Brussels News

Central Brussels to get makeover

Brussels has approved a scheme to upgrade historic squares and avenues in the city centre. The main areas of the project are around the Grand-Place, the UNESCO zone and Place Sainte-Catherine and Vism...
Dublin News

Clampdown proposed for noisy buskers in Dublin

Buskers in breach of rules could face hefty fines Buskers playing loud music on Dublin streets could be arrested under revised by-laws proposed by Dublin City Council. Councillors are considering a...
Dublin News

New Year's Eve in Dublin

New Year's events held in Dublin over three days New Year's festivities begin on 30 December with Love Dublin Day which comprises live music and free family-friendly cultural events in various locati...
Dublin News

Increased powers recommended for Dublin mayor

Report reccomends transfer of local authority powers to Dublin mayor New executive powers including the funding, staff and management decisions of national tourist and transport bodies and the depar...
Dublin News

Christmas traffic plan in Dublin

Traffic police in Dublin launched the capital's Christmas traffic plan on 8 December. Operation Open City is designed to keep Dublin's public transport flowing and minimise disruption to private tr...
Dublin News

Revamp for Grafton Street quarter

Pedestrian-friendly plan discourages cars around Grafton Street A major upgrade is underway on Dublin's premiere shopping thoroughfare, the pedestrianised Grafton St, including works on the surroun...
Brussels News

Christmas in Brussels

The city’s Christmas tree is now on display at the Grand-Place. This year the 17-metre Norwegian spruce is a gift from Wallonia. It comes from the Natura 2000 site in Hertogenwald, Belgium&rsquo...
Madrid News

Madrid rubbish piles up in the streets

Rubbish has been piling up in the streets of Madrid since street cleaners went on strike against layoffs and salary cuts at the beginning of November. The strike does not involve the collection of...
Barcelona News

Barcelona to remodernise central fish market

Barcelona and its fish wholesalers have come to an agreement to renovate the city's seafood market. The project will bring the Mercat Central del Peix in line with Spanish and EU health and enviro...
Dublin News

?Love Locks

Dublin City Council is continuing to remove clumps of “love locks” attached to bridges around the capital, most notably from Ha’penny Bridge and Millennium Bridge, both located in th...
Dublin News

Statue of Molly Malone to be moved

The statue of legendary Dublin street trader Molly Malone is to be moved by the end of this year to make way for the construction of the cross-city Luas tramline, known as the BXD, which will connect...
Dublin News

Dublin’s Blackrock baths demolished

The historic Blackrock baths in south Co. Dublin have been demolished because they are too dangerous according to local council authorities, who blamed extensive weather damage and “the ravages...
Paris News

The Eiffel Tower worth more than the Colosseum

The Eiffel Tower is Europe’s most valuable historic monument according to a survey by the chamber of commerce of Monza and Brianza in north Italy. The Italian organisation has calculated that...
Dublin News

New code of practice for Dublin buskers

Buskers and street performers in Dublin have come up with a new voluntary code of practice which they developed in collaboration with local traders and Dublin City Council. The three-month pilot sche...
Dublin News

Library for Dublin's Central Bank?

Independent architectural think tank ResPublica has suggested that Dublin's Central Bank on Dame Street could become a new central library, once the bank relocates to the North Wall Quay by mid-2015....
London News

The Mall closes for Jubilee and Olympics

Parts of The Mall in central London are now closed to traffic in preparation for the four-day celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee from 2-5 June and the Olympic Games that start on 27 July...
Brussels News

Brussels cleans up the city

Brussels has scheduled a city cleanliness day on 21 April. From 10.00-16.00 special centres around the city will promote the idea of a clean city, collect batteries and listen to complaints about the...
Berlin News

BMW Guggenheim Lab pulls out of Berlin location

German car manufacturer BMW and the Guggenheim Foundation have had to back-down on a possible city regeneration project in the heart of Berlin because of opposition from local residents. BMW Guggen...

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