Mayor who was inundated with lonely citizens appoints specialist councillor

The Guardian | Feb 14, 2020 at 4:27 PM
  • The mayor of a small town in northern Italy has appointed a loneliness councillor after being overwhelmed by the number of citizens calling in to discuss their problems.
  • Residents are now able to contact both her and the mayor on their mobile phone numbers.
  • In Villa del Conte casual visitors will most probably find the town hall closed: according to its website, the office is only open on Tuesdays between 9am and 1pm, and again between 5pm and 6.30pm, and on Saturdays from 9am to midday.