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Tech & Science Tue, Nov 8, 2016

Salamanca scientists find genetic predictor of stroke...

RESEARCHERS in Spain have discovered two different types of brain chemical which determine whether or not stroke patients are likely to recover well from their ordeal. The protein p53-Prolina, when present, means...

Transport Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Motorist fined €80 'for biting his nails'

A DRIVER has been fined €80 in Salamanca for 'biting his nails', according to a website which flags up speed cameras in the region of Castilla y León. The man in question was caught by the Guardia Civil at 10...

Crime/Incidents Tue, May 19, 2015

Man survives being stung by 700 bees

AN ELDERLY gentleman was attacked by over 700 bees whilst out walking on Sunday evening – and his daughter says she 'does not know how he survived'. Julián Perancho Sánchez, 85, originally from Ávila but...

Culture Sat, Feb 15, 2014

Exhibition showing Rajoy, Bárcenas and the Infanta...

AN ART exhibition has been banned by Salamanca city council for featuring politicians and Royals with excrement on their heads. Painter Ausín Sáinz, from the neighbouring province of Burgos, said the PP-led city...

Transport Wed, Oct 3, 2012

Speed camera catches hearse at 187kmph

A speed camera on the A-66 Autovía de la Plata near Mozárbez (Salamanca) has caught a hearse doing 187 kilometres per hour, more than double the legal speed limit for this type of vehicle. According to a source within...

Society Fri, Dec 23, 2011

Couple celebrates 78th wedding anniversary and 103rd...

A COUPLE from Salamanca have just celebrated their 103rd birthdays and 78th wedding anniversary. Antonia Patino and José Pascua, from Hinojosa de Duero (Salamanca) were both born in 1908 and, in 2008, celebrated their...

Environment Thu, Sep 22, 2011

Salamanca wildfire under control

The forest fire that broke out around 10.30 last night in La Bouza, part of the Arribes del Duero National Park, has been extinguished. No details have yet been released about the area of land destroyed by the blaze,...

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