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Mark Knopfler live in Sevilla, Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela
Sat, 1 Nov 2014 05:51:00 +0200

EX-DIRE Straits lead guitarist Mark Knopfler will perform live in Sevilla next July for the first time ever as part of his forthcoming European tour to promote his new album ...
Valencia to provide live streaming funeral services online
Sat, 1 Nov 2014 05:49:10 +0200

VALENCIA cemetery has set up a live streaming system so that those who cannot attend their loved ones' funerals can watch them online.

Inditex hands over a million euros to fight Ebola in Africa
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:51:50 +0200

CLOTHING empire Inditex has donated a million euros towards the fight against Ebola in west Africa. The firm, which owns high-street chains such ...
Catalunya still intends to vote on independence on November 9
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:29:36 +0200

CATALUNYA'S residents are being urged to go to the polls as planned on November 9 - whether the central government blocks a public consultation or not.

Iberdrola builds offshore wind farm in UK waters
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:22:34 +0200

IBERDROLA has just set up the first-ever offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom. The Spanish electriciy company says the plant, known as West of ...
Thalidomide victims' compensation verdict overturned by higher court
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:19:51 +0200

VICTIMS of the drug Thalidomide who were due millions in compensation have suffered a bitter blow at the hands of Madrid provincial court - a judge has overturned the decision and rejected ...
Hallowe'en celebrated by seven million at 70,000 parties in Spain
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:14:13 +0200

HALLOWE'EN was practically unheard of in Spain a decade ago, mainly known as the night before All Saints' Day when families traditionally go to the cemetery to tidy up the graves of their ...
Cold weather to set in at last from Saturday
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:12:35 +0200

NOVEMBER in Spain will see a sharp contrast to the weather experienced in October, with temperatures plummeting and rainfall from this Saturday - the first of the month - ...
Island residents' travel discount validation now online
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:44:58 +0200

RESIDENTS in the Balearic and Canary Islands will no longer have to show a paper certificate to get discounts on flights as from Saturday this week (November 1).

Marie Curie worker held hostage in Algeria back in Spain after giving captors the slip
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:54:15 +0200

A SPANISH Marie Curie Foundation employee kidnapped by her family in Algeria has escaped, reports her adopted father. Mahyuba Mohammed Hamdidaf, ...
agatha Ruiz de la Prada holds launch exhibition at Panama Fashion Week
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:51:47 +0200

ONE of Spain's best-loved designers has been given her own exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) in Panamá City.

Sevilla to fine people 750 euros for rifling through bins
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:03:05 +0200

RAIDING bins for food or reusable rubbish in Sevilla could attract a fine of up to 750 euros, city mayor Juan Ignacio Zoido warns. Although ...

Rosa Posada, first Parliamentary spokeswoman in Spain passes away
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:01:36 +0200

SPAIN'S first-ever Parliamentary spokeswoman has died aged 74 following a long illness. Rosa Posada Chapado, originally from Madrid, was the ...
European Union citizens have until December 30 to register for local election voting
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:10:35 +0200

A TOTAL of over 840,000 European Union citizens qualify to vote in the local elections in Spain this coming May, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Auto-Res coaches on strike
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:02:00 +0200

A NATIONAL coach company has staged three all-day strikes to coincide with busiest transport times, its union has announced. Workers from the firm ...
Biggest Titanic model in the world built on Costa Brava
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:59:11 +0200

THE world's largest-ever model of the doomed Titanic is being ...
Forest five minutes from capital city named 'Europe's best-conserved'
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:34:40 +0200

ONE of Europe's best-preserved woodlands with the most exotic variety of endangered species is just five kilometres from Spain's largest metropolis, according to the organisation ...
All of Ebola nurse Teresa Romero's contacts discharged from hospital
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:33:19 +0200

Virus risk in Spain 'lower than in the rest of Europe', say experts EVERYONE who had contact with Ebola nurse Teresa Romero has ...
Shakira launches Fisher-Price toy range in Barcelona 'test-driven' by son Milan
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:38:00 +0200

BARCELONA-BASED pop-rocker Shakira has announced the launch of a new album and a world tour once her second child, due in three months, is born.

Santiago Calatrava to build New York 'ground zero' temple
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:35:36 +0200

ICONIC Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava will design a church to replace the one wiped out in New York's 'ground zero' during the Twin Towers' bombing on September 11, ...

Warm and sunny weather to carry on across Spain until at least the weekend
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:32:06 +0200

SUMMER-LIKE temperatures and clear blue skies are predicted to continue this week throughout most of Spain - a sharp contrast to the usual climate for late October, according to the State ...
Robredo succumbs to Murray again in dramatic Valencia Open final
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:09:17 +0200

Britain's Andy Murray saved five match points to overcome Spain's Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 in the Valencia Open final onSunday. The gruelling three hour 19 minute match was the longest final on the ATP tour this ...
Marc Marquez equals Mick Doohan's record with Malaysian MotoGP win
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:36:22 +0200

Spain's Marc Márquez's win at Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday was his 12th win of the season, equalling Australian Mick Doohan's 1997 record for the most top-flight victories in a single season. It was the ...
Countrywide anti-corruption operation leaves 51 top politicians in custody
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:59:43 +0200

FIFTY-ONE politicians have been arrested in a massive corruption swoop, including at least six mayors from towns in the Greater Madrid region, the president of León provincial council and a ...
Spanish coffee-flavoured beer takes off in USA
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:05:46 +0200

A BEER based on a liqueur manufactured in Alcoi (Alicante) has proven to be a sell-out in the USA and has returned across the pond to be sold in delicatessens across Spain.

