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Orense province News & Information

Anti-hair loss 'cool caps' reach cancer units in Spain
Society Mon, May 21, 2018

Anti-hair loss 'cool caps' reach cancer units in...

'COOL caps' are beginning to come into use – albeit in very limited number – in Spanish hospitals to help prevent patients in chemotherapy from losing their hair. Already standard in many UK hospitals –...

Homeless man finds healthy newborn in wheelie-bin
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...

Ourense and Jaén fires threaten homes
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...

Galicia village has 'most Roman ruins per household' in Spain
Culture Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Galicia village has 'most Roman ruins per...

A TOWN in the far north-western region of Galicia holds the national record for the most Roman ruins per household with practically every inhabitant owning at least one. And their collections are not technically illegal...

50,000 flock to Galician octopus fest
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...

'Pro-Franco' mayor targeted by town hall bombers
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...

Turkey farm roof collapses under weight of snow
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...

Church's assets could be seized for non-payment of council tax
Religion Tue, Aug 7, 2012

Church's assets could be seized for non-payment of...

A CHURCH in Galicia could be embargoed by its local council if it fails to pay off its 4,000-euro debt in property tax. Mayor of Amoeiro (Ourense), Rafael Villarino, says the Diocese has until September to settle its...

Man in prison for murdering wife draws widower's pension for 13 years
Crime/Incidents Wed, Dec 14, 2011

Man in prison for murdering wife draws widower's...

Nemesio Antonio Pisonero, who is serving a prison sentence in Ourense for murdering his wife and son in 1998, has been drawing a widower's pension for the past 13 years. This is the second case of this kind that has...

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

Six year old dies in air pistol accident
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...

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