Plans for £100m Nobel Centre blocked by Swedish court

David Chipperfield-designed centre would harm Stockholm waterfront, court rules A Swedish court has blocked the construction of a major new Nobel Centre in Stockholm intended as the future venue for the world’s most prestigious arts and science awards. The 1.2bn krona (£100m) brass-clad structure, designed by the British architect David Chipperfield, would harm the capital’s picturesque […]

Rome authorities consider using sheep to tackle overgrown parks

Cash-strapped Five Star Movement-led authority is struggling to maintain city Authorities in Rome are considering using sheep and other animals to tackle overgrown grass in the city’s parks. In a video posted on Facebook, a city environment official, Pinuccia Montanari, said Rome’s Five Star Movement mayor, Virginia Raggi, backed the idea. “Mayor Virginia Raggi recently suggested we use […]

Elon Musk says Tesla planning ‘thorough reorganization’

Car company has faced questions about its production schedule Number of third-party contractors ‘has really gotten out of control’ Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, told employees on Monday the company was undergoing a “thorough reorganization” as it contends with questions over its production schedule and two crashes involving its electric self-driving cars. Musk said in an email […]