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Cantabria region/province News & Information

Golf prodigy Celia Barquín found murdered in Iowa
Sport Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Golf prodigy Celia Barquín found murdered in Iowa

SPAIN'S most promising young lady golfer has been murdered in the USA whilst on the course in Ames, Iowa, according to police. Singles European Champion of 2018 Celia Barquín Arozamena, 22, was found dead at 10.25...

Bengal tiger born at Cabárceno Park
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Bengal tiger born at Cabárceno Park

A BENGAL tiger cub has been born at Cantabria's famous Cabárceno Park – the first in 18 years. Her mother, one of nine of her species at the huge open-air safari complex along with her daughter, three males,...

Spain's first 'crowdfunded' housing development
Property Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Spain's first 'crowdfunded' housing development

THE first-ever housing development financed entirely through crowdfunding is about to go up in the Cantabria regional capital of Santander. A plot of 5,500 square metres, or one-and-a-third acres on the C/ Resconorio...

Christmas lottery ticket worth €125,000 found on street
Society Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Christmas lottery ticket worth €125,000 found on street

SANTANDER city council is searching for the owner of a Christmas lottery ticket bearing the second-prize number 51244, which is worth €125,000. A woman found the ticket on the street and handed it in to the National...

Ryanair makes 'urgent' landing due to 'drunk and aggressive' passengers
Travel/Tourism Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Ryanair makes 'urgent' landing due to 'drunk and...

A RYANAIR flight from Dublin had to make an urgent last-minute landing in Santander due to two passengers described as 'drunk and aggressive' who were said to be intimidating and disturbing other travellers....

Three giraffes die in Cabárceno Park fire
Animals/Pets Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Three giraffes die in Cabárceno Park fire

ALL THREE giraffes from Cantabria's famous Cabárceno Park have died in a fire in the early hours of Saturday, confirm staff from the huge safari complex. The cause of the blaze is not yet known, but it has caused...

Driver who filmed himself at 272km/h caught via Instagram
Crime/Incidents Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Driver who filmed himself at 272km/h caught via Instagram

A MOTORIST who filmed himself whilst driving at 272 kilometres per hour (169mph) and uploaded the video onto Instagram has been identified and arrested. Guardia Civil traffic police in the centre-northern province of...

African elephant 'baby boom' at Cabárceno Park
Animals/Pets Sun, Oct 8, 2017

African elephant 'baby boom' at Cabárceno Park

ELEPHANTS are breeding like rabbits at Cantabria's huge open-air wildlife park – two babies have been born in less than a month out of a total of 19 since the year 1990, something staff say is 'extraordinary,...

Cantabrian brown bear numbers on the up
Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Cantabrian brown bear numbers on the up

The Cantabrian Brown Bear Foundation (FOP) has released encouraging census data relating to breeding females in the Cantabrian mountains of northwest Spain, which suggests that the "extremely threatened" animal...

High-jumper Ruth Beitia earns Fair Play Award for comforting eliminated rival at London World Championships
Sport Wed, Aug 16, 2017

High-jumper Ruth Beitia earns Fair Play Award for...

SPANISH Olympic high-jumper Ruth Beitia's crashing out of the World Athletics Championships in London left her in floods of tears this week, but her spirits have since been lifted by her receiving the IAAF's...

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