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Jaén province News & Information

Hyperloop test centre to open on Costa del Sol
Transport Tue, Aug 7, 2018

Hyperloop test centre to open on Costa del Sol

A HYPERLOOP research and testing centre will be set up in Málaga in a joint venture between Spain's rail infrastructure board ADIF and Richard Branson's Virgin empire at a cost of €430 million, according to a...

Earth moves for Jaén
Environment Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Earth moves for Jaén

AN EARTHQUAKE in the province of Jaén (Andalucía) was barely felt in the early hours of this morning (Saturday), despite reaching level 4 on the Richter scale – normally enough to cause minor damage. A recent report...

Instagram whip-round after user's 'Photoshopped Jesus' picture nets him a fine
Religion Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Instagram whip-round after user's 'Photoshopped...

A YOUNG man fined €480 after Photoshopping his face onto a picture of a Jesus statue and uploading it onto Instagram has managed to crowdfund the whole amount from outraged social media users. The 24-year-old, from...

Boy handling firework loses hand
Crime/Incidents Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Boy handling firework loses hand

A TEENAGE boy has lost his hand after playing with fireworks at his home in Jaén, Andalucía. The 13-year-old was about to light a rocket on Christmas Day at 00.20 – given that in Spain, the main festive celebrations...

Tiger escapes from circus
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Tiger escapes from circus

TERROR reigned near a circus in Andújar (Jaén province) yesterday (Sunday) lunchtime after a tiger gave his handlers the slip and broke loose. Emergency services were called out at around 12.45hrs by circus staff who...

Biggest contraband tobacco swoop in Spain's history sees 80 million cigarettes confiscated
Crime/Incidents Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Biggest contraband tobacco swoop in Spain's history...

SPAIN'S largest-ever contraband cigarette round-up has seen nine people arrested in Jaén, southern Spain and two in Madrid for smuggling 41.5 tonnes of loose tobacco. This is equivalent to 80 million cigarettes, or...

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