E-voting platform has licence revoked

E-voting platform has licence revoked

April 1, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
The government has withdrawn the licence for the electronic voting system run by the post office.
Yellow Vests to protest anti-riot weapon factory

Yellow Vests to protest anti-riot weapon factory

March 28, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
A yellow vest protest is being planned outside a weapons factory in canton Bern that makes the anti-riot projectile l...
False siren alarms distress Bern residents

False siren alarms distress Bern residents

March 19, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
A series of false siren alarms in Bern is annoying the residents – and worrying them at the same time.
Train stations offer passengers free online magazines

Train stations offer passengers free online magazines

March 19, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Train passengers are being offered the chance to read several online magazines for free while waiting at the station.
Government hopes burka law will see off national ban

Government hopes burka law will see off national ban

March 18, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
The government has published its plan it hopes will see off an upcoming national vote which seeks to ban all face-cov...
Drone pilots will need to register from next year

Drone pilots will need to register from next year

March 18, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
All drone users will soon have to register their machines. Switzerland will follow new EU regulations which means any...
Swiss foreign minister highlights Geneva's importance at Human Rights meeting

Swiss foreign minister highlights Geneva's importance at Human Rights meeting

Feb. 26, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
The UN Human Rights Council started its first session of the year yesterday with opening remarks from the Swiss Forei...
Four vehicle pile up causes A1 delays

Four vehicle pile up causes A1 delays

Feb. 22, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
Six people were injured in a four vehicle pile up on the A1 near Bern yesterday morning.
Autoroute collision after car drives in wrong direction

Autoroute collision after car drives in wrong direction

Feb. 11, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
A 26-year-old man is in a critical condition after colliding with a car that was driving in the wrong direction on th...
Child's body recovered from burned apartment

Child's body recovered from burned apartment

Jan. 28, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
A child’s body has been recovered after an apartment building burnt to the ground in canton Bern.
Man found dead in Ittigen, Bern

Man found dead in Ittigen, Bern

Jan. 25, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
Bern police have launched a major investigation after a dead man was found outside a building in Ittigen, near the city.
Arrests made over dead baby

Arrests made over dead baby

Jan. 24, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Bern cantonal police have made two arrests in connection with a dead baby found in a plastic rubbish bag in Reconvili...
Geneva explosion reported by US embassy

Geneva explosion reported by US embassy

Jan. 24, 2019, 9:14 a.m.
A brief panic was triggered in Geneva yesterday afternoon after the US embassy in Bern sent a report of an explosion ...
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 ...
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