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Elche ex-councillor 'faked cancer for five years' to claim sick pension
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:38:42 +0200

A FORMER councillor from Elche (Alicante province) pretended to have cancer for five years in order to claim a sick pension. The ex-United Left (IU) member is said to ...
Goya for Antonio Banderas - at last
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:23:56 +0200

HOLLYWOOD actor Antonio Banderas is set to receive an honorary Goya Award at the forthcoming edition of the star-studded ceremony, having been nominated four times in his career but never walked away with the ...
Banned driver vandalises ambulance taking him to hospital after crash
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:48:28 +0200

A DRIVER who smashed up an ambulance which took him to hospital after he caused a crash has been arrested. He was found to be under the influence of drugs and with no valid ...
Would-be thief found after hours in supermarket toilet
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:51:55 +0200

A 41-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after he was found hiding in the toilets of a supermarket that he intended to burgle in the early hours of the morning. Guardia Civil ...
Woman dies in Tenerife floods
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:48:07 +0200

TORRENTIAL rain sweeping the island of Tenerife has left one woman dead and numerous buildings and cars flooded. The streets of Santa Cruz were knee-deep in water and the ...
Ebola update: Nurse Teresa is 'virus-free'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:45:04 +0200

A NURSE from Madrid infected with Ebola is virus-free, according to tests carried out on her last night (Sunday) - just a week after hospital staff believed she was extremely unlikely to survive.

Manilva mayoress resigns amid corruption allegations
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:27:50 +0200

A COSTA del Sol mayoress has resigned amid charges of corruption and nepotism. Antonia Muñoz (pictured), leader of Manilva (Málaga) town council is believed ...
Kids Run in annual TUI Mallorca Marathon
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:28:44 +0200

OVER 2,000 children took part in the Kids Run race as part of the annual TUI Marathon in Palma de Mallorca last night (Saturday). A new feature of the global tour ...
Radio DJ drops down dead mid-show
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:26:49 +0200

A POPULAR radio DJ dropped down dead on air during his evening show, his son reports. José Manuel Fernández Camblor, 58, known as DJ Cori, started his usual ...
Bomb scare in Madrid Plaza causes panic
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:24:59 +0200

A SUSPECT package was detonated in a central Madrid square and the streets cordoned off in the early hours of yesterday (Saturday) morning after a man apparently acting suspiciously was seen near it.

Santiago rail tragedy: Charges against all 12 rail bosses dropped
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:16:23 +0200

EVERY one of the 12 directors and ex-directors of State rail board ADIF implicated in the Santiago train crash in July last year has had their charges dropped, meaning the only person who remains ...
Suspected Ebola case at the Pentagon thwarts meeting between Spanish and US defence ministers
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:18:53 +0200

SPAIN'S minister of defence saw his meeting with his US counterpart Chuck Hagel postponed this morning (Saturday) due to a suspected case of Ebola at the Pentagon in Washington DC.

Student, 20, gatecrashed high-ranking events and swindled thousands from multi-nationals by posing as top diplomat and politician
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:54:11 +0200

A 20-YEAR-OLD man defrauded over 25,000 euros out of top corporations by passing as a National Intelligence Centre diplomat, a leader of the PP at national government level, head of the finance office at the ...
Westminster Court rejects extradition of ETA member living in London
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:52:47 +0200

BRITISH magistrates have refused to extradite ETA member Antonio Troitiño who fled to London in 2011. Judge Emma Arbuthnot of Westminster Court has found the ...
Menorca's elite shoe designer Jaime Mascaro passes away
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:51:29 +0200

TOP Balearic shoe designer Jaime Mascaró has passed away at the age of 74 in his native Mahón (Maó), in Menorca. Although his logo states that the ...
Caja Madrid bosses face millions in bail payments
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:49:39 +0200

TWO former Caja Madrid chairmen are facing multi-million bail releases in light of the alleged works credit card expenses scandal they and numerous other directors of the defunct entity are under investigation ...
'Gagging law' protests fall on deaf ears
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:18:20 +0200

A CONTROVERSIAL new law which could lead to fines of a minimum of 60,000 euros for demonstrators has fallen foul of practically every member of the opposition this week - eight parties proposed ...
Mayor of El Puerto de la Cruz found dead at home
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:53:42 +0200

THE mayor of a Tenerife village has been found dead in his home, report emergency services. Marcos Brito, originally from Valverde on the island of El Hierro but having ...
Internet connection availability 'patchy' in Spain with 500,000 people in every province offline
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:50:17 +0200

AT LEAST half a million residents in Spain still have no internet because there is little or no signal where they live, according to research by telecommunications operator Quantis.

