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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...

Protesters prosecuted by Franco's family for 'hate crimes' over Galicia estate
Society Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Protesters prosecuted by Franco's family for 'hate...

COURT summons are starting to filter through for demonstrators who peacefully 'invaded' a palace in A Coruña last August to protest over its still belonging to dictator General Franco's family some 80 years...

Madeleine suspect 'tried to kidnap Galicia sisters' in 2001, parents reveal
Crime/Incidents Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Madeleine suspect 'tried to kidnap Galicia sisters'...

A FAMILY from Spain's north-western region of Galicia says a man identical to the photo-fit image of Madeleine McCann's suspected kidnapper attempted to abduct their little girl six years earlier. A...

Body of woman swept away by tides found in Galicia
Crime/Incidents Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Body of woman swept away by tides found in Galicia

A 22-YEAR-OLD woman swept away by the waves off a Galicia beach during the storms has been found dead after a local resident spotted her and called emergency services. She has been named as Andrea Domínguez, and...

Lola the wagtail, a Galicia bar's most loyal customer
Animals/Pets Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Lola the wagtail, a Galicia bar's most loyal customer

A BAR in A Coruña (Galicia) has a regular customer who has been coming in daily for a plate of – or Spanish omelette – for the last four years, and plants herself on the counter to ensure she is the first to get...

Passenger complains about impromptu free ride on train
Transport Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Passenger complains about impromptu free ride on train

A TRAIN PASSENGER who got a free ride across Galicia has complained to rail board RENFE about his not having to pay for the journey. José María Lorza set off from the station in his home town of Ferrol on Spain's...

WhatsApp location tag helps find family lost in Galicia nature reserve
Tech & Science Fri, Aug 25, 2017

WhatsApp location tag helps find family lost in Galicia...

MOBILE phone technology and social networks have been shown to save lives – and a case of a couple lost in the hills in Galicia has once again proven this to be true. They had been out walking in the Fragas do Eume...

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