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    Centuries-old artefacts were discovered by road workers during the repair of Krasińskich Square. The discovered items are being studied by archaeologists.

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    The programme of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the regaining of independence by Poland includes several hundred events which will take place in 2018 in various parts of the city, with numerous references to the local history of the struggle for independence.

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    As every year, on each Sunday from May to September, the Royal Łazienki will resonate with the music of Fryderyk Chopin. The 59th season of Chopin Concerts will be launched on 13 May at noon at the Royal Łazienki, featuring renown virtuosos and young talents.

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    “Prince Bear” is the title of the legend to be displayed this season on the water screen in the Multimedia Fountain Park. This beautiful and moving love story will be intertwined with the spectacular dance of the fountains to the rhythm of the music, accompanied by colourful lasers. Special displays can be viewed on 1, 2 and 3 May at 9 p.m.

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    On Thursday, 19th April, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising ‒ the first city rising in the occupied Europe and the largest armed insurgence of Jews during World War II.

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    A resolution of the City Council introducing an exemption from the alcohol consumption ban in some public places in Warsaw will enter into force on 20 April 2018.

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    At least 1.5 million zloty is to be spent on the elimination of architectural barriers in 2018. Last year, over 157 places which had made it difficult for one to move around the city underwent such changes.

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    European oaks as well as elms, lindens, and hawthorns ‒ these are some of the species the saplings of which will, in a few days, enrich forests in the capital city. The stand in Warsaw forest complexes will grow by a total of over 25,000 trees.

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    How can we restore the beauty of a historic tenement house? How much does it cost? How can we reproduce architectural details? How do we know what the original colour of a façade once was? – participants of the “Warsaw Conservations” walks will work out the answers.

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    In compliance with the currently-binding regulations, alcohol cannot be consumed in public spaces. However, there may be exceptions to this rule. Indeed, on 22 March Warsaw councillors decided to introduce an exception to the alcohol consumption ban along the entire Vistula embankment.

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    On 22 March Warsaw councillors introduced changes to the City budget and to the Multi-Annual Financial Forecast, as a result of which more funds will be allocated to investments (i.e. over PLN 200,000,000 more). These will be spent, inter alia, on education, culture, health and road infrastructure.

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    Over 2,500 blockades per month have certainly borne fruit, with drivers being more inclined to comply with traffic regulations. The safety of pedestrians and other traffic participants is of utmost importance for municipal guards' operations aimed at penalising drivers illegally parking their cars. Such inspections will proliferate.

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    Easter is coming. Traditionally, we will spent the holiday with our families and friends. May this special time, that brings joy and hope, foster conciliation, sincere conversations with your closest ones, and celebrating moments together.

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    The operators of the Warsaw supply system have applied for the approval of lower water and sewage charges. A new lower tariff will apply for three years.

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    We invite all Warsaw residents to the open days at the Intergenerational Activity Centre (CAM) Nowolipie (ul. Nowolipie 25b). On 23 and 24 March it will be hosting workshops for the youngest and oldest residents, legal advice and computer training, an intergenerational reading event, a debate, and concerts.

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    The Warsaw Greenery Authority has announced the first competition for proposals brought in by organisers of open-air events in parks under the Authority's supervision.

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    The City Zoological Garden in Warsaw was opened 90 years ago. It initially covered an area of 12 hectares, which is not much considering the Zoo’s current area of 40 ha.

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    Urban bikes will be available for rental from 1 March. In the previous season these bikes travelled an impressive 10 million kilometres. This is the seventh season for Veturilo bikes.

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    The first stage in the renovation of the exterior wall finishing of the tenement house at 71 Wilcza St has been completed. The City of Warsaw provided PLN 500,000 as subsidy for the works. This is another tenement house in Warsaw entered in the register of historical monuments which has had its pre-War splendour restored.

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    Local police has received PLN 4.6 million from the Warsaw City budget for extra service to patrol the dangerous areas in our city.