Animal Rights (& Wrongs)
Rectors at Wrocław University have sent a memo to prospective students warning them against using Snapchat animal filters in ID photos attached to their application forms. The appeal comes after the university was flooded with applications that included holiday snaps, selfies and superimposed animal features. “These are not suitable... Read more
Armageddon

Armageddon

Insider News 30 June 2017 0

Huge swathes of Warsaw were left gridlocked and without electricity after a flash storm ripped through the city on Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of trees are believed to have been felled, leaving dozens of cars damaged and roads blocked. Miraculously, no serious injuries have been reported. Across the rest of... Read more
Women’s Day
Thousands of women hit the streets of Warsaw today as part of a nationwide series of parades to mark International Women’s Day. Last year the ruling PIS party hit the headlines after a proposal to ban abortion was met with outrage: the controversial idea was swiftly dropped after marches... Read more
Hanks For Sharing
Denizens of Bielsko-Biała have clubbed together to buy Hollywood legend Tom Hanks a Fiat 126p. Having spotted a jokey Instagram post that showed the Oscar-winning actor trying to climb into a ‘Maluch’, Bielsko native Monika Jaskólska launched a crowdfunding drive to purchase just such a model for Hanks. “When... Read more
Smog Crisis

Smog Crisis

Insider News 9 January 2017 2

For the second time within a month City Hall took the previously unprecedented step of declaring a day of free public transport in a desperate bid to break up a bank of smog that has settled over the capital. The low-hanging cloud is the result of two factors: a... Read more
Whine & Dine

Whine & Dine

Blog 21 October 2015 0

President of Poland Andrzej Duda came under fire after it was revealed that the King of Belgium was served a zł. 50 bottle of wine during a state visit to Poland in October. Speaking to Le Soir, the internationally acclaimed sommelier Erich Boschman led the criticism of the decision... Read more
A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

Blog 24 September 2015 0

A daring villain has been caught by police after a bridge went missing in Silesia. Posing as a licensed industrial contractor, the thief disassembled the 40-ton viaduct over two days before selling the metal to scrap dealers for zł. 40,000. The swindler, who already has 17 convictions to his... Read more