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Local news and information for Pontevedra city

Religion Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Priest goes on strike 'fed up with his parishioners'

A PRIEST in Galicia has gone on strike because he is 'fed up with his parishioners' after three weeks of constant rows. Father Luis Manuel González works in the parish of Albeos in the village of Crecente...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Life sentence without parole demanded for Moraña filicide

The first ever demand for life imprisonment without parole in Spain has been lodged by the prosecutor handling the case of David Oubel, suspected of murdering his own two daughters in Moraña (Pontevedra) last summer....

Crime/Incidents Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Rajoy's attacker is his wife's cousin's son

A FURTHER twist in the tale concerning president Mariano Rajoy's assault in the street last night has revealed he and his assailant are related. The accused – unnamed, because he is under 18, but pictured here...

Politics Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Rajoy assaulted by teenager in street

SPAIN'S president Mariano Rajoy has been attacked in a street whilst on a 'wandering' political rally. A teenager punched him in the face and broke his glasses, having approached the PP leader on the pretext...

Sport Sun, Sep 9, 2012

Spain thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup warm-up

Spain's warm up for the next World Cup qualifying campaign went entirely to plan, as they thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in Friday night's friendly in Pontevedra. Their dominant performance against Saudi Arabia will...

Crime/Incidents Mon, May 2, 2011

Armed man holding wife and son hostage gives himself up

An armed man who had held his wife, his 12-year-old son and a third person hostage inside a house in O Freixo, in Montecelo (Pontevedra) since early this morning, has given himself up. National and local police officers...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Policeman jumps on car bonnet to stop drunk driver

A Guardia Civil officer jumped up on the bonnet of a car that was going the wrong way up the Santiago de Compostela-Vigo section of the AP-9 at Caldas de Reis (Pontevedra) yesterday evening after the driver had ignored...