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Local news and information for Avila city

Politics Sat, Aug 10, 2013

Street in Castilla y León to be named after John Major

FORMER British Conservative prime minister Sir John Major (pictured) is set to have a street named after him in the town of Candeleda (Ávila province). The ex-leader visited the town, in the land-locked north-western...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Nine dead and 22 injured in bus crash in central Spain

THE worst bus crash in over five years has left nine people dead and another 22 injured in the province of Ávila in central Spain. It veered off the road for reasons that have not yet been ascertained, and the driver...

Environment Sun, Aug 19, 2012

300 evacuated as Ávila wildfire takes hold

Almost 300 people were evacuated from their homes in Palacios de Becedas near Ávila at 8 o'clock this morning as the flames from yet another forest fire swept ever closer.

The evacuated locals were taken...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jun 19, 2011

Missing man declared dead found 27 years on

A MAN given up for dead in 1993 has turned up in the city of Ávila, National Police reveal. Adriano Zamorano Patilla disappeared in Córdoba in 1983, when he was aged 37 and was added to the deaths register 10 years...

Environment Thu, Jul 30, 2009

Forest fire death toll rises to 11

The fire burning aross the northern part of Ávila province for two days now has claimed a second life, bringing to eleven the number of people killed by fires this summer, the highest number of deaths since 2005 when...

Environment Wed, Jul 29, 2009

Pensioner killed in massive forest fire

A RETIRED high school teacher has died in a forest fire that has devastated a mountainside between three villages. The blaze broke out at around lunchtime yesterday in a pine forest near Arenas de San Pedro, El Arenal...

Sport Mon, Jul 28, 2008

Sastre strolls to Tour victory

Carlos Sastre has become the third Spaniard in three years to win the Tour de France. Escorted by his CSC team-mates, the 33 year old dropped just seven seconds on Australia's Cadel Evans (Silence Lotto), who...