Dublin News

Calls for Dublin’s horse market to be closed

Dublin's mayor Gerry Breen has added his voice to calls for new legislation to abolish the Smithfield horse fair in the city centre following an incident in which two men were injured after being shot...
Barcelona News

Barcelona to ban wearing of bathing suits on its streets

Barcelona plans to completely ban the wearing of bathing suits, or any semi-nudity, on its streets, public spaces or public transport from next summer. The city council intends to have legislation in...
Brussels News

Brussels Grand-Place most beautiful square in Europe

Brussels Grand-Place has been voted the most beautiful square in Europe. A survey by Dutch website stedentripper.com asked users to rate different squares across Europe. Moscow
Brussels News

Firefighters to get new 3-D technology in Brussels

Brussels firefighters are to use state-of-the-art 3-D technology from 2011 to improve emergency response times. Using computer modelling and aerial photographs of the city, a database has been bui...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam below London, Paris, Rome in cost-of-living rankings

Amsterdam has been ranked as the 35th most expensive place to live in the world for expatriates in the Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2010, down from 29th place in 2009. The survey compares the cost...
Barcelona News

Barcelona cracks down on bare torsos in public

Dressing down is a no-no in Barcelona this summer. City authorities have begun a widespread, multi-lingual campaign to prevent residents and tourists, both male and female, from baring their torsos in...
Vienna News

Vienna world’s best place to live

Vienna has retained its number one spot as the best place in the world to live, in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2010 of 221 cities worldwide. The Swiss cities of Zurich and Geneva take second a...
Madrid News

Madrid bans summer barbecues

City authorities in Madrid have banned all campfires and barbecues in the mountains of the region, even in designated areas, until October to help prevent forest fires. Authorities claim that 90 p...
Madrid News

Madrid cuts Sunday waste collections

Madrid authorities will no longer be collecting waste on Sundays and holidays, as a result of budget cuts. The new practices will come into force on 1 August, however the resulting 15 per cent cost sa...
Copenhagen News

Copenhagen encourages pedestrians

City chiefs are planning to improve facilities for pedestrians and increase pedestrian traffic in the city by 20 per cent over the next five years, reports the Copenhagen Post. Tourism experts, th...
Barcelona News

Metropolitan authority for Catalonia

Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu has proposed that the city
Paris News

Arc de Triomphe gets a brush-up

The Arc de Triomphe is to undergo a three-month restoration to each of its four reliefs. One and a half million visitors a year visit the monument on the Place d
Madrid News

Madrid in top 20

Madrid has been ranked 12th out of a list of 27 cities worldwide for global competitiveness, according to report by Deloitte and Madrid Global, higher than cities such as Sydney, Miami and Berlin....
Paris News

The 26-gigapixel picture of Paris

The largest photograph in the world, a panoramic view of Paris, has been unveiled. The 26-gigapixel picture, the work of photographer Arnaud Frich, would be as wide as two football stadiums if it were...
Berlin News

Some Germans nostalgic for the Berlin Wall

Germans think Berlin Wall was better for the city International news agency AFP reports that almost one in four Germans
London News

Exhibition Road renewal

Work has begun on the renewal scheme for Exhibition Road in the heart of London
Madrid News

Madrid gets tough on hoardings

One third of Madrid


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