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Wolves wander round Galicia town
Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Wolves wander round Galicia town

PANICKED residents in a Galicia town called the Guardia Civil after seeing two fully-grown wolves strolling down their street – the latest rarely-spotted wild now humans have vacated them. Officers went out to the...

'Zara baby' born: Matilda Torretta Ortega is fashion founder's fifth grandchild
Health & Beauty Mon, Mar 23, 2020

'Zara baby' born: Matilda Torretta Ortega is...

INDITEX empire founder Amancio Ortega's daughter Marta has just given birth to her second child, a little girl called Matilda. She underwent a Caesarean section at A Coruña's Hospital Quirón, and both mother...

Galicia tinned potatoes appear in Oscar-winning film 'Parasite'
Food & Drink Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Galicia tinned potatoes appear in Oscar-winning film...

A TINNED potato factory in Galicia founded by a man who is now 87 has been given a massive publicity boost – the brand features in a scene on the film that swept the board at last night's Oscars. a dark comedy...

New 'Zara baby' on the way: Marta Ortega pregnant
Health & Beauty Wed, Oct 16, 2019

New 'Zara baby' on the way: Marta Ortega pregnant

BARELY a month after her first wedding anniversary, Inditex heiress Marta Ortega is said to be expecting her second child with new husband Carlos Torretta. According to magazine, Marta, 35, is pregnant with her and...

Galicia re-enacts its 'Battle of Britain'
Entertainment Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Galicia re-enacts its 'Battle of Britain'

ANYONE who found themselves in Ferrol on mainland Spain's far north-western tip this weekend would have been plunged into cannon and rifle fire and surrounded by soldiers – but no armed conflict has been declared...

Spain's longest-running worker to retire after 64 years
Education/Work Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Spain's longest-running worker to retire after 64 years

THE WOMAN who has paid into Spain's State pension pot the longest has finally announced her decision to retire. Dolores Agra Rodríguez, 78, or 'Loli' to friends and family, started work aged 14, meaning she...

Franco's 'stolen' country mansion at centre of court battle with State
Culture Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Franco's 'stolen' country mansion at centre of...

A JUDGE will decide on whether or not a vast country estate in the province of A Coruña (Galicia) rightfully belongs to the public, or to the descendants of dictator General Franco. Spain's government maintains...

First beer museum in Spain opens
Food & Drink Wed, Jul 3, 2019

First beer museum in Spain opens

SPAIN'S first-ever beer museum is now open in the far north-western region of Galicia – another great excuse to explore a part of the country not on the Costa package trip trail. Its founders hope the MEGA museum...

Inditex heiress plans 'quiet wedding' to designer's son Carlos Torretta
Politics Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Inditex heiress plans 'quiet wedding' to...

ZARA tycoon Amancio Ortega's daughter Marta has announced a date for her wedding to model scout and PR guru Carlos Torretta, having confirmed their engagement in the spring. Marta Ortega, 34, and Carlos – whose...

'Cow crossing' replaces zebras in Galicia city
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 31, 2018

'Cow crossing' replaces zebras in Galicia city

A GALICIA city has argued that the north-western region has no zebras, but plenty of cows – and this should be reflected in their pedestrian crossings. Stripes have been swapped for random patches on a street in the...

Recovering mansion 'stolen' by Franco could cost State 43 years' upkeep
Culture Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Recovering mansion 'stolen' by Franco could cost...

GALICIA'S fight to reclaim the Meirás country estate from the family of dictator General Franco has taken a new twist: for the mansion to be restored to public hands, the State would have to pay its current...

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