Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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VOLT aims to be the first pan European political party Not content with sitting around watching politicians drive our democratic systems into the ground, a few European students had had enough and decided to act. Their aim is the stuff made of dreams – not unlike the one Martin Luther King was inspired to share […]

‘Cyclists become journalists’…eh?

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Spelling blunder on cyclist counter at Porta San Vitale Almost 2,200 cyclists use the bicycle route around the Viale. And to certify it the first totem counters ‘contabici’, was planted for a few weeks at Porta San Vitale. It’s a black column, positioned at the side of the cycle path between the two lanes split […]

Homeowners to be punished for graffiti own goal!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Graffiti on VIa Marsala

Fines for those who don’t clean their own walls Non-repayable loans in exchange for a medium-term (cleaning) commitment. A public tender called ‘Muri puliti e protetti’ (‘Clean and protected walls’), was launched by Palazzo d’Accursio as a means to remove graffiti from the buildings, but only three condominiums actually applied for it. Each applicant would […]

Piazza Verdi Installation: A blight or bliss on the horizon?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

New installation for cultural initiatives is causing a raging storm The new structure, which was set up in early January in Piazza Verdi, has set the Bolognese against each other. Three reconverted transport containers sit just a few meters in front of the Teatro Comunale and it seems there is no end to the controversy […]

‘Igor The Russian’: Bologna’s Springtime Killer Caught

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Police mug shots

By Samuel Stolton. On Friday December 15th 2017, the Italian government issued a European Arrest Warrant for the extradition of a 36-year-old Serbian man detained in Cantavieja, a small town in the province of Teruel in Spain. Norbert Feher shall be facing charges after admitting to the murders of two Spanish civil guard officers, Victor […]

Rome sends their waste to Emilia Romagna

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Example of an incinerator at HERA

M5S: “It doesn’t have to come here at all.” Waste from Rome Controversy over the possibility that waste from the nation’s capital is being disposed of in ER region hit the social network. Grillini councillors began firstly by attacking Bonaccini: “(He) started a controversy that could be completely useless.” The president of the Emilia Romagna […]

Forza Italia has inspectors in the crosshairs

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Thousands of illegitimate parking fines There were almost 500,000 fines – 468,675 to be precise – imposed by parking inspectors from January 1, 2015 until September 30, 2017. Of these, according to a study carried out by Forza Italia practically half would be ‘illegitimate’ because they do not fall within the ‘powers’ of the investigators. […]

Bologna marches for peace

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Thousands attend ‘March for Peace’ More than 60 groups joined the ‘March for Peace’, on the first day of the New Year. The initiative was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Day of Peace established on the 10th December 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historic document that was adopted by the United […]

Castel Maggiore gets the thumbs-up for new cycle lane

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Bologna comune overwhelming lent their support for a new project that would see 4.5km of new bicycle track from the city center until Castel Maggiore. The comune promises “a logical and strategic plan for connecting the main functioning hubs such as the university areas, the Tecnopolo and the fiera district,” with the objective to boost […]


Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Mayor of Bologna: “The fragile beauty of Neptune has been restored thanks to the help of everyone.” Merola said of Neptune’s comeback: “We welcome the figure that the soul of every Bolognese feels close to and that has always transmitted to us the values of belonging, of community, of citizenship… It’s not always a monument. […]