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Local news and information for Cantabria region/province

Sport Wed, Aug 16, 2017

High-jumper Ruth Beitia earns Fair Play Award for...

SPANISH Olympic high-jumper Ruth Beitia's crashing out of the World Athletics Championships in London left her in floods of tears this week, but her spirits have since been lifted by her receiving the IAAF's...

Animals/Pets Mon, May 22, 2017

Mad cow disease strikes farm in Cantabria

AN OUTBREAK of 'mad cow disease' has been detected at a Cantabria farm, costing the lives of five out of the premises' 90 bovines. Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD) or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE),...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Woman who found and kept €900 in cash arrested

A 69-YEAR-OLD woman who found €900 in cash on the floor of a cashpoint booth and kept it has been arrested and charged with theft in Cantabria. The pensioner, who has never committed any previous offence, discovered...

Environment Sat, Dec 31, 2016

World's second-deepest well shaft found in Cantabria

POTHOLERS in the northern region of Cantabria have discovered one of the deepest mine shafts in the world, the second in Europe and number one in Spain. Located on the side of the Porracolina mountain in the Calseca...

Sport Mon, May 2, 2016

Fourth marathon death in three weeks

ANOTHER runner has died during a marathon – the fourth in less than a month. The latest victim is a 43-year-old man from Castro Urdiales (Cantabria) taking part in the TrailRAE race in Otañes, a half-marathon along...