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Coastguard rescues 231 migrants in six boats off Spain's shores in one day
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:32:57 +0200

OVER 230 migrants reached Spanish shores in six jerry-built and overcrowded motorboats yesterday (Saturday) alone in an attempt to enter Europe via the ...
Five medics sanctioned for treating cancer with homeopathy instead of traditional medicine
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:31:01 +0200

FIVE doctors claiming to 'cure' cancer through homeopathic means have been struck off in the last year by the Barcelona Medical College ...
Early start to sales for El Corte Ingles
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:54:17 +0200

EL CORTE Inglés department store has brought forward its summer sales for the first time in history, with prices due to be slashed from this coming ...
Massive inferno spreading to Donana forces evacuation of 2,000 people
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:56:24 +0200

OVER 2,000 residents have been evacuated as a major inferno sweeps across the province of Huelva, threatening the Doñana National Park.

Ciudadanos wants to regulate surrogacy - but with no payment to the woman carrying the baby
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:26:34 +0200

A PROPOSED law covering surrogate pregnancy is on the table thanks to centre-right party Ciudadanos, who wants to make sure parents who have no other way ...
Police rescue two-year-old girl from hot car
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:19:57 +0200

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl was taken to hospital after police rescued her from a closed and parked car when the outside temperature was over 40ºC.

Valencia beach evacuated after shark sighting
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:06:59 +0200

A BEACH near Valencia was shut and evacuated yesterday (Friday) evening after a five-foot shark was spotted off the shore, Local Police confirmed today.

San Juan 'bonfire night' brings beach parties to Spain
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:49:29 +0200

COASTAL towns and cities in Spain celebrated the midsummer festival of San Juan last night (Friday) by jumping over bonfires on the beach and ...
Cut-price high-speed AVE train tickets on sale from midnight tonight
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:27:58 +0200

RAIL tickets on Spain's high-speed train network will once again be on sale for €25 tomorrow (Sunday, June 25) to mark the 25th anniversary of the ...
Rajoy on Theresa May's proposals for EU citizens in UK: "Not bad, but could be better"
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:10:08 +0200

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy says his British counterpart's proposals for cross-EU citizens' rights post-Brexit was 'not bad', but 'could have been ...
Children's football trainer fired after team scores 25-0
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:03:46 +0200

A CHILDREN'S football trainer has been fired after his team flattened the opposition in a match by scoring 25-0, creating divided opinions among the public.

Galicia driver leaves €10,000 in cash on car roof and calls 112 when it blows away
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:35:18 +0200

A DRIVER left €10,000 in cash on the roof of his car and forgot about it until he set off - by which time nearly €4,000 had ...
Sorolla painting expected to fetch €570,000 at Christie's in London
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:05:20 +0200

AN OIL-ON-CANVAS by famous Mediterranean painter Joaquín Sorolla will go under the hammer at Christie's in London next month for ...
Madrid 'jihad' supporter was planning attack 'worse than Manchester', say police
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:23:51 +0200

A JIHAD terror suspect arrested in Madrid had been planning an attack in Spain that he claimed would be 'far worse' than the ...
Spanish killer found in New York after 20 years on the run
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:18:53 +0200

A SPANIARD has been arrested in New York 20 years after murdering his wife. The accused fled to the USA ...
Spain hots up British tennis: Garbine Muguruza and Feliciano Lopez through to quarter-finals in Birmingham and at Queen's
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:43:54 +0200

TWO Spaniards are through to the quarter-finals in top tennis tournaments in the UK - Garbiñe Muguruza in the women's singles in ...
Rajoy pushes greater EU integration and more counter-terrorism measures
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:47:28 +0200

At today's European Council meeting in Brussels, Spain's president Mariano Rajoy pushed for greater EU integration after the recent victories of "pro-European moderates" over "extremists and ...
Sizzling summer on the cards, warns Spanish Met Office
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:10:43 +0200

This summer, which officially started at 6h24 on Wednesday, looks set to be a hot one across the whole of Spain with temperatures between 0.5 and 1 degree higher than the season average, especially in central and southern regions, after ...
Kamikaze driver causes fatal head-on collision in Tenerife
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:51:23 +0200

Two men have died in a head-on collision on the TF-1 in Tenerife after one of them, a Frenchman, drove the wrong way down the motorway. The accident happened at 05.04 hours on June 21st at km 37 of the motorway, close to the ...
Three arrested as liquid cocaine discovered inside fresh coconuts
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:10:43 +0200

Agents from Spain's Civil Guard, working in conjunction with the country's tax authorities, have made three arrests at the Adolfo Suárez airport in the capital, after seizing a shipment of fresh coconuts from Colombia ...
Spain fails to meet refugee resettlement quota
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:43:29 +0200

Spain's secretary of state to the EU, Jorge Toledo, claimed on Wednesday that Spain could not fulfil its objectives with regard to the resettlement of refugees because in reality "there are not than many displaced people" ...
Radical jihadi operative arrested in Madrid
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:08:58 +0200

