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Oil slick turtle 'Madonna' is on the mend
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:09:06 +0200

A TURTLE who was the first animal victim of the Canary Islands oil slick to be rescued will be released back into the sea on Monday. Guardia Civil ...
Cameroon lesbian 'threatened with jail and murder' gets asylum in Spain
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:07:35 +0200

A YOUNG woman from Cameroon facing death or prison in her home country has been granted asylum in Spain thanks to public pressure and an online petition.

Protest outside government office calling for the 'mafia' to 'get out' following Rato's arrest
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:21:29 +0200

A DEMONSTRATION is about to start outside the PP government's headquarters on the C/ Génova in Madrid following the arrest of former economy minister and ex-International Monetary Fund ...
Woody Allen museum in Barcelona
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:50:18 +0200

BARCELONA may open the first-ever Woody Allen museum in the world. The ...
Socialist Pedro Sanchez votes in favour of abortion reform 'by accident'
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:26:02 +0200

A CONTROVERSIAL new abortion reform requiring patients aged 16 and 17 to seek written parental consent has got through the first hurdle with 184 in favour and 136 against - although this would ...
Ex-International Monetary Fund director and Bankia chair arrested
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:15:20 +0200

FORMER government vice-president for the economy and ex-chairman of Bankia Rodrigo Rato has been arrested and charged with fraud and money-laundering.

Queen Letizia is teetotal: "I'm incapable of drinking wine"
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:16:55 +0200

QUEEN Letizia of Spain is teetotal because she cannot hold her drink and does not like the taste of alcohol, Felipe VI's spouse herself has ...
School exam shake-up rolled out across the regions
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:13:04 +0200

AN OVERHAUL of school-leavers' assessment means the traditional university entrance exam has now been worked into fifth-form and sixth-form qualifications and ...
Burning ship leaves 12-kilometre oil slick off Gran Canaria 'holiday coast'
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:37:00 +0200

A FUEL spillage caused by a sunken Russian fishing boat has spread over 12 square kilometres off the coast of Maspalomas (Gran Canaria). The ...
London magistrates agree ETA killer's extradition to Spain
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:32:53 +0200

WESTMINSTER Court has authorised the extradition of former ETA terrorist Antonio Troitiño after a long battle in London between the accused's defence and the Spanish justice system ...
Health bosses warn of cardiovascular risks with high Ibuprofen doses
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:02:00 +0200

HEALTH authorities in Spain have warned of the risks of heart problems and strokes caused by taking too much Ibuprofen, but assure that 'moderate doses' of the over-the-counter anti-inflammatory are ...
Spaniard murdered and friend injured in Brazilian beach city
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:55:41 +0200

ONE Spanish national has been shot dead and another seriously injured after they were robbed by a violent gang in the popular tourist city of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

Brit walks for 20 hours to find Consulate after Barcelona stag do disappearance
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:52:44 +0200

A BRITISH father-of-two who disappeared after a stag party in Barcelona showed up at the Consulate after having walked non-stop for 20 hours. Marc ...
'Dangerous' Italian mafia leader arrested in Costa del Sol post office
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:48:17 +0200

AN ITALIAN mafia boss said to be one of the country's most dangerous fugitives has caught in Benalmádena (Málaga province) when he tried to draw money out through the post office ...
Zara founder buys Oxford Street Primark building
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:13:32 +0200

SPAIN'S richest man has bought another property in London - this time on Oxford Street, a premises that houses one of his biggest UK business rivals. Founder of the Inditex empire Amancio Ortega has just paid €552 million ...
Scam emails claiming to be from Correos will infect computers, warn police
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:09:37 +0200

NATIONAL Police have warned of an email scam from hackers purporting to be from the Spanish post office, Correos. It claims the user has a ...
Spain hopes to create 'international terrorism court'
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:06:19 +0200

SPAIN'S foreign affairs minister suggested setting up an international 'terrorism tribunal' in a bid to fight the incessant spread of Jihad at the Euro-Arab summit meeting in Barcelona yesterday ...
Tourists drown near Marbella beach
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:21:58 +0200

THREE foreign tourists have drowned off a Marbella beach and a fourth is in a critical condition in hospital, emergency services in Andalucía ...
Sevilla airs premiere of Game of Thrones season five with scenes filmed in the Alcazar
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:23:18 +0200

SIXTY-FIVE lucky winners of a prize draw got to see the world première of the popular TV series ...
Zara 'sexist' babygros taken off shelves
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 01:17:20 +0200

HIGH-STREET clothing chain Zara has withdrawn two babygros from sale after complaints they are 'sexist'. The pink ones, for girls, bear ...
Speeding crackdown across Spain this week
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 01:16:14 +0200

A CLAMPDOWN on speeding across the country starts tomorrow (Monday), mainly targeting secondary highways and town roads. Until Sunday, April 19, ...
European Neighbourhood Political summit in Barcelona tackles 'Jihad' terrorism and immigration
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 01:15:10 +0200

