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Spanish potholer survives 12 days stuck in Peruvian cave
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:25:43 +0200

A SPANISH potholer stuck in a cave for 12 days has finally been rescued. Cecilio López Tercero, from Madrid, suffered a fall whilst exploring a cave in the Peruvian ...
Ibiza expatriate reported missing found dead near her home
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:23:16 +0200

A MISSING expatriate has been found dead in Ibiza two days after her husband and daughter reported her disappearance. The German woman, 56, has been identified only by her ...
Electricity bills to go up by 11%
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:49 +0200

ELECTRICITY bills are set to go up yet again following an 11% hike this summer. Wholesale energy suppliers have seen the highest prices of the year this month since ...
Madrid and Barcelona fifth and sixth-most expensive cities in Europe to visit
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:09:31 +0200

BARCELONA and Madrid are among the most expensive cities in Europe to be a tourist, according to a recent study by the motoring association RACC. Based upon the cost of a ...
Constitutional Court blocks Catalunya referendum
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:26:49 +0200

CATALUNYA'S planned independence vote has been blocked by Spain's Constitutional Court, which says it goes against the country's Magna Carta. Regional president ...
Spanish embassy worker found dead in Sudan, believed murdered
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:25:22 +0200

AN EMPLOYEE from the Spanish embassy in Sudan has been found dead in his home in the capital, Khartoum, according to the ministry of foreign affairs. The cause has not been ...
Spanish X-Factor star shocks Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole with his 'inadvertently' raunchy dance moves
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:06:11 +0200

A CONTESTANT on the UK version of The X-Factor caused a stir when he spent his entire act grabbing himself between the legs, leaving a shocked expression on Cheryl Cole's face and Simon Cowell in ...
Ex-economy minister Miguel Boyer dies in hospital
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:51:28 +0200

FORMER minister of the economy and treasury Miguel Boyer has died aged 75 from a pulmonary embolism in a Madrid hospital. Known as the 'super-minister' because of ...
Queen Letizia's father, aunt and grandmother face trial over alleged 'asset hiding'
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:02:56 +0200

QUEEN Letizia's dad and paternal aunt and grandmother are facing trial for allegedly masking assets to avoid paying a creditor. María del Henar Ortiz ...
Earthquake in Pilar de la Horadada
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:01:05 +0200

AN EARTHQUAKE rocked the southern Costa Blanca this weekend, the national geographical institute has just revealed. The epicentre was in the sea just off the coast of Pilar ...
MotoGP: Marquez, Pedrosa and Rossi crash out as Lorenzo nets his first victory of the season
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:59:24 +0200

SPAIN'S Marc Márquez has lost his second race in a row - this time on home turf - but remains comfortably in the lead in the world championship standings.

A 'fine' end to James Blunt's Ibiza wedding
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:08:59 +0200

SINGER James Blunt's Ibiza wedding to Sofía Wellesley ended in a hefty fine after the couple fell foul of the Balearic regional government's coastal laws.

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets Destination Madrid Ambassador medal
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:03:21 +0200

ACTOR and former Californian president Arnold Schwarzenegger has been awarded the Destination Madrid Ambassador Medal for his 'commitment' to the Spanish capital, where the body-building championships, ...

Ciudad Lineal paedophile suspect charged with two attempted murders of victims
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:01:34 +0200

THE suspect arrested in connection with the series of child abductions in Madrid has been formally charged with attempted murder of two of his victims. In most cases, ...
Spain starts queuing at the crack of dawn for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:12:25 +0200

CUSTOMERS started queuing at around 06.00hrs yesterday to be the first to get their hands on the eagerly-anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which was due to hit the shelves that morning.

Hipercor withdraws 'sexist' romper-suits from sale
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:47:58 +0200

A LEADING hypermarket chain has withdrawn two babygros from sale amid a flood of complaints that they are 'sexist'. Hípercor, part of the El Corte ...
Source of Legionnaire's found in Sabadell as death toll rises to eight with fresh outbreak in Ripollet
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:33:54 +0200

A LEGIONNAIRE'S outbreak in the province of Barcelona has been traced to a refrigeration unit in Sabadell, but the source of a separate spate of the respiratory disease in neighbouring Ripollet has not yet ...
Monsoon in Mazarron washes cars away and brings walls down
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:09:06 +0200

A SUDDEN downpour hitting urbanisations in Mazarrón (Murcia) saw roads turned to rivers, cars floating away down the street, walls knocked down and swimming pools overflowing on Thursday, with further ...
Schoolgirls face criminal charges after bullied pupil commits suicide
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:31:24 +0200

SCHOOL bullies who drove a teenage girl to suicide have been formally charged and are due to appear in court. Carla Díaz Magnien, 14, was called ...
Nearly 1.7 billion euros' worth of pesetas still in circulation
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:32:53 +0200

AN ESTIMATED 1.7 billion euros' worth of pesetas remain in circulation in Spain, more than 12 years after the new common currency was introduced. The Bank of Spain says ...
Emergency government meeting as Catalunya's president signs 'public consultation' decree
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:08:17 +0200

