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Protests supporting and condemning Article 155 action
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:28:29 +0200

A SERIES of protests for and against the measures taken by Spain's government over Catalunya's disputed referendum took place yesterday (Sunday) ...
Spain's Garbine Muguruza is WTA Player of the Year
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:35:12 +0200

FORMER world number one Garbiñe Muguruza has been named Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Player of the Year.

Dastis assures 'Brits' lives in Spain will not be disrupted' post-Brexit
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:04:57 +0200

SPAIN'S foreign affairs minister Alfonso Dastis was interviewed on the BBC's Andrew Marr show this week, and says he wants to make sure British ...
Traffic-watch week on Spain's secondary roads
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:40:58 +0200

TRAFFIC police will be out in force from Monday, clamping down on speeding, mobile phone use and drink-driving as well as checking ...
Six-year waiting list to adopt children at home and abroad
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:16:36 +0200

ADOPTION processes in Spain are so slow that many would-be parents wait years for a child, and some have given up trying, says inter-regional federation ...
Living to over 120 could soon be possible, say Spanish scientists
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:49:51 +0200

IF YOU live in Málaga or the town of Melide in A Coruña province, you're statistically more likely to live to over 100, according to ...
Puigdemont slams 'worst attack on democracy since Franco'
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:12:22 +0200

CATALUNYA president Carles Puigdemont called the triggering of Article 155 'the biggest attack on democracy and freedom since Franco'.

Pensioner injured as bar ceiling collapses
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:21:07 +0200

AN ELDERLY man has been injured after a building partly collapsed in Valencia port yesterday (Friday).

F1's Fernando Alonso signs another year with McLaren
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:44:17 +0200

FORMULA 1 twice-world champion Fernando Alonso will remain with McLaren for another season at least, the British-based team has confirmed.

Article 155 triggered: Rajoy moves to dismiss Catalunya government
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:47:56 +0200

SPAIN has activated Article 155 of the Constitution and Catalunya's regional president Carles Puigdemont is likely to lose his job in an unprecedented ...
Brit's bungled 'Star Wars' hold-up lands him in custody
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:26:21 +0200

A BRITISH man dressed up as a Storm Trooper could be up for the next 'Darwin award' after his botched hold-up on a Mijas hotel in August - although he has ...
Canary Islands' largest human-trafficking racket broken up
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:24:13 +0200

A MAFIA-STYLE racket trafficking migrants to the Canary Islands has been busted after three years of investigations and its two ringleaders arrested.

Rising temperatures with storms in east and downpours in Galicia
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:55:17 +0200

TEMPERATURES in the north and east of the mainland have risen sharply today (Friday) but another Atlantic front has brought strong wind and heavy rain to Galicia, which will ...
Will Spain call fresh Catalunya elections in January? Rajoy refuses to comment
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:57:44 +0200

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy has refused to confirm or deny rumours that he has agreed with rival party PSOE for fresh regional election to be held in ...
Mossos chief Josep Lluis Trapero hands in passport to judge
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:05:55 +0200

HEAD of the Mossos d'Esquadra Josep Lluís Trapero has handed in his passport after being placed under investigation for sedition and has given ...
EU leaders back Rajoy over Catalunya
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:57:51 +0200

SPAIN'S president Mariano Rajoy received a wave of support during yesterday's (Thursday's) EU Summit in Brussels over the tension in ...
Neymar fined €1m for tax evasion by Brazilian authorities
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:50:09 +0200

FORMER Barça star Neymar has been fined around €1 million by his native Brazil for tax evasion, as have his parents and three of the dormant ...
Spanish holidaymaker killed in Florence church by falling stone
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:49:05 +0200

A SPANISH tourist has died in Florence after a chunk of stone from the Basilica di Santa Croce fell on him.

One in eight women will suffer breast cancer, and 83% will survive, says AECC
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:20:47 +0200

INTERNATIONAL Breast Cancer Day meant social media was flagged with pink loops today (Thursday), and Spain's national research and care charity, the AECC, has described ...

Catalunya crisis: Rajoy may trigger Article 155 this weekend
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:33:14 +0200

CATALUNYA regiona president Carles Puigdemont has neither confirmed whether he has declared independence, nor retracted his secession pretensions - and his deadline ...
Aragon, Asturias and Andalucia campaigners fight inheritance tax
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:55:41 +0200

THREE regional associations are fighting against inheritance and succession tax, and are planning on heading to Madrid and then to Brussels in their battle.

