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Tarragona province News & Information

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...