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Promoter of Madrid Arena Hallowe'en party where five girls died gets four-year jail sentence
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:06:56 +0200

THE promoter of the ill-fated Hallowe'en party in 2012 which ended in the deaths of five young women in a stampede has been sentenced to four years in ...
CUP calls for Colombus statue in Barcelona to be taken down because it 'symbolises colonialism'
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:07:52 +0200

PRO-INDEPENDENCE party in Catalunya, the CUP, wants to take down the giant statue of Christopher Columbus - a major tourist attraction at the port ...
Spain embraces plastic: 46% of payments now made by debit or credit card
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:12:52 +0200

CREDIT and debit card use in Spain is continuing to grow, with nearly half of all transactions made using plastic, according to the European Central Bank ...
DAESH bans Barca and Real Madrid football shirts on pain of 80 lashes
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:10:17 +0200

THE self-titled Islamic State has announced anyone caught wearing Barça FC or Real Madrid shirts will be punished with 80 lashes.

'Black Cards' company credit-card tax fraud trial begins with 65 bank managers in the dock
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:40:36 +0200

SIXTY-FIVE former bank managers, who include politicians and business tycoons are due in the dock starting this week in the so-called 'Black Cards' ...
Missing Diana Quer's mobile may have been thrown in river 20 kilometres from her holiday home
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:37:34 +0200

THE search for missing sixth-former Diana Quer has taken a grim twist after police revealed her mobile phone may have been thrown in a river 20 kilometres ...
Neymar transfer trial revived as prosecutors find 'clear signs of corruption'
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:53:47 +0200

BARÇA forward Neymar's alleged fraud case involving his transfer from FC Santos in his native Brazil to the premier league Spanish team has been ...
Passenger injured in Benicassim AP-7 coach crash dies in hospital
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:51:46 +0200

ONE of the 12 passengers injured in the AP-7 bus crash near Benicàssim (Castellón) has died in intensive care from his injuries.

Galicia elections: Resident puts christening gift €200 envelope in ballot box instead of voting slip
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:34:45 +0200

A VOTER from the Chapela parish of Redondela (Pontevedra province) handed his ballot paper to the proud parents of a baby who had just been christened as a ...
Basque Country elections: Councillor gives his vote to refugee
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:26:15 +0200

A COUNCILLOR from the left-wing coalition EQUO in the Basque city of Vitoria (Gasteiz) gave his ballot paper to a locally-dwelling refugee from the Central ...
Basque Country and Galicia regional elections: PNV's inigo Urkullu and PP's Alberto Nunez Feijoo back in power
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:25:50 +0200

RESULTS of the Basque and Galician regional elections have been released following yesterday's (Sunday's) votes, and the existing presidents have ...
Woman who won 'lifetime income' in prize draw forced to repay €17,000 in dole money
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:49:09 +0200

A WOMAN who won a competition where the prize was an after-tax €1,200 monthly salary for the rest of her life has been forced to refund over ...
Spain is seventh-healthiest country on earth, level with the UK and ahead of Australia and Canada
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:44:55 +0200

SPAIN'S inhabitants are the seventh-healthiest on the planet, according to a research project titled Global Burden of Disease (GBD).

AP-7 shut and two passengers critical in crash between lorry and coach in Benicassim
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:37:37 +0200

A CRASH between a lorry and a coach on the AP-7 motorway near Benicàssim (Castellón province) has left two passengers fighting for their ...
Inditex profits up by 8% with 83 new stores and 10,000 extra jobs in six months
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:30:08 +0200

HIGH-STREET clothing empire Inditex earned €1.26 billion in the first six months of this year, proving once again that Galicia's most global ...
Richard Gere visits San Sebastian homeless shelter during break from film festival
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:42:44 +0200

PRETTY Woman actor Richard Gere will visit the homeless shelter in San Sebastián today (Friday) run by the foundation his girlfriend is ...
Sagrada Familia will be Barcelona's tallest building by 2020, outstripping the Hotel Arts and MAPFRE Tower
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:40:39 +0200

THE iconic and ultra-modern Sagrada Família cathedral will be Barcelona's tallest building by the year 2020, when it reaches its maximum height ...
Ministry of industry to sanction Seat over 'dieselgate' scandal
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:09:08 +0200

MOTOR manufacturer Seat is facing legal action by the Spanish government over the 'dieselgate' scandal which hit the headlines last year after it ...
Major gridlocks on Spain's National No Car Day
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:05:15 +0200

NATIONAL No Car Day in Spain started with heavier-than-usual traffic jams on the road into Barcelona and an accident on the Madrid M-40 leading to ...
Spanish tourist killed and 10 injured in Himalayan rockfall
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:05:34 +0200

A SPANISH hiker has died in an accident in the Nepalese Himalayas along with two Sherpas, or local guides, and 10 of his party have been injured.

