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León province News & Information

Spanish firm invents shampoo for bald people
Health & Beauty Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Spanish firm invents shampoo for bald people

A COMPANY based in León has launched the world's first-ever shampoo for bald people. Chief executive officer of Carobels, Juan José Cabero – who describes himself as 'bald and proud' – says the shampoo...

“Sorry, León”: UK not 'cradle of parliamentarism', Rajoy learns
Politics Sun, Dec 17, 2017

“Sorry, León”: UK not 'cradle of...

SPAIN'S president Mariano Rajoy has had to apologise to the city of León for upholding the UK as an example for being 'the cradle of parliamentarism and the rule of law'. UNESCO historians have subtly...

US pilgrim Denise Pikka Thiem's murder suspect found guilty
Crime/Incidents Wed, Apr 5, 2017

US pilgrim Denise Pikka Thiem's murder suspect found...

THE killer of an American-Chinese tourist walking the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route has been found guilty, exactly two years to the day since his victim vanished. Denise Pikka Thiem, then 41, sent an email on...

'Camino de Santiago' murder suspect in the dock
Crime/Incidents Wed, Mar 15, 2017

'Camino de Santiago' murder suspect in the dock

THE ONLY suspect in the murder of American-Chinese tourist Denise Pikka Thiem, who was killed whilst walking the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route, is now on trial and has so far refused to testify. Miguel Ángel...

Wedding and christening party crowds walk out of restaurants owing total of €12,000
Food & Drink Sat, Mar 4, 2017

Wedding and christening party crowds walk out of...

OVER 120 diners who left a restaurant without paying struck again within days at another banquet hall in the same area, and are thought to have made two other attempts. On the second occasion, around 200 diners were...

Mother and daughter who murdered MP jailed for 22 and 20 years respectively
Crime/Incidents Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Mother and daughter who murdered MP jailed for 22 and 20...

A WOMAN who shot dead the MP for León has been sentenced to 22 years in prison and her daughter to 20 years for conspiracy. Montserrat González, 56, openly admitted to the murder of Isabel Carrasco (PP) and insisted...

Mayor of León province town found dead
Crime/Incidents Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Mayor of León province town found dead

A MAYOR of a town in centre-northern Spain has been found dead within 24 hours of his family reporting him missing. Luis Rodríguez Aller (pictured), who has been mayor of Vegacervera (León province) non-stop since the...

Murder trial starts for mother and daughter accused of shooting MP for León
Crime/Incidents Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Murder trial starts for mother and daughter accused of...

THE fatal shooting of MP for the province of León, Isabel Carrasco has finally come to trial and the mother and daughter thought to be behind the murder could face up to 23 years each in jail. Montserrat González, 56,...

Missing American Santiago 'pilgrim' found dead and local 'hermit' arrested
Crime/Incidents Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Missing American Santiago 'pilgrim' found dead and...

THE body of an American tourist walking the pilgrims' trail has been found after extensive searches in the province of León. Denise Pikka Thiem, 41, a US national of Chinese descent was undertaking the world-famous...

Swarm of 30,000 bees forces city-centre street closure
Crime/Incidents Sun, May 31, 2015

Swarm of 30,000 bees forces city-centre street closure

A SWARM of over 30,000 bees which entered a parked car in the northern city of León forced Local Police to close an entire street for three hours yesterday (Saturday). Pedestrians were diverted until gone 20.00hrs, and...

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