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Earthquake in Ciudad Real felt in Albacete
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:58:16 +0200

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the central provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete at 09.15 this morning, the ...
Malaga-Costa del Sol airport is easiest in Europe to reach by public transport, says report
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:51:02 +0200

MÁLAGA airport is the 'most accessible' in Europe in terms of ease and cost of getting to and from it, according to a ...
Madrid metro driver strike from tomorrow
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:05:04 +0200

METRO drivers in Madrid will be on strike tomorrow (Friday) and Monday, February 27 during the four main rush hour ...
Swedish stolen lorry terror driver had spent €20,000 on drink and drugs, say police
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:12 +0200

A SWEDE who caused terror in Barcelona after stealing a gas bottle delivery lorry and running amok through the streets had just spent ...
Ciudadanos proposes eight-year cap on presidential reigns
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:38:19 +0200

A LIMIT on the number of years a president can remain in office proposed by centre-right Ciudadanos would mean Spain's current ...
Retired bull-fighter 'El Cordobes' admits Manuel Diaz is his son a year after paternity suit
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:01:36 +0200

LEGENDARY bull-fighter Manuel Benítez 'El Cordobés' has publicly recognised his illegitimate son Manuel ...
Gas leak risk sparks recall of Balay, Bosch and Siemens cookers
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:29:42 +0200

A FAULT affecting gas cookers retailed under the brands Balay, Bosch and Siemes means they could cause a fire or explosion, warns the ...
Urdangarin to appeal prison sentence
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:46:14 +0200

KING Felipe's brother-in-law Iñaki Urdangarín has announced he will appeal his six-year, three-month prison ...
First serious Parliamentary debate over legalising cannabis for medicinal use
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:10:27 +0200

THE ongoing debate as to whether to legalise cannabis consumption for medicinal purposes has reached Parliament for the first time after centre-right ...
Stolen gas lorry running amok 'not a terrorist attack', says interior ministry
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:46:23 +0200

A STOLEN gas bottle delivery lorry travelling down the wrong side of the road at high speed, shedding its cargo on the highway caused panic in Barcelona ...
Spain's first 'stolen baby' sues doctor who forged her birth certificate
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:01:17 +0200

A TRIAL has started this week against a doctor believed to have been behind the first-known 'baby theft' in Spain, in 1969, ...
Pack of loose pitbulls kills man, 66
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:57:38 +0200

A 66-YEAR-OLD man has died after being attacked by five pitbulls all at once whilst walking across his own land in Beniarbeig ...
David Villa becomes first red card casualty of Video Assisted Referee technology
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:05:09 +0200

Former Spain international, David Villa, now playing for New York City, has become the first person to be sent off by a referee making use of the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) system for a red-card decision. Villa was sent off ...
Amazon Spain seeks 500 extra employees by the end of the year
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:08:16 +0200

ONLINE sell-everything shop Amazon plans to take on 500 new staff in Spain this year on permanent, secure contracts, bringing its ...
New search for missing Manuela Chavero, seven months after her disappearance
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:05:44 +0200

GUARDIA Civil divers have restarted the search for missing Manuela Chavero who vanished in early July leaving the lights on in her ...
Ambulance called to woman who failed to wake from hypnotist's trance during live show
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:39:52 +0200

A WOMAN who took part in a hypnotist's show in Madrid had to be attended by paramedics when she did not wake up from her trance ...
Renaissance UNESCO piece for La Rioja as a 'thank you' from its Armenian residents
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:17:11 +0200

LA RIOJA'S Armenian community will donate a sculpture known as a 'Khachkar' to the people of the ...
Biggest yacht in the world held in Gibraltar over multi-million debt
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:25:05 +0200

THE world's largest yacht has been impounded off the coast of Gibraltar over a €15.3 million ...
Amnesty International's 'Race for Syria' supported by 3,800 athletes
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:54:00 +0200

NEARLY 4,000 runners took part in a charity race in Madrid yesterday (Sunday) afternoon organised by Amnesty ...
Elderly British man murders wife at their Costa Blanca nursing home
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:50:17 +0200

A BRITISH man aged 86 has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, 79, at the nursing home where they both ...
Flood chaos in Malaga
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:33:34 +0200

FLASH floods and high winds battering the Costa del Sol since the early hours of Sunday morning have had emergency services working ...
HappyOrNot with airport services? AENA sets up 'smiley-faced' machines to find out passengers' views
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:44:52 +0200

AIRPORT governing body AENA has set up 'feedback machines' in 33 terminals in Spain, including Valencia and all those in the ...
Catering staff on long-haul trains to strike
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:25:01 +0200

