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Galicia News & Information

Cabbies take OAPs to see Christmas lights for free
Society Sun, Dec 23, 2018

Cabbies take OAPs to see Christmas lights for free

OVER 200 elderly residents have been able to see the Christmas lights in the Galician city of Vigo thanks to a fleet of taxi drivers offering them free lifts. Some 50 cabbies got together to arrange the transporting of...

Huge support for Rajoy after death of his father, 97
Politics Sun, Nov 4, 2018

Huge support for Rajoy after death of his father, 97

NUMEROUS current and ex-PP colleagues of former Spanish president Mariano Rajoy turned out in support for him today (Sunday) at the funeral of his father, Mariano Senior, who died on Thursday aged 97. Former ministers...

Inditex heiress plans 'quiet wedding' to designer's son Carlos Torretta
Politics Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Inditex heiress plans 'quiet wedding' to...

ZARA tycoon Amancio Ortega's daughter Marta has announced a date for her wedding to model scout and PR guru Carlos Torretta, having confirmed their engagement in the spring. Marta Ortega, 34, and Carlos – whose...

'Cow crossing' replaces zebras in Galicia city
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 31, 2018

'Cow crossing' replaces zebras in Galicia city

A GALICIA city has argued that the north-western region has no zebras, but plenty of cows – and this should be reflected in their pedestrian crossings. Stripes have been swapped for random patches on a street in the...

Blue whale caught on drone camera off Cíes Isles
Animals/Pets Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Blue whale caught on drone camera off Cíes Isles

DRONE footage off the coast of Galicia shows a blue whale – the largest mammal on earth - swimming close to the Cíes Isles. Captured on Wednesday but only just aired, the video shows a whale of an estimated 26 metres...

Mass injuries in Vigo festival platform collapse
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Mass injuries in Vigo festival platform collapse

AN ESTIMATED 312 spectators have been injured – nine of them seriously – after a wooden platform collapsed during the O Marisquiño fiestas in Vigo (Galicia) last night. Those hurt were watching Mallorca rapper Rels...

Air Nostrum passengers grounded in Paris for 30 hours
Travel/Tourism Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Air Nostrum passengers grounded in Paris for 30 hours

PASSENGERS spent over 30 hours waiting at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to fly home to Vigo (Pontevedra province, Galicia) after their Air Nostrum flight broke down on Sunday afternoon. The 87 travellers were due...

Recovering mansion 'stolen' by Franco could cost State 43 years' upkeep
Culture Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Recovering mansion 'stolen' by Franco could cost...

GALICIA'S fight to reclaim the Meirás country estate from the family of dictator General Franco has taken a new twist: for the mansion to be restored to public hands, the State would have to pay its current...

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