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Local news and information for Extremadura

Transport Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Extremadura-to-Portugal train shut since 2012 reopens

A RAIL service connecting Spain and Portugal has reopened after five-and-a-half years out of action. The so-called 'Eastern Line' () between Badajoz in Spain's land-locked western region of Extremadura and...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 1, 2017

ETA terrorist dies from heart attack in jail

A CONVICTED terrorist serving a 30-year sentence has died suddenly from a heart attack in prison. Kepa del Hoyo, 46, a member of ETA's Vizcaya Commando, was arrested in Bilbao in 1998 along with another 10 militants...

Travel/Tourism Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Spanish town lets its natives apply for Portuguese...

AROUND 3.4% of the Spanish town of Olivenza's population have Portuguese nationality, even though they have never set foot in the country and have no known family members with Portuguese blood. Olivenza is, in fact,...

Sport Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Barça held to goalless draw by third-tier Villanovense

Barcelona were held to a goalless draw by third-tier Villanovense on Wednesday in what will be considered a disappointing start to the Copa del Rey for the defending champions. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique rested nearly...