Friday, 07 August 2020
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Barcelona News

Barcelona cleans its beaches.

Barcelona city council has launched a comprehensive drive to improve the capitals beaches. A recycling awareness campaign, with posters featuring four comic strip super-heroes in the act of collecting...
Berlin News

Reichstag hosts World Cup Arena.

A replica of Berlins Olympiastadion in front of the historic German parliament building is to give football fans the chance to watch the screenings of 2006 Football World Cup matches broadcast live in...
Vienna News

Remembering Freud.

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud is being celebrated in Vienna, where the father of psychoanalysis lived and worked for eight decades. A special exhibition entitled The Couch. Think...
Madrid News

Uncertainty over Prado trees.

City council plans to redevelop the boulevards linking the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen museums with the Cibeles fountain are causing controversy because of their possible impact on the trees in the...
Barcelona News

Connecting the Zona Franca.

Five new underground stations and a new bus route are part of the city councils comprehensive transport project for the Zona Franca industrial park in the Poble Nou neighbourhood. Underground line 9,...
Oxford News

Cleanup campaign.

Oxford city council has allotted 75,000 to a get-tough campaign targeting illegal rubbish dumping, littering, graffiti artists, noisy neighbours and dog fouling. The money will be spent on educating t...
Oxford News

Rangers to patrol city parks.

A team of six rangers is already at work seven days a week patrolling Oxfords parks. A 150,000 project has been approved by the city council to provide a visible public presence in local parks. The ra...
Paris News

Successful recycling bins.

The twice-weekly collection of Pariss unmistakable yellow-lidded wheelie bins for recycling household waste is to be extended to the 4ieme, 9ieme, 15ieme and 18ieme arrondissements. Indicative of the...
Madrid News

Property prices slow.

House prices in Madrid rose by an average of 7.3 percent in 2005, just slightly down on the 2004 increase of 7.5 percent. Recently released figures from the ministry of housing reveal an overall slow...
Oxford News

Energy efficiency rewarded.

Oxford city council has won a South East Renewable energy award for its commitment to renewable energy with its Solar Guide to Oxford. The guide contains a series of cycle rides to some of the solar h...
Copenhagen News

Language test for foreigners.

Foreigners wanting to be reunited with their families living in Denmark may find themselves being asked to take a Danish language test before entering the country under new proposed legislation being...
Amsterdam News

Sorting out taxis.

The city governments of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht have been given new powers to intervene in the local taxi market in response to problems following liberalisation in 2000. Since thi...
Amsterdam News

Testing TV and internet on trains.

For the next 5 months on intercity trains running between Haarlem and Maastricht, Dutch railways are testing public reaction to television screens and wireless internet facilities on board. The televi...
London News

Stansted 2.

The British Airports Authority (BAA) has unveiled plans to build a second runway at Stansted airport. The project, which is to cost 2.7 billion, will include construction of a new 3000 m runway, a ter...
Vienna News

Austrias capital goes GMO-free.

At a recent conference in Rennes, northern France, Vienna joined the growing alliance of regions in Europe that are against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The alliance, which was launched in F...
Dublin News

Green fuel for Ireland.

Drivers can now buy an ecologically sound fuel suitable for diesel engines from a newly opened forecourt on the N20 in Ballyhea, North Cork. The fuel, known as PPO Bio-fuel pure plant oil is made fr...
Copenhagen News

Denmarks broadcasters go green

Denmarks national broadcaster DR has been awarded an environmental prize by Copenhagen and five other municipalities as part of the environmental protection project Dogme 2000. The broadcaster is buil...
Oxford News

Oxford lake gets eco-islands

Oxfords Hinksey Lake is set to become an anglers paradise. The local environment agency has decided to promote angling in a development programme to introduce newcomers to the sport. Plans include t...
Jersey News

Review: A Concise History of Jersey: A New Perspective.

By Colin Platt. The author has strong family connections with Jersey, is the author of many books on social history, and is an emeritus professor of Southampton University. He was also a major contr...
Dublin News

Leinster Lawn to be restored.

Wigs on the Green in Government Gardens The garden of Leinster House, the seat of D


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