Mountain roads busy whilst Gotthard Tunnel remains quiet

Mountain roads busy whilst Gotthard Tunnel remains quiet

May 22, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Mountain roads were busy yesterday as thousands took to the hills for the long weekend. 
Paléo, Blue Balls, and Sion Sous Les Étoiles all cancelled

Paléo, Blue Balls, and Sion Sous Les Étoiles all cancelled

April 17, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
Summer festivals in Switzerland are now being cancelled as a result of coronavirus.   
Major delays predicted on A9 near Martigny

Major delays predicted on A9 near Martigny

March 9, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Motorists are being warned of traffic delays for the next four months as a major junction on the A9 autoroute will be...
Temperatures climb to record levels

Temperatures climb to record levels

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Weather forecasters say that there’s soon to be light relief from the current heatwave, which has seen temperat...
Voters reject Olympics and national park

Voters reject Olympics and national park

June 11, 2018, 6:53 a.m.
The 2026 Winter Olympics won’t be coming to Valais. 54% of voters rejected the plan to spend CHF 100m on new in...
Sion's driverless buses to go further

Sion's driverless buses to go further

May 29, 2018, 6:19 a.m.
The driverless buses currently being tested in Sion are extending their routes. New technology all will allow the bus...
Voters split on Winter Olympic decision

Voters split on Winter Olympic decision

May 7, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
Whether or not the 2026 Winter Olympics comes to Switzerland is still up in the air. Voters in Valais are due to give...
Valais bid to host Winter Olympics under threat

Valais bid to host Winter Olympics under threat

March 14, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
Plans that Switzerland will host the 2026 Winter Olympics are under threat after a motion was accepted in parliament ...
New airline Powdair runs into financial turbulence

New airline Powdair runs into financial turbulence

Nov. 29, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
The airline says its future is now uncertain after a major investor pulled out – citing personal reasons.
Questions over Sion Olympic bid

Questions over Sion Olympic bid

Oct. 23, 2017, 7 a.m.
Questions are being raised over the cost of the planned bid by Sion to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Driverless bus service in Sion to be expanded

Driverless bus service in Sion to be expanded

Oct. 19, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
The Valais city of Sion is expanding its driverless buses – despite a crash.
Powdair - new ski airline flies to Sion

Powdair - new ski airline flies to Sion

Sept. 22, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
Swiss ski resorts will be hoping more flights into Sion airport in canton Valais will boost interest this season. ...
Swiss relaxed about driverless vehicles

Swiss relaxed about driverless vehicles

Sept. 15, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
People in Switzerland seem to be relaxed about the growth of driverless vehicles. A survey shows 51% say they have ei...
Geneva police grateful for incident free football match

Geneva police grateful for incident free football match

May 26, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Geneva police are breathing a sigh of relief after the final of the Swiss football championship went off without a hi...
Sion moves closer to 2026 Winter Games

Sion moves closer to 2026 Winter Games

March 8, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
The Sion bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has passed another hurdle on its way to be the official application for the...
Questions raised over Valais Olympic bid

Questions raised over Valais Olympic bid

Feb. 7, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
The Swiss Olympic Committee will make its final decision next month on whether to bid for the 2026 Winter Games.
Hopes for new flight from LHR to Sion

Hopes for new flight from LHR to Sion

Feb. 6, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Valais ski resorts will be hoping a new air service from London Heathrow to Sion airport will prove popular enough to...
Canton Valais hopes to raise thousand with unique license plate

Canton Valais hopes to raise thousand with unique license plate

Jan. 23, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Canton Valais is hoping to raise a tidy sum by auctioning the license plate of VS 1.
Injuries at Bern football match

Injuries at Bern football match

Nov. 21, 2016, 6:13 a.m.
Seven people from Valais have been injured in an attack by thirty hooded football fans at a match between Sion and...
Flights between Sion and London to be tested next winter

Flights between Sion and London to be tested next winter

Aug. 15, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Flights between Sion and London to attract winter tourists could soon be a possibility. Swiss International Airlines...
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