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Community/Public Services news & information for Rías Altas

Society Sun, Jan 1, 2017

Oldest resident in Galicia, Avelina Mouzo, turns 112

GALICIA'S oldest living person and Spain's 15 celebrated her 112 Christmas this week – not counting the day after she was born – and collected yet another birthday gift from the mayor who has given her a...

Society Mon, Feb 25, 2008

Body of missing Guardia Civil officer recovered

Rescuers have found the body of a Guardia Civil coast guard officer who went missing at around 9pm on Saturday night after falling overboard from a Zodiaz inflatable dinghy as he and a colleague were searching off...

Society Wed, Sep 26, 2007

'In Franco's day you'd already be dead'

A corporal who was denied permission to take the regulation fifteen-day leave of absence to marry his transsexual sweetheart was told by his commanding officer, a Spanish Navy captain: "In Franco's day,...

Society Mon, Dec 19, 2005

Two killed in explosion on board navy frigate

An explosion on board the Spanish navy frigate "Extremadura" at 2.30am this morning has left two sailors dead and several soldiers injured. The explosion occurred in the boiler room down in the bowels of the...