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Avila province News & Information

Hikers with 'snow-blindness' rescued from mountains
Society Wed, May 1, 2019

Hikers with 'snow-blindness' rescued from mountains

A GROUP of eight hikers, five of whom are children, were airlifted to safety from a mountain range in Castilla y León yesterday after suffering 'snow-blindness', the Guardia Civil reveals. They were initially...

Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night
Animals/Pets Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night

A MISSING two-year-old girl has been found along with her dog, who kept her safe overnight for seven hours, reveal Guardia Civil officers in the province of Ávila. The toddler was walking with her dad in the mountains...

Street in Castilla y León to be named after John Major
Politics Sat, Aug 10, 2013

Street in Castilla y León to be named after John Major

FORMER British Conservative prime minister Sir John Major (pictured) is set to have a street named after him in the town of Candeleda (Ávila province). The ex-leader visited the town, in the land-locked north-western...

Nine dead and 22 injured in bus crash in central Spain
Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Nine dead and 22 injured in bus crash in central Spain

THE worst bus crash in over five years has left nine people dead and another 22 injured in the province of Ávila in central Spain. It veered off the road for reasons that have not yet been ascertained, and the driver...

300 evacuated as Ávila wildfire takes hold
Environment Sun, Aug 19, 2012

300 evacuated as Ávila wildfire takes hold

Almost 300 people were evacuated from their homes in Palacios de Becedas near Ávila at 8 o'clock this morning as the flames from yet another forest fire swept ever closer. The evacuated locals were taken to a...

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