Flights launched between Vienna and Manchester

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Travel

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 […]

Cafe Demel in Salzburg to close

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Green Austria

The famous Demel cafe in Salzburg is to be closed down. The Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel, or simply Demel as it is usually known, is a famous pastry shop and chocolatier in Vienna, Austria. It was founded in 1786 on the Michaelerplatz. In 1857, August Dehne (the son of the founder Ludwig Dehne) gave the company to […]

Emergency app for stranded skiers in Tyrol

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Sports

A new app developed by the control centre for mountain rescue in Tyrol and the Tyrolean mountain rescue clubs is set to make mountain rescues easier by pinpointing the exact location of the stranded person. Winter sports fans will be able to download the app – and if they run into difficulty a simple click […]

Some 70,000 people living in poverty in Upper Austria

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General News

Charity Caritas have warned that the number of people living in poverty in Upper Austria is on the increase. Currently 70,000 people are recorded as living in such poor conditions with even more people now seeking help over the Christmas period. Caritas is an international Roman Catholic relief charity that works to help the poor […]

Fear spreads with sniper still at large

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General News

More than 20,000 Euros are promised for information exposing a sniper who is currently creating fear in Vienna. The single perpetrator or gang has injured 14 people since 25 August at different locations in numerous districts. In three more cases, cars were damaged. The most recent attack was registered on 16 September. Now the Federal […]

Elderly driver crashes into parked taxis

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General News

An elderly motorist is recovering in hospital after ploughing into a row of parked cars. The 80-year-old man crashed into the vehicles at a taxi rank in the city of Salzburg yesterday evening (Thurs) after an overtaking manoeuvre. He had to be hospitalised. Officials in the city said today that another person – a cab […]

‘Uninteresting person’ Swank on back doors and awards

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Culture

Hollywood superstar Hilary Swank has claimed she is an “uninteresting person” as paparazzi are showing comparably little interest in her.”Yeah, I’m not interesting. I mean, what are they supposed to want from me? There have been two men in my life so far. (…) Apart from that, I know where the back doors are to […]

Reward over beheaded kitten

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General News

Animal activists are promising a reward after a decapitated cat was found in a Lower Austrian town.A spokesman for Vier Pfoten, an internationally operating animal rights organisation, said today (Mon) the charity will pay 500 Euros to the one whose tip-off leads to the person who killed the animal discovered in a back garden in […]

Rare geese nicked from farm

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General News

Police in Lower Austria are investigating after two priceless geese were stolen.Officials in Kernhof near Lilienfeld said today (Mon) a farmer reported the loss of the two Red-breasted Geese this morning.A spokesman for local police said: “The farmer told us the geese were worth several hundreds of Euros each. They are a very rare vagrant.”Meanwhile, […]

Body discovered in Vienna forest

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General News

A severely decayed corpse was discovered in a wood in north-eastern Vienna yesterday morning (Mon).Police in the city’s Donaustadt district announced today they have asked for an autopsy of the male body which was found by a hiker in woodlands.A spokesman explained the putrid corpse was discovered lying under rubbish bags, adding that it could […]