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Lleida province News & Information

Remains of Europe's oldest dinosaur found in Catalunya
Environment Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Remains of Europe's oldest dinosaur found in Catalunya

DINOSAURS may have reached Europe 275,000 years earlier than initially believed, according to historians studying fossils recently found in the Pyrénées of Catalunya. What is thought to be the first-ever Lambeosaurine...

First Iberian Lynx born in 100 years in Pyrénées
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 7, 2019

First Iberian Lynx born in 100 years in Pyrénées

AN IBERIAN Lynx has been born in the Pyrénées for the first time in over a century – hugely positive news for this highly-endangered species, reports the La Pedrera Catalunya Foundation. Although the cub came into...

Gun permit debate provoked after hunter shoots forestry officers who asked to see his licence
Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Gun permit debate provoked after hunter shoots forestry...

A DOUBLE murder in the province of Lleida after two forestry brigadiers asked a hunter to show his gun licence has sparked debate about whether firearms possession should be restricted. The 28-year-old man, who shot...

Nadia's parents lose custody of her as court says they spent €600,000 of appeal cash on themselves
Crime/Incidents Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Nadia's parents lose custody of her as court says they...

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl with a rare illness has been taken into care after her parents' arrest for alleged fraud involving an appeal fund set up for her treatment in the USA. Nadia suffers from tricothiodystrophy which,...

Nadia's parents arrested over 'suspect' appeal, but stress their innocence
Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Nadia's parents arrested over 'suspect' appeal,...

BOTH parents of the 11-year-old girl who suffers a premature ageing disease have been arrested and accused of trying to defraud donors who gave money for her treatment – but they insist they have done nothing wrong...

Lleida bans the 'burkhini' in public pools
Society Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Lleida bans the 'burkhini' in public pools

PUBLIC swimming pools in the province of Lleida (Catalunya) have banned the 'burkhini', following France's example where several towns have prohibited the Islamic women's bathing costumes. In Lleida city...

Spaniard and Italian arrested over Lleida businessman's brutal murder in Thailand
Crime/Incidents Sat, Feb 6, 2016

Spaniard and Italian arrested over Lleida businessman's...

SUSPECTS have been taken in for questioning in connection with the murder of Spanish businessman David Bernat, whose dismembered body was found in the river in Bangkok, Thailand, at the weekend. Bernat, 40, originally...

Nursing home residents lose their lives in ground-floor flood
Crime/Incidents Wed, Nov 4, 2015

Nursing home residents lose their lives in ground-floor...

FOUR elderly residents of a nursing home in northern inland Catalunya perished in the early hours of Tuesday when the ground floor flooded. The river Sió, through the town of Agramunt (Lleida province) burst its banks...

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