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Local news and information for Avila province

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...

Politics Sat, Aug 10, 2013

Street in Castilla y León to be named after John Major

FORMER British Conservative prime minister Sir John Major (pictured) is set to have a street named after him in the town of Candeleda (Ávila province). The ex-leader visited the town, in the land-locked north-western...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Nine dead and 22 injured in bus crash in central Spain

THE worst bus crash in over five years has left nine people dead and another 22 injured in the province of Ávila in central Spain. It veered off the road for reasons that have not yet been ascertained, and the driver...

Environment Sun, Aug 19, 2012

300 evacuated as Ávila wildfire takes hold

Almost 300 people were evacuated from their homes in Palacios de Becedas near Ávila at 8 o'clock this morning as the flames from yet another forest fire swept ever closer.

The evacuated locals were taken...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jun 19, 2011

Missing man declared dead found 27 years on

A MAN given up for dead in 1993 has turned up in the city of Ávila, National Police reveal. Adriano Zamorano Patilla disappeared in Córdoba in 1983, when he was aged 37 and was added to the deaths register 10 years...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Mar 26, 2010

Driver dead in locomotive pile-up in Arévalo

Two goods trains were involved in a collision just outside Arévalo station in Ávila this morning, with one of the locomotives literally piling on top of a wagon in the other train. When the rescue services arrived at...

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