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Knife Attacker Found and Arrested, Claims Self Defense
September 2, 2015

On September 1 police arrested a man in connection with a stabbing on July 20, which saw two victims severely injured outside a coffee shop in the Pa Tan area.

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UK Man Arrested For Sex Acts With Underage Boys
September 1, 2015

On August 31, Police, Immigration officers and other officials raided a house on the Potharam road in the Chang Puek area, arresting a 64-year-old British man accused of assaulting underage boys.

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Two Friends Kidnapped for 300,000 Baht
August 31, 2015

CityNews – August 28, a man later identified as 25-year-old Khuangchai Saeliao from Chiang Dao, was arrested for kidnapping.

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Repaired Reservoir to Provide Water to Over 4,000 Families
September 2, 2015

A reservoir in the Chai Prakan district has been repaired by the head of Chai Prakarn District Office, Sarawut Worapong, with help from the military and local residents.

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Baby Flamingos Coming Soon
August 31, 2015

CityNews – Flamingos have been a popular draw at the Chiang Mai Zoo for many years, but their numbers have not increased much due to the difficulty of breeding these iconic pink birds. Good news for those who love fluffy little chicks, three flamingos have recently dropped eggs and within a few weeks three chicks are expected to hatch, all at roughly the same time. Flamingos lay one egg per year on average, though when in captivity this number is much rarer.

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Montfort College Grabs International Prize
August 31, 2015

CityNews – Parents, teachers and well wishers congregated at the Chiang Mai International Airport to welcome the arrival home from Singapore, of the Montfort College School team which recently won the international Grand Prix for its video ‘blind’s diary’ in the Panasonic Kid Witness News (KWN) Global Contest 2015.

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Department of Land Transport Declares “Foam Clockwork Key” Accessories Illegal
August 14, 2015

On August 12th, Director General of the Department of Land Transport issued a statement restricting the use of adhesive foam accessories to motorists’ vehicles.

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Mushroom Season Proving Lucrative for Foragers
August 6, 2015

The morning of August 5th saw an opportune time for many foragers in the Mae Ram village of Mae Rim district to gather mushrooms after the rain fall.

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Six Month Multiple Entry Tourist Visa In the Works
August 6, 2015

According to a report by The Nation, Tourism Minister Kobkam Wattanavrangkul announced yesterday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved a proposal that will grant multiple entry visas to visitors from any country, in an aim to further increase the tourism industry.

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Local Foundation Donates Toilet Construction to Residents in Need
August 14, 2015

The Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons completed their seventh construction of a donated handicap accessible toilet last week, in the rural village of Tung Hua Chang in Lamphun.

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Insects Plague Nong Jong Village
July 22, 2015

July 20th. Another village in Lamphun has reported plagues of insects disrupting their village after residents called on authorities to come and solve the serious problem as soon as possible.

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Unidentified Insects Plague Ban Nong Hoi Village
July 14, 2015

Villagers of Ban Nong Hoi village have been plagued by thousands of small insects, covering trees, plants, electricity poles, walls, homes and vehicles.

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Anti-Corruption: The Change of Thailand Project Comes to Chiang Mai
September 2, 2015

CityNews – August 31, Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasatbandit presided over a ceremony announcing intent to promote anti-corruption, in the “Anti-corruption: The Change of Thailand” project, held at the Northern Office of the Bank of Thailand.

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North Korea Continues to Deny Kidnapping Anocha Panjoy
August 14, 2015

On August 10th, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong visited Thailand and met General Tanasak Patimapragorn, deputy prime minister and the minister of Foreign Affairs, for the the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and North Korea. The event is aimed to mark the opportunity for the two countries to maintain a long term and to build a closer relationship.

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8th Thailand – Myanmar Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation Meeting Held in Chiang Mai
July 29, 2015

General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and Wanna Mong Lawin, minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, attended the 8th Meeting of Thailand – Myanmar Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JC) at Shangri-la Hotel Chiang Mai on July 28.

