Help for the homeless

Metro stations in Rome are to remain open 24 hours a day to provide shelter for homeless people during the current cold spell. Stations normally close from around midnight to 05.30 when the metro is n...

Community photograph in Piazza Vittorio

People living and working in the Esquilino neighbourhood are invited to take part in a group photograph on 23 December to present a positive image of the community in the run-up to Christmas. The m...

30 angels at Termini station

The volunteer group City Angels has a new branch at Termini station. 30 Angels, recognisable by their blue berets and red jackets carrying the association

Putting your body on the road

On Sunday 11 October, over 5,000 people, one for every person killed on the Italian roads each year, will lie down in Via dei Cerchi near Circo Massimo to protest against dangerous driving, whether fr...

?Roma Pride 2009

On Saturday 13 June about 150,000 to 200,000 people are expected to take part in Rome

ABRUZZO EARTHQUAKE: Two months later.

High tension: Two months have passed since that morning 6 April when an earthquake struck Abruzzo at 3.32 and devastated L

ABRUZZO EARTHQUAKE: from Angola to L’Aquila.

It was bitterly cold on the night of 5 April in L


Togetherness. A month has passed since 6 April. There has been the joy of seeing friends still alive and the words

ABRUZZO EARTHQUAKE: engineers call for confirmation of magnitude.

Homes are being declared safe to return to but many people refuse to do so. One minor reason is that the gas supply has not been repaired. Many remember the heavy smell of gas after the earthquake and...


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ABRUZZO EARTHQUAKE: Germany to rebuild Onna.

The last surviving witness of the Nazi bloodshed in the Abruzzo village of Onna near L

ABRUZZO EARTHQUAKE: life in camps.

After days of torrential rain, the sun is shining on the 17th day after the earthquake in Abruzzo. Water supply and sewerage. The roads around L

Earthquake displaced to be rehoused by September.

People who are unable to return to their homes as a result of the earthquake that hit L

Abruzzo homeless fight rain and cold.

For the people of Abruzzo the second week of

Earthquake rescue operations suspended.

Rescuers have officially suspended the search for victims and survivors of the earthquake that devastated the province of L

10 April day of national mourning.

10 April has been proclaimed a day of national mourning for the victions of the earthquake in Abruzzo. Flags will be flown at half mast throughout the country and shopkeepers are being invited to susp...

Earthquake deaths top 250.

Over 250 people are now known to have died in the earthquake that hit the mountainous Abruzzo region in the early hours of 6 April. Rescuers are continuing to dig among the rubble in search of around...

Abruzzo earthquake: rescue operations continue.

Rescue operations continue in the province of L’Aquila after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale devastated the area on 6 April. As of 14.00 on 7 April prime minister Silvio Berlu...


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