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2 posts, 06:39 today
Caring for stubborn elder: Decisions, POA,…
Started by: Montagnard · 12.Dec.2017 · Family matters/health
15 posts, 01:30 today
Currency & Share Trading Platforms
Training is very important in any business venture because, to a large extent, it determines whether the business will experience success or failure. When talking about training, it is also vital that we know who can give training or be in…
Started by: Wannagohome · 9.Nov.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
26 posts, 01:18 today
Why does Amazon shun Switzerland?
My six-year-old was 'talking' with our Amazon Echo tonight: Echo, sing a song. Echo, sing a Christmas song? Echo, are you fat? Echo, are you stupid? Echo, are you ticklish? Echo, you are bad. Echo, Do you love you? Echo, where is…
Started by: dawiz · 11.Dec.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
23 posts, 01:00 today
Honestly, how long do they use those school…
I was shocked to find out School bags going for 259 chuffs. We normally buy ours from Primark when we visit UK, but now I’ve figured out that we can make a 2 hour trip from Basel to go to the nearest Primark in Karlsruhe and also can…
Started by: dragoneiric · 10.Dec.2017 · Education
3 posts, 00:42 today
Certified translator help needed!
Started by: nolasmum · 11.Dec.2017 · Language corner
12 posts, 22:40 yesterday
Where to Buy a Prayer Rug
Okay, I got a couple of addresses for Winterthur but I guess that is too far for you. Then there is a shop near Limmatplatz but my friend doesn't remember the name (maybe that rings a bell to someone else here?). His best idea though: Go…
Started by: Laempefescht · 11.Dec.2017 · Other/general
65 posts, 22:33 yesterday
How To: Upload Photos into EF
Yeah, right, it's called Edge, I remember now. Perfect name :D It's shit, also true. Well, what ever you say about firefox ... we don't have a problem uploading anything on EF. EF should increase max size because you don't know…
Started by: Scott · 8.Apr.2008 · Forum support
50 posts, 22:31 yesterday
A generic "will my salary be good enough" post
Sachsilüüte is irregular. So you are maybe called either Felix or Regula? September 11th is their name day and the day of the Knabenschiessen. Which seems odd, because they were beheaded, no firearms involved... and only a half day…
Started by: Larsh · 26.Aug.2008 · Employment
5 posts, 21:44 yesterday
Theoretical Question - Tax on Lottery winnings…
Started by: afzal · 11.Dec.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
17 posts, 21:36 yesterday
Horrible Labor and Postpartum experience
Sorry to hear that, OP. I have to say, though, that while it could have been incompetence, the gyn did try to find the cause, even did 3-4 ultrasounds, referred her to other doctors in a different hospital i.e. didn't send her home in…
Started by: Gerry's Holly :) · 11.Dec.2017 · Complaints corner
43 posts, 21:16 yesterday
Declaration of profits made with…
On this topic, I've been wondering about this for quite a long time. Let's say I'm an international student here in Switzerland. For me to get a visa to come and study here requires that I show a bank balance of 21,000 CHF at the beginning…
Started by: KEVORK · 29.May.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
9 posts, 20:59 yesterday
Recipe ideas - Air Fryer!
Aaawww, Jag, ripping open barely healed wounds With friends like you ... This one (from roegner's links) is interesting too. With the right spices this could get very close to what the Lebanese serve amongst the mezze dishes.
Started by: Griffinite · 11.Dec.2017 · Food and drink
9 posts, 20:59 yesterday
Sickness during notice period; can I be…
Ah, think I understand now... I can waive my right to this extension with no penalty and just finish 31st December, but if I were to work (ie don't waive) then I have to work the entire month of January - not just the 11…
Started by: Kal · 11.Dec.2017 · Employment
4 posts, 20:30 yesterday
ZVV Annual Pass Refund
Started by: coyote33 · 11.Dec.2017 · Transportation/driving
19 posts, 20:29 yesterday
Living in Zurich vs London
