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Costa Cantabria News & Information

Altamira, Cantabria: 150 years since world's first cave art discovery
Travel/Tourism Sat, Oct 6, 2018

Altamira, Cantabria: 150 years since world's first cave...

A DOG, a weaver, an eight-year-old girl and a landowner with a spade formed the cast. The opening line was: “Look, daddy! Oxen!” And the setting: a communal home, uninhabited and forgotten for over 13,000 years....

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...

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....

Mad cow disease strikes farm in Cantabria
Animals/Pets Mon, May 22, 2017

Mad cow disease strikes farm in Cantabria

AN OUTBREAK of 'mad cow disease' has been detected at a Cantabria farm, costing the lives of five out of the premises' 90 bovines. Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD) or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE),...

Woman who found and kept €900 in cash arrested
Crime/Incidents Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Woman who found and kept €900 in cash arrested

A 69-YEAR-OLD woman who found €900 in cash on the floor of a cashpoint booth and kept it has been arrested and charged with theft in Cantabria. The pensioner, who has never committed any previous offence, discovered...

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...

Belgian tourist rescued from lighthouse
Crime/Incidents Sat, Jul 25, 2015

Belgian tourist rescued from lighthouse

AIR-AMBULANCE paramedics have just rescued a 17-year-old Belgian woman who suffered a fall on the steps inside the El Caballo lighthouse in Santoña, on the coast of the northern region of Cantabria. She called the 112...

Eight injured in 'cow-running' during Santander fiestas
Crime/Incidents Mon, Jun 2, 2014

Eight injured in 'cow-running' during Santander...

EIGHT people including a child have been injured when a cow got loose during a bull-run in Santander on Saturday night. As is often the case with 'bull-runs' during fiestas, sometimes young cows are used instead...

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