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Ignore hoax WhatsApps following London terror attacks, say Spanish police
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:28:45 +0200

POLICE in Spain have warned of yet another spate of hoaxes going round social networks following yesterday's terrorist attack in ...
Galicia woman, 43, one of the four dead in London terrorist attack
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:04:16 +0200

THE woman known to have been killed on Westminster Bridge in yesterday's terrorist attack has been named as 43-year-old Aysha ...
Madrid school trippers stranded on London Eye for four hours during Westminster attack
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:23:56 +0200

PUPILS from a Madrid school were stuck on the London Eye yesterday (Wednesday) for four hours as a result of the terrorist attack in ...
Cospedal to meet US defence secretary James Mattis
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:04:13 +0200

DEFENCE minister María Dolores de Cospedal will meet her US counterpart in the Pentagon on Thursday - the ...
Catalunya MP gets year-long public office ban for his role in 'informal' 2014 referendum
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:58:13 +0200

FORMER regional minister of Catalunya and MP for PdeCat Francesc Homs has been banned by a Supreme Court judge from holding any political position for ...
Rafa Nadal, Enrique Iglesias and Pau Gasol open restaurant in Miami Beach
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:02:24 +0200

SINGER Enrique Iglesias, tennis star Rafa Nadal and NBA ace Pau Gasol have opened a restaurant together in Miami Beach, ...
Early spring hayfever hell in central and southern Spain, but few problems on the Mediterranean
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:58:15 +0200

HAYFEVER sufferers could find the start of spring brings sneezing fits, especially in the south, north-east and centre ...
Gas bottles up by 5% from today
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:50:46 +0200

BOTTLED gas has gone up in price by 5% from today, meaning a total increase of 20% since late March 2016 after months of ...
Penelope Cruz to play Donatella Versace in TV drama about designer's brother Gianni's murder
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:57:03 +0200

HOLLYWOOD favourite and 'Almodóvar Girl' Penélope Cruz will play Italian designer Donatella Versace in the Ryan ...
Fishermen missing after Russian merchant ship hits them in Barcelona port
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:53:50 +0200

TWO fishermen have disappeared after their ship crashed into a Russian merchant vessel in Barcelona port yesterday ...
Germanwings' co-pilot's family questions 'suicide crash' verdict
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:03:29 +0200

RELATIVES of the suicidal pilot who crashed the Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf in the French Alpes ...
CAM bank widow's son-in-law and suspected murderer gets out of prison on bail
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:59:44 +0200

SON-IN-LAW and suspected killer of the CAM bank chairman's widow, Miguel López, is expected to pay a bail ...
Antonio Banderas 'in hospital with heart problems'
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:37:51 +0200

MÁLAGA-BORN actor Antonio Banderas has been admitted to hospital in Geneva with 'heart problems', as yet ...
Air-traffic controller and Alitalia strikes combined affect 72 Spanish flights crossing Italian air space
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:36:07 +0200

ITALIAN air-traffic controller strikes have grounded 72 flights in Spain destined for the Mediterranean country today ...
Valencia's burning: No smoke without Fallas
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:13:25 +0200

NEARLY 770 falla monuments went up in flames last night (Sunday) in Valencia as is traditional on the last day of the festival ...
Spain's 'brilliant' YouTube tutor makes top 10 in Global Teacher Prize
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:09:19 +0200

SPAIN'S nominee for the 'Nobel in education' has not won the €1 million first prize, but has made it into the top 10 ...
Stay of grace on home repossessions until 2020 for owners with children under 18 or other dependants
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:35:57 +0200

A MORATORIUM on home repossessions for 'vulnerable' householders will continue until the year 2020, and new measures have ...
Spanish employees' perfect job: Working for Rafa Nadal at Google, or for Obama at L'Oreal
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:27:58 +0200

TENNIS ace Rafa Nadal, former US president Barack Obama and Inditex empire founder Amancio Ortega are the top three people Spaniards ...
Madrid metro station fire closes street above
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:21:29 +0200

