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No crisis in Marbella: Luxury homes still flying off the shelves
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:35:47 +0200

TOP-END properties in Spain have barely been affected by the financial crisis, with the country's most chic sun-drenched destination seeing sales rocketing, especially to foreign ...
Murcia tourist board targets over-50s in Dublin
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:12:45 +0200

MURCIA Region has been extolling its own virtues as a holiday destination for European retirees and 'empty-nesters' at the Active Over 50s' Show in ...
Balearic Islands to ban bull-fighting
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:50:57 +0200

THE Balearic Islands could become the third region in Spain to officially outlaw bull-fighting, thanks to a motion put forward by a left-wing independent party ...
Penelope and Javier in fancy dress join U2 on Barcelona stage
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:17:37 +0200

HOME-GROWN Hollywood stars Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz were the guests of honour at U2's concert in Barcelona on Saturday, but at first nobody recognised them due to their ...
Costa del Sol driver killed after driving wrong way down A-7
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:15:36 +0200

A 33-YEAR-OLD man has died in a head-on smash on the A-7 motorway in Mijas (Málaga province) after driving a whole kilometre in the wrong direction. ...
Sean Connery's wife in the dock over tax evasion charges
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:05:40 +0200

BOND actor Sean Connery's wife Micheline Roquebrune is facing two-and-a-half years in prison for alleged tax evasion on the sale of luxury properties ...
King Felipe and Queen Letizia preside Armed Forces Day in Madrid
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:27:41 +0200

RENAMED 'National Fiesta Day', Spain's annual Armed Forces celebration and bank holiday to mark the anniversary of Columbus' 'discovery' of the Americas will be celebrated ...
Cyclists in Navarra and Valencia call for drivers to take greater care
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:04:11 +0200

AT LEAST 500 cyclists staged a demonstration in the middle of Pamplona (Navarra) yesterday (Sunday) followed by a rally throughout the northern city calling for drivers to be more careful around ...
Muguruza wins in China; Nadal runner-up to Djokovic
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 15:41:58 +0200

Spanish tennis crept back a little closer its former glory this weekend with rising star Garbiñe Muguruza taking the China Open in Beijing, her biggest title to date, and Rafael Nadal reaching the final of the men's ...
Mango 'megastore' opens in central London
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:20:03 +0200

CUT-PRICE Spanish clothing chain Mango has opened its fourth UK 'megastore', this time on Victoria Street in London.

Earthquake in Granada felt in Malaga
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:31:45 +0200

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale has rocked the provinces of Málaga and Granada, but nobody is believed to be hurt and no damage to property has been reported.

Fernando Alonso responds to speculation: "I'm definitely not leaving McLaren"
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:17:58 +0200

SPAIN'S Fernando Alonso has quashed rumours he is leaving team McLaren next year in a press release at Sochi circuit.

'Dignified death' of terminal Galicia girl sets legal precedent
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:15:35 +0200

THE tragic case of 12-year-old Andrea Ordóñez Lago from Santiago de Compostela has set a legal precedent for the 'right to die with ...
A-7 motorway opens through Granada after 10-year wait
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:20:53 +0200

A LONG-AWAITED motorway connection has finally opened between Granada and Málaga via Almería, meaning the three provinces are connected along ...
Nadal beats Fognini for place in China Open final
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:57:29 +0200

Rafael Nadal has reached the final of the China Open with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Italy's Fabio Fognini, his 2015 bête noire. In their four previous meetings this year, Fognini had beaten Nadal three times, including in ...
Spain book place in Euro 2016
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:45:21 +0200

Spain booked their place in Euro 2016 with a comfortable 4-0 win over Luxembourg on Friday night. The defending champions started their penultimate European Qualifying match in Logroño five points clear of Ukraine in ...
Messi's cryptic Instagram message: A dig at Spanish tax authorities?
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:56:21 +0200

BARÇA FC's Leo Messi's latest Instagram post may or may not have been aimed at Spain's tax authorities, whom he is accused of having defrauded ...
Mariano Rajoy 'only monolingual electoral candidate' surrounded by polyglots
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:40:35 +0200

SPANISH national president Mariano Rajoy is the only candidate for this December's general elections who does not speak another language, a recent article has revealed.

Vandals cut fibre-optic AVE cables and ground 40 high-speed trains
Fri, 9 Oct 2015 19:35:00 +0200

CHAOS reigned along Catalunya's railway lines yesterday (Thursday) afternoon when severed fibre-optic cables grounded 40 high-speed AVE trains between Tarragona and Girona - practically ...
Bikers ride from Toledo to Cordoba buying rounds of alcohol-free beer for the public
Fri, 9 Oct 2015 15:09:08 +0200

A THREE-DAY motorbike rally across Spain from north to south aims to hammer home the message that 'driving and alcohol are incompatible'.

