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Angry sixth-formers retake exam after hackers filter questions
Education/Work Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Angry sixth-formers retake exam after hackers filter...

FURIOUS sixth-formers have had to re-sit their university entrance exams today (Tuesday) in the western region of Extremadura after a hacker exposed some of the test questions online. Having already taken the exam last...

World's oldest man dies aged 113
Society Wed, Jan 31, 2018

World's oldest man dies aged 113

THE world's oldest man has died at his Extremadura home just a month and a half after his 113 birthday. Francisco Núñez Olivera, who was born on December 13, 1904 in the town of Bienvenida – which, curiously,...

'Missed call' scam warning issued
Crime/Incidents Wed, Jan 24, 2018

'Missed call' scam warning issued

A REGIONAL watchdog has warned of a new scam involving missed calls which, when the recipient rings back, charges them €1.20 a minute. Extremadura Consumers' Union (UCE) says the numbers are typically non-Spanish...

Portuguese earthquake felt in Extremadura and Andalucía
Environment Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Portuguese earthquake felt in Extremadura and Andalucía

AN EARTHQUAKE in Portugal measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt in the provinces of Badajoz (Extremadura) and Huelva, Sevilla and Córdoba (Andalucía) this lunchtime (Monday). According to Portugal's Sea and...

Francisco Núñez, world's oldest man, turns 113
Society Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Francisco Núñez, world's oldest man, turns 113

THE world's oldest man Francisco Núñez Olivera turned 113 today (Wednesday) and says he is 'crazy with happiness' at being 'the strongest man' on the planet. Francisco's blood pressure is...

Extremadura-to-Portugal train shut since 2012 reopens
Transport Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Extremadura-to-Portugal train shut since 2012 reopens

A RAIL service connecting Spain and Portugal has reopened after five-and-a-half years out of action. The so-called 'Eastern Line' () between Badajoz in Spain's land-locked western region of Extremadura and...

ETA terrorist dies from heart attack in jail
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 1, 2017

ETA terrorist dies from heart attack in jail

A CONVICTED terrorist serving a 30-year sentence has died suddenly from a heart attack in prison. Kepa del Hoyo, 46, a member of ETA's Vizcaya Commando, was arrested in Bilbao in 1998 along with another 10 militants...

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