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Znüni News – Wednesday November 23.

The notorious prisoner “Brian” has been indicted with a further 33 charges and will remain in jail for the foreseable future. The crimes he was indicted for happened during his stay in jail, mainly whilst he was in solitary confinement. His lawyer is saying that the crimes were the result of the inhumane treatment he was put under whilst nincarcerated.

The inflation is currently most felt in every day products such as butter (up by 10%), coffee (+7%), eggs (+5.9%) and cooking oil (+8.9%) to name a few. Energy cost has also risen by (8.8%). However inflation seems to have reached a peak and is slowly going back down from 3.8% to 3.2%.

On the good news front, local wine makers are rubbing their hands as it looks like the Cuvée 2022 will be an exceptional one. The grapes got plenty of sun, aand 517 tons of grapes were picked this autumn. That’s 50% more than in last year.

This Friday is known world wide as Black Friday, the day when consumerism goes mad and people feel like they will be getting the best deals. A counter movement was created by the collective #fashionrevolution and they will be having a “Colourful Friday” all over the country instead. The purpose is to call for fair prices and fair trade, as well as supporting local businesses and a greener production of products.

If you want Samichlaus to come to your home to visit your family beginning of December you better hurry up as booking for the man and his sidekick Schmutzli to come visit has gone up by at least 50% since last year. You can find your local Samichlaus by going to this website.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.