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Costa Verde News & Information

Transport Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Ice on track forces diversion for Gijón-Alicante train

ICE on the track meant long-distance travellers on the Gijón-Alicante train yesterday (Sunday) evening had to get off at León, according to rail board RENFE. The train left Gijón in the northern coastal region of...

Food & Drink Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Customer calls police when bar 'charges too much' for...

A BAR customer rang the police when she was charged what she thought was daylight robbery for a martini cocktail – and officers gave the owners a ticking off, reports national daily newspaper . She had gone to one of...

Food & Drink Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Avilés earns place in 'Guinness Book of Records' for...

A NORTHERN Spanish town has entered the for the best street food in the world, having attracted 11,836 customers at yesterday's (Monday's) open-air food fair. Five notaries signed on the dotted line to confirm...

Food & Drink Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Welsh tourist thinks Spanish chocolate peanut brand...

A WELSH tourist in Spain who photographed a popular brand of chocolate peanuts and called its name 'racist' has gone viral on Twitter. João Morais, whose family originally came from the Portuguese-speaking west...

Crime/Incidents Mon, May 16, 2016

Groom killed on stag night in hotel balcony fall

A STAG night in Gijón (Asturias) ended in tragedy at the weekend when the groom-to-be fell from his hotel balcony. The 34-year-old, identified only by his initials of F.C.V.P., had gone north from his home in Madrid...

Tech & Science Fri, Nov 6, 2015

Gijón-based firm designs train-style 'wireless' lift

THE first-ever lift which moves sideways as well as upwards and downwards and operates without cables has been presented at a conference in Gijón (Asturias) by a multi-national firm based in the city. Known as the...

Entertainment Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Radio DJ drops down dead mid-show

A POPULAR radio DJ dropped down dead on air during his evening show, his son reports. José Manuel Fernández Camblor, 58, known as DJ Cori, started his usual slot on Onda Gijón at 16.00hrs and was thought to be in...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Two dead and three missing as fishing boat capsizes

TWO men have died and three are missing after a fishing boat sank off the coast of the northern region of Asturias in the Bay of Biscay. The , which bears the Portuguese flag, was carrying 12 passengers when it capsized...

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