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Asturias region/province News & Information

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 limb'

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...

Asturias cheese sells for €14,300 at auction
Food & Drink Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Asturias cheese sells for €14,300 at auction

A RESTAURANT in Asturias has made a record-breaking bid for a chunk of locally-produced cheese – a 'wheel' of Cabrales has reached the eye-watering sum of €14,300 at auction. Although the cheese, produced by...

Fake ID with Alec Baldwin's picture used in Oviedo fraud
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Fake ID with Alec Baldwin's picture used in Oviedo fraud

A FRAUDSTER used a fake ID card bearing a photograph of the actor Alec Baldwin to take out loans from banks in Oviedo (Asturias) which he had no intention of paying back, say National Police. The accused was still...

Spanish air crash survivor describes horrors
Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 2, 2018

Spanish air crash survivor describes horrors

A SPANIARD who survived the Mexican air crash has spoken to the media from the Battlefield 5 military hospital in Durango, describing the impact as 'brutal'. José Manuel Pulgar, 42, a miner from Mieres,...

Ice on track forces diversion for Gijón-Alicante train
Transport Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Ice on track forces diversion for Gijón-Alicante train

ICE on the track meant long-distance travellers on the Gijón-Alicante train yesterday (Sunday) evening had to get off at León, according to rail board RENFE. The train left Gijón in the northern coastal region of...

'Dead' prisoner wakes up on autopsy table
Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 8, 2018

'Dead' prisoner wakes up on autopsy table

A PRISONER believed to have died in his cell regained consciousness inside a body bag just as a post-mortem was about to begin, according to sources from the jail in Villabona, Asturias (pictured). Staff found the...

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