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Orense province News & Information

Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Homeless man finds healthy newborn in wheelie-bin

A HOMELESS man hunting for food in a wheelie-bin in Ourense (Galicia) found a newborn baby – alive and well. He discovered the infant at aroun 16.00 yesterday (Sunday) near number 20 of the C/ Río Bibei in the far...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 4, 2017

Ourense and Jaén fires threaten homes

AN INFERNO in the Galicia province of Ourense has already wiped out nearly 3,000 acres after less than 24 hours and continues to burn out of control. Meanwhile, another blaze in the province of Jaén in the southern...

Food & Drink Sun, Aug 9, 2015

50,000 flock to Galician octopus fest

More than 50,000 people descended on the small town of O Carballiño in Orense (Galicia) today to take part in the now traditional, annual "Festa do Pulpo" - octopus fest - eager to taste this typical Galician...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Oct 7, 2013

'Pro-Franco' mayor targeted by town hall bombers

AN EXPLOSIVE device went off this morning in a town hall in Galicia fronted by a mayor who publicly professes to be pro-Franco. Senén Pousa was not on duty when the blast was heard at 04.00hrs in the council offices in...

Animals/Pets Thu, Jan 24, 2013

Turkey farm roof collapses under weight of snow

The roof of a turkey farm in San Xoán de Río (Ourense) collapsed yesterday morning under the weight of the snow, burying almost all of the six thousand fledgling turkeys housed inside. According to the mayor of the...

Environment Tue, Oct 18, 2011

Firefighter dies as 16 fires burn thousands of acres in...

A firefighter lost his life today while working to put out one of the many forest fires still raging in the north of Spain. The dead man was a member of the Castilla y León fire brigade and died after being surrounded...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jun 6, 2011

Six year old dies in air pistol accident

A six-year-old boy has died after being shot in the chest by a pellet from an air pistol in Beiro (Ourense, Galicia) yesterday. Emergency services received a call at 19.27 hours yesterday evening requesting "urgent...

Health & Beauty Fri, Nov 27, 2009

Obese child could be taken into care and parents jailed

AN obese young boy could be taken away from his parents 'for his own benefit', according to the courts. The child – whose age has not been revealed but who is not yet thought to have reached his teens –...