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GA English on Sunday: News in Brief from Bonn and the region

GA English on Sunday : News in Brief from Bonn and the region

Lots of colours at the 5th Holi Colors Festival, three injured in a crash in Troisdorf, two spectacular exercises by the lifeguards in Bonn, how to go to Berlin in a rickshaw as a pensioner, reconstruction works for „Gabi“ station to cost more than expected, what Bad Godesberg spends 50,000 Euro on - here’s our news in brief on Sunday.

Garishly colourful: The 5th Holi Colors Festival in Bonn

BONN. 3…2…1… Colourful! For the fifth year in a row Bonn dived into a shower of colours at the Holi Colors Festival. 2,500 guests came to the exterior area of the Basecamp. They mostly arrived in white clothes so the colours would stand out more. The sun was shining and snacks and cool beverages were waiting for them. Local and international DJs provided the musical soundtrack to the colourful event. On each hour the paint bags were tossed in the air - to colour everyone while dancing…

(Original text: Eva Kunkel; Translation: Mareike Graepel)


Vehicle ignored: Three injured after crash in Troisdorf

TROISDORF. Two cars collided on Saturday afternoon on the Willy-Brand-Ring in Troisdorf. A 61-year-old from Bad Kreuznach and his female passenger had to be brought to a hospital with serious injuries. The 64-year-old driver of the other car was slightly injured. There were brief traffic restrictions in place.

(Original text: GA; Translation: Mareike Graepel)


Helicopter in use: Spectacular rescue exercises by the DLRG in Bonn

BONN. Two rescue exercises by the German Lifeguard Association (DLRG) took place on Saturday around lunchtime between the North Bridge and the South Bridge. Three people were rescued from the Rhine. A helicopter was also used. The Arbeiter Samariter Bund and the Volunteer Fire Brigade Niederkassel, the Malteser Hilfsdienst and the German Lifeguard Association (DLRG) were all involved in this mission as well as volunteers acting as „victims“, the professional fire brigade and the federal police Hangelar.

(Original text: Axel Vogel; Translation: Mareike Graepel)


No age restriction: Pensioners go to Berlin by rickshaw

BONN. The club „Cycling with no age restriction“ is driving pensioners in rickshaws through Bonn for almost a year now. Next Nicole Florin, Wolfgang Specke and other rickshaw „pilots“ plan to bring the „fleet“ to Berlin. For more information contact them on 01 57/89 08 62 84 or by email at bonn@radelnohnealter.de.

(Original text: Victor Sattler; Translation: Mareike Graepel)


Reconstruction to cost 2.6 million Euro: Station „Gabi“ will cost much more than expected

BONN. The reconstruction costs for the combined station of the public order office and the police will be be much higher than expected - and will amount to approximately 2.6 million Euro. Around a million more than initially calculated. A bulletproof facade, additional interior walls, delays and higher wages for architects add up. This emerged when a new communication briefing was presented, which will be discussed with the works committee of the city council’s building management team.

(Original text: Sabrina Bauer, Nicolas Ottersbach; Translation: Mareike Graepel)


Money for fitness and culture: Bad Godesberg people can spend 50,000 Euro

BAD GODESBERG. The best ideas are already fixated. On the list for the new ideas for Bad Godesberg are a movement course and music in the park as people in Bad Godesberg offer suggestions for their area. Politicians are setting their priorities. As reported the people of the different Bonn city quarters were asked to think of ideas for their areas. The Bad Godesberg budget included 49,5809 Euro.

(Original text: Richard Bongartz; Translation: Mareike Graepel)