TROUBLE AT REFUGEE CENTRE
Police were called to an accommodation centre for refugees in Marnach on Wednesday morning after a married couple got into a fight. The husband was also vandalising parts of the centre, and may have attempted to harm himself in the process. The heavily intoxicated man attacked two paramedics who had come to help him, injuring one. He was eventually subdued and taken to hospital to treat injuries to his neck.
PERFUME SHOPS TAKEN OVER
Luxembourg perfume retailers Milady are to be acquired by France’s Bogart group. Milady has 17 shops dotted around the Grand Duchy and last posted a turnover of 10 million euros. In October they will be merged into the Planet Parfum brand of Bogart. The French company produces cosmetics and perfumes as well as selling them, and has more than 360 shops globally.
ROUSEGAERTCHEN CAR PARK HEADACHE
The underground car-park at the Rousegaertchen in the capital seems likely to remain closed for several more months at least. At the start of the week, a car caught fire there, damaging four other vehicles and providing a major challenge to the fire service. But there has been an even bigger headache for anyone who had their car parked there at the time. People with cars parked on other floors can remove them now. But those on the same floor can only be removed by a tow truck, and undergo a specialist cleaning service. People with season tickets are being asked to use the Fort Wedell car park instead.
ELF AND SAFETY AT SCHOEBERFOUER
Health and safety inspectors found 14 products on sale at the Schoeberfouer this year which should not have been. None of them were quite as spectacular as the collection of swords which one stallholder tried to market a couple of years ago. For the most part they were laser pointers and novelty cigarette lighters which didn’t have European conformity accreditation. Health and Safety specialists ILNAS said none really presented any serious danger to the public.