Members of the National Police Intelligence Agency arrested a 32-year-old man of Moroccan origin in the Divino Valles street in Madrid on Wednesday after he was found to be a member of the Islamic State terrorist organisation and in an ...
Weather alerts across Spain as heatwave continues, bringing storms in its wake
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:20:04 +0200

A total of 32 provinces are on alert today (Wednesday) with a high risk of heavy rain, storms and above all high temperatures in the centre of the country. Temperatures are set to go up in the east of the country, go down in ...
TV music royalties scam unearthed
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:01:37 +0200

SEVERAL major TV channels have been thrown into the spotlight after a royalties fraud was uncovered this week, and National Police have carried out 16 ...
Man jailed for claiming dead father's benefits for 15 years
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:53:40 +0200

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison for claiming his father's disability pension for 15 years after his father died. The Supreme Court has upheld the sentence originally passed in Cantabria, finding the man ...
Brexit and Gibraltar: Spain's foreign minister meets negotiators
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:32:01 +0200

Alfonso Dastis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has confirmed that Spain will not use any disagreement over Gibraltar to block the UK's exit from the EU and emphasised that any discussion over the sovereignty of 'The Rock' ...
Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud by Spanish authorities
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:05:45 +0200

FORMER Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has been accused of defrauding €3.3 million from the Spanish tax authorities over the years 2011 and ...
Boris Johnson praises Ignacio Echeverria for his 'bravery and courage' during London terror attack
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:19:52 +0200

BRITISH foreign affairs minister Boris Johnson has praised Spanish terror attack hero for his 'bravery' and 'courage' which cost him his ...
YouTube prankster victim fined €30 for pulling a punch
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:05:27 +0200

A YOUTUBER who carried out hidden-camera practical jokes has been awarded just €30 in compensation after he was hit by a victim, with a judge pointing ...
Mobile hairdresser's, free coffee shop and gourmet 'Robin Hood Restaurant': Madrid charity helps the homeless restore their dignity
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:27:54 +0200

A CHURCH-RUN charity based in Madrid has launched a mobile hairdresser's, barbershop and shower unit for homeless people and for those who cannot ...
'Paperless' and 'contactless' metro tickets in Madrid from next month
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:23:56 +0200

MADRID metro will scrap paper tickets from July 7 and replace them with rechargeable plastic cards.

Arenal Sound Festival moves back to Burriana port
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 02:54:11 +0200

THE famous and much-loved Arenal Sound Festival will return to the port area of Burriana (Castellón province) this summer after having been forced ...

Driving examiners on strike every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the end of July
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 02:44:27 +0200

DRIVING examiners are back on strike today (Monday) and will continue to do so every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the traffic authorities ...
Relaunched PSOE with Pedro Sanchez at the helm will 'work against' the PP and sets its sights on the Moncloa
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 02:31:29 +0200

PEDRO Sánchez has officially 'opened' the new PSOE (socialist) party following his first conference since being re-elected leader of ...
CURRENCY EXCHANGE: Brexit talks start to drive GBP-EUR in sign of things to come
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:12:16 +0000

Pound Sterling was soft mid-week as traders decided to wait and see what Theresa May achieved on her trip to Brussels with her opening offer on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.
Front-line beach rental prices up 10pc in a year
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:03:17 +0000

The cost of renting a holiday-home on the beach in Spain has gone up on average by 10% in a year, according to research by the valuations company TecniTasa.
Holiday home prices on the Spanish Coast: Gavá (Barcelona) and Mojácar (Almería) rise the most
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:22:54 +0000

Second-home prices on the coast are rising fastest in Gavá and Mojácar, reveals a new study by Spain’s leading appraisal company Tinsa.
Rental asking prices rising fast say portals
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:41:51 +0000

Rental asking prices are now rising fast report Spanish portals, which will only add to investor demand in hot markets.
US fund Orion buys out Cerberus and takes full control of Sotogrande luxury resort
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:00:46 +0000

The US private equity firm Orion has bought out Sotogrande Luxco - an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management - to take full control of Sotogrande SA, which owns one of the world’s most famous luxury resorts.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE: Bank of England split helps Pound
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:05:24 +0000

EDITOR'S NOTE: A currency exchange specialist at forex brokers TorFX looks at the factors driving the pound's exchange rate in the week gone by
NOTARIES: Housing market draws breath in April
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:59:52 +0000

There were 40,005 homes sales witnessed by Spanish notaries in April, a decrease of 2% compared to the same time last year (but an increase of 3.3% if seasonally adjusted).
Barcelona takes lion’s share of the Spanish Golden Visa market
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:19:46 +0000

Barcelona is the destination of choice for almost 50% of people buying property in Spain for a Spanish Golden Visa.
Diana Morales Properties – Marbella real estate market report 2017
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:58:00 +0000

Diana Morales Properties - one of Marbella's leading estate agencies - share their latest insight into the property market in Marbella and surrounding areas.
Flats with terraces command a 36pc asking price premium
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:33:13 +0000

When it comes to asking prices, flats with a terrace command a premium of 36% on average, according to a study of asking prices in Spanish cities by the Spanish property portal Idealista.com.

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