchan claiming it will create jobs and boost the local economy.

However the project is opposed by people who wonder if the area, which is close to Disneyland Paris and Parc Astérix, needs another leisure venture. Critics are also unhappy because it will be built on farmland.

Romaine Eskenazi, from the local authority of Gonesse, tells the BBC's Russell Padmore, opponents of Europa City should realise it's more than just a shopping mall.

(Picture: Protestors against the construction of Europa City near Paris. Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images.)

Cable fire disrupts Channel Tunnel services

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Eurostar trains to Paris are being badly disrupted by problems to its overhead power supply at one of its platforms in the Gare Du Nord.

The company's website said a cable had exploded and caught fire, meaning all power to platform six had to be shut down.

A statement also announced that trains would no longer be able to stop at Ashford and asked passengers not to travel today unless it was essential.

London to Brussels services have also been affected by this week's heatwave.