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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A range of talented crafters, traders, and delicious street food vendors will be offering a brilliant selection of unique gifts, tempting treats, and beautiful decorations at the Swansea Christmas Market. You’ll find fantastic gifts such as beautiful jewelry, home décor, intricate handcrafted glass and ceramics, personalized gifts along with fine cheese, wine, and homemade chocolates. Some chalets will host a selection of new traders and crafters each week, so there’s always something different to see.
The cozy festive bar and seating area offer the perfect opportunity to unwind with a mulled wine, a German craft beer, or a delicious Kolle Kusse while you soak up the atmosphere. The children will love a visit to Santa’s Grotto on Portland Street, so you’ll be sure that the whole family has a great day out!
On show in Swansea City were two French Gendarmerie Officers.
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Y-Theatre proudly presents their newest pantomime, Snow White! This event will take place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of December. We’re all excited!
All proceeds go towards supporting young people and adults in Swansea to belong, contribute and thrive!
Get your tickets at YMCA Swansea reception or via following the link: