Oxford News

Sunlight damages artefacts at Oxford's Natural History Museum

Restored glass roof causes “irreversible” damage to museum specimens. Authorities at Oxford University's Natural History Museum have admitted that a recent £2-million project to restore the Victori...
Dublin News

New Dublin bridge to connect Poolbeg to Docklands

Dublin City Council to fast-track the construction of new bridge. Dublin City Council is fast-tracking the construction of a new bridge linking traffic between the capital’s Docklands area and the...
Barcelona News

Barcelona registers Europe's first Zika microcephaly birth

Baby with microcephaly born in Barcelona hospital. A woman in Barcelona has given birth to a baby with the congenital brain condition microcephaly, in what is the first recorded case of its kind in...
Brussels News

Microchips for cats in Brussels

Obligatory chipping and registration for all cats in the Brussels region. All kittens in the Brussels region are to be fitted with microchips and registered in a centralised system before the age o...
Madrid News

Madrid gets tough with litterbugs

Madrid dog owners face hefty fines for not cleaning up after their pets. Dog owners who fail to pick up their pets' droppings on the streets of Madrid face tough new penalties including fines betwe...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam Central Station damaged by subway works

Cracks appear in Amsterdam station building due to subway excavation. Structural damage to the façade of the Amsterdam Central Station is the result of excavation works relating to the ongoing Noor...
Berlin News

Germany scraps plan for reunification monument

Cost-overuns cited for decision to abandon Berlin mounument. Germany has abandoned plans for a monument to the nation's 1990 reunification over concerns that the estimated €10 million price tag for...
Copenhagen News

Copenhagen designs floodable park

Enghaveparken park redesigned to cope with climate change. Water is central to the new redesign of Enghaveparken, Copenhagen's large public park in the inner Vesterbro district, according to an inn...
Dublin News

Screen cinema in Dublin closes

Cult cinema closes due to falling ticket sales. Dublin’s Screen Cinema, located opposite Trinity College on the corner of Townsend Street and Hawkins Street, closed down on 29 February after more t...
Paris News

Drop in visitors to Eiffel Tower after Paris attacks

Major tourist attraction sees fall-off in visitor numbers since November. The Eiffel Tower in Paris saw a sharp drop in visitors in the weeks after the deadly 13 November terrorist attacks in the F...
Copenhagen News

First social supermarket to open in Copenhagen

Wefood combats food waste to help the poor. Copenhagen is set to launch Denmark's first "social supermarket" offering surplus food at much-discounted prices. Wefood will be stocked with food tha...
Oxford News

Plans to revamp Museum of Oxford

Oxford city council seeks heritage grant to treble museum space. The exhibition space of the Museum of Oxford could treble by 2020 if the city council is successful with its proposal to seek £1.6 m...
Dublin News

Dublin buses get priority at junctions

Priority system given to all Dublin bus corridors. City buses in Dublin have been given priority at junctions on all bus corridors to provide reduced journey times and a more reliable service for...
Berlin News

Berlin displays Europe's first T-Rex skeleton

Europe's first complete T-Rex skeleton at Berlin's Natural History Museum. The first complete and original Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to be constructed in Europe has gone on public display at Berli...
Paris News

Paris remembers Edith Piaf

Paris celebrates centenary since Piaf's birth. Paris marks the centenary of Edith Piaf's birth on 19 December, with a series of events celebrating the French singer continuing into the new year....
Brussels News

Docks Bruxsel to open in one year

Countdown for largest Brussels retail site in nearly 40 years. The inauguration of the enormous retail site Docks Bruxsel, currently under construction, has been scheduled for 20 October 2016. L...
London News

London taxis get new look

TX5 black cab to launch in 2017. London's classic black cabs are to get a revamp with the 2017 launch of the six-seater TX5 which is described by its makers as cleaner, greener and more practical....
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam tackles attacks on public transport

Spitting at Amersterdam's drivers and inspectors on the increase. Security workers on Amsterdam's trams and buses have been issued with special kits to collect DNA from anti-social passengers who s...
Barcelona News

Digital currency proposed for Barcelona

New Barcelona currency to help local trade. Barcelona city council is pushing ahead with its controversial plan to launch its own digital currency in the first half of next year, according to repor...
Paris News

French railways to offer low fares

SNCF extends low-cost services French railways, SNCF, is rolling out cheap fares at €10 a journey to another eight cities on its OuiGo services and adding 46 destinations at €5 to its low...

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