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Pontevedra province News & Information

Pontevedra 'Beefeaters' become selfie fodder for tourists
Travel/Tourism Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Pontevedra 'Beefeaters' become selfie fodder for...

TOURISTS posed in Pontevedra with a bunch of Beefeaters believing they were the official guards of the provincial government, or headquarters – without realising they were a trio of businessmen in costume filming an...

Vigo responds to 'New York Times' over Christmas light climate change criticisms
Environment Fri, Dec 27, 2019

Vigo responds to 'New York Times' over Christmas...

A GALICIA mayor has 'thanked' a daily broadsheet in New York for criticising the city's Christmas lights as 'contributing to climate change', as its comments not only provided an opportunity to...

Priest's 'dangerous driving' warning goes viral
Religion Sat, Jun 8, 2019

Priest's 'dangerous driving' warning goes viral

A PRIEST based in Galicia managed to ban mobile phone use in his church – and warn against it whilst driving – using a humorous message that has gone viral on social media. Xosé Manuel Lence, vicar in A Ramallosa...

Cabbies take OAPs to see Christmas lights for free
Society Sun, Dec 23, 2018

Cabbies take OAPs to see Christmas lights for free

OVER 200 elderly residents have been able to see the Christmas lights in the Galician city of Vigo thanks to a fleet of taxi drivers offering them free lifts. Some 50 cabbies got together to arrange the transporting of...

Huge support for Rajoy after death of his father, 97
Politics Sun, Nov 4, 2018

Huge support for Rajoy after death of his father, 97

NUMEROUS current and ex-PP colleagues of former Spanish president Mariano Rajoy turned out in support for him today (Sunday) at the funeral of his father, Mariano Senior, who died on Thursday aged 97. Former ministers...

Blue whale caught on drone camera off Cíes Isles
Animals/Pets Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Blue whale caught on drone camera off Cíes Isles

DRONE footage off the coast of Galicia shows a blue whale – the largest mammal on earth - swimming close to the Cíes Isles. Captured on Wednesday but only just aired, the video shows a whale of an estimated 26 metres...

Mass injuries in Vigo festival platform collapse
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Mass injuries in Vigo festival platform collapse

AN ESTIMATED 312 spectators have been injured – nine of them seriously – after a wooden platform collapsed during the O Marisquiño fiestas in Vigo (Galicia) last night. Those hurt were watching Mallorca rapper Rels...

Air Nostrum passengers grounded in Paris for 30 hours
Travel/Tourism Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Air Nostrum passengers grounded in Paris for 30 hours

PASSENGERS spent over 30 hours waiting at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to fly home to Vigo (Pontevedra province, Galicia) after their Air Nostrum flight broke down on Sunday afternoon. The 87 travellers were due...

Woman locked in car after boyfriend 'fails to notice' her
Crime/Incidents Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Woman locked in car after boyfriend 'fails to...

A GALICIA woman was stuck in her parked car for six hours after her boyfriend forgot about her, locked it and went home, says the Guardia Civil. The couple had just come back from a wedding – not their own – and,...

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