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La Rioja region/province News & Information

Teacher from Spain hid her pupils during Florida school shooting
Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Teacher from Spain hid her pupils during Florida school...

A SPANISH woman teaching at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, southern Florida sheltered from gunman Nikolas Cruz with five pupils in a cupboard, according to her mother. Patricia Rivas bundled the kids...

Skier killed in accident at La Rioja resort
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Skier killed in accident at La Rioja resort

A 60-YEAR-OLD man has died in an accident at the Valdezcaray ski slopes in La Rioja, emergency services report. The victim, a local man – from Albelda de Iregua, in another part of the land-locked northern wine region...

Altadis workers stage 4,000-strong protest over factory closure
Education/Work Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Altadis workers stage 4,000-strong protest over factory...

THOUSANDS of campaigners have joined a protest against the planned closure of the Altadis cigarette factory in Logroño, in the northern region of La Rioja. Hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs could go in an area with...

Anonymous artist 'decorates' bins in northern village
Culture Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Anonymous artist 'decorates' bins in northern village

A VILLAGE in La Rioja woke up one morning this week to find its 18 rubbish and recycling banks painted in abstract colours, shapes and pictures by an anonymous overnight artist. Photos of the bins have gone viral since...

Mobile phone sale scam warning
Crime/Incidents Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Mobile phone sale scam warning

POLICE in Spain have warned of a series of fraudulent 'sales' of mobile phones via a website purporting to offer very competitive prices. So far, 16 'customers', or victims, have been traced across Spain...

Villarroya's two-minute elections
Politics Mon, May 25, 2015

Villarroya's two-minute elections

The 2015 local elections lasted just two minutes in the little village of Villarroya in La Rioja. All nine of its registered voters had cast their votes by 9.02am, beating their 2011 record of seven minutes. "Before...

Spanish brothers jailed for smuggling three kilos of cocaine through Heathrow airport
Crime/Incidents Sun, Dec 9, 2012

Spanish brothers jailed for smuggling three kilos of...

TWO Spanish brothers have been sentenced to four years and six months each in jail for attempting to smuggle 360,000 euros' worth of cocaine through London's Heathrow airport. Roberto and Jesús María Moreno...

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