Monday, 20. May 2013 - 14:05
16. 06. 12. - 10:00
Struggling textile bosses have turned the credit crunch around a their factory in eastern China - by converting the roof into a vegetable farm.
Crops at the plant in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, are doing so well that managers have hired three full time farmers and produce more than enough food to provide three meals a day for the 200-strong workforce.
"We are even selling the surplus so it makes sound business sense," said Wang Bin, manager at the Ailuokente Textile Co.
Veg now covers every centimetre of the 4,800 square metre of the specially strengthened roof lined with waterproof membranes.
The altitude on top of the five storey building means that the farming team doesn't have to use pesticides as bugs can't fly that high.
"After work people go up there, relax, maybe pick something fresh to eat.
"We have a happy well-fed group of workers, we're making a profit on the food and all our customers want to see it too," added Wang.
Tragic Ski Girl Dies
A 10-year-old British schoolgirl has died after skiing into a tree at high speed during a family holiday tragedy in the Austrian Alps.
Police chiefs in Hamburg, Germany, are celebrating after new crime figures showed there wasn't a single bank robbery in the city last year.
Chinese property developers who've been thwarted in a bid to buy up an entire Austrian village have settled on the next best thing - an entire life-sized replica.
Austrian children help Romanian kids
A charity project run by the middle school in Hippach has been recognised with an award for its social work by officials in Tyrol.
Mother kills disabled daughter because she couldnt take care of her any longer
A Romanian woman killed her 8 year-old disabled daughter on Wednesday (yesterday)because she couldn't pay for her care, Libertatea newspaper reports.
Policeman accused of sex with the son of his girlfriend
A Policeman from Vulcan, Western Romania is currently being investigated for having sex with a minor, the son of his girlfriend, Cancan newspaper informs today (Thurs).
Serial killer survivor walks away alive after fall
An 85 year-old woman who survived the most cruel and notorious serial killer in Romania some 40 years ago, recently fell from the first floor of her apartment building and she walked away safe and sound, Cancan newspaper reports today (Thurs).
The son of Qatar Airlines BA beaten up in Romania
The son of the Board of Administration of Qatar Airlines Akbar Al Baker, was beaten up over the weekend at the launching party of a posh club in Mamaia, at the Romanian Black Sea shore, Cancan newspaper reports.
Majority starts presidentís suspension procedures
A day after the Social Liberal Union (USL) legislators dismissed with a large majority of votes the two Speakers of the Parliament, the Union started today the procedures for the suspension and possible impeachment of President Traian Basescu. This is the second time when the Parliament asks for Basescuís suspension.
Some 177 Roma repatriated by French authorities to Romania
Some 177 Romanian citizens of Roma origin were repatriated on Tuesday night from Lille, France, Romania TV news channel informs today (Weds).
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Sterilised Lion Still Produced Four Cubs|
|Car Kebab Marks New Look For Chinese Industrial Area|
|Suicide of Lovers Over Family Ban|
|Triad Gang Enforcers Caught On Camera|
|Milk Lorry White Out Was Toxic Shock|