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Pontevedra takes a leaf out of Bath's book for promoting spa tourism
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:27:57 +0200

PROVINCIAL authorities in the north-western province of Pontevedra are taking the UK city of Bath, Somerset as its inspiration for attracting tourists - redeploying its Roman spas for modern-day relaxation ...
Caceres is Culinary Capital of Spain for 2015
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:14:58 +0200

CÁCERES in Extremadura has been named as Spain's Culinary Capital of 2015, beating the likes of Cartagena (Murcia), Huesca in the Aragón Pyrénées, Lugo in north-western Galicia, ...
Petrol prices plummet in Spain
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:40:17 +0200

NOW is the time to fill up with petrol as prices have plummeted to lows not seen since July two years ago. Diesel has also fallen to prices of the second quarter of 2011, ...
Champions League round-up
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:31:19 +0200

Real Madrid eased past Liverpool with an impressive 3-0 win at Anfield last night. Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo got Real off to a stunning start after 23 minutes with his first goal at Anfield and his 70th Champions League ...
Teruel boy wins under-10s Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year at London's Natural History Museum
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:52:22 +0200

A LITTLE boy from a village in the province of Teruel has won an international photography competition at the Natural History Museum London for his picture of a scorpion.

'Record-breaking summer' for foreign tourists
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:48:55 +0200

TOURIST numbers in Spain this summer were the best on record with a total of 31 million visitors from abroad in July, August and September, says the ministry of industry.

Telescope in Tenerife to seek out life on other planets
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:46:50 +0200

TENERIFE will be one of just eight sites with a state-of-the-art telescope installed to seek out other planets with life on them. Part of a plan started eight years ago by ...

Hottest day in 145 years: Valencia sees Spain's highest October temperature ever at 35.8ºC
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:00 +0200

PARTS of Spain saw the hottest late-October temperatures in 145 years yesterday (Tuesday) according to the Met office. The national record was held by Valencia city, where ...
Teresa Romero cured of Ebola and her blood will be used to treat others
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:37:05 +0200

Spain will be declared Ebola-free in five days' time if none of her contacts in isolation show symptoms NURSE Teresa Romero is cured of Ebola, according to the ...
Three-day school strike over education funding cuts
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:34:52 +0200

SCHOOLS, colleges and universities dependent upon the State went on strike today (Tuesday) and will be tomorrow and Thursday, and a series of protest marches will be held across the country. The nationwide action has the full ...
Biggest Dali exhibition in Latin America opens in São Paulo
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:41:15 +0200

THE largest-ever exhibition of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí ever to be show in Latin America opened this weekend and will continue until the end of the year.

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.

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.
Spanish Buyers Stand Back As Foreigners Wade In
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:31:55 +0000

In the queue of people lining up to take advantage of the Spanish property crash, Spaniards themselves are somewhere near the back. Foreign investors are taking much more advantage than local families, claims a local estate agency franchise network called Alfa Inmobiliaria, with 110 offices around Spain.
Sale of Sotogrande to US Funds is Official
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:23:42 +0000

After months of negotiations, NH Hotels has closed the sale of the bellwether Sotogrande development in Cadiz to two private equity funds for an announced price of €225 million.
Foreign Buyers Dominate Barcelona Luxury Market
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:20:17 +0000

While the influence of international home buyers in Spain has been well documented, it’s a different story in Barcelona.
Barcelona Property Investment Growing Despite 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.

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