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Local news and information for Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Human head found in river in Vitoria

A HUMAN head has been found in a Basque Country river along with a chainsaw, a large hammer and a piece of wire. Police in Vitoria-Gasteiz made the grisly discovery at around 11.00hrs this morning (Tuesday) in the river...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Toddler thrown from window by paedophile dies in hospital

A TODDLER who was thrown out of a window by a paedophile after the child's mother caught him abusing her has died in hospital from her injuries. The accused, D. M., 30, from Sevilla, also attacked baby Alicia's...

Politics Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Rajoy attends gay colleague's wedding

SPAIN'S right-wing president Mariano Rajoy will go to area deputy Javier Maroto's wedding today – to his boyfriend. Despite having been dead against legalising same-sex marriage when his socialist predecessor...

Transport Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Bus driver starts petition to ban the burqa on public...

A BUS driver in the Basque Country has been getting passengers to sign a petition calling for a ban on burqa-wearers on public transport. During his morning shift with the city bus service, Tuvisa, in Vitoria, the...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jan 26, 2014

Spanish photographer abducted in Colombia

A SPANISH citizen was kidnapped whilst on holiday in Colombia 19 days ago and no news has been heard since, according to his parents. Borja Lázaro Herrero, who lives somewhere in México – the exact location not...

Food & Drink Sat, Jan 1, 2011

First babies of the year get a loaf of bread a day

THE first two babies of 2011 will get their daily bread, thanks to a publicity stunt by bakers in Álava. Their families will be given a new loaf every day of the babies' first year of life. The first baby girl in...