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Local news and information for Mérida, Badajoz

Food & Drink Sat, Aug 25, 2012

Activists steal four trolley-loads of food from Carrefour

AROUND 50 activists burst into a supermarket in Mérida (Extremadura) today and stole four shopping trolleys full of food. They were caught by the police as they left the store. Members of the groups Shop Storeroom...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Nov 17, 2008

Fatal Mérida blaze started in dental clinic next door

A 67-year-old woman died and her 74-year-old husband is seriously ill in hospital as a result of a fire that started at a dental clinic next to their home at around 7.30am yesterday morning on the calle Almendralejo in...

Politics Tue, Sep 19, 2006

Extremadura president to stand down after 24 years

The regional president of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra (archive photo, right), has announced that he will not be standing for re-election at the next round of autonomous elections, that will take place...

Politics Sun, May 21, 2006

De la Vega calms Canary Islands immigration fears

Government first vice-president, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega (archive photo), said yesterday that there are enough available places in Canary Islands immigration centres to deal with the recent flood of illegal...

Tech & Science Wed, May 3, 2006

Blown fuse stops Almaraz nuclear plant

According to a statement issued today by the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN), the cause of the automatic shutdown of the reactor yesterday at the Almaraz nuclear power plant near Mérida, was a blown fuse owing to a...

Animals/Pets Wed, May 11, 2005

Mérida `dog attack´ victim died of natural causes

Mérida town hall have explained that the man reported to have been killed by a pack of savage dogs in Siete Sillas park earlier today, was a tramp with a chronic liver complaint who died of natural causes. The earlier...

Politics Fri, Mar 11, 2005

Extremadura president's mother passes away

Maria Luisa Ibarra Usabal, the mother of the regional president of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Ibarra (photo), passed away during the early hours of yesterday morning after a long illness, aged 93. She died at...

Economy Thu, Feb 17, 2005

New United Biscuits factory for Merida

Construction of a new factory for the United Biscuits Southern Europe (UBSE) Group will start on Merida´s El Prado industrial estate next week. The first stone will be laid at 12 noon on the 22nd February in a ceremony...

Entertainment Mon, Nov 29, 2004

Mérida Jazz Bar celebrates 20th anniversary

Mérida´s Jazz Bar will continue its 20th anniversary celebrations tomorrow with a concert by the local Acoustic Band, which will start at 10pm. The veteran group, whose style is described as soft country-rock, is made...

Transport Fri, Sep 3, 2004

Mérida man killed crossing rail track

A pedestrian was knocked down and killed by a train a short distance from Mérida train station this morning. The incident occurred at 7.22am as the man was attempting to cross the track in an unauthorised area. Despite...