if you got kids and are thinking long term,then the free university has to be big pull, again if you are thinking long term, save like hell, get a deposit and buy a small house , mortgage repayments work out less than rent, we set ours at…
Started by: goldenfish · 4.Dec.2017 · Daily life
12 posts, 19:30 yesterday
When to buy insurance for baby
Hello, I also have to choose my insurance for our first due next year I had a few issues after comparing the offer from my partners insurers with my insurers organised by my employers with a financial benefit 1) I cannot choose…
Started by: nonlinear · 26.Apr.2016 · Insurance
6 posts, 19:26 yesterday
Small Claims Court in Switzerland
Hi Niall They really are a shocking company and no surprise they are registered in Switzerland, where I am quickly discovering they are untouchable by any EU/EEA legal process. As the earlier response on here noted any legal proceedings…
Started by: mcglic · 24.Oct.2017 · Other/general
17 posts, 19:23 yesterday
Self Service Garage Experience review - Zurich
Continuing my tour of self-service garages around Zurich... Today I went to Santoro in Oerlikon AKA doityourselfgarage.ch. You know the white space in the Matrix film where Neo and Trinity go to get guns? it's like that but with tools.…
Started by: johanswitzerland · 23.Aug.2016 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 18:40 yesterday
Marijuana-Etf
Started by: TexasT · 10.Dec.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
43 posts, 18:36 yesterday
Swiss primary school adopts ‘simplified’…
Once in Brussels I was stopped by an elderly Korean couple who unfolded a map and asked me something in what i assume was Korean. They gestured around on the map, no doubt expecting me to explain the way to some place they were looking…
Started by: Loz1983 · 1.Dec.2017 · Swiss politics/news
6 posts, 18:23 yesterday
How many times can you claim RAV?
The same rules happen during a rahemnfrist so if someone is unemployed for 11 months & then works for 12 months then unemployed again, the first month claim is based on the old pay rate. It's possible to claim a new rahemnfrist as the…
Started by: TramLinieZwei · 11.Dec.2017 · Employment
1 post, 17:59 yesterday
UBS leads blockchain data reporting pilot…
Started by: CarlosR · 11.Dec.2017 · Swiss politics/news
17 posts, 17:54 yesterday
Cornertrader
The point regarding tax forms is interesting. How does that work - I have a UK custody account already, so due to the stupid tax year I don't get a "tax report", I just list the holdings, any dividends and any fees for the year,…
Started by: gabri87 · 6.Jun.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
46 posts, 17:53 yesterday
Question regarding olive oil
I am critical. I happen to trust Forbes, New York Times and the myriad other respected media that has reported on the issue a number of times more than I trust someone called Capo on an internet forum who seems to be quite biased.…
Started by: Robbi64 · 7.Dec.2017 · Food and drink
1 post, 17:41 yesterday
Tea time with Maria Callas' biographer 4.1.2018
Started by: gstaad nymf · 11.Dec.2017 · Concerts
13 posts, 17:37 yesterday
For English men who need perking up!
As there was a lot of interest in this topic you may like to know the authorities in Germany have now approved a generic form of Cialis. Price is euro 48.80 versus the recommended Swiss price for the genuine article of CHF 251.50. The…
Started by: marton · 28.Nov.2017 · International affairs/politics
28 posts, 17:35 yesterday
How can I stop the junk mail from…
Sometimes, when it really gets to me, I put this stuff anon in an envelope, address it to the culprit or one of them, stick a 10 Rappen stamp on it, plus an 'A Priority' sticker, wait until Friday then put it in the post. My hope is that…
Started by: Jin0212 · 7.Aug.2012 · Housing in general
9 posts, 16:26 yesterday
Yoga classes in English in Zurich?
I know it's a while from the last posting, but I was looking myself and found Athayoga in Zürich Niederdorf (Blaufahnenstrasse 12, just opp. of Migros Fitness Park). Most of the teachers teach in English. Cheers
Started by: timchurch · 18.Apr.2011 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
