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Families find solace and help with seniors
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Families find solace and help with seniors

When Verena Herz found out she was pregnant with twins, she had no idea what she was in for. Luckily, she was able to borrow a grandmother. The Local learns the advantages of welcoming a new grandparent into the family and why Omas and Opas say: "I tell everybody about it!" READ  

Saxony schools get top marks
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Saxony schools get top marks

A country-wide analysis has shown that Saxony has the best schools and Berlin has a lot of homework to do. READ  

Stomach bug behind Berlin 'Ebola' scare
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Stomach bug behind Berlin 'Ebola' scare

Update: Around 600 people were held for several hours in emergency quarantine at a Berlin Job Centre on Tuesday after a West African woman collapsed with Ebola-like symptoms. READ  

Uber drives on in Berlin
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Uber drives on in Berlin

The app-driven car service is allowed to carry on operating while courts consider its appeal. READ  

Turkey demands 'stop spying on us'
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Turkey demands 'stop spying on us'

Turkey said it summoned the German ambassador on Monday to demand an explanation for reports that Berlin has been spying on the country for years. READ  

Pop-up garden springs up in Berlin
Little Wood's outdoor space. Photo: Tomas Urbina

Pop-up garden springs up in Berlin

A public temporary garden has been opened in Berlin Mitte and it's not short of visitors. But this is not just another hipster place, says co-founder Laura Parchaud. READ  

'Wild Wilma' blows summer away
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'Wild Wilma' blows summer away

The German weather service (DWD) says get used to it, that autumnal feeling is here to stay. READ  

Party tourists under fire in 'cool Berlin'
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Party tourists under fire in 'cool Berlin'

Record numbers of tourists are visiting Berlin, many of them drawn by its vibrant party scene and tolerance. But the mayor of one busy tourist district is now calling for curbs on excessive noise and unruly behaviour by visitors. READ  

Berlin bans Uber app, taxis rejoice
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Berlin bans Uber app, taxis rejoice

Berlin has ordered the alternative taxi service Uber to halt its taxi app in the city or face steep fines. READ  

'I saw them build the Wall step by step'
Tourists visit the Berlin Wall memorial at Bernauer Strasse in June, 2014. Photo: DPA / Maurizio Gambarini.

'I saw them build the Wall step by step'

Germans visited the Berlin Wall memorial at Bernauerstrasse on Wednesday, the 53rd anniversary of the day the barrier between east and west was first raised. Those who lived through it shared their memories of that dark time, while youth recalled the importance of the Wall's history. READ  

Berlin seniors battle Swedish property giant
Christa Kaes stands outside the front door of the Akelius-owned building at Hansa-Ufer 5. Photo: Tomas Urbina

Berlin seniors battle Swedish property giant

Determined seniors living in a former Berlin retirement home are using an online campaign to take on a Swedish property developer in a bitter dispute over spiking rents and living conditions. Guest reporter Tomas Urbina met them for The Local. READ  

Four suspects arrested for theme park arson
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Four suspects arrested for theme park arson

Police on Tuesday arrested four men, three of whom admitted starting the fires that raged through Berlin's abandoned Spreepark theme park on Sunday night. READ  

Police: fire in Berlin mosque was 'accident'
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Police: fire in Berlin mosque was 'accident'

UPDATE: Berlin police said on Tuesday afternoon they had ruled out arson as the cause of a fire in a mosque in Berlin's Kreuzberg district. Authorities had earlier suspected "political motives." READ  

Abandoned Berlin theme park burned down
Spreepark on Monday morning. Photo: DPA

Abandoned Berlin theme park burned down

A fire destroyed large swathes of the remaining buildings at an abandoned theme park in Berlin overnight on Sunday. Boats were called in to help quell the flames caused by a suspected arson attack at Spreepark. READ  

Vandals cut internet to 160,000 Berlin homes
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Vandals cut internet to 160,000 Berlin homes

Vandals cut internet, television and telephone connections to 160,000 homes in Berlin on Sunday when they sliced through 400 fibre optic cables. READ  

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