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Local news and information for Castile and Leon

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Snow and ice cause one death and fill A&E departments

A 60-YEAR-OLD man has died after falling from his balcony whilst removing icicles so they did not land on passersby and cause injury, according to emergency services in the province of Ávila in Castilla y León. In the...

Transport Mon, Jan 8, 2018

AP-6 snowdrift traps 3,000 cars for 18 hours

THOUSANDS of drivers were stuck on the AP-6 motorway for over 18 hours in Madrid, Segovia and Ávila in a snowdrift until the Armed Forces emergency response unit finally cleared the carriageway at around 14.00 today...

Entertainment Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Spanish magician breaks world record time in ice box

A MAGICIAN from Extremadura has broken a world record by lying in a sarcophagus made from ice for three hours and 40 minutes. Illusionist Víctor Cerro set up a covered 'bed' from ice blocks in the Plaza de la...

Tech & Science Sun, Nov 5, 2017

DNA test replaces amniocentesis at Valladolid hospital

A HOSPITAL in northern Spain has replaced risky amniocentesis tests on unborn babies with DNA analyses – a pioneering system which is less painful, less invasive and much safer for the foetus. Expectant mothers have...

Animals/Pets Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night

A MISSING two-year-old girl has been found along with her dog, who kept her safe overnight for seven hours, reveal Guardia Civil officers in the province of Ávila. The toddler was walking with her dad in the mountains...

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...

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