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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...
Oxford News

Looking for skilled labour.

Unemployment in the county of Oxfordshire has shown a significant improvement compared with a worsening national trend, recent figures have shown. In October 3,505 people were claiming the job seekers...
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...
Madrid News

Madrid tourism up.

According to the National Statistics Institute (INE) data, just under three million tourists visited Madrid between January and June 2005, representing an increase of nearly 11 per cent over last year...
Barcelona News

Catalonia police force takes over.

After two years of preparation for the changeover, Los Mossos dEsquadra the Catalonian regional police force - has taken over the responsibility for policing Barcelona from its national police collea...
Oxford News

Down with derelict council housing.

Oxford city council has agreed to the demolition of 153 condemned Orlit houses on the Rose Hill Estate. The prefabricated Orlit houses are under 60 years old, but will be considered unfit for habitati...
Dublin News

City to get transport upgrade.

The governments recently announced Transport 21 initiative, which aims to modernize road and rail transport across the whole of Ireland, should also make life easier for Dublin commuters as a large sl...
Madrid News

Campaign to combat prostitution.

Madrid city council has launched a campaign to eradicate prostitution in the capital for the second consecutive year. Targeting prostitutes clients, some 2,000 posters, 100,000 pamphlets and 40,000 po...
Berlin News

Germans to get biometric passports.

Biometric passports have already been introduced in the United States and Canada and the member states of the European Union have agreed to use the new system in Europe in an effort to fight terrorism...
London News

Heathrow, bird flu and sniffer dogs.

The avian flu alert has brought sniffer dogs to Heathrow airport. The dogs are checking passengers and baggage in the hope of stopping people from smuggling in birds that might be infected by the viru...
Copenhagen News

Minister promises car tax reduction.

The very high rate of car tax in Denmark may be about to change. The taxation minister Kristian Jensen announced during the countrys car show Cars for All that a special committee would be set up to s...
Vienna News

Opera House celebrates.

Viennas beautiful state opera house in Ring Avenue has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its official reopening after world war two, when it was flattened by Allied bombing. Placido Domingo, Bryn Ter...
Dublin News

Irish green cards.

A report commissioned by the department of enterprise has found that the Irish economy is still in need of skilled migrants workers in the sectors of IT, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, construction a...
Barcelona News

Catalonia births rise

Figures just released by the Institut dEstadstica de Catalunya (IDESCAT) show that during 2004 the number of births recorded in Catalonia increased by 5 percent in comparison to the previous year. Thi...
Paris News

Job statistics up and down.

In October there was a decrease in French unemployment figures for the sixth consecutive month, plus a drop of over one per cent in the 800,000 long-term unemployed, something that happens rarely. Nev...
London News

Winter fuel alert

Following predictions from the met office of freezing weather conditions in Britain this winter, the mayor of London has warned that this could be the worst winter since 1962, when Britons shivered in...
Berlin News

Germany to raise retirement age

The new government in Germany is working on plans to take the pressure off the nations pension bills by keeping people in the workforce longer. The labour and social affairs minister and vice-chancell...
Vienna News

Guidelines for mobile phone use

The publication of the results of a European Union funded Reflex-Studie into causes of cell mutation in human genes and the creation of cancerous cells has led the Vienna doctors professional organisa...
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...
Amsterdam News

New bike park in Amsterdam

As many cyclists in Amsterdam have discovered, finding a secure place for their bikes is a challenge. The first de Fietsenflat (bicycle flat) was created in 2001 a floating bike park with several flo...
Madrid News

Spain to ban learner drivers from the roads at night

If Spains general traffic department has its way, learner drivers will be banned from driving late at night and in the early hours of the morning. Recent statistics have shown that 18 per cent of fata...
Madrid News

Spanish permissive about drugs.

Just over a quarter of the Spanish population thinks that drugs are not dangerous and believes that everyone should experiment with them at least once in their lives. The same percentage was also agai...
Paris News

More surveillance.

Nicolas Sarkozy, the French minister of the interior, has suggested installing a video surveillance system in problematic city suburbs as a way of combating juvenile delinquency. During a visit to Per...
London News

Extension of congestion charge zone.

As of February 2007 drivers will have to pay the C-charge in most of Westminster and in parts of Kensington and Chelsea as well. The extension of the congestion charging zone will coincide with a redu...
Dublin News

Irish writer wins Booker prize.

It was a case of second time lucky for Wexford-born John Banville who was awarded the Man Booker prize for fiction this month. This most prestigious of British literary awards carries with it prize mo...
Paris News

Plastic bags to go by 2010..

The French parliament has voted unanimously to prohibit the sale of non-biodegradable plastic wrapping as of 2010. Strangely enough, the new legislation may help farmers, as bio-degradable plastic...
London News

Thames flood defences weak.

A new report has warned that London could be at risk from flooding due to the poor condition of the flood barriers that protect the eastern part of the capital. The London Assemblys 8-month inquiry in...
Dublin News

Irish passports in demand.

A worldwide rush to claim Irish citizenship has led to a record number of Irish passports being issued this year. The department of foreign affairs has already processed 500,000 of the 650,000 passpor...
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