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GA English on Sunday: News in Brief from Bonn and the region

GA English on Sunday : News in Brief from Bonn and the region

No driving bans in sight for Bonn yet, plans for a new visitor centre have been revealed, the Telekom Baskets Bonn defeat Ludwigsburg out of town, Helicopter operation due to missing person in Bonn on Friday night, and a bilingual information evening on the maternity ward at the Johanniter Hospital is coming up – here is our news in brief on Sunday.

Bonn city traffic: Driving bans unlikely in Bonn from April 1

BONN. Driving bans in Bonn for certain cars on Reuterstraße and Belderberg, as imposed by the Administrative Court of Cologne in November, are not expected to happen on the agreed deadline of April 1. The appeal procedure is delaying the timetable. The state of NRW appealed the ban on December 6, in due time. This delays the entire process because of its suspending effect. A judgement in Münster until the end of March seems almost impossible according to the situation. Whether - and if so, when - driving bans will become a reality in Bonn remains to be seen.

(Original text: Rüdiger Franz)

„Wachhaus am Petersberg“: These are the plans for the new visitor centre

PETERSBRG. Visitors to the new information centre, which the NRW Foundation intends to set up, will not only learn about political greats such as Lord Chamberlain and Leonid Brezhnev, who once lodged on the Petersberg, but also about nature conservation in the Siebengebirge. In September 1938 Lord Chamberlain resided in the hotel when he met Adolf Hitler in the Hotel Dreesen in Bad Godesberg because of the Sudeten crisis. Eleven years later, in September 1949, Konrad Adenauer, who had only been elected Federal Chancellor a few days earlier, took the famous and self-confident step on the carpet when he was presented with the occupation statute by the victorious powers.

In order to be able to present these events and anecdotes in an appropriate form in the future, the NRW Foundation is setting up a visitor and information centre in the former guardhouse building on the access road to the hotel. On Thursday, the plans for the renovation, conversion and extension were presented. At present, the guard house still houses the offices of the construction management for the renovation work in the hotel, which should be completed by April.

(Original text: Hansjürgen Melzer)

83:78 victory: Telekom Baskets Bonn defeat Ludwigsburg out of town

LUDWIGSBURG. The Telekom Baskets first led comfortably on Saturday evening in Ludwigsburg, then made it exciting once again until they were able to leave the field as the winners in the end.

While at home on the Hardtberg the carnivalists at "Bonn steht Kopp" were in charge, the Telekom Baskets Bonn have achieved an important success in the race for the playoff places with the Riesen Ludwigsburg and have continued their upward trend under the new trainer Chris O'Shea. After the 83:78 (24:22, 22;14, 22:12, 15:30) victory, TJ DiLeo said: "We talked before about the fact that the atmosphere in the Ludwigsburg hall can help if we allow it. In the end, we saw how it could come about. We have to play our game for 40 minutes, not less."

(Original text: Tanja Schneider)

Search during the night: Helicopter operation due to missing person in Bonn

BONN/BAD GODESBERG. In the social networks on Saturday morning, many people in Bonn asked themselves what was going on with the helicopter, which had circled over individual districts during the night. The police explained on Saturday morning that this was a search operation. A resident of a retirement home in Bonn had been reported missing and the helicopter had been requested to support the search operation. The control centre did not want to give any further details on the exact senior citizens' home in question. In the end, however, the search was unsuccessful and was aborted because the woman had been found in the meantime in her retirement home, according to the officer of the control center.

(Original text: GA Bonn)

Bilingual information evening on the maternity ward at the Johanniter Hospital

BONN. The maternity ward of the Johanniter Hospital in Bonn is organising its next information evening about the maternity ward on February 6, at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall (4th floor) of the Johanniter Hospital, Johanniterstr. 3-5, 53113 Bonn, Germany. Expectant parents are cordially invited to participate. Since many people who have not learned German as their mother tongue live in Bonn as a UN location, the information evening will be offered in German and English. A previous registration is not necessary.

Get to know the doctors and midwives of the maternity ward as well as the delivery room. The maternity ward at Johanniter Hospital, where a paediatrician from the St. Augustin Children's Hospital is present every day, offers everything you need to support expectant parents. The midwives are trained to offer expectant parents extensive possibilities for individual birth in one of the four delivery rooms, such as in the birthing pool or on a special chair. In addition, the delivery room has a midwifery centre where birth preparation courses as well as postnatal gymnastics, PEKiP or baby massage are offered. And the fully equipped operating theatre also provides a lot of reassurance for expectant parents. It is directly connected to the delivery rooms for emergencies.

In addition to other midwives, nurses, specially trained children's nurses and lactation consultants are available on the maternity ward for the all-round care of mothers and children. In addition to the comfortable single rooms, family rooms are also available. This allows parents to spend their first valuable time together with their newborns. A further highlight is the "Stillcafe", which rounds off the offer.

(Translation: Mareike Graepel)