A EURO-ARAB summit meeting due to take place this morning (Monday) will be the first in seven years due to various failed attempts at getting representatives from all governments in the region ...
MotoGP: Marquez's third COTA win proves Qatar error was a one-off
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:22:29 +0200

CURRENT world champion Marc Márquez is back on form after a mistake at the first Grand Prix of the season saw him drop to an uncharacteristic fifth place - this time, he has netted ...
Chemical leak warning siren drill in Catalunya
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:17:26 +0200

WARNING sirens could be heard over 137-kilometre radius in Catalunya tomorrow (Monday) as the regional government will be carrying out chemical spillage drills. Alarms are tested twice a year, and in light of a recent chemical ...
Spanish tennis star alex Corretja joins former pupil Andy Murray for his wedding to Kim Sears
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:00:28 +0200

BARCELONA tennis legend and one-time world number two Àlex Corretja was one of the guests of honour at his former pupil Andy Murray's wedding yesterday (Saturday) to long-running ...
Drugs found in 'mystery' helicopter
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:57:38 +0200

GUARDIA Civil sniffer dogs have found traces of drugs inside a helicopter which had apparently 'crashed itself' in the province of Almería - it was discovered abandoned with ...
First golf school for disabled opens in Mallorca
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:46:21 +0200

MALLORCA'S first-ever golf school for the disabled has just opened at the Maioris course thanks to the Handisport Foundation, allowing residents and tourists to continue to practise their favourite activity even where accident or ...
Chilean prisoners' 'virtual kidnapping' scam broken up by Spanish police
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:08:20 +0200

POLICE in Spain have disbanded a 'virtual kidnapping' racket run by prisoners in Chile to blackmail thousands of euros out of residents across the pond. Inmates in a jail in Santiago de Chile (pictured), the capital of ...
Spain's oldest man is 110: "He never stops talking," says his daughter
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:23:18 +0200

THE oldest man in Spain has revealed he could still touch his toes two years ago, says proudly that there is 'nobody like him in the world' and that he would 'like to live for another ...
Spanish tourists attacked in York 'for being foreign'
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:23:13 +0200

A SPANISH couple leaving a pub in York, northern England were set upon by a gang of five violent men 'for being foreigners', according to the city's police. The pair were cornered in The Shambles (pictured), one of ...
Barcelona's 'almost-nudity' ban overturned
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:06:37 +0200

A BYE-LAW banning men from going topless in Barcelona or either gender from wearing swimsuits other than on the beach has been scrapped four years after coming into effect. The rule states that going 'almost naked' in ...
Most Spanish Homes Still Overvalued, Concludes Consumer Association
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:55:49 +0000

The majority of primary homes on the market are still overvalued if compared to potential rental prices, finds a study by the Spanish Consumers’ Association (OCU).
NOTARIES: Modest Fall In February Property Sales
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:36:46 +0000

The Spanish property market shrank a modest 1.9 per cent in February, according to the latest figures from the General Council of Notaries.
Foreign Funds Turn To Property Development As Easy Pickings Evaporate
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:28:04 +0000

The easy pickings are over. Increasing competition for good deals in the Spanish real estate sector mean that international funds need to turn to development in search of high returns, writes property expert Mikel Echavarren in an article for Idealista.com, a property portal.
How Solid Is The Spanish Property Market Recovery?
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:56:47 +0000

A recent article in the Spanish daily El Mundo examines the robustness of the housing market recovery, and offers forecasts from a number of experts.
Where Have House Prices Risen And Fallen The Most in Q1?
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:24:57 +0000

The latest asking price data from the Spanish property portal Idealista.com shows that some local markets are rising, whilst others are still in free-fall.
STATS OFFICE: Robust Sales Growth In February
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:31:03 +0000

The Spanish property market delivered another month of robust growth in February, driven by a surge in resales of more than 50 per cent, whilst the new build market continued to implode.
BBVA Property Market Research: Recovery Consolidates
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:28:18 +0000

The latest property market report from BBVA Research, part of Spain’s second biggest banking group, paints a picture of a market in the process of turning around.
Fresh Evidence Of Spanish House Price Turnaround
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:43:18 +0000

This week brought news from two different sources suggesting that house prices are turning around in some parts of Spain.
Five-Day Holiday Rental Limit Challenged In Madrid
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:23:47 +0000

The Competition and Markets Authority (CNMC in Spanish) has decide to take court action against Madrid’s new regulations on holiday lettings, in what could be a landmark case for the holiday rental business in other Spanish regions.
Supreme Court Rulings on Bank Guarantees
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:51:57 +0000

Regular legal-contributor Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt explains the string of positive rulings from Spain’s Supreme Court on Law 57/1968, which deals with off-plan bank guarantees.

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