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Local news and information for Rías Baja

Crime/Incidents Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Man reports himself to police for hitting his girlfriend

A 19-YEAR-OLD Galicia man has reported himself to the police for hitting his wife. Local Police in Vigo (Pontevedra province) have placed the youth under arrest after he turned up at the station at 23.30 last night...

Religion Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Priest goes on strike 'fed up with his parishioners'

A PRIEST in Galicia has gone on strike because he is 'fed up with his parishioners' after three weeks of constant rows. Father Luis Manuel González works in the parish of Albeos in the village of Crecente...

Tech & Science Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Blood tests could replace needle biopsies

A GALICIA hospital is trying out a new method of taking biopsies from patients using only a blood test. The Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo, Pontevedra province, has launched clinical trials to see whether the so...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Life sentence without parole demanded for Moraña filicide

The first ever demand for life imprisonment without parole in Spain has been lodged by the prosecutor handling the case of David Oubel, suspected of murdering his own two daughters in Moraña (Pontevedra) last summer....

Crime/Incidents Fri, Sep 9, 2016

Four dead and 48 injured in Galicia train crash

A PORTUGUESE train driver and three passengers have been killed outright in a crash on the line linking the Galicia city of Vigo with Oporto in the neighbouring nation. Said to be an 'old-style diesel-powered'...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Rajoy's attacker is his wife's cousin's son

A FURTHER twist in the tale concerning president Mariano Rajoy's assault in the street last night has revealed he and his assailant are related. The accused – unnamed, because he is under 18, but pictured here...

Politics Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Rajoy assaulted by teenager in street

SPAIN'S president Mariano Rajoy has been attacked in a street whilst on a 'wandering' political rally. A teenager punched him in the face and broke his glasses, having approached the PP leader on the pretext...