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Local news and information for Badajoz city

Transport Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Extremadura-to-Portugal train shut since 2012 reopens

A RAIL service connecting Spain and Portugal has reopened after five-and-a-half years out of action. The so-called 'Eastern Line' () between Badajoz in Spain's land-locked western region of Extremadura and...

Food & Drink Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Wine-bottle labels in Braille

A WINE merchant in western Spain has printed its bottle labels in Braille so that blind consumers can find out about what they are drinking. The , or wine producer La Pelina in Puebla de Sancho Pérez, in the land...

Crime/Incidents Thu, May 8, 2014

Five children killed in Badajoz minibus accident

Five children have died and more than a dozen have been injured, ten of them children, when a minibus collided with a digger working on a stretch of road between Castuera and Puerto Hurraco, in Badajoz on Thursday night...

Society Sun, Dec 23, 2012

A first for Spain: Pacemakers with electrodes, power...

FOR the first time in Spain, surgeons have managed to fit a pacemaker with electrodes that slot inside the ventricular valves and force them to open and close at the correct rate and width. Patients with cardiac...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Nov 2, 2012

F5 fighter jet pilot dies in training accident

The pilot of a Spanish air force F5 fighter plane has died this morning and another person has been injured in an accident close to the air base in Badajoz this morning. The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the...

Health & Beauty Thu, May 17, 2012

Boy waits 80 minutes for emergency operation as health...

It has been revealed that a 12-year-old boy from Extremadura, who had his foot severed in an accident, had to wait 80 minutes in the Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina in Badajoz on Sunday to see if the Hospital...