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Girona province News & Information

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...

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....

Politics Tue, Feb 13, 2018

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Environment Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Winter wonderland in Girona as rest of Spain swelters

FIREFIGHTERS were still bailing out garages, car parks and ground-floor buildings in the city of Girona last night (Saturday) after a freak hailstorm covered the streets in a blanket of white on Friday. While the rest...

Culture Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Dalí to be exhumed following paternity suit

A JUDGE has ordered the body of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to be exhumed following a paternity suit filed by a woman from Girona. María Pilar Abel Martínez, known as Pilar Abel, claims the artist behind the...

Transport Mon, May 29, 2017

Two arrested for supplanting driving test candidate

TWO men who took driving tests in another candidate's name have been arrested on the Costa Brava, according to traffic police. The first was caught on Thursday in Sant Joan les Fonts (Girona province) when a man...