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Rome city council and Church row over coins from Trevi fountain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of tourists visit the Trevi fountain every year A row has broken out between the mayor of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church over what should happen to coins retrieved from the Trevi fountain. Every year nearly €1.5m (£1.3m) is fished out of the famous landmark. It is traditionally given to a Catholic charity to help the destitute. But now Mayor Virginia Raggi wants the money spent on the city’s crumbling infrastructure instead. The Catholic charity Caritas says the loss of income will…

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Burst pipe causes ’60ft water fountain’ in Milton Keynes

A burst pipe has caused a water fountain at least 60ft (18m) high to suddenly appear in a residential street. It was filmed at about 09:30 GMT in St Stephens Drive, in the Bolbeck Park area of Milton Keynes. An Anglian Water spokesman said engineers were working to repair the pipe as quickly as possible. He said: “A road closure was put in place for the safety of local residents. Our teams have isolated the pipe and no customers in the area have been affected by loss of water or…

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Police hunt for tourists who stripped off in Rome fountain

Image copyright @RomaFaSchifo/Twitter Two English-speaking tourists who are being hunted by police for stripping off in a monumental Italian fountain have been called “idiots” by the country’s deputy prime minister. The men were filmed frolicking in the fountain in Piazza Venezia in Rome, with one pulling down his underwear and posing for photographs. The footage has sparked outrage and their behaviour called “ignorant”. Italian deputy PM Matteo Salvini said: “Italy is not their home bathroom”. The video, published on a blog in Rome, shows the pair in their underpants grinning…

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