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León province News & Information

Sleeping customer 'embarrassed' after his drunken lock-in video goes viral
Society Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Sleeping customer 'embarrassed' after his drunken...

THE owner of a bar where a customer fell into a drunken slumber on the toilet and was locked in overnight says he has not seen him 'for days' because he is 'embarrassed'. David, the customer, got so...

World's second-most expensive honey comes from Spain
Food & Drink Tue, Oct 22, 2019

World's second-most expensive honey comes from Spain

EUROPE'S most expensive honey – and the second-priciest in the world – comes from a village in the land-locked centre-northern province of León and will be presented at the International Organic Fair in Sweden...

Traffic authority scraps peak-rate phone line after consumer group complaint
Society Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Traffic authority scraps peak-rate phone line after...

TRAFFIC authorities have replaced their driving fine appeal helpline after a leading national consumer group reproached them for using a peak-rate number. FACUA-Consumers in Action formally requested the General...

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,...

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