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Pontevedra province News & Information

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,...

“Grow your hair to stay out of jail,” prisoner told
Crime/Incidents Thu, Apr 12, 2018

“Grow your hair to stay out of jail,” prisoner told

A PRISONER in Vigo has been told his sentence will be suspended – as long as he grows his hair. Identified only by his initials of A. F. C., the accused was arrested for drug-dealing in the Galicia town and is said to...

Case of missing Sonia Iglesias reopened and house searched
Crime/Incidents Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Case of missing Sonia Iglesias reopened and house searched

A HOUSE in Galicia has been searched in connection with the disappearance of Sonia Iglesias in 2010, who has never yet been found. Her ex-partner, Julio Araújo, was present whilst the property in Pontevedra the couple...

'Hard-up' dad who owned Ferrari avoided paying child maintenance
Society Thu, Feb 8, 2018

'Hard-up' dad who owned Ferrari avoided paying...

A DIVORCED father who claimed he could not afford to pay child maintenance to his ex-wife was driving around in a Ferrari, staying in five-star hotels for thousands of euros a night and spending four-figure sums on...

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