Extradition upheld.

Hussain Osman, also known as Hamdi Issac, one of the suspects in the failed bomb attacks on the London underground on 21 July who was arrested in Rome on 29 July, has lost his appeal in the Italian co...

Taxis target the Notte Bianca.

For the third year running, on 17 September, Romes all-night happening, the Notte Bianca (White Night), will see the citys museums, parks, galleries, theatres, cinemas, sports centres, shopping centre...

A new ruota for abandoned babies.

Rome may have a new ruota for foundling babies a place where new mothers, who feel that for some reason they cannot keep their baby, may leave them to be cared for. Up until the 19th century, unwante...

Rome runs in memory of Ethiopian soldier.

There will be an 11 km race in Rome at midnight on Sunday 11 September starting from the Campidoglio and ending under the Arch of Constantine. The "Corriroma" competition is organised by the Italian M...

Fakes, frauds and conmen.

Cut-price cars and instant degrees too good to be true? Via phone, internet, or simply door-to-door, fraud is on the rise and now accounts for just under four per cent of all crimes committed in Ital...

Picking up young pickpockets.

The president of Met.ro, the company running the underground railway in Rome, has promised to increase security on the network to reduce the numbers of beggars and pickpockets. Unaccompanied Romany ch...

Outdoor haircuts.

Every Sunday anybody wanting a fresh look for the traditional Italian late-afternoon stroll can pop along to Parco della Resistenza, just off the Aventino, and have their hair cut in the open air acc...

Rents soar further in Rome.

Second only to London, the cost of renting a flat in Rome has gone through the roof, suggests a new study by the national real estate federation of France (FNAIM). On average, renting an apartment in...

Multiculturalism in Rome.

Numbering some 230,000 individuals, Romes foreign residents make up seven per cent of the population. Recently-updated data from the city council provides a snapshot of Romes multicultural side. Despi...

Help for immigrant entrepreneurs.

The Rome city council has awarded 1 million to 30 winners of a competition for immigrant entrepreneurs. More than 180 business people took part in the competition to win 40,000, half of which will not...

Finger printing the Roma.

The Italian government, which has promised greater severity towards illegal foreigners, has decided to take a census of Roma people from eastern Europe living in illegal camps in Italy, a plan which,...

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