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Guipúzcoa News & Information

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Tidal surge claims lives of two pensioners

STORM Bruno has already claimed two lives in the Basque Country after a man and woman, believed to be a couple, were swept out to sea off the coast of Deba (Guipúzcoa province). The victims, aged 67 and 65 and both...

Entertainment Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Sigourney Weaver to receive Donostia Award at San...

BRITISH director Ken Loach's latest film due for airing and a Donostia award for Sigourney Weaver are on the programme for the forthcoming San Sebastián Film Festival, Spain's answer to Cannes and a blend of...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Dec 5, 2015

Two more Jihad arrests in Spanish prison

Intelligence services have managed to nip another behind-bars terrorism operation in the bud with the arrest of a 24-year-old Moroccan and a 32-year-old Spaniard serving sentences in the prison at Martutene, Guipúzcoa...

Politics Fri, Aug 14, 2015

King Juan Carlos faces protests for attending bull-fight

FORMER monarch Juan Carlos I was faced with protesters waving Republican flags when he attended a bull-fight in San Sebastián. The King, who abdicated a year ago in favour of his son, the current reigning Felipe VI,...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Mar 11, 2015

'Keyless' hotel room doors open with mobile phone App

A BASQUE Country hotel's suite doors can be opened by guests using their mobile phones, thanks to a new App called JustIN. The Hotel Astoria 7, in the centre of the beach city of San Sebastián (Donostia) - famous...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jan 17, 2015

ETA killer Bolinaga dies at home under house arrest

A NOTORIOUS member of the Basque terrorist cell ETA has died at home just days after he was due to be sentenced to 29 years in jail. Josu Uribetxeberria Bolinaga, 59, has long been one of Spain's most controversial...