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Royal castle in Toledo auctioned for €9.6m
Sat, 6 Feb 2016 13:06:00 +0200

A CASTLE in Toledo where Queen Isabel 'The Catholic' - co-author of the bloodthirsty Inquisition - lived for most of her life is now on ...
Lucia, four, Spain's youngest transsexual to change her name officially
Sat, 6 Feb 2016 13:03:06 +0200

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl from the Basque Country has become the youngest transsexual in Spain to be given permission to change her name officially on the Civil ...
Spaniard and Italian arrested over Lleida businessman's brutal murder in Thailand
Sat, 6 Feb 2016 06:04:40 +0200

SUSPECTS have been taken in for questioning in connection with the murder of Spanish businessman David Bernat, whose dismembered body was found in the ...
Madrid airport bomb threat was 'false alarm'
Sat, 6 Feb 2016 06:02:02 +0200

NO TRACE of any explosives has been found on the aircraft due to leave Madrid for the Saudi capital, Riyadh, but which was grounded due to a bomb ...
Mother who stopped violent ex from seeing their daughter escapes prison
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 17:34:42 +0200

A MOTHER facing prison for stopping her violent ex-husband from seeing their daughter has been given a formal reprieve following an online petition ...
Extreme misogynist radicals banned from meeting in Granada and Barcelona
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 17:28:17 +0200

A RADICAL misogynist and homophobic group planning meetings in 43 countries worldwide on Saturday have been banned from doing so in Spain following a ...
One-sixth of Spaniards drinks too much, but fewer than a quarter drink more than twice-weekly
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:40:11 +0200

ONE in six people in Spain drinks dangerously-high amounts of alcohol, and three-quarters of the country's inhabitants believe their drinking to be ...
EasyJet opens base in Barcelona
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:24:24 +0200

BRITISH low-cost airline EasyJet has opened a new permanent base in Barcelona's El Prat airport, which it hopes will lead to an increase in passenger ...
First case in Europe of Zika virus in pregnant woman diagnosed
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 06:04:47 +0200

A PREGNANT woman who had travelled to Colombia from her home in Barcelona has become the first case of the tropical virus Zika to affect an expecting ...
Picasso's 'Tete de femme' fetches €24.8m at Sotheby's
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 05:59:25 +0200

A PICASSO 'portrait' of the artist's muse Marie-Thérèse Walter has sold for €24.8 million at Sotheby's in ...
Yahoo to close Madrid headquarters to offset multi-billion-dollar losses
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:00:20 +0200

EMAIL provider and search engine Yahoo has announced the closure of its Madrid office due to major losses.

Bomb scare on Saudi Airlines plane at Madrid airport
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:36:01 +0200

A BOMB alert has been received by Madrid airport about a Saudi Airlines flight due to take off for the capital, Riyadh.

Water bills cheapest in Valladolid and most expensive in Murcia
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 02:11:58 +0200

TAP water in Murcia is the most expensive in the country, and in Valladolid it is the cheapest, says a leading consumer protection group.

Eurovision Song Contest entry for Spain entirely in English
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 02:10:13 +0200

SPAIN'S Eurovision Song Contest entry has been voted upon this year - and for the first time, the track performed will be entirely in ...
Barcelona hit 7 past Gary Neville's Valencia
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 00:40:47 +0200

Luis Suárez scored four and Lionel Messi notched up another hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Gary Neville's Valencia 7-0 in Wednesday night's Copa del Rey semi-final. Valencia's five-game unbeaten run in the ...
Manolo Blahnik presents autobiography and documentary on his life
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:17:59 +0200

WORLD-RENOWNED Spanish shoe designer Manolo Blahnik is set to release a book of his life at the 080 Barcelona fashion show.

Barca FC's Neymar testifies over transfer contract 'fraud'
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:57:19 +0200

BARÇA FC forward Neymar da Silva appeared in court yesterday (Tuesday) to testify over charges against him for corruption and fraud relating to his ...

King Felipe nominates Pedro Sanchez to form a government
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:40:21 +0200

SOCIALIST leader Pedro Sánchez has been formally invited by the King to create a new national government.

Madrid court refuses to shut down BlaBlaCar vehicle-pooling scheme
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:38:11 +0200

AN ATTEMPT to shut down the Spain branch of car-pooling network BlaBlaCar has failed after a commercial court in Madrid threw out the case.

Chaos reigns in Barcelona as metro workers strike
Tue, 2 Feb 2016 17:48:45 +0200

TWO-THIRDS of Barcelona's metro staff have joined in today's strike, which has led to long delays between trains and only two in 10 running over ...
Sevilla parents fear for adopted daughter's safety after her family of origin kidnaps her in Western Sahara
Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:53:25 +0200

ADOPTIVE parents of a Western Sahara youngster say they fear for her safety after she was kidnapped by her family of origin, who are holding her hostage ...
Zika virus diagnosed in Murcia
Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:51:40 +0200

A FOURTH case of the tropical Zika virus has been detected in Spain - this time in the Murcia Region in a man who recently travelled to an affected ...
Three in 10 Spaniards want to take their pets on holiday
Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:08:51 +0200

MORE and more Spaniards want to take their pets on holiday with them - in fact, one hotel booking site says nearly three in 10 searches relate to ...
British sculptor creates Europe's first underwater museum in Canary Islands
Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:07:28 +0200

EUROPE'S first-ever underwater museum has opened off the coast of Lanzarote, featuring a British artist's works.

