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Catalunya's president passes law to facilitate referendum 'in all but name'
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:33:23 +0200

CATALUNYA'S regional government has approved a new law allowing 'public consultations', or non-binding referenda to be held. President Artur Mas says this is ...
Madrid Fashion Week: Futuristic, feminine and bursting with colour
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:32:00 +0200

MADRID Fashion Week has come to a close after showcasing an eclectic and sometimes outlandish selection of Spain's top designers' creations for next spring and summer.

Another Spanish missionary doctor with Ebola repatriated
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:29:19 +0200

A SECOND Spaniard affected with the Ebola virus is about to be repatriated from Africa where he was working as a doctor. Missionary and surgeon Manuel García Viejo, ...

Girl, 12, electrocuted by fairground ride
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:27:54 +0200

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was electrocuted yesterday (Saturday) by a fairground ride in the Sevilla area. The youngster, who has not been named, collapsed after getting ...
Ovarian cancer detected too late in 80% of cases in Spain
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:35:40 +0200

EIGHT in 10 women in Spain who suffer ovarian cancer are diagnosed too late, grim reports by three oncology institutes reveal. The second-most common strain of the illness ...
Ice-bucket challenge nominees in Spain raise 600,000 euros for ALS
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:03:14 +0200

PARTICIPANTS in Spain in the famouse 'ice-bucket challenge' have so far raised 600,000 euros for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as Motor Neurone Disease) in just one ...
Denzel Washington gets Donostia Award at San Sebastian Film Festival opening ceremony
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:19:36 +0200

SAN Sebastián's famous film festival has kicked off and US actor Denzel Washington has already scooped up a prize. The ...
Malaga fair 'gang rape' victim admits she invented the attack
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:17:01 +0200

A YOUNG woman who claimed she was gang-raped during the summer fiestas in Málaga has admitted in front of a judge that she made it up. The 20-year-old was seen going ...
Queen Letizia replies to letter from 12-year-old girl asking for her mum to get her job back
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:42:19 +0200

QUEEN Letizia has responded personally to a 12-year-old girl who asked for her help to 'get her mother her job back'. María Victoria Ayuso was one of 787 ...
Arabic to be offered as third and native language in Catalunya's high schools
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:42:08 +0200

SECONDARY schools in Catalunya may offer Arabic as an optional foreign language subject in addition to English and Castilian Spanish. A nod to the region's 300,000 ...
Spain responds to Scotland's 'No' vote victory
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:46:08 +0200

Catalunya's president says 'at least they were allowed a voice', whilst Rajoy congratulates the Scots for 'choosing security and union over uncertainty'

Legionnaire's deaths rise to four; five more diagnoses in 24 hours
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:38:15 +0200

ANOTHER two patients diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease in Sabadell (Barcelona province) have died, health authorities report. And the original 22 sufferers has risen ...
Pharrell Williams' concerts in Madrid and Barcelona cancelled
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:37:02 +0200

HAPPY artist Pharrell Williams has cancelled his three upcoming concerts in Spain and Portugal due to 'scheduling problems'. The Virginia Beach-born ...
Catalunya follows Scottish referendum and Spanish politicians travel to Edinburgh
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:52:17 +0200

AS SCOTLAND goes to the polls today to decide whether or not to become a separate country, Catalunya will be watching just as closely as the UK and seeing it as a 'dry run' for their own independence ...
Champions League round-up
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:48:42 +0200

Real Madrid got off to a good start in defending their Champions League title with a 5-1 win over Basel on Tuesday night. The visitors fell behind 1-0 in the 14th minute on an own goal and conceded another three in the space ...
Wi-Fi in Spain's airports 'among most expensive and limited in Europe'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:33:58 +0200

SPANISH airports have some of the worst and most expensive Wi-Fi services in Europe, a report has revealed. Despite having some of the highest airline traffic on the ...
Legionnaire's outbreak in Sabadell
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:14:21 +0200

AN OUTBREAK of Legionnaire's disease in Sabadell (Barcelona province) has left two dead and another 20 ill, 17 of whom are in hospital. All patients caught the disease ...
Orange planning Jazztel takeover
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:47:03 +0200

SHARES in mobile and internet operator Jazztel rocketed yesterday after Orange announced its intention to buy out its Spanish rival. The French telecommunications giant wants to consolidate its presence in Spain, and ...
La Vuelta cyclists give prize money to widow of crash death Guardia Civil officer
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:18:38 +0200

TOP cyclists have donated their prize money to the widow of a police officer killed in a crash 10 days ago whilst escorting them. Eusebio García Flores, 41, who was currently based in Albacete, collided with a central ...
Woman 'killed her two babies and stored them in the freezer' for up to seven years
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:29:00 +0200

