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Community/Public Services news & information for Asturias region/province

Family lets their flat free to repossession victims
Society Wed, Nov 28, 2012

Family lets their flat free to repossession victims

A FAMILY in Gijón (Asturias) has offered to rent their two-bedroomed, top-floor flat in the city for free to a person or family who is genuinely in need. They said they are 'fed up' with trying to 'look the...

Two firemen killed on Gijón mountain track
Society Wed, Dec 14, 2005

Two firemen killed on Gijón mountain track

Two firemen were killed at around 4pm yesterday afternoon as they were making their way to extinguish a fire at a remote mountain cabin between the villages of Fano and Carbonera to the south of the municipality of...

Society Wed, Jun 22, 2005

Spain to send 500 troops to cover Afghan elections

All parliamentary parties except the United Left (IU) voted in favour of sending a batallion of 500 Spanish troops to Afghanistan next week . They will be based in the west of the country for three months in the run up...

Society Mon, Aug 30, 2004

Gas bottle explosion leaves one person injured

One person was seriously injured at the end of last week when a gas bottle exploded at her home; a small flat located in a three-storey bulding at nº 17, calle Eugenia Astur, in the village of Tineo (Asturias). The...

Society Thu, Jul 1, 2004

Gijón city centre gets spring clean

Gijón´s Municipal Cleaning Company (EMULSA) will be completing a pre-tourist season spring clean of the city centre streets this week. Twelve districts popular with tourists have been chosen, the last of which, La...

Society Wed, Jun 30, 2004

Gijón announces bicycle loan scheme

Gijón Town Hall announced plans yesterday to set up a bicycle loan scheme to encourage more people to switch to this form of transport. The "Gijón-Bici" scheme is similar to an initiative started recently in...

Society Tue, May 11, 2004

Gijón mayoress presides over homage to Spanish Nazi...

The socialist lady mayoress of Gijón, Paz Fernández Felguerosa, presided over a homage to Spanish Republicans deported and detained in the Mauthausen Nazi concentration camp organised to commemorate the anniversary of...