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Shroom service Fewer mushroom identification centres, more poisonings

As mushroom lovers head to the woods, there is also increased activity in the dwindling number of mushroom inspection stations. 

This content was published on September 14, 2019 5:33 PM

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Health policy Abortion in Switzerland: the debate and the law

A Christian group “March for Life” is demonstrating in Zurich on Saturday to raise awareness about the consequences of abortion.

Suicide prevention day Survey: around 33,000 suicide attempts a year in Switzerland

A new survey has revealed a more detailed picture of people who attempt to commit suicide in Switzerland. 

This content was published on September 10, 2019 10:49 AM

Housing market More and more empty homes seen in Switzerland

The number of empty dwellings in Switzerland continues to rise, but at a slower rate than previously. 

This content was published on September 9, 2019 1:56 PM

Fact check Do foreigners pay higher car insurance premiums in Switzerland?

In our ongoing series of factchecks driven by reader suggestions, we look at the differences in premium prices between Swiss and non-Swiss drivers.

Run, jump, sweat Sporting activity grows in popularity in Switzerland

Over three-quarters of Swiss people spend over 2.5 hours a week practising a sporting activity but there are growing regional differences.

This content was published on August 30, 2019 12:48 PM

Blog Experiencing the stress of poverty in Switzerland

I wanted to find out what it was like living on the Swiss minimum subsistence level for a month.

Poverty Why living on the breadline is especially hard in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world. But high living costs put people on low income under huge pressure.

European comparison Switzerland: higher rate of domestic violence deaths

The number of women dying as a result of domestic violence is higher in Switzerland than in many other European countries, says Le Matin Dimanche.

This content was published on August 25, 2019 2:53 PM

Elderly prisoners Dying in dignity behind bars

Swiss prisons were designed for young offenders released after serving their sentences. However, the number of older inmates is steadily increasing.

Over-60s inmates Nursing home behind prison bars

Inside a '60-plus' prison in Switzerland - a 'laboratory' for the humane incarceration of older inmates.

Get off my land Federer gets caught up in lake access debate

Although Swiss law says waterways belong to the public, Roger Federer won't be losing sleep about a footpath being built through his land.