Fee for using toilets at motorway service stations

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Owners of service stations next to motorways in Austria will be able to demand a fee for the use of their toilets, starting in April. Using the toilet will cost 0,50 Euros but there will be a service in return. Owners of service stations have argued for a long time that many people use their […]

Pensioner and dog dragged down road by car

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A pensioner and his dog were dragged down the road by a car after the lead got caught in the bumper of a car at Marchtrenk in Upper Austria. The 78-year-old had been walking his dog when it suddenly ran and attacked the tyre of a car that had stopped at a red light beside […]

Crash course in First Aid saves grans life

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An eight-year-old became a lifesaver after taking part in a first aid course offered at a shopping centre by Red Cross volunteers and then minutes later putting into practice when her grandmother collapsed in an underground car park in Graz in southern Austria. Schoolgirl Tina took part in the half-hour course while her grandmother Stephanie, […]

Driver drops dead after car chase

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An autopsy has been ordered to try and work out why a 44-year-old man dropped dead after he was given an injection to calm him down after being arrested by police following a high-speed car chase that went from Austria through into Slovenia. The 44-year-old Viennese man sped off from police after a routine spot […]

Butchers stole tons of meat to sell to Czech mates

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Austrian police have arrested two butchers from the Czech Republic who worked in a meat packaging plant on the border who used to sneak out into the car park at the back of their firm and throw meat over the fence where accomplices would load into the car and sell it across the border to […]

Dream of a new life ends in hospital

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A young couple from Vienna who were planning to start a new life in Germany are now fighting for their lives in hospital after a car accident while they were out celebrating with friends in Hamburg at the weekend. The two were only named named by local police as Marie-Thérèse H. (25) and Florian R. […]

Horse on the run in Salzburg

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Salzburg’s inner-city seemed to resemble something a bit closer to the wild West recently after a horse scared by a swarm of insects that appeared suddenly, managed to break free from its coach and galloped off through the cobbled streets. The horse managed to run over 6 km before it was finally caught by police […]

Drunk driver reports own car as stolen

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A drunk driver reported his car stolen after he forgot to take it out of gear or put on the handbrake, and the vehicle made off across a field and crashed into a wood. The out-of-control drive left the car a write off after the incident at Neuhofen an der Krems. The 51-year-old man from […]

Family who lost everything helped

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Austrian firemen in Melk in Lower Austria have been praised after stepping in to help a Chechen family of four who lost everything when their car burst into flames. The couple and their two children could only look on in tears as their car caught fire as they travelled along the Westautobahn near Melk. Fire […]

Cigarette smuggler caught after accident

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A 26 year-old car driver fleeing from a police patrol on the south highway by Grafenstein on Wednesday was found to have a boot full of smuggled cigarettes. The driver lost control and skidded off a country road and landed in a ditch when poice checked the car they found he had a boot full […]