CATALUNYA'S regional president will sign a decree tomorrow (Saturday) allowing a 'public consultation' on independence to go ahead on November 9. Artur Mas says ...
Modern Europeans descended from three prehistoric races, say Spanish researchers
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:06:52 +0200

TODAY'S Europeans are a mix of genes from three populations of early humans, not two, according to a study jointly involving two Spanish universities. The research, ...
Missionary doctor Manuel Garcia, 69, dies from Ebola in Madrid
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:05:30 +0200

DOCTOR and missionary Manuel García Viejo has died from the Ebola virus in Madrid's Carlos III hospital. A member of the San Juan de Dios religious order since ...
Own-brand groceries and choice of supermarket 'could save shoppers thousands'
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:03:01 +0200

SHOPPERS could save between 1,300 and 3,400 euros a year according to which supermarkets they visited and by always buying own-brand groceries, a study by a leading consumers' union reveals.

Madrid metro station dedicated to guitar hero Paco de Lucia
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:04:47 +0200

THE late, great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía is due to get a metro station in Madrid named after him next year - and it will be a shrine to the world-famous artist who passed away in ...
Valencia uses drones to seek out mosquito nests
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:44:30 +0200

VALENCIA has become the first city in Spain to use drones for detecting mosquito nests. A small flying object with a built-in camera allows the council to seek out stagnant ...
Policeman charges dog-owner with animal cruelty - and adopts his pet for his own
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:43:04 +0200

A GUARDIA Civil officer who formally charged a man for animal abuse and neglect has decided to keep his dog. The female mastiff was in an extremely poor condition, ...
'Expensive' Hepatitis C drug with 95% cure rate soon to be available on prescription
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:41:03 +0200

SPAIN'S health ministry has reached an agreement with the drug company which manufactures the only known cure for Hepatitis C in order to be able to offer it to patients free of charge.

Princess Kate sports shoes made in Elda on visit to New Zealand
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:39:49 +0200

DUCHESS of Cambridge Kate Middleton continues to cause frenzy on the high street as women queue up to buy clothing and accessories she is seen in - and on her trip to New Zealand, the Princess has been ...
Madrid paedophile may have been caught: Suspect arrested in Santander
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:29:57 +0200

A MAN believed to be the serial paedophile who kidnapped and abused a number of little girls in a Madrid neighbourhood has been caught in Santander. The accused has a long ...
Ruth and Jose buried three years after being murdered by their father
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:05:23 +0200

TWO children murdered in Córdoba by their father in 2011 have finally had their funeral after the courts confirmed the case was closed and returned their remains to their mother.

Gallardon resigns and quits politics as abortion law scrapped
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:54:11 +0200

MINISTER of justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón has resigned after president Mariano Rajoy told him the abortion law reform was not going to go ahead. He says this will ...
Alicante Mayor Refuses to Resign Over Property Scandal
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:58:30 +0000

Alicante mayor Sonia Castedo refused to resign Tuesday in the wake of charges that she illegally aided a local developer.
Cool Casa: A Palatial Villa in Palma, Mallorca
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:32:01 +0000

An eight-bedroom villa in the middle of old town Palma is testing the luxury market’s appetite for Mallorca property.
Snapshot: Barcelona Property Market Recovery
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:40:33 +0000

A quick glance at some basic data suggests that Barcelona’s property market has turned the corner towards recovery.
Home Mortgage Activity in Spain Jumps in July
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:47:32 +0000

The number of home mortgages issued in Spain in July jumped 28.8 per cent from a year earlier, the strongest evidence yet that banks are tentatively starting to re-enter the home sales business.
Foreign Funds Competing for ‘Bad Bank’ Assets
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:27:06 +0000

Sareb, Spain’s “bad bank,” has reportedly narrowed the competition to manage its €50 billion in property to five firms, including four companies controlled by U.S. private equity funds.
Spain Second Quarter Home Sales Best Since 2010
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:47:47 +0000

The number of homes sold in Spain was up 12.1 per cent in the second quarter compared to a year earlier, boosted by the increasing number of foreign buyers.
Transaction Prices Stabilised, Estate Agency Says
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:36:47 +0000

Tecnocasa, one of the biggest chains of estate agents in Spain, reports real transaction prices fell a scant 0.4 per cent in the first half of 2014, compared to a year earlier.
Foreign Buyers March On Spain Property
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:40:47 +0000

Foreign demand for property in Spain increased by an annualised 12 per cent in the second quarter, shows the latest data from the General Council of Notaries. Foreigners now represent a record 20 per cent of buyers in Spain, and the notaries describe them as the “principal motor of growth” for the Spanish property market.
Belgian Company Bidding for Marbella Property
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:08:10 +0000

Belgian-based Arrabal Investments is bidding to buy the landmark Hotel Incosol in Marbella, with plans to demolish the facility and build a residential and retail complex.
U.S. Investor Targets Costa del Sol Condos
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:02:19 +0000

A Colorado property investor famous for spotting market shifts is buying condo projects on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

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