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Dublin News

Irelands rich and poor.

The 2005 human development report published by the UN development programme has placed the Irish second in the wealthiest nations league with an average per capita gross domestic product of 30,384. Th...
Dublin News

Irish test disposable credit cards.

One of the dilemmas facing consumers in this age of internet is whether or not to use a credit card to make purchases online either for those who dont possess such a thing as a credit card or for tho...
London News

Free bus and tram travel for under-16s.

As of 1 September all under-16s can travel free on Londons buses and trams. Figures from Transport for London show that there has already been a good response. Applications for Child Oyster photo-card...
Paris News

Demand soars at Catholic schools.

For the third consecutive year, French Catholic schools have been forced to turn away more than 20,000 potential pupils because their classrooms are already overcrowded. Nevertheless 3,000 new enrolme...
Madrid News

Spanish drivers face heavier fines.

In preparation for the introduction of a points-based driving licence system in the next 12 months, heavier fines have just been introduced throughout Spain to combat widespread dangerous driving, inc...
Madrid News

Property prices rise steeply.

A report by Tasaciones Inmobilarias, the property evaluation experts, has confirmed the trend in increasing house prices in Spain, mirroring what is now an established Europe-wide phenomenon. Annual i...
London News

Victoria tube station upgrade.

One of the busiest underground stations in London, used by over 75 million people a year, is about to get some much needed improvements. As part of an overall upgrading of London transport, Victoria t...
Paris News

Standing room at the Opera.

The director of the Paris Opera, Gerard Mortier has just proposed a novel approach to bringing high culture to a larger public. The Paris Opera is offering standing-room only tickets at the cost of 5...
Oxford News

Oxford Naturist Club is booming.

The Oxford Naturist Club (Oxnat), located just outside the city centre, is thriving, with an increase in activities and in the association itself. There are now a total of 200 members. According to Br...
London News

London commuters take to the river.

The London bombings have had a dramatic impact on the number of commuters using the boats on the Thames as their preferred means of transport. Operators have registered a 50 per cent increase in commu...
Oxford News

Mosques to be opened.

Muslims in Oxford are planning to open the doors of local mosques to the public. A group of Muslim men who recently set up an Islamic educational stand in Oxford city centre are planning a series of o...
Oxford News

Fun at the fair.

Oxford is getting ready for its annual St Giles fair as an estimated 20,000 people prepare to flock to town for the event on 5 and 6 September. St Giles road in the city centre will be closed to traff...
Dublin News

Irish heritage week online.

The Irish environment and heritage minister, Dick Roche, has launched a new website to inform people about the myriad events and activities on offer planned for this years Irish heritage week this yea...
Dublin News

Priesthood attracts more applicants.

Nineteen men are to start their studies for the priesthood this term at St. Patricks College, Maynooth, which used to be one of the largest seminaries in the world. The latest intake brings the total...
London News

Olympic planning.

East London power-line pylons go underground for Olympics Preparations for the Olympic Park for the 2012 Games are already underway. The initial stage of a 200 million project to improve the area de...
Dublin News

Scene changes at the Abbey Theatre.

After having managed the Abbey Theatre in Dublin for the last 101 years, the National Theatre Society, formed in 1903 with WB Yeats as president, is now history. The financial and management crisis at...
Paris News

The Louvre museum expansion.

The last time the Louvre museum expanded to incorporate new buildings was 20 years ago when it took over the old ministry of finance building, but now the world famous museum is set to take over the T...
Berlin News

From parilament to hotel

To a chorus of protest, the German government has disclosed the results of a feasibility study to tear down the former Palace of the Republic in East Berlin. In its place, the government plans to rebu...
Oxford News

Park and ride for free.

Parking at two of Oxfordshires Park and Rides Water Eaton and Thornhill - will be free of charge from 5 September. Tickets for the bus will remain at 60p per day. For more information about bus ser...
Oxford News

Smoking poll favours ban.

According to a recent poll, 86 per cent of residents polled in Oxford would support some kind of ban of smoking in public places. A total of 54 per cent of those asked were in favour of a no-smoking p...
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