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Care for elderly stepped up as Italy swelters in driest year ever

Care for elderly stepped up as Italy swelters in driest year ever

VOLUNTEERS delivered food and medicines to elderly people living alone in Milan, as another heatwave swept through northern Italy in what is the country's driest year since records began. The "City Angels" service operates all year but has been stepped up over the baking summer as Milan officials look to prevent vulnerable people from leaving their homes in high temperatures. On Friday, temperatures were expected to top 37 Celsius (98 Fahrenheit) and remain elevated on Saturday before the prospect of some welcome rain on Sunday. This year has so far been the driest since records began in 1800, according to…
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Valentino picks Milan over Paris for rare live fashion show

Valentino picks Milan over Paris for rare live fashion show

ITALIAN  fashion group Valentino ditched the glitzy setting of central Paris for a foundry on the outskirts of Milan to present its latest collection, a rare live catwalk in the time of COVID-19 with a restricted group of mask-wearing guests. The show brought down the curtain on Milan fashion week, which has hosted a mix of physical and virtual catwalks for its first edition since coronavirus restrictions made the heady mix of glamour, celebrity and hype at such events more complicated. Valentino had never presented a women's collection in Milan, and its last menswear show in Italy's fashion capital was…
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