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Local news and information for Burgos province

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...

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 Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Burgos factory fire forces evacuation of entire...

A MASSIVE blaze that broke out yesterday (Sunday) at a factory in Burgos may take days to put out, say emergency services. Several hundred residents in nearby neighbourhoods in the centre-northern cathedral city have...

Crime/Incidents Tue, May 20, 2014

Man who downloaded 'spying app' to monitor girlfriend's...

A YOUNG man who fitted a device in his girlfriend's mobile phone so he could spy on her calls and texts has been arrested. The accused, 23, from Alfoz (Burgos province) reportedly asked his partner to give him her...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 16, 2014

Burgos burns as boulevard riots leave 40 in custody

VIOLENT protests in the central Spanish city of Burgos over controversial works on a main boulevard have led to 40 arrests and widespread damage. Five days of riots, with wheelie-bins set alight and bottles smashed as...

Transport Thu, Aug 22, 2013

Light aircraft lands on motorway

A SMALL aircraft made an emergency landing on a motorway yesterday (Wednesday) due to engine failure, emergency services confirm. The craft, which was flying from Bilbao, in the Basque Country to the village of...

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