Dublin News

New taxi ranks in Dublin

23 new taxi locations proposed across capital Dublin City Council (DCC) has approved draft bylaws for 23 new taxi ranks across Dublin, nine of which will be active 24 hours a day, and 14 operationa...
Madrid News

Madrid ready for new king and queen

Thousands of flags, garlands of flowers and cheap souvenirs are ready for enthronement of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Thursday 19 June. The handover from King Juan Carlos, who is abdicating...
Berlin News

Lesbian cemetery opened in Berlin

A space for the burial of lesbians has been reserved in central Berlin graveyard. Spaces for 80 burials or ashes have been set aside in the Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery, which was first laid...
Brussels News

Women’s week in Brussels

Brussels organises a week to mark the international women’s day on 8 March.   The events include debates, workshops and film showings, as well as the films Frozen River about two women w...
Madrid News

Madrid World Hunger Day Concert

Madrid is one of three cities in Europe, along with Paris and London, staging a live concert against hunger on 13 October organised in conjunction with Action Against Hunger and the European Commissio...
Amsterdam News

Dutch leave Netherlands in record numbers

In 2012 nearly 150,000 Dutch citizens emigrated from the Netherlands according to Statistics Netherlands. This compares with just over 130,000 in 2011 and 121,000 in 2010. The reasons for the emigr...
Madrid News

Strikes in Spain

Spain is facing its second general strike in a year against the government’s austerity measures. In the early hours of 14 December protestors were already arriving in Madrid in response to the c...
Brussels News

All Saints in Brussels

Brussels’ four cemeteries will remain open over the All Saints’ holiday from Monday 29 October to 1 November from 08.30 until 17.00, an hour longer than usual. There will also be guided...
London News

London Fire Brigade faces cuts

Plans for the closure of at least 17 of London’s 112 fire stations are contained in a proposal put forward by the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The project, which has not yet been finalised, i...
Jersey News

Jersey passport fees reduced

Passport fees in Jersey are coming down on 3 September to £72.50 for an adult (now £77.50) and £46.50 for a child (now £49). In 2014 the island of Jersey will go over to a c...
London News

London’s population rises

London’s population has hit a total of eight million according to the statistics for the 2011 census, 12 per cent over the previous census in 2001. This is considerably higher than the averag...
Barcelona News

Catalan spoken more often

The use of Catalan is growing in areas of Catalonia where it was previously used the least. It is also being used more in shops, bars, restaurants and in commerce, even among people who do not speak C...
Berlin News

Berlin’s Mauerpark could charge entry fee

Visitors to Berlin’s Mauerpark may be asked to pay €1 entrance fee to help keep it clean and tidy. The park was created soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, along what is called “d...
Jersey News

Royals to visit Jersey on 18 July

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Jersey on 18 July as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It is the first visit of the Duchess to the island since her...
Oxford News

Save Oxford’s public toilets

A campaign by the Oxford Mail, the city
Brussels News

Pensioners increase in Belgium

The number of people who retired in Belgium increased by two per cent in 2011 compared with the previous year to reach a total of 34,000. There are now nearly 1.8 million pensioners in the country...
London News

Exhibition Road renewal opens

The new pedestrian and vehicle precinct around Exhibition Road in central London was officially opened on 1 February after three years
Jersey News

Jersey discounts stamps for Christmas

Jersey has reduced the cost of postage for the Christmas period and has launched a new set of six stamps for use in December. The usual 37p stamp for local mail has been reduced to 35p and the 50p for...