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Local news and information for Santander, Cantabria

Crime/Incidents Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Woman who found and kept €900 in cash arrested

A 69-YEAR-OLD woman who found €900 in cash on the floor of a cashpoint booth and kept it has been arrested and charged with theft in Cantabria. The pensioner, who has never committed any previous offence, discovered...

Society Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Woman gives birth on Santander street

A WOMAN gave birth in broad daylight in the middle of the street in Santander yesterday (Sunday), delivering her own baby on the pavement. Local emergency services got a call on the 061 hotline advising of a lady who...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jun 2, 2014

Eight injured in 'cow-running' during Santander fiestas

EIGHT people including a child have been injured when a cow got loose during a bull-run in Santander on Saturday night. As is often the case with 'bull-runs' during fiestas, sometimes young cows are used instead...

Sport Mon, Jul 29, 2013

F1 test-driver María de Villota marries long-term...

FORMULA 1 test-driver María de Villota, who came back from the brink after an horrific accident a year ago, has just got married in Santander (Cantabria). The brave 33-year-old, who lost her right eye in a crash during...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jul 25, 2013

British climber, 24, found dead in the Picos de Europa

A BRITISH mountaineer and climbing instructor has been found dead nearly a week after he disappeared in the Picos de Europa mountain range in the northern region of Cantabria. The unnamed 24-year-old was found down a...

Education/Work Mon, Dec 17, 2012

Fines for protesters who 'insulted' education minister

FIVE people accused of 'insulting' education minister José Ignacio Wert during a demonstration in Santander (Cantabria) have been fined. They are said to have shouted obscenities at the minister during his...

Culture Wed, Jun 9, 2010

Altamira cave to reopen in August

The culture minister for the Cantabrian government, Javier López Marcano, confirmed today that the first visitors would be allowed into the Altamira caves at the end of the summer, once the technology to monitor the...

Entertainment Wed, Aug 26, 2009

Fito y Los Fitipaldis to start Spanish tour in November

CHART-TOPPING pop-rock act Fito y los Fitipaldis have announced they will kick off their tour of Spain in Santander on November 6. The group, headed up by Bilbao-born Fito Cabrales, is promoting its fifth album,...