Road workers fear job losses

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Unions up in arms as robots take over ‘important’ roles.  Motorists  got a shock this week while driving on the Viale near to Porta San Mamolo. Roadworks had commenced at the intersection for the entrance to the Carabinieri station, but traffic was often intermittent due to the attention this robotic worker was receiving. One driver […]

The Bolognese band ready for stardom: Bezawit

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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VOX FICTION By Samson Morfaw When Music, fun and nocturnal mayhem get boxed up in a magical town you come up with an elixir called ‘Bezawit’: A band whose main purpose is to conjure up a unique Mediterranean African and American style of music. As I listen to one of their many live rehearsing sessions […]

Two Rottweilers guard stolen iPhones in back yard

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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23 year-old Brazilian arrested A 23 year-old Brazilian man was arrested shortly after a girl tracked down her stolen iPhone to his back yard. The night before, the young woman was in a local bar when she realized too late that her bag was missing and probably stolen. The next day she activated an app […]

St. Patrick: Patron saint of Ireland

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Pádraig (Gaelic name for Patrick) was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the ‘Apostle of Ireland’, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with Saints Brigit and Columba. The dates of Patrick’s life cannot be fixed with certainty but, on a widespread interpretation, he was active as a […]

Living rough under the arches

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Joiner, sculptor & artist: employed for 19 years only to end up homeless 33 year old Richard, as his friends know him, had a job for 19 years as a joiner and electrician. “For three years I worked alone rewiring Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore on Via Zamboni,” he proudly boasted. Richard – real name […]

News in brief

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Favia & De Franceschi aquitted Giovanni Favia and Andrea De Franceschi were accused of embezzling party funds in the investigation ‘Crazy expenses’ by Morena Plazzi and Antonella Scandellari. They were both expelled from the M5S and were unable to seek re-election. Prosecutors had initially asked the court to sentence them both to 1 year 4 […]

Intellectual & political world mourn for ‘Il Maestro’

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Bolognese VIP’s take to social networks to remember Umberto Eco “The internet has given voice to legions of imbeciles,” he once said of social networks. However, that same world came out from every corner of the globe to mourn Umberto Eco: the great teacher. Among the first to recall the giant figure of semiotics was […]

Three doctors on involuntary manslaughter charges

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Patient dies from wrongful diagnosis In April 2014, an elderly lady who was admitted to Ospedale Maggiore diagnosed with pericarditis (see note below), was in fact, suffering from internal haemorrhaging of the aorta. She died the next morning. For this reason, the three doctors who treated her have appeared in front of Judge Letizio Magliaro […]

24hr Shopping at last

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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The French super market chain Carrefour, has opened two new supermarkets in Porta Castiglione and Via Don Sturzo, bringing with them a whole new culture of shopping. Both ‘Express’ shops feature an ‘OPEN 24/7’ sign outside – something the Bolognese may have only ever seen in a handful of other Italian cities but which is […]

City council moves on illegal Airbnb hosts

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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A pact between the comune and the behemoth in private room rental seeks €10million loss. Councillor for tourism, Mateo Lepore lamented that in 2015 the city coffers lost €4 million (€3.5m in 2014), and with this new income they will be able to finance part of the new cultural strategies planned for the coming future. […]