Oxford News

City centre development plan.

A multi-million pound project to redevelop Oxfords West End area, from St Aldates to the railway station and from the Thames to Hythe Bridge Street, is to be put up for public consultation in July thi...
Amsterdam News

English weekly celebrates.

The "Amsterdam Weekly", the Dutch capitals free English-language newspaper, has celebrated its 100th edition with a special comics issue, featuring some of the citys top cartoonists, and a party at th...
Copenhagen News

Libeskind for restad design.

75,000 sqm of vacant land in the restad urban development district, which stretches from just south of Copenhagen city centre to the airport, is to have world famous architect Daniel Libeskind as desi...
Dublin News

The high cost of dying.

The price of burial plots in Dublins four main cemeteries has almost doubled since last year. Pre-booked plots now cost 3,000 it was 1,800 in 2005 as cemetery space is running out and demand for gra...
Madrid News

Council launches TV channel.

Madrid city council has announced the launch of its own local digital television channel, TDT (televisione digitale terrestre). Broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the new channel will pro...
Berlin News

Demolition for East German hotel.

Yet another reminder of East Germanys communist past, the Soviet-style Hotel Unter den Linden is to be demolished to make way for an eight-storey block of shops, offices and apartments. The hotel on t...
Dublin News

Hansfield project approved.

The Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) plan for Hansfield in West Dublin, which was initially rejected in 2003 by An Bord Pleanla the planning appeals board has now been approved. Covering an area of...
London News

Council tax increase.

The mayor of Londons council tax increase of 33.80 per year, a 13.3 per cent increase in his share of the unpopular tax, has been approved by the London Assembly. For a Band D household this will mean...
Amsterdam News

New mosque gets go ahead.

Construction of the Westermoskee in the predominantly Turkish and Moroccan district of de Baarsjes in West Amsterdam will begin on 28 February, after 12 years of decision reversals, delays and controv...
Vienna News

Profits come waltzing in.

The Viennese season of gala balls, which runs annually from December to March, has been pronounced a major financial success for local business by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO). Hundreds of b...
Paris News

News kiosks revival.

Seventeen newspaper kiosks have just re-opened in Paris, reversing a 10-year long trend that has seen the number of newsstands drop from 392 in 1997 to 277 in September 2005. These new kiosks represe...
Oxford News

Payments online.

Four computerized e-government kiosks have been installed around Oxford, where residents will be able to access council services online. At the touch of a button, locals can settle their various bills...
Paris News

Skating around town.

Parisians and visitors to the city will be able to skate and even sled in a special complex just outside the Paris town hall and in Montparnasse until 26 January. There are two rinks near the town hal...
Vienna News

Thumbs up for Sunday trading.

While Linz shopkeepers await the constitutional court ruling on Sunday trading, attitudes in Austria are changing. A recent poll by market research institute Spectra has found that two-thirds of Austr...
Amsterdam News

Traffic wardens to get targets.

Traffic wardens in Amsterdam have been set production targets of ten parking fines and eight wheel clamps per day. The local traffic department, Stadstoezicht , which is supposed to be one of the few...
Dublin News

Dublins new investment plan.

It costs 2 million a day to keep Dublin going, according to the figures produced by the citys manager John Fitzgerald in November, when he revealed the ambitious new investment plans for the capital....
Dublin News

Starbucks opens in centre city.

Starbucks opens in Dublin. Dame Street, Dublin, is the place for the first major Starbucks coffee shop in Irleand. Until now there has only been a small store in Dundrum town centre. The coffee house...
Amsterdam News

Towing away valuables.

People who leave objects of value such as mobile phones or portable computers in their parked vehicle may find it has been towed away under a new scheme aimed at beating crime. Amsterdam police curren...
Copenhagen News

Shopping boom in city centre.

Shops in Copenhagen city centre have registered a 15 percent increase in turnover in the first nine months of this year over the same period last year, to a total of almost Dkk8 billion, against an ov...
Barcelona News

Las Ramblas to lose animal shops.

The numerous outdoor pet-shops along the world famous boulevard are set for closure after the sale of pets has come under fire from the Association for the Protection of Animals. Owners are being give...
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