A FIRE that broke out in Madrid's metro last night (Saturday) led to a member of staff becoming injured and clouds of smoke ...
Raja El-Aasemy, Gandia's 19-year-old 'Jihad' wannabe, jailed for five years
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:20:11 +0200

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman arrested in Gandia (Valencia province) for attempting to join the ranks of DAESH in Syria has been sentenced to ...
Cabify and uber protests continue: 10 individuals overturn a car in Barcelona
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:50:00 +0200

A CABIFY car driven through central Barcelona was overturned and smashed up by a group of 10 people in the early hours of this ...
ETA promises its 'total and final disarmament' on April 8
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:50:11 +0200

BASQUE separatist terrorism cell ETA has announced it will hand in its arms 'officially' on April 8 this ...
Valencia 'Fallas' week metro strike cancelled
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:38:28 +0200

VALENCIA'S metro strike during Fallas week has been called off, much to the relief of residents in the city and wider ...
First Iberian lynx cub born in Donana National Park controlled breeding programme
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:30:16 +0200

AN IBERIAN lynx cub has been born for the first time in the Doñana National Park through a controlled breeding programme ...
Barcelona Navas de Tolosa 273 – see the finished goods from Norvet
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:18:23 +0000

With the new development business in Spain coming back to life there are an increasing number of projects for sale off-plan, with their floor plans and renders to look at. So here are some pictures of the finished goods for change, in this case of the Navas de Tolosa redevelopment in Barcelona by boutique developer Norvet.
Barcelona and Palma grapple with tourism and ‘gentrification’
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:28:42 +0000

Property development, and holiday rentals, are pushing long-time residents out of some areas of Palma de Mallorca, argues a recent report. It’s a similar story in Barcelona, where the authorities are drawing up plans to stop “gentrification”, and discourage real estate investors.
BARCELONA RENOVATION: Paying for the building work in stages
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:00:04 +0000

After two months work renovation an apartment in Barcelona’s Eixample district great progress has been made, and I’m delighted with the quality of the building work so far - more or less on time and on budget. Some people have asked me how I’m structuring the payments, and have warned me against handing over cash in advance. I’ve agreed a transparent payment plan with my builders that I find works very well, so I’ll explain it for the benefit of others looking at refurbishing a home in Spain.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE: Pound recovers some ground thanks to maverick policymaker
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:19:34 +0000

Luke Trevail, a currency exchange specialist at forex brokers TorFX, looks at the factors driving the pound's exchange rate in the week gone by.
NOTARIES: House sales and prices up in January 2017
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:09:01 +0000

The housing market really did get off to a good start of the year, according to the latest data from the Association of Spanish Notaries. January was a month during which both sales and prices rose.
Brexit anxiety on the Costa del Sol
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:33:59 +0000

Brexit is causing anxiety for more than just the British on the Costa del Sol, reports the Spanish daily El Mundo. It’s interesting to read how the locals see it.
Recap of Legal Actions in Spain against Banks & Others
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:47:34 +0000

Lawyer Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt gives us a brief recap of all the recent court cases in Spain which may award non-residents with unexpected huge windfalls.
Housing market starts year with strong increase in recorded sales in January
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:24:11 +0000

Home sales inscribed in the Land Registry were up 19% in January, according to the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), with positive news from Malaga and Alicante.
Spanish Legal Reclaims spearheads drive to recover off-plan payments lost in the crash
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:24:33 +0000

Spanish Legal Reclaims are spearheading a drive to help off-plan investors in the UK recover the money they lost to bankrupt developers when Spain’s property boom imploded almost a decade ago. Though the injustice happened long ago, people who lost their off-plan payments can now get their money back, even if they didn’t have a bank guarantee.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE: Brexit continues to punish the Pound
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:28:41 +0000

Luke Trevail, a currency exchange specialist at forex brokers TorFX, looks at the factors driving the pound's exchange rate in the week gone by.

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