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Local news and information for Vigo, Pontevedra

Crime/Incidents Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Man reports himself to police for hitting his girlfriend

A 19-YEAR-OLD Galicia man has reported himself to the police for hitting his wife. Local Police in Vigo (Pontevedra province) have placed the youth under arrest after he turned up at the station at 23.30 last night...

Tech & Science Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Blood tests could replace needle biopsies

A GALICIA hospital is trying out a new method of taking biopsies from patients using only a blood test. The Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo, Pontevedra province, has launched clinical trials to see whether the so...

Legal & Finance Wed, Jun 10, 2015

'Owner of the sun' sues eBay for banning sale of 'land'

A GALICIA woman who says she 'owns the sun' is taking auction site eBay to court - because they say she does not. Ángeles Durán sold plots of land on the sun in an online bid, snapping up thousands of euros...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Policewoman and bank robber killed in shoot-out

A POLICE officer and a bank robber have lost their lives in an armed hold-up in Vigo which went wrong yesterday (Friday) afternoon. The shoot-out ensued in the branch of financial entity Abanca in the Galicia (north...

Crime/Incidents Sat, May 10, 2014

It's raining money

A THWARTED armed bank robbery in a north-western city left the streets awash with loose 20- and 50-euro notes this week when the thieves dropped the safe on the road and it burst open. One of the witnesses said: “It...

Society Thu, Mar 7, 2013

Elderly woman with heart complaint dies before being...

AN INQUIRY has been launched into why an 81-year-old lady from Vigo died while waiting to be attended to in A&E at the city hospital. She had an existing heart condition and was left to wait for hours before being...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jan 30, 2013

Jail for food thief - in spite of homeowner's pardon

A MAN who stole food from a fridge has been jailed for three and a half years – despite the owner of the house saying she does not wish to press charges. The accused got in by taking a window out of its frame, which...

Property Thu, Nov 22, 2012

Family saved from repossession by anonymous benefactor

A FAMILY has been saved from being thrown out on the street by an anonymous donor who saw on TV that their house was about to be repossessed. The 8,500-euro payment from a kind benefactor means they will be able to hand...

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