Spanish reporters help set up James Foley Foundation in memory of their colleague in Syria
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:25:35 +0200

THREE reporters who were kidnapped in Syria along with US journalist James Foley have set up a foundation in his name to protect media workers in conflict zones.

Gerard Pique to Barcelona traffic police: "You're just jealous because I'm famous"
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:38:58 +0200

GERARD Piqué hit the headlines on Sunday for all the wrong reasons after throwing what was described as a 'hissy fit' at police who gave him a parking fine.

'Indefinite' jail terms may be scrapped with Penal Code reform
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:36:53 +0200

SPAIN'S new justice minister is considering scrapping the concept of 'permanent prison subject to review'. Rafael Catalá, who ...
AENA to pay compensation for 'warning' interviewee they 'did not want staff who would take maternity leave'
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:47:34 +0200

A FEMALE job candidate who was asked personal gynaecological questions at an interview with State-run airline governing body AENA has been awarded 3,000 euros in compensation.

Granada X4 XTouch named after Alhambra city
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:58:44 +0200

A LIMITED edition of the new X4 by XTouch mobile phone will be named after the city of Granada given that its design will mirror the history of the powerful nazarí dynasty of ...
Spanish Marie Curie Foundation worker held hostage by her Algerian parents
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:57:16 +0200

A YOUNG Spanish woman who is being held hostage in the disputed Western Sahara region has appealed to her home authorities for help. Mahyuba ...
Water turned off in Cadiz since Sunday due to supply contamination
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:07:26 +0200

RESIDENTS in a Cádiz suburb have been without on-tap water since the weekend after the utility board discovered the supply was contaminated.

Google requested to scrub out data of 13,500 net users in Spain
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:33:33 +0200

NEARLY 13,500 people in Spain have requested global search engine Google wipe out their personal results in a bid to protect their privacy.

Millionaires in Spain have risen in number by 24% in the last year
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:41:18 +0200

THE number of millionaires in Spain has gone up by a quarter in the last year, and the richest 10% hold over half the country's wealth, or 55.6%.

Catalunya calls off public consultation on independence
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:50:26 +0200

CATALUNYA'S regional president Artur Mas has decided not to go ahead with the 'public consultation', or non-binding referendum on November 9.

Barcelona Property Investment Growing But Hampered By Scarcity
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:31:32 +0000

Real estate investment in Barcelona will top €1.6 billion this year, significantly higher than the €1.2 billion level reached last year, claims the Spanish real estate consultancy Aguirre Newman, who also note that Barcelona property prices are at “historic lows.”
Report: Oversupply of Homes in Spain Shrinking
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:30 +0000

The supply of unsold homes in Spain will shrink to 563,000 units in 2015, a 40 percent decline from 2010, a new report suggests.
News Review: Tax Reform; Catalan Sales; Hoteliers ‘Uproar’ Over Law; Spaniards More Upbeat About Housing
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:01:25 +0000

The latest headlines from the Spanish property market
Cool Casa: 1,600-Acre Sporting Ranch in Andalusia
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:07:08 +0000

A sprawling stretch of wilderness in the heart of the Sierra de Segura Natural Park is on the market, offering an uncluttered retreat for hunters, sportsmen and nature lovers.
Spain’s Economy the New Darling of Eurozone
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:59:37 +0000

Spain is no longer Europe’s economic doormat. At least, that’s according to new projections which show Spain’s economy outperforming the Eurozone.
Mortgage Junk Mail : A Leading Indicator?
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:19:22 +0000

Mortgage junk mail is beginning to show up in letter boxes in Spanish cities like Barcelona and Madrid, for the first time in seven years. If banks are keen to seek out mortgage clients, what does that mean for the housing market?
Big News for Spain’s Coastal Developments
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:16:12 +0000

Spain’s Cabinet has approved amendments to the Coastal Act that will extend the concession for thousands of homes built in the public zone along the coastline.
Spain Property Market is Tops in the World in…
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:53:20 +0000

Spain’s real estate industry may be struggling and its football team just lost to Slovakia (Slovakia?!), but the country can boast that it leads the world in at least one category – elevators.
How to Buy Property in Spain – A Lawyer’s Perspective
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:03:29 +0000

The following article acts as a compendium on my five-part series ‘How to Buy Property in Spain’
Spanish Housing Market Recovery Over Before It Started?
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:32:47 +0000

The number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the property register in August fell by 1% compared to the same time last year, according to the latest data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

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