CAMERAS FOR STATIONS
CFL railways have announced extra security measures at stations in the wake of last Saturday’s attack on a train driver and guard at Oetrange. Police are no nearer to identifying the gang of ten youths who were responsible, partly because there was no CCTV at Oetrange Station. Cameras will now be installed at all CFL sites across the country, and in the interim police will be carrying out extra patrols.
The government says it is ready to present its bill to add two extra days holidays for all employees in the Grand Duchy. The addition of an extra day of paid leave, plus an additional public holiday was made soon after the current government took office at the end of last year. The new public holiday is proposed for 9th May, which is Europe Day. The other change is that people who only get 25 days holiday a year will now get 26. People who already get more won’t be getting an extra day. The law should be approved by parliament before the end of the month.
Two people were injured yesterday when a chalet on a Heiderscheid campsite went up in flames. No details of their injuries have been released, and from the outside, the wooden building appeared not to have suffered any serious damage from the blaze, which broke out at about 3.30 in the morning. Also yesterday, a truck caught fire in the Scheleck industrial estate in Bettembourg. Nobody was hurt, though the vehicle and its trailer were completely destroyed. And yesterday evening a fire broke out in the roof of an apartment block in central Echternach. Several buildings were evacuated as there were fears the blaze could spread. But in the end it was brought under control and once again, nobody was hurt.
Luxembourg’s first bread robot has gone into service in Esch. It is situated in the carpark of the Lallange cemetery, and can produce up to 200 baguettes a day. Its installation has caused consternation among local bakers, although its operators, Breadbox, says it complements their operations rather than competes with them, since it can supply bread at times when they are closed. A second bread robot is planned for Moutfort next month.