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Ruth and Adrian Charlton moved from Burgh near Aylsham in Norfolk to the Dordogne in France to have a better quality of life.
But then came the vote to leave the EU.
There is a carte de sejour residency permit that would guarantee their right to stay in France but you need to have lived in the country for five years. The Charltons have only been there for three.
Ruth and Adrian are artisan basketmakers and the area is perfect for growing their own willow. They have converted a barn into a gîte which gives them a separate income.
You can find out more about the Charltons here.
The Department for the Exiting of the European Union today said this : "European citizens resident in the UK make a vital contribution both to our economy and our society. That's why we will be making securing their status, as well as that of British nationals in the EU, a priority as soon as we trigger Article 50 and the negotiations begin."