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Missing Swiss cats spark record helpline calls
Missing cats concerned 85 percent of calls. Photo: Dennis Jarvis

Missing Swiss cats spark record helpline calls

Switzerland’s recent heatwave resulted in a record number of cats going walkabout in the months of June and July, according to Swiss animal call centre STMZ. READ  

10 amazing places to be on Swiss National Day
Head to Zermatt for a sunset dinner overlooking the Matterhorn. Photo: Marc Weiler

10 amazing places to be on Swiss National Day

From mountain-top barbecues to sunrise breakfasts and cliff walks, follow The Local’s suggestions for making the most of Swiss national day on Saturday. READ  

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in
The town of Le Locle is a watchmaking centre. Photo: Neuchatel Tourism

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in

Burglars have stolen a number of valuable items from the watch museum in Le Locle, in the canton of Neuchâtel, just two months after a similar incident in nearby La Chaux-de-Fonds. READ  

Drunk Swiss man tied up on flight to Bangkok
The Thai Airways flight continued to Bangkok. Photo: Faisal Akram

Drunk Swiss man tied up on flight to Bangkok

Passengers on a flight from Zurich to Bangkok were forced to tie up a drunk Swiss man who caused a fracas during the journey. READ  

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Taxes in Switzerland: the easy way
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Taxes in Switzerland: the easy way

Tax season is daunting enough at home – let alone in a foreign country. That’s why expats David and Carrie McKeegan started Greenback, the tax company designed specifically for American expats. The Local talked to the couple about how to handle taxes in Switzerland. READ  

Swiss army nabs French water to give to cows
Cows can drink up to 150 litres of water per day.

Swiss army nabs French water to give to cows

The Swiss army is in trouble with French authorities after it used water from a French lake to help hydrate thirsty Swiss cows. READ  

Bern joins ban on campfires and fireworks
Photo: Zermatt.ch

Bern joins ban on campfires and fireworks

Barbecues will not be permitted in Bern’s forests this weekend as the canton became the latest to ban the lighting of open-air fires. READ  

Vineyards look forward to bumper harvest
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Vineyards look forward to bumper harvest

The 2015 vintage could be a great one for many Swiss winegrowers, thanks to the hot, dry summer. READ  

Road deaths drop to lowest level in 70 years
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Road deaths drop to lowest level in 70 years

Swiss roads are safer than at any point since 1945, but motorcyclists are at greater risk of an accident than car drivers, according to new statistics. READ  

Autopsy confirms heat killed girl left in car
Photo: Rescue media

Autopsy confirms heat killed girl left in car

The five-year-old girl left in a boiling car in the canton of Ticino died from overheating, an autopsy has confirmed. READ  

Wasps thrive as hot weather continues
Photo: Heimwerker.de

Wasps thrive as hot weather continues

Wasps are a bigger nuisance than ever this summer as the hot, dry weather continues and more people are eating outdoors. READ  

Aargau sparks debate with tents for refugees
Screenshot: SRF

Aargau sparks debate with tents for refugees

Plans by the canton of Aargau to start putting asylum seekers up in army tents from next week amid a shortage of suitable accommodation have met with mixed reactions. READ  

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban
Tourists in Annecy have been told that France banned veils back in 2011. Photo: AFP

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban

Police in the French Alps have been forced to hand out notices to tourists wearing the full face veil, many on a day trip from Switzerland, to remind them that France has a total burka ban in public. READ  

Zurich pulls plug on Islamic kindergarten
Around 5 percent of the Swiss population is Muslim. Pictured here is the Geneva mosque. Photo: AFP

Zurich pulls plug on Islamic kindergarten

Authorities in Zurich have refused to give the go-ahead to a Islamic kindergarten over fears it will be "too religious". READ  

Switzerland sees big jump in asylum seekers
Photo: AFP/FABRICE COFFRINI

Switzerland sees big jump in asylum seekers

Almost 12,000 applications for asylum were lodged in Switzerland in the first six months of 2015 with Eritreans accounting for more than half. READ  

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