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Culture Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter

A WOMAN who believed she was the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has found out via the national press that the DNA samples did not match. But as neither she nor her lawyer have heard anything...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Azerbaijan fugitive who helped bribe government official...

A FUGITIVE from Azerbaijan charged with bribing a top-rank government official in his native country has been caught on the Costa Brava. The accused, who has not been named, was arrested in the cosmopolitan coastal town...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 4, 2016

Costa Brava flash mob mistaken for terrorist attack

FIVE German holiday reps arrested for staging a terrorist-attack-style flash-mob on a Costa Brava beach have been released with charges pending further inquiries. The women caused extreme panic on the seafront in Platja...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Dec 1, 2015

Eight skulls found off Costa Brava beach

EIGHT human skulls have been found under the water off the Els Palangrers beach in Roses, Girona province. A local resident out diving took photos of some of the bones off the Costa Brava shore and showed them to the...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Costa Brava quake wakes residents in the early hours

A SEAQUAKE measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale early this morning off the northern Costa Brava was felt across the Alto Ampurdán district in the province of Girona, especially in the towns of Rosas, Figueras and...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 2, 2015

British holidaymakers drown in Costa Brava sea

TWO British women who went missing off the Costa Brava have been found dead several miles out from a beach, having been swept away by the current and drowned. The victims, aged 33 and 36 were last seen in the sea off...

Culture Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Tourist 'stole ancient treasures' from Costa Brava...

TWO French nationals who stole valuable artefacts from an historical dig in Catalunya have been charged. The accused, a woman of 47 and her partner, a 31-year-old man are said to have tried to conceal brooches, coins...

Culture Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Dalí's 'illegitimate daughter' files paternity suit

A WOMAN who believes she may be the daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has had her case accepted by a Madrid court judge. Pilar Abel, who will be 59 this year, was born in Figueres (Girona province) after her...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Biggest Titanic model in the world built on Costa Brava

THE world's largest-ever model of the doomed Titanic is being built on the Costa Brava before being transferred down south to Granada. After this, it will embark on a tour of eight different countries. According to...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Ice-bucket challenge from plane leaves expat critical

AN EXPATRIATE who took the ice-bucket challenge to the extreme is in a serious condition in hospital with multiple injuries. The 51-year-old Belgian, a photographer living in Empuriabrava (Girona province), had asked a...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 9, 2014

Dutch youth, 15, dies in Girona castle fall

A DUTCH teenager has died after falling 20 metres (65 feet) from a Costa Brava castle wall, rescue workers reveal. The 15-year-old was on a day-trip with his father to the famous Montgrí fortress in Torroella de...

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