33 posts, 16:06 yesterday
One Way Van Hire...UK to Zurich
When do you need them moved? I know a guy doing regular trips with a van but he doesn't go during the winter, that said it's pretty full up most of the time but he might be convinced to jam in a few boxes.
Started by: kev330520 · 11.Aug.2008 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 15:55 yesterday
Nativity Scene at Christmas Markets
Started by: jbanski · 11.Dec.2017 · Travel/day trips/free time
7 posts, 15:24 yesterday
Phone scam?
Scam / spam according these other people who answered But i wouldn't worry about anything bad happening, just ignore if it calls again. Edit : Seems they call from a few different numbers, they say you have won 1000 (or similar) draws…
Started by: Cheshire Cheese · 11.Dec.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
18 posts, 15:14 yesterday
The yellow shadow with on the map represents…
You may be confusing it with the common use of yellow markings for unpisted, or "itineraire", runs. In some resorts these designations are used as a sort of "double black", so the grading system runs through blue, red, black and…
Started by: Horatio Gonzales · 10.Dec.2017 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
35 posts, 15:13 yesterday
Zurich Fried Chicken
I do not see any fried chicken on there menu. :( Oh, I see according to google images their wings are fried. Mehh, just wings? PS: If you are in plain Chicken there is also the Bären in Mäggenwil and the Kneuss Factory Shop…
Started by: aSwissInTheUS · 4.Oct.2017 · Food and drink
8 posts, 14:43 yesterday
Coop Noëlinis - anyone want mine?
Hey meloncollie, thanks so much for the Noelinis and the unexpected surprises :) we were well chuffed and Lizzie likes the treats! I have collected the stickers (I only want the fluffy balls for myself ;) ) and the then advertised my…
Started by: meloncollie · 28.Nov.2017 · Other/general
1 post, 14:31 yesterday
Anyone want to swap their euros for my CHF
Started by: rickstevens · 11.Dec.2017 · Daily life
17 posts, 14:24 yesterday
Kinderkrippe Globegarten
I'm the mother of a child who has been enrolled at Giacometti Zollikon since June 2015 and I can say that he loves it. It's got a huge garden with a pool-sized sandbox and it's right next to the EPI clinic, so the children often go to feed…
Started by: swis · 10.Jan.2017 · Education
2 posts, 13:45 yesterday
WTD: Sony AR7R2 full-frame mirrorless camera…
Started by: Richdog · 29.Nov.2017 · Items wanted
4 posts, 13:13 yesterday
New way of allocating airmiles (Swiss)
Started by: roegner · 11.Dec.2017 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 12:28 yesterday
Duty-free limit CHF 300 questions
Started by: SWISSgoose · 11.Dec.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
8 posts, 12:24 yesterday
WP or PrestaShop or Magento
I tried both out fairly quickly, I found PrestaShop easier to get up and running. I then found it quite difficult to customise and had some quite large issues with its backend that required playing around with some scripts. It's working…
Started by: fabien · 22.Dec.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
The Local Switzerland
Opinion: The perks and quirks of being a Brit in Switzerland

Opinion: The perks and quirks of being a Brit in Switzerland

Around 40,000 Britons call Switzerland home, including Lausanne resident Shane Anthony. Being a Brit in Switzerland brings certain perks, as well as some surprising quirks that can help or hinder your life here, he writes.

Missing British former Uefa executive seen in Nyon

Missing British former Uefa executive seen in Nyon

British police are appealing once again to the Swiss public after a former Uefa executive who went missing from his home in the UK two months ago was seen in Nyon, in the canton of Vaud, on Friday.

Heavy snow disrupts Swiss roads, rails and airports

Heavy snow disrupts Swiss roads, rails and airports

Heavy snow fell across Switzerland on the weekend, causing accidents on the roads, and delays and cancellations to train services and flights.

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