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Girona province News & Information

Catalunya's little-known volcanoes
Environment Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Catalunya's little-known volcanoes

THINGS have often become explosive in Catalunya. Just as you cross the Pyrénées towards what is now the Costa Brava, you could find out how hot-headed the region was, and how it liked to blow its top. When thinking...

Dads entitled to 'dependent child bonus' in disability pension, not just mums
Society Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Dads entitled to 'dependent child bonus' in...

MEN with children will now be entitled to receive an 'upgrade' in permanent disability pensions as well as women following a European Court of Justice ruling. A man from Girona who was left disabled was granted...

Dalí’s ‘illegitimate granddaughter’ found dead in Girona
Crime/Incidents Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Dalí’s ‘illegitimate granddaughter’ found dead in...

THE daughter of a woman who is fighting to prove surrealist painter Salvador Dalí is her late illegitimate father has been found dead on a bench in Girona. As yet, the cause of Elisabeth Martín Abel’s demise is not...

No legal action for yellow 'protest parasols' on Catalunya beach
Politics Tue, Aug 21, 2018

No legal action for yellow 'protest parasols' on...

A PRO-INDEPENDENCE group who set up dozens of yellow parasols and towels on the beach in Blanes (Girona province) will not face legal action since the prosecution says it falls within the boundaries of 'freedom of...

Barcelona terrorist jailed for attacking girlfriend
Crime/Incidents Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Barcelona terrorist jailed for attacking girlfriend

ONE of the few surviving terrorists from the Barcelona attacks in August has been convicted of domestic violence, meaning his custodial term will be extended by six months. Driss Oukabir, who is of Moroccan origin, is...

Susqueda swamp couple's murderer arrested
Crime/Incidents Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Susqueda swamp couple's murderer arrested

NATIONAL Police in Girona have arrested the number one suspect in the double murder of a young couple on holiday in the Susqueda swamp area, and say they have 'not a single shred of doubt' that he is guilty....

Girona renames square 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' to mark referendum
Politics Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Girona renames square 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' to...

THE COSTA Brava's capital city has agreed to change the name of a prominent square to 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' in homage to the date of the disputed independence referendum in Catalunya. Girona is governed...

Fined for photographing a motorway speed trap
Transport Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Fined for photographing a motorway speed trap

A MAN has been fined for taking a photograph of a speed trap on the AP-7 and uploading it onto social media. Catalunya's military police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, saw the 23-year-old on the roof of a service...

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter
Culture Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter

A WOMAN who believed she was the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has found out via the national press that the DNA samples did not match. But as neither she nor her lawyer have heard anything...

Lion kept as family pet in Catalunya house is 'completely tame', says mayor
Animals/Pets Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Lion kept as family pet in Catalunya house is...

A COSTA Brava couple keeps a lion as a pet in their back yard – and it's perfectly legal, assures their local council. The grown-up wild feline was adopted from a circus by the animal-loving pair when he was three...

Figueres councillor accused of child porn possession
Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Figueres councillor accused of child porn possession

A COUNCILLOR from Figueres (Girona province) is under investigation for alleged possession of child pornography. Diego Borregas was arrested on Friday and refused to comment when questioned. He has since been released...

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