The tragedy of the pastor d. From nurnberg

The terraced house in nurnberg-langwasser is almost empty. In the living room a dining table, some chairs, in a corner a television on the floor. No picture on the wall, no carpet, no other furniture – nothing. A sterile, uncomfortable atmosphere. For almost a year, pastor peter ditterich has lived here, together with his housekeeper susana czeizel and oskar mellinger. He had previously lived in the same house as ditterich, on jakobsplatz in nurnberg’s center, within sight of the parish church st. Elisabeth.

But: the move to the south of nurnberg had become unavoidable. Because the old apartment had become uninhabitable due to aggressive mold infestation. In 2008, the mold had appeared for the first time. And thus a dispute broke out over the renovation of the apartment occupied by ditterich. In the clergyman’s opinion, the church foundation reacted too slowly to the rapidly spreading infestation, and ditterich called in the bishopric administration in bamberg. The first renovation measures were taken, but in the opinion of the priest and his housekeeper, they were insufficient.

Environmental groups call for drastic measures against plastic gauze

To avoid plastic gauze, environmental groups call for drastic reductions. Strict regulation and bans had to be used to massively reduce plastic production and consumption, nature conservation organizations such as BUND, greenpeace and deutsche umwelthilfe explained in berlin on wednesday. On a list of demands to the federal government to pay a levy on particularly environmentally harmful disposable items such as plastic touts, disposable plastic bottles and coffee-to-go cups. A reasonable amount for a levy should be at least 20 cents, according to environmentalists.

According to the associations, plastic is one of the most serious and visible ecological burdens and overflows the environment – on land, in the sea and in the air. "Plastic avoidance is climate protection", said jurgen resch, managing director of deutsche umwelthilfe. In order to stop the flood of plastic, the entire value chain must be taken into consideration; previous political measures have not been sufficient. For example, disposable and packaging products should be replaced by reusable systems within a binding time frame and microplastic applications should be banned.

Horticultural association enhances public spaces

The ziegelerden horticultural association feels obliged to contribute to the improvement of the townscape. This was made clear by chairwoman margit schramm at the annual general meeting. The association hopes that in the next few years it will be able to attract younger members who are interested in this beautiful hobby, who want to enjoy it together and share their experiences.

So the association takes care of the maintenance of the village square and the tappenmacher square as well as the plantings at the st.-michaels church and the war memorial chapel in ziegelerden. An easter crown was also erected again on the village square. For the harvest festival, which in ziegelerden coincides with the church fair, the harvest altar is decorated with fruit, vegetables and products from the village and the region. She thanked all the helpers who made these activities possible. For this year the association is also thinking about organizing a half-day trip.

Cross for horst tempel

cross for horst tempel

The district fire inspector horst tempel from presseck in kulmbach was awarded the cross for special services to the fire department. "You have earned outstanding merits with your activities", said the upper franconian government president heidrun piwernetz at the presentation of the cross on tuesday in bayreuth.
Horst tempel joined the presseck volunteer fire department in august 1972. There he was from april 1977 to march 1982 first deputy commander before he subsequently took over as first commander of the volunteer fire department until 1999. From 1. February 1982 until january 2014 he served as district fire chief in the district of kulmbach. Immediately thereafter and to this day, he performs the function of district fire inspector.
It can be seen from his background that he was given responsible management tasks at a very early stage, said government president piwernetz. During the operations he took full responsibility and was always to be found in an exemplary manner for the firefighters in the center of the action.

Acted prudently

In the long and experienced years of his service, horst tempel, despite his thoughtful and prudent actions, had found himself in situations in which he had to go to the justifiable limits of his own health in order to save casualties, preserve property, and avoid more serious damage.
The government president particularly emphasized horst tempel's great expertise, his high level of commitment to the training of the fire department youth, but also to the continuous further training and development of his team mates.
The honoree is also heavily involved in the planning of alerts and in the work and training for the introduction of digital radio.

Summer high at the animal shelter forchheim

summer high at the animal shelter forchheim

By julia heimberger

It meows, chirps and barks from all sides here in the animal shelter forchheim. "Yes, during the vacation season, things get busy. Every year we look forward to august with dread", explains marianne wende, chairwoman of the animal welfare association forchheim. During the summer vacations, the shelter is always completely full. But this is not due to the classic abandoned dog on the highway rest stop. But to an interplay of various factors: (injured) found animals, a flood of kittens, emergency cases from other animal shelters, relinquished animals, found young birds, guest animals and personnel shortages.

Merz follows up on criticism of merkel’s migration policy

Merz follows up on criticism of merkel's migration policy

In the battle for the future CDU presidency, friedrich merz has added to his criticism of the federal government’s migration course.

The former head of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group said on saturday at the state party conference of the saxon CDU in leipzig: "it is not acceptable for the state to admit that it is temporarily losing control over who enters the territory of the federal republic of germany. And then, if there is no other way, border controls must be introduced to prevent unregulated immigration into the federal republic of germany."

Manfred greck from ostheim lives between uniforms

Ostheim mobels out and uniforms in – that’s what happened in manfred greck’s house in fliederweg in ostheim in 1986. Living room, dining room, bedroom and eventually the hallway became a museum. Even the basement and the garage were not spared from the collector’s passion of the man from ostheim. Today, manfred greck is, as he says with a smile, "getting on in years". Age and health force him to slowly empty his museum house.

Over the years, greck has collected 360 exhibits, mainly uniforms – not counting the numerous pictures and documents. "My collection is unique in germany and should come into good hands", he says. His goal is to find interested parties in rhon and grabfeld who will take over his collection.