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Far-right AfD fails to win its first German mayor seat

Berlin - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party lost its bid to capture its first mayor's office in the country in a bellwether election on Sunday ahead of three key regional polls.

UK local polls prepare general election battleground

Retford - Britain's local elections on Thursday are a street-by-street fight for advantage in the battleground areas where next month's national vote will be won and lost.

The secret of happiness? A local pub

The secrets of happiness occupy voluminous books and an entire industry of analysts. The secret may be down the end of our roads: a pub we can call home. At least, according to a new study.

Windows Hello biometric authentication allows for instant logins

Microsoft has unveiled a brand new way of logging in to your computer that will debut with Windows 10. Called Windows Hello, it uses biometric authentication to instantly log you in when you show your face or touch your finger to a device.

Facebook aims to give free web access to 100 countries this year

Social network giant Facebook has announced an aggressive expansion of its program that aims to connect more people to the web. It means that 100 developing countries could get free net access this year.

Canadian chef celebrates local food with his own stories Special

Toronto - Canadian chef Jamie Kennedy made a name for himself in Canada's culinary world through his poetically simple approach to cuisine. A new cookbook finds the chef reflecting on four decades of cooking and the re-birth of local food culture.

NYC restaurateurs find challenges in going local Special

New York - Chefs and restaurateurs in New York City recently came together to discuss the advantages of sourcing local ingredients. While it's a movement gaining momentum, not all businesses can afford to get on board just yet.

Sirsy, the little band with big sound Special

Get to know the two person band Sirsy and their unbelievable talent. These two nerds never save the best for last because their entire show is a roller coaster ride from start to finish.

Google buys restaurants reviewing service Zagat

Google has acquired Zagat, a website well-known for original restaurant reviews and guides, according to a blog post on Google's official blog.

Utility giant to close five US coal-fired plants

Columbus - American Electric Power (AEP), the Ohio utility giant, announced late last week it will retire five coal-fired fuel plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of proposed regulations by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Swedish Transport Agency rejects 'offensive' FCKU2MF number plate

Stockholm - A Swedish man has had his request for a personalised number plate turned down by the Swedish Transport Agency, because it may be regarded as offensive by others.

Hyper-local blogs getting more powerful, filling in mainstream gaps Special

Local city blogs fill a niche market the mainstream media doesn't serve, three blog editors told a packed crowd at the mesh 2009 new media conference. And the Torontoist blog said it has a new plan to revive its finances.

Company openly bottling and selling NY tap water

A New York company is bottling city tap water and selling it openly. They claim bottling local water is healthier than drinking soda and it reduces environmental costs.

Google Maps provides more local search results at once

When you search for any locations in Google Maps, usually it provides only top 10 results but it overlooks some places that don’t show up in the search result. The new setting will provide all the results in one map search.

Growing Your Own Food: On Your Balcony

You do not need a large parcel of land to grow some of your own food, nor do you need a backyard or even a community garden plot. If you have a balcony you may be all set to grow your own vegetables and herbs.

Google free local voice search 1-800-GOOG-411

Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone.

Local versus Organic: the New Food Debate

The food debate expands, going beyond organic

Norwalk outbreak closes local hospital

"An outbreak of the Norwalk virus has forced a local hospital to temporarily close its doors to patients and visitors. Global News is reporting that Bridgepoint Health, a Regent Park-area care facility for people with chronic diseases, is restricting ...

Google Local OneBox Gets Bigger

Google updated their local OneBox, by adding a static map and links where you can find more information about each business.

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 In smaller towns and suburban areas across North America  people of all backgrounds are concerned a...
"In smaller towns and suburban areas across North America, people of all backgrounds are concerned about the chemicals and additives they find in store-bought foods and want to provide their families with something better," Shulman explains. "I think people from different backgrounds want similar things from producing their own food or buying it from local producers they trust."

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