Swiss city offers homeless people one-way tickets to other countries provided they do not return

Swiss city offers homeless people one-way tickets to other countries so long as they agree not to return Basel’s homeless people offered a free train ticket or airfare to leave Switzerland They must agree, in writing, not to return to Basel, or they risk being deported  31 people from Belgium, Germany, Romania, Italy, France accepted … Read more

Confused moggy follows hikers to the top of a 3,000m Swiss mountain

I think my cat-nav is broken! Confused moggy follows hikers to the top of a 3,000m Swiss mountain for the third time because it keeps getting lost Hikers were followed to the summit of a 3,073 metre high mountain by a tiny cat in an adorable moment  The cat had wandered away from civilization and … Read more

And he’s off! Horse is airlifted by Swiss military chopper as part of an evacuation trial

A horse was airlifted by the Swiss Air Force as part of an unusual trial on Friday.  The heavy cargo was hoisted from the ground by a military helicopter as part of a test to work out whether injured animals can be evacuated and transported to vets quickly.   The Swiss military also carried out a second … Read more

And he’s off! Horse is airlifted by Swiss military chopper as part of a ‘scientific experiment’

A horse was airlifted by the Swiss Air Force as part of an unusual science experiment on Friday.  The heavy cargo was hoisted from the ground by a military helicopter as part of a test to work out whether injured animals can be evacuated and transported to vets quickly.   The Swiss military also carried out a … Read more

Women in Swiss military will no longer have to wear MEN’S underwear

Women in Swiss military will no longer have to wear MEN’S underwear in bid to attract more female recruits All service members in the Swiss army are provided with men’s underwear But from April, women will be issued women’s underwear in a new pilot project It comes as part of Switzerland’s efforts to attract more … Read more

Swiss voters are poised to approve ‘burqa ban’

Swiss voters will deliver their verdict on a proposed ‘burqa ban’ this weekend with polls suggesting they are likely to approve the measure in Sunday’s referendum.  The far-right Swiss People’s Party is spearheading the campaign to ban face coverings in public, arguing that ‘our tradition is that you show your face’ and describing the veils … Read more

Swiss firm Yasava offers private jet cabin upgrades that include covering the walls in OLED screens

Will passenger plane windows become obsolete? Firm offers cabin upgrades that include covering the walls in giant OLED screens that display movies and landscapes The concept has been developed by Swiss design company Yasava, which customises private jet interiors  It says the OLED screens come in various sizes and can be fitted over windows on … Read more

Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field ‘splash out £24MILLION on Swiss mansion’

Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field have reportedly forked out a cool £24million on an incredible mansion in Switzerland after moving their family to Geneva. The singer, 46, and his actress wife, 41, are believed to have moved to he shores of Lake Geneva with their children Teddy, seven, Charlton, five, Coco, 23 months, and Beau, six … Read more

Swiss boarding school takes pupils from nations in lockdown

One of the most exclusive schools in the world has seen a rise in demand from parents who are living in countries in lockdown – with skiing, robotics and creative thinking on the curriculum.  One of the oldest and best known schools in Switzerland, the Institut auf dem Rosenberg, is situated in 100,000 square meters of … Read more

Inside the £110k-a-year Swiss boarding school taking pupils from nations in lockdown

One of the most exclusive schools in the world has seen a rise in demand from parents who are living in countries in lockdown – with skiing, robotics and creative thinking on the curriculum.  One of the oldest and best known schools in Switzerland, the Institut auf dem Rosenberg, is situated in 100,000 square meters of … Read more