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Community/Public Services news & information for Cantabria region/province

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...

Woman gives birth on Santander street
Society Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Woman gives birth on Santander street

A WOMAN gave birth in broad daylight in the middle of the street in Santander yesterday (Sunday), delivering her own baby on the pavement. Local emergency services got a call on the 061 hotline advising of a lady who...

Rural Cantabria villagers hopeful of 'release' after a month snowed in
Society Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Rural Cantabria villagers hopeful of 'release'...

RESIDENTS in a Cantabria village are just starting to get back to normal after having been completely cut off from the outside world for a month due to extreme snowfall. Up to three metres of snow gathered on some of...

Society Wed, Apr 23, 2008

Burst mains pipe leaves 20,000 without water

A burst water pipe below the calle Gerardo Diego in Santander has left some 20,000 local residents without water. With sufficient water reserves for just three hours, if the situation is not resolved soon, the...

Society Thu, Jul 8, 2004

Powercut causes Santander city centre blackout

Around 1,260 homes in Santander´s Viesgo district were left without electricity for about an hour and a half on Tuesday evening owing to the failure of a 12 KV medium tension cable underneath the calle Magallanes. The...

Society Sat, May 15, 2004

Santander to divide into four districts

The mayor of Santander, Gonzalo Piñeiro, announced yesterday that the town will divide itself up into four districts soon to encourage citizens to participate more in local government. Each district will be given...

Gallizo chooses El Dueso for first prison visit
Society Tue, May 11, 2004

Gallizo chooses El Dueso for first prison visit

The new general director for Penal Institutions, Mercedes Gallizo (photo, right), chose the El Dueso penitentiary in Cantabria for her first official visit since her recent appointment. Gallizo was accompanied by...

Society Sun, Apr 4, 2004

Free holiday scheme for Santander pensioners

A total of fifty pensioners have been enjoying a weekend in Bierzo at the expense of Santander Town Hall Council, as part of their annual holiday scheme, which is managed by the Pensioner´s Council. All the holiday...

Police fear nuclear, biological or chemical terrorist attacks
Society Sat, Apr 3, 2004

Police fear nuclear, biological or chemical terrorist...

National Police Bomb and Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Risk Squad presented their new team in Cantabria on Wednesday, and warned that in the future, terrorists may use weapons of this type. Until now, the only...

Society Sat, Mar 27, 2004

El Malecón stadium renovation work in full swing

Renovation work on the El Malecón stadium in Torrelavega, the first stage of which is the replacement of the playing surface, are ahead of schedule. The news was announced yesterday by the town´s lady mayoress, Blanca...