Cuenca's hanging houses up in (pink) lights
Fri, 9 Oct 2015 15:06:26 +0200

CUENCA'S famous 'hanging houses' will be lit up in pink once night falls this evening (Friday) until Sunday to mark International Girls' ...
Barca FC's Lionel Messi faces charges again
Fri, 9 Oct 2015 08:14:43 +0200

JUST three days after hearing charges had been dropped against him over alleged tax evasion, Barça FC's Lionel 'Leo' Messi has been summoned to ...
Spaniards 'extremely healthy' with longest female life expectancy in Europe
Thu, 8 Oct 2015 23:49:27 +0200

Mediterranean diet helps, but obesity in Spain is on the rise, warns United Nations
Raining on our parade: Spain set for wet bank holiday weekend
Thu, 8 Oct 2015 23:34:15 +0200

A FOUR-DAY public holiday starting today (Friday) is forecast to be a damp squib across the country, and 'Valencia Pride' processions in the eastern region are likely to bring a sea of ...
Another British tourist drowns in sea during red-flag swim
Thu, 8 Oct 2015 16:19:17 +0200

A BRITISH man has drowned off the pictured Levante beach in Salou (Tarragona province) after going swimming when a red 'danger' flag was flying. ...
Volkswagen to start repairs in January, cut investments and 'analyse profitability' of all lines; Spanish employees fear factory closures
Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:27:08 +0200

SPAIN'S estimated 683,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles affected by the emissions rigging scandal will start to be recalled in January, and all those which can be repaired - the vast ...
Ex-PP councillor fighting ISIS in Syria trying to get home to be with his sick wife
Wed, 7 Oct 2015 19:25:32 +0200

A FORMER councillor for the PP in a Basque Country town is in Syria fighting against the so-called Islamic State. Rodrigo García Saenz de ...
Infanta Cristina to be tried in January: First royal in history to appear in the dock
Wed, 7 Oct 2015 07:52:55 +0200

KING Felipe VI's younger sister, the Infanta Cristina will become the first-ever royal to appear in court when she is tried over tax evasion charges this coming January 11.

'White powder' packages sent to Banco Santander spark chemical bacteria alert
Wed, 7 Oct 2015 07:51:08 +0200

A SECOND suspect package case this week in Spain saw seven envelopes filled with an unidentified white powder delivered anonymously to the headquarters of Banco Santander.

Power cut leaves 2,000 Sevilla homes in the dark
Wed, 7 Oct 2015 06:34:11 +0200

OVER 2,000 homes were plunged into darkness last night (Tuesday) due to a massive power cut affecting the city of Sevilla. A breakdown in the ...
Jaime Alguersuari shocks fans by giving up Formula 1
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 19:31:35 +0200

SPANISH Grand Prix racing driver Jaime Alguersuari - the youngest-ever to début in Formula 1 - has given up the sport for good.

Tax fraud charges against Barca's Messi dropped; father still stands accused
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 19:12:08 +0200

BARÇA FC's Lionel 'Leo' Messi has been released from tax fraud charges - but his father could face 18 months in jail. The ...

British nationals buy one in eight properties in Spain, and one in five of those sold to foreigners
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 06:59:32 +0200

BRITS are number one for house-buying in Spain at the moment, particularly in the Balearic Islands, the Canaries and the Comunidad Valenciana.

Over 300 African migrants sail into Spain in three days
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 06:55:31 +0200

THREE precarious dinghies carrying a total of 84 sub-Saharan Africans have been caught off the coast of the province of Cádiz in just one night.

Bomb scare at Valencia court
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 06:54:15 +0200

PANIC broke out yesterday (Monday) at Valencia city court when a suspect package was found as staff opened up for work at the beginning of the day.

HOUSE PRICES: Steady in September, Madrid new build prices jump
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:35:05 +0000

House price figures this week from Tinsa and the real estate consultants Aguirre Newman show prices stable at a national level, but rising fast for new homes in Madrid.
Five Spanish cities: Key housing market metrics
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:35:51 +0000

Five Spanish cities. Housing market metrics from Tinsa
Where do Real Madrid football players live?
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:57:43 +0000

Where abouts in the city do Real Madrid's Galacticos like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale live, and what do they look for in a house?
Spanish property price crash compared to other countries
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:19:27 +0000

The latest Global House Price Index from The Economist magazine makes it easy to compare how Spanish house prices have fared since 2007 compared to other housing markets around the world.
Spanish home sales surge in August
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:17:22 +0000

The Spanish property market had its best August for five years, according to the latest sales data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
Registrars publish English guide to buying property in Spain
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:57:06 +0000

The Spanish Registrars Association, in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Spain (RICS), and the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), have published a new guide to buying property in Spain.
HOUSE PRICES: Overall stability, but Barcelona breaks out
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:31:45 +0000

The latest house price data support an overall trend towards stability, whilst Barcelona breaks away with a jump in values.
FOREX NEWS: Volatile sterling complicates picture for British buyers
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:05:03 +0000

The British pound has slumped somewhat against the euro since the summer, making Spanish property dearer for buyers with capital in sterling.
How bad is the housing glut on the coast?
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:01:28 +0000

A recent study tries to estimate the glut of homes for sale on the coast, where foreigners tend to buy holiday homes.
MORTGAGE NEWS: Borrowing costs down again, lending up
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:40:33 +0000

Euro mortgage base rates are still heading down, whilst new mortgage lending is heading up.

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