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Local news and information for Avilés, Asturias

Food & Drink Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Avilés earns place in 'Guinness Book of Records' for...

A NORTHERN Spanish town has entered the for the best street food in the world, having attracted 11,836 customers at yesterday's (Monday's) open-air food fair. Five notaries signed on the dotted line to confirm...

Food & Drink Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Welsh tourist thinks Spanish chocolate peanut brand...

A WELSH tourist in Spain who photographed a popular brand of chocolate peanuts and called its name 'racist' has gone viral on Twitter. João Morais, whose family originally came from the Portuguese-speaking west...

Politics Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Spanish couple kidnapped in Colombia to marry

A SPANISH couple held hostage for a month in Colombia and who were freed on Saturday morning now have something else to celebrate – they have decided to get married. Ángel Sánchez Fernández, 49, a member of the...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jun 16, 2013

Spanish couple abducted in Colombia to return home

TWO Spanish tourists kidnapped in Colombia over a month ago have been released, say authorities in the country. Ángel Sánchez Fernández, 49, and his partner María Marlaska Sedano, 43, both from Avilés (Asturias)...

Entertainment Sat, Sep 5, 2009

Brad Pitt visits new theatre in Avilés

BRAD Pitt was in Avilés (Asturias) on Monday this week visiting renovation works on the city. The Hollywood star, 45, wanted to glean ideas from the town’s revamp and offer his support. Pitt is helping out with...

Crime/Incidents Wed, May 7, 2008

Elderly lady injured in two-floor bathtub plunge

An 85 year old woman was badly hurt this morning as she was having a bath at her home on the calle Libertad in Avilés city-centre. When the bathroom floor of the rented first-floor flat, where she lives with her son,...

Legal & Finance Fri, Sep 3, 2004

Heavy penalty for drunk lady driver

The lady driver who overturned her vehicle on Avilés´s calle Cuba on the 19th August has accepted a fine of €10 a day for the next six months. Her driving licence has also been confiscated for two years, and she is...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 28, 2004

Body of missing ship´s captain found near Deva Island

The crew of a Guardia Civil patrol boat have found the body of the captain of and only passenger aboard the "Solla" fishing boat. He was reported missing yesterday morning by the president of San Balandrán...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 10, 2004

Asturian man arrested for selling explosives

Guardia Civil arrested six people yesterday suspected of being involved in the sale of explosives used in the 11-M terrorist bomb attacks. One of the men, José Emilio Suárez Trashorras, who is the only Spaniard among...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Apr 23, 2004

Policeman arrested for killing hairdresser in 1999

A 45 year old Local Police officer based in Avilés was taken into custody on Wednesday suspected of killing a hairdresser, Alfredo Fernández Alonso, back in 1999. The incident occurred on the 29th April when the 58...

Education/Work Tue, Mar 2, 2004

Aceralia seeks engineering graduates

The Aceralia company, which has factories in Gijón and Avilés, is offering fifty work experience posts to engineering graduates. They are looking for technical engineering graduates with qualifications in industrial...

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