Switzerland

Manhunt Underway After Chainsaw Attacker Leaves Five Injured, Two Severely

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK

A police manhunt is underway after a man with a chainsaw injured five people, two severely, in a Swiss town. The male suspect carried out the the atta...

Swiss Couple Discovered ‘Perfectly Preserved’ In Glacier After 75 Years Finally Laid To Rest

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK

The funerals for a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago only to be found perfectly preserved on a shrinking glacier in the Alps have been held. ...

Frozen Bodies Of Swiss Couple Missing For 75 Years Found Perfectly Preserved On Glacier

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago have been found perfectly preserved on a shrinking glacier in the Alps. Marcelin and...

Who Needs A Dog When You Can Have A Ball-Catching Drone

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech

Who needs a dog when you can have a drone? Researchers from Switzerland’s ETH Zurich have developed a drone that can play catch until either you get...

How 4,000 Snow Machines Could Save One Of Switzerland's Most Famous Glaciers

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

As global temperatures have soared, Switzerland’s Morteratsch glacier has retreated – by almost 3 kilometres over the last 157 years. Fearing the ...

Forget Skiing: Alternative Activities To Enjoy In The Alps

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Not a great skier? Or just sick of hitting the slopes? There's so much more to the Alps than just swishing, schussing and pivoting down the piste. Here are some fun activities that will get your adrenaline pumping without having to get those skis on. Including a few activities that are great in the summer sans snow, and activities that are kid friendly too!

This Sci-Fi Anti-Cancer Cap Might Be Expensive, But It's Producing Impressive Results

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Tech

An anti-cancer cap that generates an electric field has doubled the chances of brain tumour patients surviving for five years, according to a new stud...

Your Dog Will Deceive You To Get What It Wants

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Dogs might be man’s best friend, but don’t be fooled; they can be conniving if they so desire. Now, a new study from researchers in Switzerland ha...

Dinner At Home In Interlaken, Switzerland

Stuart Forster | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

All that I knew was that I'd be served Swiss cuisine but that the food would be something other than raclette and fondue. According to the rules of Dinner at Home, hosts are not allowed to serve either of those traditional Swiss dishes.

Brexit Briefing: Be Nice Or You'll All Get Brexited As Well

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your ...

Zurich: Where Old Meets New

Black Tomato | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Delve into the city of Zurich and you'll find a city where old meets new and where historic districts meet up-and-coming neighbourhoods. This is not a destination solely for business, but a mecca for the culturally attuned and lovers of creativity.

Seven Things I Wish I'd Known Before Becoming An Au Pair

Eilidh French | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eilidh French

Choosing to spend a month of my summer Au Pairing in Geneva was arguably one of the best yet most terrifying decisions I have ever made. I was putting myself into the hands of a strange family, who I found through an online agency and then Skyped with once (a situation which felt it could quite easily star in its own Catfish episode)...

A Love Affair With Lausanne, Switzerland

Janet Newenham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Image: Janet Newenham Love is a very funny thing. It can't be planned, it can't be orchestrated. It always seems to formulate in the people and place...

The UK Inspired Switzerland's Life-Saving Heroin Policy. They're Baffled We Didn't Follow

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

“The lessons of a failing national policy need to be learnt,” is the conclusion experts drew this week about the surge in drug deaths. Between 201...

The Better Ageing Programme at La Reserve, Geneva

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Perched in a idyllic location on the banks of Lake Geneva, surrounded by 10 acres of park and woodland, La Reserve feels a million miles away from the nearby city. Designed by Phillip Stark and French designer Jacques Garcia, the resort-style hotel evokes, as it's name suggests, an African game lodge. Leopard print carpets, rare butterfly displays...

Yes Switzerland Has Delicious Wine - But You'll Have to Visit to Try It

Judith Lewis | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Image Credit: ComoPomona Fondue, cheese, chocolate and cuckoo clocks - a typical view of Switzerland (but cuckoo clocks are actually from Germany). I...

Top Five Moments of Euro 2016 Group Stages

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

In what has already been possibly the most entertaining Euros to date the competition has already brought us a shed load of hilarious moments. In conclusion of the group stages here are my Top 5 moments from the 2016 Uefa European Championships so far...

This Is How The World's Longest Tunnel Will Revolutionise Travel In Europe

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

A record-breaking tunnel through the Swiss Alps, set to change travel in Europe, is to be inaugurated on Wednesday. The Gotthard base tunnel will ente...

Young People Need to Be Key Influencers in Growth

Adam Bradford | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK
Adam Bradford

It is a pleasure to be writing from the exciting St Gallen Symposium today here in Switzerland. The Symposium is a global gathering of 600 leaders of...

BBC Documentary Sparks Online Debate About Assisted Suicide

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK

A BBC film documenting the months leading up to the death of a man who took his own life in an assisted suicide in Switzerland was lauded across socia...

World's 'Best Restaurant' Chef Found Dead At Home Aged 44

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

One of the world's best chef's, Benoit Violier, has been found dead at his Swiss home in an apparent suicide, age 44. The French-Swiss chef ran the...

Burkas Banned In Swiss Region, But Other Face Coverings Are Still Allowed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

Women who wear a burka or niqab in a region of Switzerland will face a fine of up to £6,500. Ticino's parliament approved the law on Monday, there...

Businessman Uses LinkedIn To Announce His Death And Funeral Date

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

A terminally ill businessman is expected to die today after using professional networking site LinkedIn to announce his death and the date of his fune...

41 Injured As Bus Carrying Brits Crashes In Switzerland

The Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Housden | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

More than 40 people are reported to have been injured after a coach carrying British holidaymakers was involved in a crash in Switzerland. Some 39 pa...

A Short Walk Home

Edward Lloyd Owen | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Edward Lloyd Owen

It's been an extraordinary experience; difficult, hot, cold, lonely, funny, emotional and mentally and physically exhausting in a way I couldn't have imagined. But crucially also hugely rewarding, not just for myself, but also in the raising of the money for Walking With The Wounded, which I hope will only increase (£18k to date). And, thankfully, only truly scary once or twice...