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Local news and information for Galicia

Crime/Incidents Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Rajoy confirms Galicia fires 'deliberately started'

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that the devastating infernos currently destroying Galicia were started deliberately. They were ignited in at least 200 places and, although some are under control, between...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Galicia ablaze with 15 forest fires - 11 in one province

AT LEAST 15 forest fires continue to burn out of control in the far north-western region of Galicia, having already wiped out 1,880 hectares (4,626 acres) since Wednesday. The worst-affected province, Ourense, is ablaze...

Environment Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia

HURRICANE Ophelia will bring gale-force winds and choppy seas to Spain's far north-western region of Galicia in the early hours of this Monday morning. The tropical storm reached the Portuguese islands of the Azores...

Transport Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Passenger complains about impromptu free ride on train

A TRAIN PASSENGER who got a free ride across Galicia has complained to rail board RENFE about his not having to pay for the journey. José María Lorza set off from the station in his home town of Ferrol on Spain's...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Homeless man finds healthy newborn in wheelie-bin

A HOMELESS man hunting for food in a wheelie-bin in Ourense (Galicia) found a newborn baby – alive and well. He discovered the infant at aroun 16.00 yesterday (Sunday) near number 20 of the C/ Río Bibei in the far...

Tech & Science Fri, Aug 25, 2017

WhatsApp location tag helps find family lost in Galicia...

MOBILE phone technology and social networks have been shown to save lives – and a case of a couple lost in the hills in Galicia has once again proven this to be true. They had been out walking in the Fragas do Eume...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 4, 2017

Ourense and Jaén fires threaten homes

AN INFERNO in the Galicia province of Ourense has already wiped out nearly 3,000 acres after less than 24 hours and continues to burn out of control. Meanwhile, another blaze in the province of Jaén in the southern...