Guadalajara builds DNA bank to fine dog-owners who fail to clear up
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 18:04:57 +0200

A TOWN hall in central Spain is building a DNA database of dogs in a bid to stamp out the problem of excrement on its pavements.,

Balearics 'too late' to apply resort alcohol restrictions
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:35:30 +0200

BALEARIC Island authorities believe they will not be able to put drink limitations in place in popular resort areas in time for this summer, but says a ...
Ciudadanos, on PP: "If you can't keep your house clean, you can't clean up Spain"
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:57:02 +0200

ACTING president Mariano Rajoy (PP) appears to have lost the support of liberals Ciudadanos, the nearest party in terms of political values to the ...
PSOE membership and supporters to vote on any likely coalition agreement
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:55:08 +0200

SOCIALIST leader Pedro Sánchez will ask all paid-up members and supporters of his party whom he believes they should attempt to form a coalition ...
Protest over Catalunya's independence in Barcelona
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:52:41 +0200

THOUSANDS of Catalunya residents staged a demonstration in front of the regional government headquarters in Barcelona yesterday (Sunday) protesting over ...
Brit expat blames 'erotic game gone wrong' for wife's death
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:50:40 +0200

A 'DOMESTIC violence' case where a British expat strangled his wife to death with a mobile phone charger wire may have been a sex game gone ...
Offshore aftershock felt in Andalucia
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:49:05 +0200

ANOTHER earthquake in the Alborán sea between Spain and Africa was felt across Andalucía on Sunday, reaching 4.4 on the Richter ...
Asylum applications in Barcelona up by 45% in a year, mostly from Ukrainians
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:06:45 +0200

ASYLUM seekers have increased in Barcelona alone by 45% in the last year, with 837 migrants seeking refugee status in 2015 compared with just 578 the year ...
Andalucia Podemos MP and spokesman dies from cancer
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:03:02 +0200

A REGIONAL Podemos MP has died at the age of just 55, only eight months after he was elected to Parliament.

Kendall Jenner steals the show at Mango launch party in Barcelona
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 18:57:48 +0200

MODEL Kendall Jenner - one of the younger Kardashians - sent the camera-wielding public wild at the launch party in Barcelona for one of ...

Mercadona slams 'cheap import' smear campaign
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:30:05 +0200

MAJOR supermarket chain Mercadona has hotly denied rumours it has been replacing home-grown and nationally-produced groceries with poor-quality versions ...
Teen's murderer caught 18 years later found dead in prison cell
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:28:10 +0200

A SUSPECTED rapist and murderer caught 18 years after the crime has been found hanging in his prison cell.

Alfonso Rus (PP) mounts pavement, jumps traffic light and swerves to avoid hitting pedestrians to escape reporters
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:37:48 +0200

FORMER president of the PP party in Valencia provincial council Alfonso Rus claims he has 'been set up' in the recent public fund corruption, ...

Valencia city PP party dissolved over corruption probe and placed in hands of management committee
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:33:18 +0200

VALENCIA city council's right-wing PP party - now in opposition - has been dissolved and a management committee has taken over following ...
Infanta Cristina will appear in the dock as judge refuses to apply 'Botin Doctrine'
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:33:42 +0200

KING Felipe's younger sister, the Infanta Cristina will not be able to avoid standing in the dock when the Nóos Institute public fund fraud ...
Palma without Mallorca: Balearic capital to change its name
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:28:25 +0200

THE largest city in the Balearic Islands will go back to its old name following a decision in the most recent local council meeting.

INDUSTRY INSIDER: Growth to continue, but no “aggressive” rise in house prices
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:04:18 +0000

Javier García del Río, the head of Solvia, one of the biggest real estate servicers in the market, recently talked to the Spanish daily El Mundo about house prices in 2016.
ANDALUSIA: Owners will have three months to register tourist rental properties
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:27:41 +0000

Owners who rent out their homes to tourists will have three months to register with the local authorities or face stiff fines, reports the local press.
BARCELONA: How buoyant is the market? Local agents Amat urge caution
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:49:30 +0000

Bullish headlines from the real estate market need to be understood in context, cautions one of the leading estate agents in Barcelona.
MORTGAGE NEWS: Euribor falls into uncharted territory
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:39:57 +0000

Eurozone mortgage base rates moved below the official cost of money for the first time in January.
HOUSE PRICES: Idealista resale asking prices stable in January
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:31:31 +0000

Resale asking prices were almost unchanged in January, according to the Spanish property portal
Expert forecasts for the Spanish housing market in 2016
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:49:49 +0000

Some of Spain’s best known real estate market commentators have recently given their opinions on what to expect from the market in 2016.
Buyers unnerved by political instability reports agent association
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:45:19 +0000

The Spanish real estate market is showing signs of a slowdown in the face of headwinds caused by political uncertainty, warns one of the leading associations of estate agents in Spain
FOREX NEWS: Volatility the order of the day in currency markets
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:06:25 +0000

The Pound has been up and down like a yo-yo against the Euro in recent weeks, complicating life for British buyers in Spain. Foreign currency exchange specialist Luke Trevail looks at the factors driving exchange rates, and what the future might hold
The cheapest and most expensive addresses in Spain: Madrid’s Calle Serrano still no.1
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:52:32 +0000

A new study confirms that Madrid’s Calle Serrano is still the most expensive address in Spain, and also identifies the cheapest place to buy, which happens to be on the Costa del Azahar.
Spanish buy-to-let yields rise to 5.5pc in 2015 says portal
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:38:46 +0000

Gross rental yields based on the asking prices of homes offered for rent and sale rose to 5.5% in 2015, according to the property portal

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