IIPLE school visit world’s no.1 design company

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
IIPLE class in the main university building.

Construction students visit Warsaw polytechnic By Michael Phillips One dramatic characteristic that everyone noticed as we started towards Poland’s top technical university was how clean and spotless the streets and roads were. There’s very little graffiti too, and considering the large campus grounds it made it all the more amazing that buildings looked immaculate, without […]

Left coalition seeks to reinvent itself in #my2cents

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Former PD senator Sergio Lo Giudice

After disastrous elections PD reaches out Led by former senator Sergio Lo Giudice, the PD has simply had enough of division and in-house bickering, which many obviously point out helped cause their near-annihilation election after election. On their dedicated Facebook page ‘Retedems’, are encouraging a more grass roots perspective – aka the Movimento 5 Stella: […]

Dozza prison guards fed ‘indecent’ food

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Dozza Carcere

Their trade union have made a formal complaint against the company, contracted to provide the guards canteen saying that, “Inmates eat better.” There are miserable rations, poor quality food and lacking hygiene of the premises. These are the main reasons for which the guards held an optional abstention from going to the canteen. “We would […]

Over 3,000 new babies in 2017

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Foreign baby numbers up Average age of parents rises too To be exact 3,095 neo-Bolognese came into the world in 2017. Many were born to couples over 30, which confirm the trend of the last ten years that show an increase in new-borns to foreign parents and those outside of marriage. This is the big […]

Falling concrete from Garisenda misses tourists

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Garisenda Tower

Fortunately nobody was hurt in the incident and as soon as the municipal police were warned they immediately cordoned off the area under the Two Towers. The fragment of concrete fell from Garisenda Tower shortly after 3pm. A passerby saw the piece of wall suddenly drop from above and rasied the alarm. A police spokesperson […]

The hunt is on for foreign reg cars

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Foreign reg plates

Comune will spend €3.5m to recoup fines Tourists or those passing through Bologna are avoiding road penalties. However, evidence from investigators in law enforcement agencies also point to ‘furbi Italiani’  (sly Italians) who are circumventing Highway Code sanctions and therefore make it impossible to notify drivers of pending sanctions. Retracing ownership of cars of course is very often a complicated and […]

What are the most common names in Bologna?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Common names

New commune stats calculator spits out names & surnames The first names among the newborn rankings in 2017 are Giulia for girls and Alessandro for boys. Alessandro (43 newborns) and Giulia (39). Among the favourite names for boys is Mattia (39), Leonardo (37), Matteo (35) and in fifth position Andrea and Francesco (both with 33 […]

Bolognese families who offer FREE dinners to total strangers

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Bologna: theater of meetings and dinners with DineHome Boys and girls from all over the world come to study in our city. Bologna, recently elected “the most beautiful University in Europe” by the Times Higher Education (2018), is the city that hosts more Erasmus students in Italy par excellence (2016). Within its walls there are […]

Young girl in hit and run accident by BFC player’s car

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Accident at Borgo Panigale involves mystery driver A 12 year old girl was hit after a Mercedes with French license and belonging to Calcio Cheick Keita drove at high speed in via Emilia Ponente. The player though denied he was driving at the time of the accident. It happened at 2pm in Borgo Panigale area, […]

Bomb explosion in cellar claims 1 victim

Monday, February 19th, 2018
7.62mm Ammunition belt

59-year-old collector of war ‘memorabilia’ dies in accident An explosion around lunchtime in the cellar of a building in via Pietro Canonici 13, is presumed to have been the result of an accident. The bomb, which went off in the San Ruffillo area of the city and heard quite some distance away, did not seem […]