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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...
Paris News

French companies to hire seniors.

The French prime minister has called on trade unions and business entrepreneurs to work hand in hand towards a common objective: ensuring that by 2010 half the countrys pensioners are in work. The id...
London News

Bus and tube fares to rise again.

After last Januarys price hike in the basic fare for bus journeys from 1 to 1.20, Londons bus and underground fares are set to increase again. A single bus journey will rise from 1.20 to 1.50 and a on...
London News

Heathrows terminal 5 on time.

A topping out ceremony involving the laying of a miniscule concrete slab by the secretary of state for transport has been held to celebrate the completion of the structure of the new terminal 5 buildi...
Paris News

Paris gets a top credit rating.

Standard & Poors, the credit rating agency better known for giving countries and multi-nationals credit ratings for their bond issues, has come out heavily on the side of the city of Paris, giving it...
Dublin News

Jurys Dublin to become apartments.

The 5-acre site of Jurys and The Towers hotels in Ballsbridge, something of a landmark in south Dublin, has been sold to property developer Sean Dunne for 260 million, following months of uncertainty...
London News

Crack down on illegal minicabs

Mobile phones have become the weapon of choice in London city councils campaign to curb the number of sexual assaults on women using minicabs. Each month in the capital an average of 10 women are rape...
Paris News

Scorsese opens the Paris film centre.

The American film director, Martin Scorsese, recently presided over the inauguration of the new home of the Cinematheque Francaise film centre. The "spiritual home" of film buffs the world over has mo...
Paris News

Foreign students increase in France.

The number of foreign students attending courses at French universities has increased by 60 per cent since 1998. There are currently 250,000 foreign students studying in France, or 13.7 per cent of a...
London News

London sites cost less for commuters.

The dramatic fall in revenue suffered by the London tourist industry following the 7 July bombings in the capital has prompted the London city council to discount entrance fees to Londons top attracti...
Madrid News

Water restrictions come late.

Spains severe drought continues, as water reserves are still only at 40 per cent of normal levels for this time of the year, despite recent rainfall. Nevertheless environment minister, Cristina Narbon...
Berlin News

Nuclear power nein danke.

A recent poll by the Enmid institute has found that 70 per cent of Germans want to end dependence on nuclear energy in their country. However given current prices, fossil fuels are not seen as a viabl...
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