Laura Ritchie-Roberts



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Overweight 5 years old at risk of heart and vascular disease

A new study has shown that children as young as 5 years old are at risk of Heart and Vascular disease if they are overweight. However there is good...

Horrific accident in Austrian Tunnel

An as of yet unidentified couple were involved in a horrific accident on Sunday Morning in Lofer, Austria that cost both the victims their lives.  The...

Germany's Internet addiction

As much as 0.7% of Germans aged between 25 and 65 are currently considered to be suffering from Internet addiction. A recent study has shown that men,...

Auschwitz survivor dies in Nuremburg

Franz Rosenbach, a survivor of the infamous Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz has died at the age of 85. Rosenbach was well known as the co-founder...

MVV prices going up again

Waiting for the train along the U4 -- munichFOTO
The announcement that passengers will soon be paying more for public transport in Munich has been met with dismay. The final decision as to the extent...

Pensioner survives mountain fall

Alpine crevasse - munichFOTO
A retiree from Bavaria who survived 6 days trapped in an icy crevasse in Austria has been transferred to a hospital in the Upper Palatinate.
The...

Coalition against tuition fees

After the approval from the Supreme Court to a proposal for a referendum opposing planned tuition fees for higher education, a new coalition...

Facebook for grownups



A new social networking site has been officially launched within the last two weeks in Munich. 'Seniorbook' is a new, so called 'grown up'...

Another bomb scare in Schwabing

In Munich, fears that yet another undetonated World War Two bomb had been uncovered were proven to be unfounded. The alarm was raised when two...

Referee attacked during football game

The football club FC Iliria is under supervision after an attack on an opposing team's referee by the club's players. The police and the Football...

Neo-Nazis in search of a home

Udo Pastoers, head of the NPD  - munichFOTO / Marek Peters
Extreme Far-Right groups in Munich seem undeterred by the NSU murder cases coming to light. On the contrary, numerous groups across Bavaria are...

Munich mountaineer found after 10 years

Classic hiker in the 40's in the Ötzal Alps, looking west to Watzespitze (3532 m, center, summit behind clouds)  |   munichFOTO/Deutsche Fotothek
He went missing whilst mountaineering in the Alps and his body was never found. However last Thursday, a corpse was discovered that was later...