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Jersey News

Jersey Post shows drop in turnover

Jersey Post returned a small profit in 2012 even though turnover was down 33 per cent to €44 million. Most of the loss in turnover came from a decision taken in the UK that low-cost items mail...
Dublin News

Shortlist of names for new Dublin bridge

Dublin City Council has announced the shortlist for the name of the new bridge over the river Liffey connecting Marlborough Street and Eden Quay on the north side with Hawkins St and Burgh Quay on the...
Amsterdam News

Dutch plan to drop Monday postal deliveries

The minister of economic affairs has presented a proposal to parliament to cut postal deliveries on Mondays. At present the postal service PostNL NV, which is an independent company, is obliged by law...
Oxford News

New look for Oxford’s public toilets

Gloucester Green public toilets are ready for remodernisation now that temporary facilities have been established for the period of the upgrade. The Oxford council says that it is planning to provi...
London News

Olympic accommodation attracts Londoners

More than 17,000 people have shown interest in renting the 2,800 apartments in the ex-Olympic village in east London. The Qatari Diar Delancy consortium, which owns half of the complex, has said th...
Copenhagen News

Denmark cuts to postal system

Post Danmark, Denmark’s national postal system, is planning reductions in its services next year because of the decrease in the volume of written mail. About 1,500 red letter boxes around the...
Jersey News

Jersey fibre optics on target

Fibre optic broadband, which will bring faster internet connections throughout Jersey, has already been rolled out to 20,000 households in the island. But so far only 1,000 customers have signed up fo...
Jersey News

Jersey Telecoms

Jersey Telecom has replaced its 1970s GEC System X, which has operated landlines in the island since the 1980s, with a new digital Next Generation Network (NGN). The new system, supplied by the Chi...
Copenhagen News

Denmark’s e-ticketing goes national

Electronic tickets can now be used throughout Denmark for all public transport. However the Rejsekort system is still causing difficulties several years after it was rolled out at a regional level....
Berlin News

Berlin’s intelligence headquarters delayed

Germany’s new foreign intelligence building, due to open in the Mitte district of Berlin in 2014, could be a year late. Difficulties with the air conditioning are causing delays and cost over-ru...
London News

London’s first cable car ready for Olympics

London’s first-ever cable car system, which runs between Greenwich and the Royal Docks, will open on 28 June in time for the London Olympics. 34 cable cars will carry 2,500 passengers an hour...
Oxford News

Oxford’s natural history museum to close for restoration

Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History is to close for the whole of 2013 for restoration to the leaking glass roof. The project will cost about £2.1 million. The decision to go a...
Oxford News

New bridge in Oxford

The first stage of a new glass and steel bridge now links the main site of Pembroke College – one of Oxford University’s oldest colleges – to its expansion project on the other side...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam ring road digs in

The Netherlands ministry of transport has agree to fund a project to put a southern section of the Amsterdam ring road underground. It has also given the go-ahead to widen the stretch that dissects th...
Jersey News

Serious electricity outages hit Jersey, Channel Islands

Electricity in Jersey was disrupted for the second time in a week on 28 September because of problems with supplies from France. Although only western parts of the island were hit on this occasion, tw...


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