A WEEK-LONG strike among catering staff on the high-speed AVE, long-distance and international rail links has been announced over ...
Union-led protests call for higher wages and secure employment
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:03:32 +0200

A SERIES of demonstrations will start today (Sunday) until Thursday, February 23 calling for increasing salaries, greater job ...
Cold snap returns to Spain
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:39:45 +0200

MOST of Spain will suffer a significant drop in temperature from today (Sunday) with heavy rain forecast on the Costa del Sol, the ...
Pro-refugee demonstration in Barcelona draws in 160,000 people: "Enough excuses, take them in now"
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:43:08 +0200

IN WHAT is probably one of the biggest protests Barcelona has ever seen in recent history, over 160,000 people gathered in ...
Olive oil really does get rid of 'bad' cholesterol, say researchers in Barcelona
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:52:58 +0200

A NEW study into the effects of olive oil on cholesterol levels and circulatory health has shown that the so-called ...
Possible move to family's historic Portuguese stamping ground for Infanta Cristina
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:32:42 +0200

KING Felipe's sister, the Infanta Cristina and her children may move to Portugal from their current home in Geneva, Switzerland, ...
Joint child custody post-divorce up from 2% to 25%, but remains a postcode lottery
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:43:59 +0200

SHARED custody of children has gone up from just 2% to 25% of families in a decade, according to latest figures - one in four divorced couples with one or more kids in common have set up an almost 50-50 régime of upbringing ...
Inaki Urdangarin, King's brother-in-law, sentenced to six years in prison; Infanta Cristina acquitted
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:37:56 +0200

KING Felipe VI's brother-in-law Iñaki Urdangarín has been sentenced to six years and three months in prison for his ...
Charging for carrier bags to be mandatory in Spain from 2018
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:20:32 +0200

ALL shops in Spain will be required by law to charge a minimum of five cents for plastic carrier bags - and in some cases, ...
Ricky Martin live in Spain this May in six venues
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:33:32 +0200

TICKETS will go on sale this month for Ricky Martín's six concerts in Spain as part of his One world tour, due to ...
Woman aged 64 gives birth to twins, six years after her first child was born
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:09:03 +0200

A 64-YEAR-OLD woman from Burgos has given birth to twins via Caesarian section after successful IVF treatment, making her one of the ...
Vegetarian 'revolution': Fast-growing trend sees fewer meat-eaters than ever
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:06:09 +0200

NEARLY one in 13 Spaniards are vegetarians or vegans, and restaurants and food stores are rising to the challenge of catering to a ...
Cluttons land in Barcelona forecasting good years ahead
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:59:42 +0000

The international property company Cluttons have opened an office in Barcelona, in a vote of confidence in the local property market.
Supreme Court rules that bank has to refund mortgage floor clauses in full
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:01:21 +0000

Another blow for BBVA ,Spain’s second-biggest bank, which has been trying to reduce its exposure to illegal floor-clause claims.
2017 Spanish property market report from The Property Finders
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:22:22 +0000

The Property Finders, a company offering an international property search and acquisition service, have published a report on the Spanish property market in 2017 written by Barbara Wood, a specialist in Southern Spain.
Foreign demand increased in 2016, but British demand slumped after Brexit
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:04:56 +0000

The Spanish Association of Land Registrars recently published a market report for the last quarter of 2016, which I have used to dig out figures on foreign demand for the whole year. The big story is the slump in British demand due to Brexit.
CASE STUDY: Housing-hunting on the South Costa Blanca
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:08:32 +0000

Editor’s note: A reader of mine recently wrote to me about her experience of house-hunting on the South Costa Blanca. She agreed to turn it into a Q&A for the benefit of other readers.
BNP Paribas tips real estate to beat inflation, a conclusion I reached years ago
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:02:51 +0000

The Spanish arm of global banking and financial services firm BNP Paribas has tipped real estate as sensible investment to protect returns from inflation, a conclusion I came to years ago.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE: Sterling ends week on the back foot again
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:54:26 +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.
REGISTRARS: Housing market recovery consolidates in 2016, with foreign demand increasing
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:15:06 +0000

Following on the heels of the full year figures from the notaries, the registrars have just released their report on the housing market for the last quarter of 2016.
NOTARIES: Market improves on all fronts in 2016
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:00:08 +0000

The full-year figures from the notaries confirm that Spanish property market improved on all fronts in 2016, with both sales, prices, and mortgage lending increasing together for the first time in years.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE: Euro stumbles over worries about turbulent 2017
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:20:43 +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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