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Local news and information for Castile and Leon

Environment Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Spain shuts down oldest nuclear plant

THE oldest nuclear waste plant in Spain has been shut down for good after the government agreed to proposals from the opposition based upon years of clamouring by nearby residents and environmental groups. Based in...

Travel/Tourism Fri, May 12, 2017

Jurassic mountain district in Burgos and Palencia wins...

SPAIN has acquired a new global heritage site – the rocky mountain nature reserve of Las Loras, which straddles two provinces, has been designated World Geo-Park. Already one of the European countries with the most...

Crime/Incidents Wed, May 3, 2017

Spanish pensioners killed by tidal wave on Portuguese beach

A SPANISH couple on holiday in Portugal have died after being swept away by a tidal wave in the popular seaside town of Nazaré. The pensioners were from the province of Burgos, in the land-locked centre-northern region...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Apr 23, 2017

'Jihad' supporter linked to 9/11 caught in Segovia

A FUNDAMENTALIST terrorism supporter believed to have been behind the 9/11 attacks in the USA has been arrested in the town of El Espinar in the centre-northern province of Segovia, in Castilla y León. The accused, 43,...

Transport Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Hoax bomb scare at Valladolid railway station

A BOMB alert at Valladolid's Campo Grande station turned out to be a hoax, and city authorities have reassured the public it is perfectly safe to use the railway. Regional TV studio Televisión Castilla y León...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Apr 5, 2017

US pilgrim Denise Pikka Thiem's murder suspect found guilty

THE killer of an American-Chinese tourist walking the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route has been found guilty, exactly two years to the day since his victim vanished. Denise Pikka Thiem, then 41, sent an email on...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Mar 15, 2017

'Camino de Santiago' murder suspect in the dock

THE ONLY suspect in the murder of American-Chinese tourist Denise Pikka Thiem, who was killed whilst walking the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route, is now on trial and has so far refused to testify. Miguel Ángel...