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Ciudad Real province News & Information

Crime/Incidents Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Spanish AIDS researcher among México earthquake victims

A SPANISH doctor is among the dead in the horrific earthquake in México – the second in a fortnight – which has killed 21 school children after their classrooms collapsed. Leopoldo Nieto Cisneros, 66, was born in...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Easter parade disaster number two: Virgin Mary statue...

SEVILLA'S Good Friday parade was not the only one that ended in disaster – a statue of the Virgin Mary caught fire in the Castilla-La Mancha village of Bolaños de Calatrava, causing widespread panic. The...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Earthquake in Ciudad Real felt in Albacete

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the central provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete at 09.15 this morning, the National Geographical Institute has just confirmed. The epicentre of the tremor was in...

Economy Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Chinese firm could get Ciudad Real airport for €10,000

ONLY one bidder has come forward with a view to buying the never-used airport in Ciudad Real, in the southern part of the central region of Castilla-La Mancha - and has offered just €10,000. A company set up in Madrid...

Food & Drink Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Italy breaks Spain's record for world's longest pizza

A WORLD record for the longest pizza held by Spain for the past four years has been broken by Italy. A total of 80 chefs at the Expo '15 fair in Milan worked solidly for 14 hours on baking a pizza of literally a...

Travel/Tourism Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Ciudad Real's 'ghost' airport up for sale

AN UNUSED airport which has provoked heavy criticism of Spain's spending on 'white elephants' is up for sale after going into receivership. The terminal in Ciudad Real, in the province just south of Madrid,...

Society Thu, Dec 27, 2012

Village wants to move to a new region 'to get a better...

A SMALL village in inland Spain wants to redefine regional borders and move further south, potentially re-writing the map of the country. Residents of Solana del Pino (pictured), which is in the province of Ciudad Real...