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Zamora province News & Information

Politics Sun, Sep 11, 2016

PP regional vice-president resigns after being caught...

DEPUTY president of Castilla y León, Rosa Valdeón has resigned after being caught drink-driving. When breathalysed, the PP regional second-in-command was found to be three times over the legal limit. And ironically,...

Animals/Pets Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Loose fiesta bull roaming the hills since Thursday

A BULL which escaped during the fiestas in a land-locked western village on Thursday remains on the loose, police report. One of the four animals used during the bull-running at the festivals in Carbajales de Alba in...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 1, 2015

Summer getaway starts with three children dead in Zamora...

Three Portuguese children aged four, eight and 12 have died in a road traffic accident in Cerezal de Aliste (Zamora) when a lorryploughed into the car they were travelling in. The adult driving the car suffered serious...

Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 7, 2013

Brown bear, believed extinct, found in Zamora province

A WILD animal thought to have been extinct for over 100 years has been found alive and well in the western province of Zamora. Experts say a colony of the brown bear (otherwise known as the 'grizzly bear')has...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 2, 2013

Inferno in Portugal spreads to Spain

FIREFIGHTERS in two countries are working round the clock to bring a massive 'international' inferno under control. The blaze started at around 16.20hrs on Thursday in Cicouro, north-eastern Portugal, in the...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jul 4, 2010

20-year-old gored to death in late-night bull run

A 20-year-old was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning after being gored in the chest by a bull during a late-night bull-running event held as part of the annual fiestas in Fuentesaúco (Zamora). The young man,...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 11, 2010

ETA suspect arrested after fleeing in stolen police car

Four suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA have been arrested in Portugal and France, after one of them, Garikoitz García Arrieta, was intercepted in the town of Bermillo de Sagayo, about 30km from the...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jan 10, 2010

ETA suspects arrested after police chase into Portugal

GUARDIA Civil officers intercepted a van found to be full of explosives last night and arrested two suspected ETA members. Police confirm that the explosives – which were not yet ready to detonate – were being taken...

Legal & Finance Wed, Jun 24, 2009

Judge faces jail for hiding overdue case files in her...

TAKING work home with you could land you in prison, as a judge from Zamora has just found out. She is facing two years behind bars for having taken case files to her house, a court reveals. Around 15 cases in total,...

Transport Tue, Dec 30, 2008

Caught out on radar doing 239kmh

A 23-year-old man from Asturias is waiting to learn his fate after being caught driving at nearly 150mph on the A-6 freeway - maximum speed limit 120kmh (75mph) - last Friday. He was snapped by a Guardia Civil traffic...

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