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Galicia News & Information

Woman missing since 2016 found alive and well
Society Mon, May 11, 2020

Woman missing since 2016 found alive and well

A MISSING woman not seen in three-and-a-half years has been found safe and well in Galicia, confirm National Police. The force had reopened the case of Lorena Piteira Espinosa in the last few weeks, partly on the basis...

Brown bear spotted in Galicia for first time in 150 years
Animals/Pets Thu, May 7, 2020

Brown bear spotted in Galicia for first time in 150 years

EXCEPTIONALLY-CLEAR and very close-up footage of a brown bear has been taken in Galicia – the first time the species has been sighted there in 150 years. Producer Felipe Lage from Zeitun Films had set up cameras in...

Wolves wander round Galicia town
Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Wolves wander round Galicia town

PANICKED residents in a Galicia town called the Guardia Civil after seeing two fully-grown wolves strolling down their street – the latest rarely-spotted wild now humans have vacated them. Officers went out to the...

'Zara baby' born: Matilda Torretta Ortega is fashion founder's fifth grandchild
Health & Beauty Mon, Mar 23, 2020

'Zara baby' born: Matilda Torretta Ortega is...

INDITEX empire founder Amancio Ortega's daughter Marta has just given birth to her second child, a little girl called Matilda. She underwent a Caesarean section at A Coruña's Hospital Quirón, and both mother...

Pontevedra 'Beefeaters' become selfie fodder for tourists
Travel/Tourism Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Pontevedra 'Beefeaters' become selfie fodder for...

TOURISTS posed in Pontevedra with a bunch of Beefeaters believing they were the official guards of the provincial government, or headquarters – without realising they were a trio of businessmen in costume filming an...

Galicia tinned potatoes appear in Oscar-winning film 'Parasite'
Food & Drink Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Galicia tinned potatoes appear in Oscar-winning film...

A TINNED potato factory in Galicia founded by a man who is now 87 has been given a massive publicity boost – the brand features in a scene on the film that swept the board at last night's Oscars. a dark comedy...

Vigo responds to 'New York Times' over Christmas light climate change criticisms
Environment Fri, Dec 27, 2019

Vigo responds to 'New York Times' over Christmas...

A GALICIA mayor has 'thanked' a daily broadsheet in New York for criticising the city's Christmas lights as 'contributing to climate change', as its comments not only provided an opportunity to...

Diana Quer's killer sentenced to permanent reviewable prison
Crime/Incidents Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Diana Quer's killer sentenced to permanent reviewable...

PROPERTY tycoon Juan Carlos Quer has thanked his daughter posthumously on Twitter for her 'legacy' after her rapist and killer, José Enrique Abuín Gey, was sentenced today to permanent reviewable prison. Juan...

New 'Zara baby' on the way: Marta Ortega pregnant
Health & Beauty Wed, Oct 16, 2019

New 'Zara baby' on the way: Marta Ortega pregnant

BARELY a month after her first wedding anniversary, Inditex heiress Marta Ortega is said to be expecting her second child with new husband Carlos Torretta. According to magazine, Marta, 35, is pregnant with her and...

Galicia re-enacts its 'Battle of Britain'
Entertainment Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Galicia re-enacts its 'Battle of Britain'

ANYONE who found themselves in Ferrol on mainland Spain's far north-western tip this weekend would have been plunged into cannon and rifle fire and surrounded by soldiers – but no armed conflict has been declared...

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