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Meth fuels violence in Austrian hospitals

Meth fuels violence in Austrian hospitals

An increase in the availability of drugs like crystal meth, and its Russian cousin 'krokodil' from across the border in the Czech Republic are causing problems for hospitals in Upper Austria.

8,000 remember Nazi atrocities

8,000 remember Nazi atrocities

Around 8,000 people gathered Sunday to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Upper Austria.

Drive-in Doctor opens for business

Drive-in Doctor opens for business

Feeling unwell? Take a trip to your local petrol station, because the doctor will be there.

Austria's newest royal's triumphant return

Austria's newest royal's triumphant return

Tom Neuwirth arrived in triumph at Vienna's Schwechat airport today, but the crowds wanted only to see his alter-ego, Conchita Wurst.

Former banking boss in prison

Former banking boss in prison

The banker responsible for Austria's biggest post-war financial scandal is finally in prison.

Nanny fired for taking part in protest

Nanny fired for taking part in protest

A Venezuelan nanny working in Austria was fired because she took part in a demonstration against her own government.

A victory for bearded men in dresses

A victory for bearded men in dresses

Everyone with half a heart knows that Eurovision is one of the best nights of the year. The music may be fairly mediocre, but it's not about that. It's about the gloriously camp costumes, the ridiculously sumptuous set design, the silly dancing – and the props, of course.

Russians furious at Conchita's win

Russians furious at Conchita's win

Russian politicians and media stars publicly express their anger at the Eurovision win by Austria's bearded lady.

'Love brought me to Austria'

'Love brought me to Austria'

Ryoko Krivanec, 36-years-old, is a Brazilian Office Manager who has been living and working in Vienna for more than ten years. The Local talked to her about life and work in Austria.

Profile: Tom Neuwirth

Profile: Tom Neuwirth

Meet the bearded lady who won Eurovision for Austria

Bearded Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision

Bearded Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision

People across Europe (at least those who still watch song contests) have been celebrating the victory of Austria's Conchita Wurst.

NEWSFLASH: Conchita wins Eurovision

NEWSFLASH: Conchita wins Eurovision

Tom Neuwirth won Eurovision with her drag character, Conchita Wurst -- a clear statement of European tolerance.

Top six things to know about renting in Austria

Top six things to know about renting in Austria

Before you sign the lease, check out this comprehensive list of things to know when you're considering renting an apartment in Austria.