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Footballer Andreas Biermann dies aged 33
Biermann at Hamburg club St. Pauli. Photo: DPA

Footballer Andreas Biermann dies aged 33

A former German professional footballer committed suicide on Friday following a long battle with depression. READ  

Ryanair launches flights from Hamburg
A Ryanair flight takes off from Lübeck Airport. Photo: DPA

Ryanair launches flights from Hamburg

Ryanair will begin flying out of Hamburg later this year, scrapping its service from Lübeck Airport which is 70 kilometres away from the city and was described as "Hamburg" by the budget airline. READ  

The most expensive German cities for expats
A view over Hamburg. Photo: DPA

The most expensive German cities for expats

German cities remain cheaper than their European neighbours for expats, but have shot up international cost of living rankings. Which cities top the list for Germany? READ  

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year
Building land for sale in Schleswig-Holstein. Photo: DPA

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year

Planning Minister Barbara Hendricks on Thursday called for Germany to build 250,000 new homes a year to cope with housing shortages in its major cities. READ  

Dozens of pupils saved from burning bus
The bus on fire. Photo: DPA

Dozens of pupils saved from burning bus

Dozens of teenage pupils on a school trip to the United Kingdom narrowly escaped catastrophe when their school bus went up in flames on the motorway in the early hours of Monday morning. READ  

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Hamburg or Berlin for German Olympic bid?
Berlin's Olympic Stadium (l) and the Olympic flag flying in front of Hamburg city hall. Photo: DPA

Hamburg or Berlin for German Olympic bid?

Old rivals Berlin and Hamburg are battling it out to become Germany's Olympic Games host bid hopefuls. But with both cities hit by building scandals and money worries, which is best placed to host the Olympic Games? READ  

Drunk skipper bothers cruise liner
Queen Mary 2. Photo: DPA

Drunk skipper bothers cruise liner

Hamburg water police were called out on Monday night after two drunk men drove their speed boat too close for comfort to the colossal cruise liner Queen Mary 2 on the river Elbe. READ  

German rider, 25, dies after fall
Medics tend to Benjamin Winter after his fall at the event in Luhmühlen. Photo: DPA

German rider, 25, dies after fall

German eventer Benjamin Winter died on Saturday after suffering head injuries in a three-day eventing competition in Luhmühlen south of Hamburg, organizers announced. He was 25. READ  

'It can't go on like this' - taxis in Uber protest
Taxi drivers outside Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Photo: DPA

'It can't go on like this' - taxis in Uber protest

Thousands of taxi drivers in German cities protested on Wednesday against what they see as unfair competition from app-using car services such as Uber and Blacklane. Convoys of taxis took to the streets in Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg. READ  

World Cup 2014
Germany's top World Cup viewing venues
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Germany's top World Cup viewing venues

Germany is getting ready for the football World Cup in Brazil with open-air venues in beer gardens, beach bars and arenas being set up across the country. The Local gives you the lowdown on some of the top places to watch the games in the biggest German cities. READ  

German of the Week
How I built world's first vegan supermarket chain
Veganz founder Jan Bredack in one of his vegan supermarkets. Photo: Veganz GmbH

How I built world's first vegan supermarket chain

Former meat-lover Jan Bredack set up the world's first vegan supermarket chain in Berlin in 2011. He now plans to open dozens of branches across Europe and tells The Local how he turned tofu into dough. READ  

Which German city has the best police force?
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Which German city has the best police force?

Munich and Frankfurt have the most effective police forces of the major German cities, figures released on Wednesday show. But crime in the Bavarian capital rose last year. READ  

Ferry crashes into dock injuring 27 people
The injured are taken away after the ferry accident. Photo: DPA

Ferry crashes into dock injuring 27 people

At least 27 people were injured on Wednesday morning in a ferry accident in northern Germany. Six of the crash victims suffered serious injuries, including two who are in a life-threatening condition. READ  

Germany's safest and most dangerous cities
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Germany's safest and most dangerous cities

Crime statistics published on Wednesday revealed Germany's most dangerous and safest cities. They also showed a sharp rise in child pornography and burglary offences. READ  

Two fishermen drown in Elbe near Hamburg
Rescuers search for the men on Sunday evening Photo: DPA

Two fishermen drown in Elbe near Hamburg

Police are investigating how two fishermen drowned in calm waters in the Elbe river near Hamburg on Sunday evening. READ  

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