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Local news and information for Ecija, Sevilla

Society Thu, Aug 9, 2012

Union ransacks supermarkets to feed the poor

LEADERS of a workers' union in southern Spain staged a massive raid on two supermarkets on Tuesday, filling at least 30 trolleys with staple foodstuffs to give to the poor. They gave their entire haul to local...

Environment Mon, Dec 20, 2010

Écija flooded

A TOWN in southern Spain is under water after a nearby river burst its banks following the weekend's torrential rain. Écija (Sevilla) is nearly a foot deep in water after the Argamasilla stream overflowed – just...

Environment Tue, Dec 7, 2010

Military assistance called in as rivers burst their banks

Fifty soldiers from the Military Emergency Unit (UME) have been hard at work since 6.30am in Écija (Seville) to help control floodwaters from the river Genil and the Argamasilla tributary, which have forced dozens of...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Nov 1, 2009

Shopkeeper filmed female customers on the toilet

A SHOPKEEPER who filmed ladies on the toilet on his premises could face four years in jail when his case comes to court in January next year. The accused is said to have installed a hidden camera in the public...

Society Sat, Apr 26, 2008

Police arrest 14 over Écija blaze protest

Fourteen men, none of whom are related to any of the six fatal victims of a house fire in Écija (Sevilla) last Sunday, were arrested in a series of dawn raids yesterday morning. Some of the detained have previous...

Entertainment Sun, Mar 6, 2005

Sevilla sisters win Eurovision nomination

The Sevillan trio "Son de sol" (Sound of the sun) will be representing Spain at the 50th annual Eurovision song contest which will be held in Kiev (Ukraine) on the 21st May with their flamenco inspired song...

Religion Tue, Sep 30, 2003

Commemorative plaque unveiled

The commemorative plaque of the museum of the main parochial church of Ecija was unveiled today by the parish priest of Santa Cruz de Ecija, Antonio Pérez Daza, along with the archbishop of Sevilla Monseñor Amigo....