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Tarragona province News & Information

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to native species
Environment Sat, Jul 14, 2018

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to native...

A HIGHLY-AGGRESSIVE species of frog native to North America has been found in the wild in Spain for the first time, leading to concern among biologists. The American Bullfrog (), so-named because of its very loud noise...

New rides unveiled at PortAventura's Ferrari Land
Entertainment Fri, May 25, 2018

New rides unveiled at PortAventura's Ferrari Land

TARRAGONA-BASED them park PortAventuraWorld has unveiled five new attractions within its Ferrari Land complex – a feature that led to Easter visits rocketing by over 60%. The park expects to see around five million...

Retiree grew cannabis 'to top up his pension'
Crime/Incidents Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Retiree grew cannabis 'to top up his pension'

A TARRAGONA man who grew and sold cannabis 'to top up his pension' has been arrested and at least 290 marihuana plants have been confiscated. The accused, 63, said he was struggling to make ends meet on his...

'On-demand' bus service launched in Tarragona town
Transport Tue, Feb 27, 2018

'On-demand' bus service launched in Tarragona town

SPAIN'S first-ever 'bus on demand' is about to be launched in a Catalunya town – it has no fixed stops or timetables, and pick-ups are requested using a mobile phone App. Due to be piloted in July, the...

Catalunya police raid printing firms over referendum documents
Politics Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Catalunya police raid printing firms over referendum...

POLICE in Catalunya are keeping close watch on – and even raiding – companies given the job of printing out referendum material such as voting slips, electoral lists and polling cards. In the last few days, the...

Early-hours alert over Ascó I nuclear plant fire
Crime/Incidents Tue, May 23, 2017

Early-hours alert over Ascó I nuclear plant fire

AN 'EMERGENCY alert' affecting the nuclear plant in Ascó (Tarragona province) at 02.12 this morning (Tuesday) after a fire broke out has been called off, authorities have announced. Management at the Ascó I...

Boy of 14 electrocuted playing on train line
Crime/Incidents Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Boy of 14 electrocuted playing on train line

A FRESH warning about the dangers of playing near railway lines has been issued after a 14-year-old boy was electrocuted at a Tarragona province station. The victim was killed instantly after touching the overhead line...

Reus to hire out its council 'company car' fleet of electric vehicles to residents
Transport Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Reus to hire out its council 'company car' fleet of...

DRIVERS in the Tarragona-province seaside town of Reus can rent electrically-powered cars from the council's own fleet for a cheap price, and recharging points have been set up around the municipality. Similar to...

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