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Local news and information for Cuenca province

Crime/Incidents Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Double murderer Sergio Morate jailed for 48 years

A MAN from Cuenca who murdered his girlfriend and her best friend in summer of 2015 has been jailed for 48 years, of which he has already served two through being in custody in Madrid. Sergio Morate Garcés went on the...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Apr 2, 2016

Three arrests for December bomb hoax at Madrid airport

A WOMAN and two men have been arrested for the bomb hoax in the name of which forced a plane that had taken off from Madrid in December to return to base. The accused parties, aged 44, 35 and 33 have been caught in the...

Society Fri, Oct 9, 2015

Cuenca's hanging houses up in (pink) lights

CUENCA'S famous 'hanging houses' will be lit up in pink once night falls this evening (Friday) until Sunday to mark International Girls' Day. The cliff-side homes and will join other iconic buildings...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Cuenca murder suspect to be extradited to Spain

ROMANIA has agreed to extradite the suspected murderer of two young women in the province of Cuenca, one of whom was his ex-girlfriend. Sergio Morate's family has disowned him and have refused to contact him since...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Missing Cuenca women's bodies found, but no sign of ex...

THE BODIES of two young women who went missing in the province of Cuenca a week ago have been found near a river, and the ex-boyfriend of one of them remains untraceable. Marina Okarynska, 24, originally from Ukraine,...

Tech & Science Sat, Jul 25, 2015

Comet explodes over Cuenca, Málaga and Cádiz

A COMET has exploded over the province of Cuenca and fragments of it have been seen from one of Spain's largest observatories in Toledo. Scientists at the La Hita complex say comet number 169P/NEAT, which flew over...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Dec 8, 2012

Fake photographer raped would-be models, police hear

A PHOTOGRAPHER who claimed to be working as a model scout for fashion magazines in order to lure young women to his flat and rape them has been remanded in custody. José Ramón O.G., 41, contacted his victims online...

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