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Local news and information for Tarragona province

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...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Boy of six finds Civil War grenade in Costa Daurada...

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy has found a Civil War grenade in the province of Tarragona whilst out hiking with his parents. Said to be a typical pine-cone-shaped weapon, made in Poland and used by the Republicans – the...

Culture Sun, Aug 7, 2016

Fifth-century Roman city wall dug up in Tortosa

EXCAVATIONS in the popular expat town of Tortosa (Tarragona province) have uncovered a chunk of a fifth-century Roman city wall – the oldest archaeological finding to date in the area. At 40 metres (130 feet) long and...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Russian mafia broken up in Tarragona and €64m in cash...

EIGHT members of the Russian mafia have been arrested in Tarragona province after a massive swoop by the Guardia Civil involving 15 properties being raided. A total of 180 officers searched houses in Reus, Cambrils,...

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