Bolognese smog kills 103 people in 2015

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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“But since 2000 until the present the situation has improved.” At the beginning of December L’Ausl measured the air quality in Bologna and noted the air particles were as high as 74 micrograms compared to the safe limit of 50mg.  This rate of air quality, when combined with other air pollutants creates a deadly cocktail […]

Piazza Grande squandered €350,000 on ‘new’ HQ

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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The charitable association was established in Bologna in 1993 to tackle social exclusion and uphold the rights of the homeless through production of the ‘Piazza Grande’ newspaper. The paper is, in fact, written and published by homeless people as a means to start them on the road to recovery and socially empower them at the […]

Bologna takes bronze in race for crime hot spot

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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The statistics divulged via the Department for Public Security of the Interior Ministry, reveal startling insights about crime rates across the region. In research carried out by Il Sole 24 Ore, Bologna rose up to sixth overall for general crime reported in 2014: 6,207 per 100 thousand inhabitants. Ravenna Province jumps to number one for […]

The future is FICO…

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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The ex-CAAB business park is being prepared to house the future Fico Eately World. It was initially meant to be inaugurated by the end of 2015 in order to take advantage of the hype surrounding Milano Expo, however, it has now been put back until spring/summer of 2016. Vice president Tiziana Primori of Eately, has […]

Beppe Maniglia defended by fans

Friday, January 1st, 2016

As the furore was in its dying moments over the Padre Digani debacle, another famous landmark in Bologna came under attack. Local rocker, Beppe Maniglia, 73 years old, renowned for playing outside the Sala Borsa on the holiday periods, was fined by the vigili for playing without a licence. “I’ve been playing here for 36 […]

Councillor fined for no bus fare

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Verbal altercation erupts between driver and inspectors Councillor for Health & Sport, Luca Rizzo Nervo, was apprehended by Tper inspectors and got fined on the spot for not providing a valid bus ticket. He recounted how “…a scene of madness” unfolded and posted it to his Facebook page where it received mostly supportive but also […]

Archbishop Zuppi emulates Pope Francesco

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Monsignor Matteo Zuppi swaps the deluxe pad of the curia for a humble abode  The new archbishop chose not to live in Via Altabella where the headquarters of the curia resides, unlike his predecessors – at least, for the very near future. Instead, Zuppi will share his humble abode on Via Barberia with other members […]

News in brief

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Robbed in Saffi after being tasered A 41 year old was robbed around 10 o’clock in the evening in Via Piave. A stranger approached him to ask for a cigarette while he was sitting on a bench in the garden of the former velodrome. Soon after he lost consciousness for a few seconds, and when […]

Rich Bolognese cougar uses hard up personal trainer as sex slave

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Man fell on hard times then got tricked into luxury holidays and fine dining. For more than two years a 50 years old man from Rome, claims to have been forced to have sex with a Bolognese woman, 53. The woman, said to belong to a prominent family of nobility allegedly showered him with expensive […]

Art installation gets slated for proving that ‘nobody is in charge of this beautiful city’.

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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 Art critic Vittorio Sgarbi took to Facebook and  lambasted the comune for “…investing Piazza Ravegnana with blocks of geometric stone… it seems they were put there like signs of defiance, equivalent to the violence from ISIS bombs.” Sgarbi’s post on Facebook was soon making its way around the social network having been shared over 3,000 […]