News and reports from Europe.

Demolition begins after Barcelona tunnel disaster

Demolition work finally begins following Barcelona’s Carmel underground construction disaster, which left thousands of residents homeless…

Stores tighten up in midst of Sudan 1 crisis

The Food Standards Agency has warned retailers that they will face prosecution if they fail to ensure their products are free of the Sudan 1 food dye…

Foreign nurses are here to stay

The UK is not producing enough nurses to meet demand, so it's importing trained foreigners… with mixed results.

New Irish newspaper draws fire

The tough Irish newspaper market has been flung into turmoil with the launch of newcomer, the Daily Ireland…

Pain for pregnant workers avoidable

The number of women leaving work each year over pregnancy discrimination could be dramatically reduced, a leading health and safety company says.

Businesses that fail disabled ‘risk legal woes’

Changes to the law that protects disabled people in Britain from discrimination could mean a raft of legal challenges for businesses this year…

Binge drinking is Britain's shame

The UK’s binge drinking culture continues into 2005 with no real solution in sight…

Outrage over Dublin congestion charge

Plans to introduce a congestion charge into Dublin city have caused outrage in the Irish capital…

Scotland proposes public smoking ban

The Scottish Executive has revealed detailed plans to stub-out smoking in all enclosed public places.

EU politician backs down over outspoken views

Rocco Buttiglione, the man Italy endorsed to be European commissioner-designate for justice has stepped aside after other MEPs threatened to veto his position within the commission.


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