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Asturias region/province News & Information

Gijón employee swims to work to 'guarantee social distancing'
Sport Mon, May 25, 2020

Gijón employee swims to work to 'guarantee social...

IF YOU DON'T have access to a car or bike, getting to work could mean facing pavement crowds or packed public transport every day, with all the risks that these entail during a pandemic – and, conscious of this,...

Guardia Civil reunites lost foal with his mum
Animals/Pets Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Guardia Civil reunites lost foal with his mum

GUARDIA Civil officers in Oviedo found a newborn foal wandering along a main road in the early hours of the morning, and managed to reunite him with his mum. He was seen, distressed and disoriented, on the AS-112...

Princess Leonor's first-ever speech at her namesake awards
Politics Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Princess Leonor's first-ever speech at her namesake...

IT'S CERTAINLY been the season for schoolgirls giving speeches – after Swedish climate change activist historic and emotional discourse at the UN Summit in New York, the latest brave teen to stand up in front of...

Mel Gibson takes family holiday in Asturias
Entertainment Mon, Aug 5, 2019

Mel Gibson takes family holiday in Asturias

actor Mel Gibson is on holiday with his family in the northern region of Asturias, and tells reporters he is fascinated by the history of the area and is planning to take a tour across the neighbouring regions. Gibson,...

Princess of Asturias Award for dad who secured equal custody in Arab nation
Society Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Princess of Asturias Award for dad who secured equal...

A SPANISH dad who successfully gained shared custody of his children in his home city of Dubai – the first case ever in an Arab country – will be granted the Princess of Asturias Award for Concordance this November....

Spanish paraglider 'in perfect health' after five-day India ordeal
Sport Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Spanish paraglider 'in perfect health' after five...

A SPANISH paraglider missing for five days in the north Indian mountains has finally been rescued – in perfect health. José Luis Bernal García, from Asturias, disappeared on Friday after jumping off a peak in Bir...

Paraglider missing in snow for four days found alive
Sport Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Paraglider missing in snow for four days found alive

A SPANISH paraglider missing for four days in a remote north Indian mountain range has been found alive. José Luis Bernal García, from Asturias, had travelled with five friends to the State of Himachal Pradesh and was...

Psychedelic Nativity scene restoration sparks outrage
Culture Sun, Sep 9, 2018

Psychedelic Nativity scene restoration sparks outrage

ANOTHER amateur art restoration in a Spanish church has hit global headlines for all the wrong reasons – six years on from Cecilia Giménez's famous 'repair' in Borja, Zaragoza province, parishioner María...

Princess Leonor takes first Royal trip to Asturias
Politics Sun, Sep 9, 2018

Princess Leonor takes first Royal trip to Asturias

HEIR to the throne Crown Princess Leonor of Asturias has made her first-ever official trip in the role she was assigned from birth, and just two months before she becomes a teenager. She was 'sworn in' as...

Five killed in dramatic coach crash: Driver 'loses a limb'
Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 3, 2018

Five killed in dramatic coach crash: Driver 'loses a...

AT LEAST five people have died and 15 left seriously injured after a coach crashed into a viaduct in what has been described as one of the worst road traffic accidents this century. The ALSA coach was covering the route...

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