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ทางแยกแม่โจ้: Maejo Junction and Ping River Expansion
August 6, 2015

ใครๆที่ได้ขับรถผ่านแยกแม่โจ้ บนถนนซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ ไม่นานมานี้ อาจสังเกตเห็นว่าไหล่ทางที่เคยเรียงรายไปด้วยต้นมะฮอกกะนีสูงใหญ่นั้น ปัจจุบันมีแต่รถแทรกเตอร์จอดระเกะระกะเต็มไปหมด สำหรับพวกเราส่วนมาก นี่เป็นเพียงสิ่งผ่านตาเราไปโดยไม่ได้รับความใส่ใจ แต่สำหรับชาวบ้านในละแวกนั้นแล้ว โครงการก่อสร้างครั้งนี้จะมีผลกระทบต่อวิถีชีวิตของพวกเขาอย่างหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ บริษัทเชียงใหม่ คอนสตรัคชัน ได้เซ็นสัญญากับกรมทางหลวงเพื่อที่จะขุดอุโมงค์ขนาด 6 เลน ใต้แยกแม่โจ้ และขยายถนนซุปเปร์ไฮเวย์ เป็น 10 เลน ไปเป็นที่เรียบร้อยแล้ว

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Maejo Junction and Ping Bridge Expansion Not Well Thought Out
August 4, 2015

Those of us who have driven past the Maejo Junction on the super highway have probably noticed the construction trucks that occupy the space on the roadside where large 50 year old mahogany trees used to stand. To most of us, this scene is just in the periphery of our vision, but for many thousands, this major development will greatly affect their ways of lives and access to parts of the city. Chiang Mai Construction has already signed a contract with the Department of Highways to construct a six-lane tunnel, which will be built under the junction, and the superhighway itself will be expanded into ten lanes.

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Low Budget Film on the Way to Cannes
June 29, 2015

CityNews – Are you one of the 300,000 people who have watched “The Deepest” in the past three months? If not, then get onto Facebook or YouTube and join the masses.

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Perfect Balance by Monocle
July 22, 2015

What’s it like – being a second city? On duty for The Escapist, Robert Bound found Chiang Mai to be an ancient town with a contemporary buzz of bars, bands and boxers, wonderful food and beautiful girls on scooters. It doesn’t feel like it’s in a race with Bangkok, or anywhere else for that matter.

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Meeting of Styles Comes to Chiang Mai
April 21, 2015

Last weekend, April 17-18, saw the second annual Meeting of Styles (MOS) held by As You Wish Services in Chiang Mai.

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Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Tilley (B.12.06.1938 – D. 05.03.2015)
March 20, 2015

Bob passed away peacefully on Thursday morning 5th March, he is survived and much loved by his partner Tong, and 6 children Simon, Luke, Justin, Imogen, Nicola, and Emanuel. We feel deeply for the family’s great loss, and wish Bob a fond and loving farewell. May his soul rest in peace.

Proposed plan for Maejo junction.
ทางแยกแม่โจ้: Maejo Junction and Ping River Expansion
August 6, 2015

ใครๆที่ได้ขับรถผ่านแยกแม่โจ้ บนถนนซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ ไม่นานมานี้ อาจสังเกตเห็นว่าไหล่ทางที่เคยเรียงรายไปด้วยต้นมะฮอกกะนีสูงใหญ่นั้น ปัจจุบันมีแต่รถแทรกเตอร์จอดระเกะระกะเต็มไปหมด สำหรับพวกเราส่วนมาก นี่เป็นเพียงสิ่งผ่านตาเราไปโดยไม่ได้รับความใส่ใจ แต่สำหรับชาวบ้านในละแวกนั้นแล้ว โครงการก่อสร้างครั้งนี้จะมีผลกระทบต่อวิถีชีวิตของพวกเขาอย่างหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ บริษัทเชียงใหม่ คอนสตรัคชัน ได้เซ็นสัญญากับกรมทางหลวงเพื่อที่จะขุดอุโมงค์ขนาด 6 เลน ใต้แยกแม่โจ้ และขยายถนนซุปเปร์ไฮเวย์ เป็น 10 เลน ไปเป็นที่เรียบร้อยแล้ว

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