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Local news and information for Figueres, Girona

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Figueres councillor accused of child porn possession

A COUNCILLOR from Figueres (Girona province) is under investigation for alleged possession of child pornography. Diego Borregas was arrested on Friday and refused to comment when questioned. He has since been released...

Culture Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Dalí to be exhumed following paternity suit

A JUDGE has ordered the body of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to be exhumed following a paternity suit filed by a woman from Girona. María Pilar Abel Martínez, known as Pilar Abel, claims the artist behind the...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jan 15, 2017

'Jihad' recruit with Dutch passport arrested in Girona...

A DUTCH recruit linked to the terror organisation DAESH has been arrested on the Costa Brava. The Moroccan, who has a passport from The Netherlands, was caught in Figueres (Girona province) thanks to smooth cooperation...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Sep 8, 2015

Two women recruiting for DAESH arrested in one weekend

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman has been arrested on the Costa Brava accused of recruiting and radicalising other young Muslims to go to Syria and Iraq and join the so-called Islamic State, or DAESH, in combat. She was caught on...

Travel/Tourism Sat, Nov 24, 2007

Pyrenean high speed train tunnel completed

The final revolution of the huge excavating machine that has dug a tunnel through the Pyrnees for the high speed Ave train link between Perpignan and Girona was witnessed yesterday by Spanish Development minister,...

Travel/Tourism Tue, Oct 23, 2007

Passengers revolt over racist ticket inspector

More than a hundred passengers on board a train travelling from Girona to Figueres this morning whistled and booed in protest at the racist attitude of a ticket collector, who only asked to see the ticket of the only...

Education/Work Wed, Apr 18, 2007

Man killed in building site fall

A 40 year old man was killed and two of his colleagues were injured at around 11am this morning as they were renovating an old building on the calle Pi i Maragall in Figueras. The three men were working on an...

Politics Tue, Apr 18, 2006

A Homage to Cataluña International Brigade

To mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the International Brigade in Figueres (Girona), mayor Joan Armangué unveiled a plaque on Saturday at the Castell de Sant Ferran, which served as their first barracks. The...

Culture Mon, Apr 19, 2004

Salvador Dalí Foundation acquires new painting

The Salvador Dalí Foundation today presented its latest acquisition, ‘Figures ajagudes a la sorra’ (‘Figures lying on the sand’). This oil painting was created by Dalí in 1926 and purchased from a Swiss...

Politics Fri, Apr 2, 2004

Dali burial dispute

The Gala-Salvador Dalí foundation is insisting the artist’s remains are kept in the Teatro-Museo in Figueres.
The painter’s ex-secretary Robert Descharnes wants Dalí’s remains to be taken to the castle in...

Clubs/Charities Tue, Mar 30, 2004

Dalí's remains dispute

The Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí is insisting the artist’s remains are kept in the Teatro-Museo in Figueres. This declaration has come due to the painter’s ex-secretary Robert Descharnes’ declaration that he...