Newborn baby found in plastic bag in carpark

Newborn baby found in plastic bag in carpark

Jan. 18, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
A dead newborn baby has been found in a plastic bag in a car park in canton Bern.
Government urges everyone to get vaccinated for tick disease

Government urges everyone to get vaccinated for tick disease

Jan. 11, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
The government is urging everyone to get vaccinated against a potentially killer disease which is spread by ticks.
Fire engines couldn't reach blaze due to illegally parked cars

Fire engines couldn't reach blaze due to illegally parked cars

Jan. 9, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
Bernese fire-fighters were forced to tackle a blaze with only hand-held extinguishers due to badly parked cars.
Government eyes traffic blackspots for improvements

Government eyes traffic blackspots for improvements

Jan. 7, 2019, 9:52 a.m.
Reports in yesterday’s NZZ newspaper suggests the Swiss government is examining a series of major road improvem...
Hopes for new Swiss/US trade deal after Davos meeting

Hopes for new Swiss/US trade deal after Davos meeting

Jan. 7, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Swiss politicians will use this month’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos to breathe new life into a planne...
Gilets-Jaune protest flops in Bern

Gilets-Jaune protest flops in Bern

Jan. 7, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
A Swiss Gilets-Jaune, or yellow vest, protest failed to get much traction in Bern on Saturday. Only 50 turned up.
Football fan in hospital after falling from stadium in Bern

Football fan in hospital after falling from stadium in Bern

Dec. 14, 2018, 6:41 a.m.
A Juventus fan is in hospital in Bern after falling several meters from a stand at the Stade de Suisse during the Cha...
Bern urged to become more bilingual

Bern urged to become more bilingual

Nov. 13, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
The canton of Bern should do more to promote its bilingualism. 
Protest in Moutier over vote to switch cantons

Protest in Moutier over vote to switch cantons

Nov. 12, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Up to 10,000 marched in the town of Moutier on Friday night, protesting the decision to annul the vote which had seem...
Second tram stop death shocks Bern officials

Second tram stop death shocks Bern officials

Nov. 7, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Bern public transport officials admit they’re shocked after a second death on the network and will review safet...
Moutier vote to change cantons void

Moutier vote to change cantons void

Nov. 6, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Election officials have declared last year’s vote in the town of Moutier void. Locals were voting to decide if ...
Bern to spend CHF 100m on new trams

Bern to spend CHF 100m on new trams

Nov. 1, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
The Bernese public transport company, Bernmobil, is to spend CHF 100m on new trams. Its asking for tenders for 20 new...
Bern commuter train evacuated

Bern commuter train evacuated

Oct. 30, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
Passengers on a commuter train in Bern had a shock yesterday morning when loud bangs and sparks triggered an evacuation.
Second Formula E race to be held in Bern

Second Formula E race to be held in Bern

Oct. 16, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
The next Formula E race to be held in Switzerland will be in Bern – but authorities have put down strict limits...
New traffic laws established for 2019

New traffic laws established for 2019

Oct. 11, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Several new traffic laws will come into force in the New Year.
Two injured in restaurant shootout

Two injured in restaurant shootout

Oct. 1, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
A restaurant dispute escalated into a shootout in the small town of Wangen an der Aare in canton Bern on Saturday aft...
Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

Oct. 1, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Some cantons are closing asylum centres as the number of people applying is down to an eight-year low.
Major tobacco conference in Geneva - but not with Switzerland

Major tobacco conference in Geneva - but not with Switzerland

Oct. 1, 2018, 8:27 a.m.
The World Health Organization is hosting a major tobacco conference this week in Geneva – and the host country,...
High level of THC found in Bern hotel plants

High level of THC found in Bern hotel plants

Sept. 28, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Police had to dig up cannabis trees in the grounds of a top-end hotel on the shores of Lake Brienz.
Switzerland and Russia hold 'tense' talks in NYC

Switzerland and Russia hold 'tense' talks in NYC

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
The Swiss and Russian Foreign ministers have held a meeting which is being described as ‘tense’ in New York.
Press roundly applauds minister

Press roundly applauds minister

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
Perhaps a rarity these days, but one politician is being roundly praised by the press. The economics minister Johann ...
Bernese farm puts up signs in Arabic to stop tourists entering the house

Bernese farm puts up signs in Arabic to stop tourists entering the house

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:41 a.m.
A farm in the Bernese Oberland has had to put up signs in Arabic to stop tourists from wandering into the house.
Multi-car pile-up closes road in Bern

Multi-car pile-up closes road in Bern

Sept. 24, 2018, 7:28 a.m.
Several people were injured in a multi-car pile-up on the A1 in Bern last night.
Food dominates this weekend's votes

Food dominates this weekend's votes

Sept. 21, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Citizens go to the polls this weekend for a series of federal and cantonal votes.
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