'Homework strike' for November called as parents reveal kids have no free time until after 20.00 at night
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:38:30 +0200

PARENT-TEACHER associations have called a 'homework strike' for November after a recent survey revealed that 48.5% of mums and dads believe the ...
Third-warmest autumn in 51 years starts today at 16.21hrs
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:29:20 +0200

THIS autumn in Spain will be one of the warmest on record, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET, which predicts that the three-month period ...
Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont in motorway crash
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:25:46 +0200

CATALUNYA'S regional president Carles Puigdemont has suffered a car accident after a lorry collided with him on a motorway.

Nurse with Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever discharged and 'does not need further treatment'
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:38:07 +0200

A NURSE infected with Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever after treating a patient with the disease in A&E has been discharged from hospital and can now ...
Spanish Football Federation chairman's niece kidnapped and murdered in Mexico DF
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:01:21 +0200

SPANISH Football Federation (RFEF) boss Ángel María Villar's niece has been murdered after being kidnapped in México DF, despite ...
Port Aventura theme park rides evacuated due to power cut
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:58:33 +0200

ONE of Spain's largest theme parks had to be evacuated yesterday (Wednesday) evening when the electricity went off due to a short circuit.

Facebook 'insult' of Guardia Civil costs user nearly €1,000
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:34:00 +0200

A FACEBOOK user has been fined nearly €1,000 for writing in his status that he wanted to blow up the Guardia Civil.

Aragon, Spain's most rural region, to guarantee broadband internet to everyone by late 2019
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:53:51 +0200

RESIDENTS cut off from 'digital civilisation' in the north-eastern region of Aragón can look forward to faster, reliable internet ...
Granada may fine sports centre for throwing three women in 'burkhinis' out of the pool
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:02:50 +0200

GRANADA city hall may fine a local sports centre for ordering three women wearing a 'burkhini' to leave the outdoor swimming pool.

Two out of every ten tourists plan to buy a holiday home in Spain?
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:29:24 +0000

A recent article in the Spanish daily El Mundo reported that two out of every ten foreign tourists visiting Spain plan to buy a holiday-home here. Sounds like wishful thinking to me.
Demand strong at The White Angel Talamanca luxury project in Ibiza
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:31:16 +0000

Two thirds of the 27 units available for sale at The White Angel Talamanca luxury new development in Ibiza have been reserved since the pre-sales reservation process started at the beginning of August. The biggest group of clients by nationality come from the UK.
FOREX NEWS: Sterling has no friends after Brexit
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:59:56 +0000

Luke Trevail, a currency exchange specialist at forex brokers TorFX, looks at the factors driving the pound's exchange rate this week.
Due diligence reports from Tinsa to help vendors sell their homes
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:40:53 +0000

Vendors, help your property stand out from the crowd and look more attractive to potential buyers with a Certify Legal report from Tinsa – Spain’s leading appraisal company.
Regulator puts banks under pressure to drop prices and sell more repos
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:46:31 +0000

The Bank of Spain is forcing Spanish banks to increase provisions against their repossessed property portfolios and real estate divisions from the 1st of October, which could mean lower prices for bank repos, most of which won't appeal to foreign buyers.
Furniture sales increase for first time in seven years
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:37:59 +0000

Increasing furniture sales are another sign that Spain’s low real estate crisis is drawing to a close.
Electricity prices rise over summer but still down this year
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:49:10 +0000

Electricity prices at home have risen in recent months, but year-to-date they are still down thanks to big falls at the start of the year.
Why you can’t check sold house prices in Spain online
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:10:57 +0000

Many foreigners are frustrated by the fact that you can’t check sold house prices online in Spain like you can in other countries. The reason being, I discovered yesterday, is because of data protection laws in Spain. You can, however, get fairly accurate valuations online for a fee.
FOREX NEWS: Pound still fragile after Brexit
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:55:04 +0000

Luke Trevail, a currency exchange specialist at forex brokers TorFX, looks at the factors driving the pound's exchange rate this week.
Housing market contracts by 7.9% in July reveal notaries
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:49:51 +0000

The latest property market figures from the General Council of Notaries show home sales, house prices, and mortgage lending all falling in July.

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