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Badajoz province News & Information

Society Wed, Jan 31, 2018

World's oldest man dies aged 113

THE world's oldest man has died at his Extremadura home just a month and a half after his 113 birthday. Francisco Núñez Olivera, who was born on December 13, 1904 in the town of Bienvenida – which, curiously,...

Environment Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Portuguese earthquake felt in Extremadura and Andalucía

AN EARTHQUAKE in Portugal measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt in the provinces of Badajoz (Extremadura) and Huelva, Sevilla and Córdoba (Andalucía) this lunchtime (Monday). According to Portugal's Sea and...

Society Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Francisco Núñez, world's oldest man, turns 113

THE world's oldest man Francisco Núñez Olivera turned 113 today (Wednesday) and says he is 'crazy with happiness' at being 'the strongest man' on the planet. Francisco's blood pressure is...

Transport Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Extremadura-to-Portugal train shut since 2012 reopens

A RAIL service connecting Spain and Portugal has reopened after five-and-a-half years out of action. The so-called 'Eastern Line' () between Badajoz in Spain's land-locked western region of Extremadura and...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 1, 2017

ETA terrorist dies from heart attack in jail

A CONVICTED terrorist serving a 30-year sentence has died suddenly from a heart attack in prison. Kepa del Hoyo, 46, a member of ETA's Vizcaya Commando, was arrested in Bilbao in 1998 along with another 10 militants...

Travel/Tourism Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Spanish town lets its natives apply for Portuguese...

AROUND 3.4% of the Spanish town of Olivenza's population have Portuguese nationality, even though they have never set foot in the country and have no known family members with Portuguese blood. Olivenza is, in fact,...

Sport Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Barça held to goalless draw by third-tier Villanovense

Barcelona were held to a goalless draw by third-tier Villanovense on Wednesday in what will be considered a disappointing start to the Copa del Rey for the defending champions. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique rested nearly...

Food & Drink Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Wine-bottle labels in Braille

A WINE merchant in western Spain has printed its bottle labels in Braille so that blind consumers can find out about what they are drinking. The , or wine producer La Pelina in Puebla de Sancho Pérez, in the land...