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Verkehrs-gmbh strike: passengers have to wait

Verkehrs-gmbh strike: passengers have to wait

The collective bargaining conflict at the Lower Saxony public transport companies ensured on Monday that buses and trains of the Verkehrs-GmbH were overcrowded at times. Not all passengers could be carried in the morning hours.

The union is demanding an increase in Christmas bonuses, but the employers are refusing to do so. Verdi is now striking the Verkehrs-GmbH workshops for buses and trains. Accident damage or technical defects will not be repaired this week.

In order to have a vehicle reserve, the Verkehrs-GmbH has put the vacation timetable into effect one week before the fall vacations. Fewer buses and trains run, although students still have to go to school.

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The crossbow deaths and two dead women in wittingen

The crossbow deaths and two dead women in wittingen

It is rare that the New York Times, USA Today, the British tabloid Mirror and the Guardian report on the events in the district of Gifhorn. For a brief moment in May, Wittingen becomes the focus of world attention. Broadcast vans with large satellite dishes are parked in Junkerstrabe near the St. Stephanus Church. Reporters cover the event for TV stations and news agencies.

The occasion is a sad one, a mysterious one, a puzzling one. The day before, police found a 35-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman dead in house number 15. For several hours the forensic team is in the apartment. The 35-year-old was a teacher at a Wittingen elementary school and the partner of the 30-year-old woman who was among the crossbow victims found in a boarding house in Passau. Five dead, two crime scenes, one of them in Wittingen.

At the beginning of September, the Hildesheim public prosecutor's office closes the investigation into the deaths of the two women in Wittingen. Foul play to be ruled out. As Christina Pannek, first public prosecutor and press speaker of the public prosecutor's office Hildesheim communicates, is to be amed after the intensively led investigations that the deceased ones committed a joint suicide. In the blood of the deceased had been found a drug cocktail.

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Pupils develop “seed bombs” and wooden culis

Pupils develop 'seed bombs' and wooden culis

The student company Seedbombs from the Eichendorff School in Schoningen offers "seed bombs" for the garden to combat bee mortality and promote biodiversity. The Woodconnection from Braunschweig's Johannes Selenka School produces, among other things, wooden pens. And the Genusswerkstatt of the Wichernschule in Konigslutter now runs its own store where, for example, jam and cakes are sold.

Around 30 such student companies from our region and beyond will be able to present their products and services to completely "normal" customers over the course of two weeks. They exhibit in the Schloss-Arkaden Braunschweig at the "Schulerfirmenmesse", which is organized by the Braunschweig civic foundation for the third time, every two years. The young entrepreneurs come from all types of schools and classes, from first graders to vocational students.

The organizers also include the Braunschweig Junior Chamber of Commerce. "We want to introduce students to entrepreneurship at an early age and take away their fear of self-employment," explains Doris Skala-Gast, spokeswoman for the Junior Chamber Foundation and an entrepreneur herself. Andreas Werner, Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Directors and Managing Director of Strang Kalte- und Klimatechnik, also hopes to generate future specialists and managers through his involvement in schools.