Flights launched between Vienna and Manchester


Thousands of holidaymakers from northern England can now waltz away from Manchester on a direct flight to Vienna – the first flight from the country that takes off outside London. The first flight between the northern city and the Austrian capital took off last week on 2 May, just in time for the British May […]

Nova Rock: first fans arrived


The first of 50,000 punters descend on Nickelsdorf (Burgenland) for the Nova Rock music festival today (Thursday). The biggest music festival in Austria, Nova Rock, begins this Friday. Police spokesman Bernhard Griensteidl said: “The parking lots will open at 10 am and the camping lot will open at 12 pm. We are prepared.” But he […]

Triathlete Hannes Hempel steps down after doping test positive


Triathlete Hannes Hempel renounced doing the B-test after his positive doping test result in a training control on 8 March. He also announced his immediate retirement. The 39-year-old man from Carinthia, who was banned for four years in 2008, could have been banned again for a long time. “From my experience I can tell that […]