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Education & Employment news & information for Asturias region/province

Education/Work Mon, Sep 29, 2008

Mental arithmetic champion beats own world record

38-year-old Alberto Coto García beat his own world mental arithmetic record in Barcelona yesterday by shaving 26 seconds off his previous best time set last July when he won the world title by completing four sets of...

Education/Work Tue, Jul 1, 2008

Two hurt in pool blast

An explosion at an indoor swimming pool in Oviedo city centre this morning has left two workers injured, one of whom seriously. The blast occurred shortly after 8am this morning at the Azcárraga sports centre, leaving...

Education/Work Mon, Jun 30, 2008

Miner killed at Asturias pit

A 38 year old man died this morning at the Monsacro pit in Asturias. Benjamín Pasarón Fernández, a married man from Santa Eulalia de Morcín, had worked at the mine for the last 18 years. The cause of the accident,...

Education/Work Thu, Apr 26, 2007

Mother wants 'wild child' daughter put in care

A committee of experts has been appointed to decide the future of Mónica López's 13 year old daughter. As Ms López no longer feels able to cope with her wild-child teenage daughter, who has fallen in with a bad...

Miners' strike stretches into third day
Education/Work Sat, Nov 5, 2005

Miners' strike stretches into third day

There have been disruptions to road and rail traffic in Asturias again today as the miners' strike enters its third day. The A-64 Villaviciosa-Oviedo freeway was blocked at 9.04am this morning near the Lieres exit,...

Education/Work Fri, Feb 4, 2005

Asturian miner dies after pit fall

40 year old Celso Fernández Coto, the miner injured in a fall at the Sotón de Hunosa pit in the Nalón area last Saturday, died of his injuries on Wednesday in the intensive care unit of Asturias Central Hospital...

Judge puts Rumanian beggar children into care
Education/Work Sat, Aug 28, 2004

Judge puts Rumanian beggar children into care

A judge in Gijón has released two Rumanian beggars but has ordered that their children be put into care after Guardia Civil officers found two of them, a 2 year old and a 4 year old, tied to a bed by their ankles. The...

Erasmus programme wins Prince of Asturias prize
Education/Work Fri, Jul 9, 2004

Erasmus programme wins Prince of Asturias prize

The panel of jurists responsible for choosing the winner of the Prince of Asturias International Cooperation prize 2004 describe the Erasmus student exchange programme as "one of the most important international...

Narcea miners protest outside regional government
Education/Work Wed, Jun 23, 2004

Narcea miners protest outside regional government

Strikers from the Narcea mine in Asturias staged a demonstration earlier today outside the regional government building in Oviedo. The strike, which started 47 days ago, is in protest at the dismissal of ten workers,...

Education/Work Wed, Jun 23, 2004

Jove Hospital staff strike over sacking

Staff at the Jove Hospital in Asturias started a strike at midnight last night in protest at the sacking of a urologist. According to a staff committee spokesman, there have been a number of conflicts with management...

Education/Work Wed, Jun 9, 2004

More reception classes for Asturias

The regional government of Asturias has announced that for the next academic year, eight more reception classes for three year olds will open in the region split evenly between the towns of Gijón and Oviedo. Education...

Education/Work Fri, May 21, 2004

€8.1 million investment in Training and Employment...

The regional government of Asturias approved a plan today to invest €8,183,577 in a Training and Employment programme which is being co-funded by the European Social Fund. The main aim of the scheme is to help...