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Expat butcher stages British sausage fest
The company hopes to introduce the Swiss to British-style sausages. Photo: Bangers

Expat butcher stages British sausage fest

An expat-run small business in the canton of Vaud has come up with a novel way to promote its products. Bangers, a butchery producing British-style sausages, is hoping expats and Swiss alike will follow their noses to the village of Gilly, near Rolle, for the first ever British Food Fair on October 4th. READ  

Woman stabbed to death in Aargau village drama
The drama took place in the village of Fislisbach in the canton of Aargau. Photo: Google Maps

Woman stabbed to death in Aargau village drama

A 26-year-old woman died after being stabbed during an argument with a man in the streets of Fislisbach near Baden in the canton of Aargau, police reported on Friday. READ  

Swiss killer hides body of victim in Zurich home
The victim worked as a nightclub dancer in Zurich. Photo: Russ Bowling.

Swiss killer hides body of victim in Zurich home

Police are investigating the murder of a young Polish nightclub dancer whose body was found hidden in the apartment of a 47-year-old Zurich man. READ  

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells
Cows wear ceremonial bells during the desalpe at Charmey. Photo: Caroline Bishop

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells

The future of one of Switzerland’s most iconic symbols is under threat after a new study found that cow bells can damage the hearing and feeding habits of the alpine cows that wear them. READ  

Swiss hail ‘success in failure’ of Scots no vote
No supporters celebrate in Scotland. Photo: Leon Neal/AFP

Swiss hail ‘success in failure’ of Scots no vote

Commentators in Swiss media have called the Scottish no vote “a success in failure” after 55 percent of Scots voted against independence in Thursday’s historic referendum. READ  

Study: landlords prefer Swiss over immigrants
Photo: Metro Centric

Study: landlords prefer Swiss over immigrants

People with Swiss surnames are more likely to find rental accommodation in Switzerland than those with foreign names, according to a new study. READ  

Man shoots son during hunting season day trip
The man was transported to hospital by air ambulance service Rega. Photo: Rega

Man shoots son during hunting season day trip

A man accidentally shot his 22-year-old son during the course of a hunt near Andermatt in the canton of Uri, police reported on Thursday. READ  

Rare Valais sheep feared stolen for meat sale
The Saas sheep has distinctive long, pendulous ears. Photo: ProSpecieRara

Rare Valais sheep feared stolen for meat sale

Police investigating the case of 103 sheep which disappeared from an alpine pasture near Saas-Almagell in the canton of Valais are treating it as theft. READ  

Streaming service Netflix arrives in Switzerland
Programmes can be watched on a range of devices. Photo: Netflix

Streaming service Netflix arrives in Switzerland

Popular US video streaming service Netflix launched in Switzerland on Thursday morning after opening for business in Germany, France and Austria earlier this week. READ  

Thieves smash up Jura factory using tractor
Photo: Tony Alter

Thieves smash up Jura factory using tractor

A group of thieves used a tractor to burgle a watchmaking facility in Alle, in the canton of Jura, causing damage estimated at hundreds of thousands of francs, police have reported. READ  

Bored Zurich teens go on costly vandalism spree
The pair set fire to vehicles in a quarry. Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Bored Zurich teens go on costly vandalism spree

Two teenagers who caused 500,000 francs ($537,000) of damage to cars and construction vehicles told police on their arrest that they went on a vandalism spree because they were “bored”. READ  

Low-key Burkhalter
Swiss leader's commute turns Twitter sensation
Didier Burkhalter's casual approach to travelling around Switzerland caused a stir on Twitter. Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Pool/AFP

Swiss leader's commute turns Twitter sensation

A photo showing Swiss President Didier Burkhalter waiting for a train at Neuchâtel station, alone and without bodyguards, made waves on Twitter on Thursday, receiving 800 retweets around the world. READ  

US private cab firm Uber drives into Geneva
Uber works by using the GPS on a customer's phone. Photo: Uber

US private cab firm Uber drives into Geneva

Californian company Uber launched its app-based private taxi service in Geneva at a press conference on Thursday, despite questions from the cantonal authorities about its legality. READ  

Undercover police catch Zurich pizza gang
Photo: Matt Chan

Undercover police catch Zurich pizza gang

Officers arrested three teenagers in Zurich after an undercover operation exposed a gang terrorizing pizza delivery men, Zurich police said on Wednesday. READ  

Expats boost high rise in Swiss population
Photo: Richard Allaway

Expats boost high rise in Swiss population

Over two-thirds of Switzerland’s population growth in 2013 can be attributed to foreign immigrants, according to figures published by the Swiss federal office of statistics (BFS). READ  

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