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Start-up helps new Berliners slash red tape
Hate waiting in line at the Bürgeramt? There's a company that lets you pay to get the perfect appointment. Photo: DPA.

Start-up helps new Berliners slash red tape

Why waste time jumping through the hoops of German bureaucracy when you can pay someone else to take the hassle off your hands? A new Berlin company is offering to do just that - and it's got city officials fuming in the process. READ  

Shoot-out near Ku'damm leaves bystander injured
Photo: DPA

Shoot-out near Ku'damm leaves bystander injured

A shoot-out near Germany's most iconic shopping street, the Kurfürstendamm in west Berlin, left an apparently innocent bystander injured after she was shot in the leg on Wednesday evening. READ  

Wallaby goes walkabout in Berlin outback
Photo: Gemeinde Nuthe-Urstromtal

Wallaby goes walkabout in Berlin outback

A woman in a village south of Berlin was shocked to find a rather unusual visitor in her garden on Tuesday. But by the time police got there he'd already bounced. READ  

Greece crisis
Berlin restaurant serves up Greek Crisis Menu
Chrissidi came up with the idea two weeks ago. Photo: DPA

Berlin restaurant serves up Greek Crisis Menu

A Greek restaurant-owner in Berlin is bringing his homeland's current political crisis to life for customers – by creating a menu based on Greece's financial struggles. READ  

This Week in History
July 24th 2010: The day the music stopped
Twenty one people lost their lives at the Love Parade in 2010. Photo: DPA

July 24th 2010: The day the music stopped

Throughout the nineties and noughties the electro music fest Love Parade epitomized the ramshackle, liberated lifestyle that originated in Berlin and swept across Germany. But a disaster on July 24th 2010 put an end to this ideal in the most traumatic of circumstances. READ  

Lenin's head to be 'resurrected' in Berlin
Workers remove the head of a Lenin statue in Berlin in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The head had gone missing, until it was found hiding in a very surprising location. Photo: DPA.

Lenin's head to be 'resurrected' in Berlin

Buried and long forgotten, the head of a giant Lenin statue is set to make a comeback in the German capital a quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall. READ  

Germany honours anti-Nazi resistance fighters
Police officers lay a wreath at the Plötzensee memorial. Photo: Jörg Luyken.

Germany honours anti-Nazi resistance fighters

Seventy-one years after a failed military assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler, Berlin Mayor Michael Müller led a memorial service on Monday at Plötzensee Prison commemorating the German resistance against the Nazi regime. READ  

British tourist killed in Berlin traffic accident
An ambulance driving in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

British tourist killed in Berlin traffic accident

Police are investigating the death of a young British tourist visiting Berlin after he died from injuries sustained during a traffic accident last week. READ  

Start-up economy
Cash influx sets Berlin up to overtake London
Watch out London... Berlin is on the up. Photo: DPA

Cash influx sets Berlin up to overtake London

As the amount of investor cash flowing into Berlin's tech scene soars, The Local looks at why the German capital is set to overtake London as Europe's start-up hotspot. READ  

Scientists hunt climate change in Berlin parks
Climate change could make a morning run in Charlottenburg palace gardens a thing of the past. Photo: DPA

Scientists hunt climate change in Berlin parks

Scientists at Berlin's Technical University (TU) will spend three years investigating the effects of climate change in Berlin and Brandenburg as maintaining the green spaces in and around the capital becomes increasingly difficult. READ  

Big city bike thefts spin out of control
Not enough bikes are properly secured. Photo: DPA

Big city bike thefts spin out of control

340,000 bikes were stolen in Germany in 2014. As police struggle to cope with the rapid rise in the crime, the numbers continue to rise. READ  

Record numbers enter Germany illegally
Refugees outside temporary accommodation block in Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Record numbers enter Germany illegally

As numbers of refugees entering Germany reach record highs, police have warned that they are struggling to cope with the growing demands on their time and resources. READ  

'Reichstag fire bomber' found dead in cell
Photo: DPA

'Reichstag fire bomber' found dead in cell

A 48-year old man who admitted to a series of fire attacks on government and parliament buildings in Berlin has killed himself in police custody, a city spokeswoman said on Monday. READ  

Police warn they can't handle refugee numbers
A policeman in Passau takes an identity photo of a refugee. Photo: DPA

Police warn they can't handle refugee numbers

The Police Union (GdP) warned on Sunday that German authorities were unable to register many of the refugees arriving in the country for lack of resources. READ  

Greece Crisis
VOX POPS: Greeks 'living beyond means'
Photo: Jörg Luyken

VOX POPS: Greeks 'living beyond means'

What do ordinary Germans think about who is to blame for the Greek crisis and what can be done to solve it? The Local hit the streets of Berlin to find out. READ  

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