Spain's banks pass Eurozone 'stress test'
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:59:22 +0200

SPAIN'S banks have all passed the 'European stress test' with only one found to be a little weak, making the country's financial network the strongest on the continent.

Mediterranean Equestrian Tour: Infanta Elena comes third in Bronze Grand Prix
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:29:00 +0200

INTERNATIONAL showjumpers rounded off their first week's competition at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour at Oliva Nova yesterday (Sunday) evening, with King Felipe VI's sister Elena de ...
Pioneering primary school following 'Harvard methods' has not set exams since 2010
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:46:18 +0200

A PRIMARY school in Bilbao (Basque Country) has not held exams in four years and has dispensed with textbooks, following a tried-and-tested method ...
Dog with Spanish microchip found in North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:12:09 +0200

A DOG with a Spanish microchip has turned up in Scotland, and the SPCA is appealing for information that may lead to her being reunited with her owner. The Estrella ...
Mediterranean Equestrian Tour: King's sister, the Infanta Elena de Borbon y Grecia, competes in Oliva this weekend
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:53:08 +0200

THE prestigious international showjumping event at Oliva Nova, the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour has started up again for another season and promises to be equally as star-studded as previous ...
Mallorca and Ibiza protest over Gulf of Valencia oil-drilling plans
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:44:58 +0200

HUNDREDS of residents in the Balearic Islands turned out last night on the streets to protest against plans to drill for oil in the Gulf of Valencia, some 40 kilometres west of Ibiza.

Clocks going back 'can be good for you', says Madrid hospital
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:22:03 +0200

IF YOU have not already done so, don't forget to turn the clocks back one hour this morning - whether you are in mainland Spain and the Balearics, or the Canary Islands which are on the same ...
Rajoy fears 'little can be done' to stop a non-binding referendum on Catalunya's independence
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:33:56 +0200

SPAIN'S government has admitted to having 'serious doubts' that it could stop a potential public vote on Catalunya's independence via the courts. The country's president Mariano Rajoy has re-focused ...
Eight national holidays for 2015 - one fewer than this year
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:38:31 +0200

NEXT year's bank holiday calendar sees eight national fiestas, or shut-down days where most people will not go to work and the majority of shops and other services will be closed.

Barcelona Freezes Tourist Rental Licences Until New Plan Approved
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:35:33 +0000

After all the outcry over tourist rental apartments in Barcelona, that some would argue is just manufactured hype, Barcelona City Hall has announced a freeze on issuing any more tourist rental licences anywhere in the city.
Spanish Real Estate: Foreign Investment Doubles In Five Years
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:21 +0000

Foreign investment in Spanish property has doubled in five years, against a background of a depressed market showing patchy signs of improvement, concludes an analysis by DBK, an industry research outfit.
Hot Deal: Massive Discount On Lovely Apartment In Traditional Fishing Village (Publicity)
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:29:16 +0000

The Almanzora Group, a British-run developer with decades of experience in Spain, is offering a gorgeous two-bedroom ground-floor apartment in the traditional fishing village of Villaricos, Almería, Andalucía
News Review: Fear of Funds; Calatrava Speaks; Slashed Red Tape
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:02:18 +0000

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More than 50 Countries Sign On to Tax Evasion Plan
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:50:53 +0000

A total of 51 countries, including Britain and Spain, have signed a new agreement to share economic data, in a sweeping move to end international tax evasion, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development announced this week.
Cool Casa: Andalusia Country Estate
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:25 +0000

This property covering 32 hectares in the hills above Marbella fits every cinematic image of what a grand Andalusian estate should be, from the palatial layout to the Moorish details in every room. If Antonio Banderas is portraying a Spanish tycoon plotting the overthrow of the world, this is his home.
The Incredibly Shrinking Spanish Population
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:17:18 +0000

Spain’s population will steadily decrease over the next 50 years, losing 5.6 million people by 2064, the National Institute of Statistics (INE) predicts.
Banks Pass Stress Test; Will They Start Lending?
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:26:14 +0000

Spain’s banks sailed through the much anticipated “stress test” by the European Central Bank last week, leading to speculation that the banks will soon ramp up their home lending again.
News Review: Mortgage Activity; Unemployment Drops; Economy Grows
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:35:59 +0000

The latest property-related news and headlines form Spain
Spain Tourism is on Record Setting Pace
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:03:37 +0000

Buyers may still be cool on the Spanish property market, but tourism is booming.

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