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The best Christmas markets in Austria

The best Christmas markets in Austria

The Local's Francois Badenhorst takes a whirlwind tour of a few of Austria's famous Christmas markets, and shares his views of the ones he likes. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments section below.

Eurovision Final tickets sell out in 20 minutes

Eurovision Final tickets sell out in 20 minutes

There was huge demand for tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest - to be held in Vienna in 2015 - with the first 25 percent selling out in 20 minutes this morning.

Police shut down 'Facebook party'

Police shut down 'Facebook party'

Police were called to the idyllic village of Wattenberg in Tyrol on Saturday night when a teenager's party got out of control after scores of uninvited guests turned up in response to a Facebook invitation.

Introducing The Local's brand new logo

Introducing The Local's brand new logo

The Local has been providing news in English from around Europe for ten years. To mark this milestone, we are delighted to unveil our fresh new logo. Paul Rapacioli explains.

Firemen rescue stranded sheep

Firemen rescue stranded sheep

Firefighters in Lower Austria were called out to an unusual rescue operation on Sunday afternoon - not a cat stuck in a tree, but a sheep stuck on the roof of a house.

Saudi School threatened with closure

Saudi School threatened with closure

Vienna's School Board has threatened a controversial private Saudi School with closure by the end of the 2014/2015 school year, after it failed to provide the names of its director and teachers.

Conchita ponders future retirement

Conchita ponders future retirement

After a whirlwind year that saw her win the Eurovision Song Contest and perform at the European parliament and United Nations, "bearded lady" Conchita Wurst is headed for the recording studio but doesn't rule out hanging up her stiletto heels in the coming years.