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Cáceres province News & Information

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 9, 2015

Forest fire evacuees return home

AROUND 1,500 residents have been allowed to return to their homes after being evacuated in the Sierra de Gata area of Extremadura as a result of a blaze which started on Friday night. So far, the flames have wiped out 6...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 8, 2015

Sierra de Gata fire still burning after three days

A forest fire that broke out on Thursday in Acebo in the Sierra de Gata, north of Cáceres, has now razed more than 5,000 hectares and caused three villages to be evacuated. The village of Hoyos (approximately 1000...

Food & Drink Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Cáceres is Culinary Capital of Spain for 2015

CÁCERES in Extremadura has been named as Spain's Culinary Capital of 2015, beating the likes of Cartagena (Murcia), Huesca in the Aragón Pyrénées, Lugo in north-western Galicia, and the home of paella - the...

Religion Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Teens smash up church during 'satanic ritual'

THREE teenagers on holiday in rural western Spain caused major damage to a hillside chapel during a satanic ceremony, police reveal. Graffiti described as 'sacrilegious', crosses and Biblical imagery smashed and...

Sport Tue, Jan 14, 2014

Spanish ex-champion says he is innocent over Berlin...

A SPANISH athlete who came second in the recent Berlin Marathon says he is 'stunned' to discover he has tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug Clembuterol – the same substance found in Murcia-born...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 25, 2013

Residents walled in by ring of fire around their village

RESIDENTS in a western Spanish village have been going through over 24 hours of terror after a forest fire literally circled the municipality and sealed it off. The 500 or so inhabitants of Santibáñez el Alto...

Crime/Incidents Fri, May 25, 2012

Second body found in rubble of Moraleja factory

Firefighters working with a team of sniffer dogs have found a second body in the rubble of the olive oil factory - Industrias Oleícolas Sierra de Gata - in the town of Moraleja (Cáceres) which was destroyed by an...

Environment Fri, Sep 17, 2010

Hailstorm brings Cáceres to standstill

Torrential rain and a hailstorm brought the town of Cáceres to a standstill last night, with hundreds of buildings flooded and roads cut off. In some roads, like C/. Narciso Puig Mejías, the floodwater was more than...