London News

London names interim police chief.

Sir Paul Stephenson has taken over as temporary head of the London Met, following the resignation of Sir Ian Blair. Seen as the most likely candidate in line for the permanent position as commissioner...
Barcelona News

Barcelona’s eco-friendly Xmas lighting

Barcelona city council is celebrating an environmentally friendly festive season with six enormous steel Christmas trees designed to combine traditional seasonal cheer with a serious message about ene...
Paris News

Fee increase for Paris’ open-air food markets.

The cost of renting stall space in any of Paris
Madrid News

Madrid tightens security for Christmas.

The Madrid city council has announced a package of security measures for the Spanish capital over the festive season, which will see an extra 1,700 police officers on the beat, along with 200 more tra...
Brussels News

New Brussels city website inaugurated.

The mayor of Brussels, Freddy Thielemans, has inaugurated the new-look capital website,, replacing the original site set up in 2002. Designed entirely by city council IT staff and cou...
Dublin News

Docklands Christmas.

The Christmas season in Dublin kicks off on Sunday 16 November with the lighting of the Docklands Christmas tree at the chq building at 17.30. A gospel choir will also be singing at the futuristic sho...
Jersey News

St Helier twins with Funchal.

Cultural and business links between the capitals of Jersey and Madeira
Paris News

Rents in France on the rise

A report recently published by the UNPI, the French National Real Estate Union, has revealed that since the beginning of 2005 private rental rates have increased by 4.7 per cent for existing tenants a...
Brussels News

Brussels to get summer clean-up.

Sixteen zones in the centre of Brussels are to be cleaned more thoroughly over summer as part of the regional government
Barcelona News

From Coca-Cola factory to residential flats.

The Barcelona city council has given the go-ahead to the first stage in the redevelopment of Verneda Industrial, in the Sant Mart
Paris News

Bastille Day celebrations.

Paris prepares to celebrate the French Fte National on 14 July, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress and the overthrow of the monarchy, which marked the beginning of the French rev...
Oxford News

Oxford hospital grounds for redevelopment.

The Oxford Mental Health Trust is seeking planning permission to build homes for key workers and research facilities on the land adjacent to the Warneford and Park Hospitals in Headington. The Trust,...
Copenhagen News

IT companies locate to Copenhagen university.

Innovative IT and creative high-tech companies are to move in to premises belonging to the University of Copenhagen at the Amager (KUA) Campus as of the beginning of July. In response to the chronic s...
Madrid News

Swimming pools in Madrid.

On 3 June Madrids municipal outdoor swimming pools open for 3 months from 11.00 to 21.00 every day. As part of an updated health and safety programme, the water of the pools will be analysed four time...
London News

London policing priorities.

The London Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) has invited Londoners to take part online in consultations to decide community policing priorities for 2007/8. Phase 1 of the online consultation process...
Vienna News

Karlsplatz gets a face lift.

After renovations lasting several years the new-look Karlsplatz square has been ceremoniously rededicated by city officials. Improvements to the busy traffic and transport hub in central Vienna includ...
Barcelona News

Catalan government redraws the school map.

The Barcelona city council is to cede land to the Catalan government for the construction of 16 primary schools and 13 secondary schools in the capital. Around 150 million is to be invested in the 200...
Paris News

Council properties up for auction.

On 16 May the Ville de Paris is putting several of its residential properties up for public auction. The majority of the apartments are in the 16th arrondissement, with starting prices ranging from 39...
Madrid News

Arts centre for the post office.

Madrids famous Palacio de Comunicaciones on the Plaza de Cibeles is to be renovated, giving 60 percent of its floor space over to museums, a music room, conference halls, information centres and tempo...


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