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Local news and information for Huesca city

Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Escaped murderer sends judges 'postcards from paradise'

A CONVICTED murderer wanted by a Spanish court has been taunting judges by sending them postcards from the Caribbean. Walter Jerôme C. R., a French national, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Climber killed in fall in Spanish Pyrénées

A FRENCH mountaineer has lost his life on the Pyrénées in the province of Huesca whilst climbing in the snow. The 59-year-old fell some three or four metres and was hanging from his rope whilst scaling the Vía de...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 3, 2013

Gales force rescue of 1,000 skiers stranded on slopes

AROUND 1,000 skiers had to be airlifted to safety when gale-forced winds left them trapped on the piste. Staff at the ski station in Panticosa (Huesca) had to shut down the ski lifts for safety reasons, meaning those...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Dec 3, 2012

Walkers survive being hit by avalanche and buried in snow

THREE walkers from Valencia and two from Madrid have survived after being buried up to the neck in snow in an avalanche at the resort of Panticosa (Huesca). They were part of a group of 12 climbing the Garmo Negro peak,...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Oct 3, 2011

Flying Finns crash to their death

Two Finnish people have died in Huesca after the light aircraft they were flying in crashed to the ground. The plane, with the number plate OH-1000, crashed in the area known as the Camino Las Blancas, near the town of...

Animals/Pets Sun, Jul 11, 2010

Daytrippers buried alive in ice in Huesca park

Two people have died and a further three have been injured in the Valle de Pineta in the Ordesa National Park in Huesca today after becoming trapped by ice in a hollow created by an earlier avalanche. The two dead...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Mar 19, 2010

Mountaineer dies in ski resort avalanche

ONE person has died and two have been seriously injured in an avalanche this morning in Rioseta, near the ski resort of Candanchú (Huesca). Those affected by the avalanche were from two tour groups from Madrid and...

Environment Tue, Feb 2, 2010

Pyrenees glacier warns of climate change

The Maladeta Glacier in the central Pyrenees, one of the glaciers currently being monitored by the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) continues to lose mass at an alarming rate, shrinking in thickness by 41 metres...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Apr 23, 2009

Two dead and eleven injured in gas explosion in Huesca

Firefighters are still looking for victims amongst the rubble of a building at number 20, Calle Zacarías Martínez in the Perpetuo Socorro area of Huesca, which was destroyed by an explosion today. Intial...

Sport Tue, Aug 12, 2008

Cayetano caught from behind at Huesca corrida

With four ears, Miguel Ángel Perera, was the big winner of the third day of the San Lorenzo festival in Huesca yesterday while Cayetano Rivera, whose brother Francisco was performing on the same bill, was gored in the...