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Local news and information for Palencia province

Food & Drink Wed, Jan 26, 2011

Palencia restaurateurs protest against anti-smoking laws

Bar and restaurant owners took to the streets of Palencia today to call for an "immediate lifting" of the anti-smoking laws. Almost five hundred protestors joined the march, leaving almost 70% of bars closed for...

Animals/Pets Sat, May 22, 2010

Second cloned bull is stillborn

THE second cloned fighting bull to have been conceived in Spain was born dead this week at the stud in Melgar de Yuso (Palencia). Luckily, the first-ever cloned bull, named Got, who was born on Tuesday, is still doing...

Tech & Science Tue, May 18, 2010

Fighting bull cloned in Spain

A dairy cow in Palencia (Castilla-León) gave birth to Spain's first cloned fighting bull this morning. The surrogate mother cow went into labour this morning, giving birth on a farm in the town of Frómista in the...

Sport Thu, Aug 6, 2009

David Meca to swim Castile Canal

Spain's long distance swimming world champion, David Meca, plans to swim 5km of the 207km Castile Canal in the last week of August to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the building of the man-made waterway and to...

Food & Drink Mon, Jul 13, 2009

Bloodless black sausage created for Jehovah's Witnesses

A sausage-making company in Palencia has launched a new product - Morcillas Ecuménicas or Ecumencial Black Sausage - made without blood and aimed at Jehovah's Witnesses who will now be able to enjoy sausages...

Education/Work Thu, Jan 29, 2009

400 jobs to go at Renault's Palencia plant

Multinational car manufacturer, Renault, has announced that it will be cutting its third shift as a direct result of the 'consistent downward trend in the European market'. In a statement issued to the press,...

Transport Fri, Nov 7, 2008

Six Portuguese workers killed in head-on smash

Six men aged between 30-55 died yesterday afternoon in a head-on collision shortly before 3pm involving a lorry and a van on the A-62 freeway (km 68) near Torquemada (Palencia). All six occupants of the van were killed,...

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