A WOMAN who suffocated her two newborn babies and kept them in the freezer for years could face 40 years in jail. Described by the prosecution as a 'demon', Sara López Hernández, 37, from Pilas ...
Mass exodus from immigration internment centre sparks manhunt
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:19:38 +0200

A MASS exodus from a holding centre for illegal immigrants and provoked a a major search party across Valencia city. A total of 17 Algerians pushed their way out after knocking over a cleaning lady, but sevebn of them ...
Bear left tied to lamp post in storm as trainer sits in a bar
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:29:22 +0200

A BEAR was left tied to a lamp post in a hailstorm while his trainer sought refuge in a bar during the fiestas in Càrcer (Valencia province). Animal protection ...
North African migrants sail into Torrevieja shores
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:27:09 +0200

A RAFT carrying four adults and four children from northern Africa turned up on the shores of Torrevieja (Alicante province) yesterday (Monday), all of whom were attempting to enter Spain via the 'back ...
Tomatina moves to London's Hyde Park
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:48:13 +0200

LONDON could get its own version of the famous Valencian tomato fight, the Tomatina. Councillors from Buñol, a town to the east of Valencia city with 10,000 ...
Friends fined 101 euros for 'playing Ludo and drinking water in the street'
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:44:50 +0200

A GROUP of twentysomethings has been fined for playing Ludo in a Málaga street at night - because the rolling of the dice was 'keeping the neighbours awake'.

Pilot killed in plane crash whilst fighting forest fire
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:07:41 +0200

A HYDROPLANE pilot has died in an air-crash whilst tackling a massive forest fire in Almansa (Albacete province). The 44-year-old from Murcia was refilling his craft with ...
British drug racket targeting Magaluf partygoers broken up
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:38:46 +0200

NINE Brits have been arrested in Magaluf (Mallorca) in connection with a massive drug-dealing racket targeting young revellers in the resort. In the latest scandal to hit ...
El Corte Ingles chair, Isidoro alvarez dies in hospital
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:21:40 +0200

Second Spanish tycoon in a week passes away just days after Santander Bank leader Emilio Botín suffers fatal heart attack THE CHAIRMAN of Spain's largest ...
Massive protest against Toro de la Vega bull torture festival
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:06:21 +0200

AN ESTIMATED total of 45,000 protesters gathered in Madrid last night to call for a bloodthirsty annual bull festival to be banned. The Toro de la Vega takes place in ...
New Draft Regulations For Balearic Tourist Rentals
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:49:30 +0000

The Balearic Government recently published a new draft law for tourist rentals on the islands. Palma-based Spanish lawyer Will Besga explains the proposed changes and what they mean for owners in the Balearics who rent out their homes to tourists.
Scottish Referendum Leaves Pound Volatile
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:24:32 +0000

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Pound has been volatile against the Euro in recent weeks thanks to the Scottish referendum polls showing the vote closer than markets expected. But turbulence in the UK is not the only factor driving exchange rates today: The Eurozone also has it's problems. Foreign currency exchange specialist Luke Trevail looks at the factors driving exchange rates, and what the near future might hold.
Urban Land Prices Continue to Fall
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:23:23 +0000

The average price of urban land dropped 9.3 per cent in the second quarter compared to a year earlier, but there are signs of stabilisation.
Moody’s Doubts Quick Spanish Property Rebound
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:19:28 +0000

There is not going to be a quick fix to Spain’s property market, Moody’s Investors Services concludes in a new report.
Home Sales and Prices Tank In July
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:57 +0000

The number of homes sold in July fell by 9.8 per cent compared to the same month last year, reveal the latest figures from the Notaries, published yesterday. House prices also tumbled, by 10 per cent in year, according to the same figures.
Five Trends to Watch in the Spanish Property Market
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:03:03 +0000

As pundits and investors digest the latest Spanish property data, the flurry of information often makes it difficult to determine what is really happening in the market—and what is important.
Reports Poke Holes in Property Recovery Story
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:19:55 +0000

After weeks of reports touting slight increases in Spain home prices, two new reports illustrate the Spain property market is still far away from a real recovery.
Another Big REIT Scheduled to Launch
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:19:50 +0000

Real estate company Quabit is planning to launch a SOCIMI, Spain’s version of a real estate investment trust, later this year, joining an already crowded field.
Rental Prices Still Falling In Sign of Continued Weakness
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:46:15 +0000

Average Spanish rental prices fell 0.7 per cent over 12 months to the end of August reveals inflation data published today by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
July Home Sales Reinforce Recovery Story
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:53:28 +0000

After five consecutive months of annualised sales increases it’s clear the Spanish property market is starting to recover in volume terms, as more buyers enter the market.

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