Three Spanish restaurants in world's top 25 ranking
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:01:09 +0200

THREE of Spain's restaurants have made it into TripAdvisor's top 25 in the world - and one of them is in the top five, according to the list ...
Olympic gold high-jumper Ruth Beitia, 38, retires
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:38:14 +0200

OLYMPIC high-jumper Ruth Beitia has announced her retirement after 'six very hard months' in which she has been beset by several ...
Driving examiner strike costs €40m and leaves 170,000 pupils without tests
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:04:06 +0200

DRIVING examiner strikes have cost the taxpayer - and the industry - around €40 million since June and left 170,000 pupils unable to take their ...
Basque residents urged to push for EU intervention in Catalunya
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:02:47 +0200

A BASQUE political party is urging the region's residents to join the 'Support Catalunya' campaign by writing to European heads of ...
Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:11:23 +0200

A MISSING two-year-old girl has been found along with her dog, who kept her safe overnight for seven hours, reveal Guardia Civil ...
Rain appears at last - and helps Galicia firefighters
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:56:14 +0200

LONG-AWAITED rain has hit Spain at last after weeks of dry weather - and the change in climate is most welcome in the ...
Theresa May: UK 'would not recognise Catalunya's independence'
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:46:06 +0200

BRITISH prime minister Theresa May says the UK 'would not recogise' a declaration of independence on the part of ...
Record new-build completions paint bright picture of property market
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:24:55 +0200

RESIDENTIAL properties under construction in Spain being abandoned at half-mast were a common sight during the worst years of the financial crisis, but more are being finished ...
The territorial time-share that no-one's talking about
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:23:10 +0200

AS SPAIN'S north-eastern region of Catalunya seeks to break away from the mother country in the eyes of the world's media, the fact that a chunk of ...
Catalunya separatists and Mossos leaders arrested
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:50:57 +0200

TWO of Catalunya's leading separatist campaigners have been jailed and the chief of the regional police force, or Mossos d'Esquadra, taken into ...
Puigdemont's deadline for 'clarifying intentions' passes
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:49:04 +0200

CATALUNYA regional president Carles Puigdemont has ignored the central government's ultimatum and has not clarified whether or ...
Galicia fires spread to Asturias: 27 alight in neighbouring region
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:24:05 +0200

GALICIA'S multiple infernos have jumped over the eastern border into the region of Asturias, and of the 35 forest fires burning there yesterday ...
Mid-season fashion sales on the high street
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:37:17 +0200

WELL-KNOWN fashion brands on the high street have announced a mid-season sale to help stimulate sales of their autumn-winter 2017 ...
Rajoy confirms Galicia fires 'deliberately started'
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:28:34 +0200

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that the devastating infernos currently destroying Galicia were started deliberately.

Dali's 'daughter' ordered to pay paternity suit costs
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:12:41 +0200

A WOMAN who claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has been ordered to pay the full costs of the paternity suit ...
Residential property sales up 16% in August
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:59:39 +0200

HOME sales and purchases went up by 16% in August based upon the previous year's figures, following four months of consecutive decline, according to ...
G6 Summit in Sevilla tackles human trafficking, terrorism and migration
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:26:43 +0200

ORGANISED crime, human trafficking, Jihad
Galicia ablaze: Four dead, two missing, flames reach Vigo city centre
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:25:01 +0200

TWO occupants of a van have been found dead in what remains of their vehicle as they attempted to escape the devastating wildfires sweeping Galicia in Spain's far ...
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander marry in Ibiza
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:22:32 +0200

X-MEN regular Michael Fassbender has married Oscar winner and future Tomb Raider star ...
Foreign investors wait and see in Catalonia
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:34:47 +0000

Thursday at Barcelona Meeting Point (BMP) – one of Spain’s biggest property fairs – I had a chance to talk to several players in the industry about the impact of Catalonia’s constitutional crisis on the housing market. Unsurprisingly, they all (more…)
Santa Barbara Heights – a new breed of luxury on the Costa del Sol
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:05:56 +0000

Recent data analysis by Zoopla – one of the UK’s leading property portals – shows that by far the most searched-for terms used by Britons looking for a home overseas are “pool”, “sea view” and “beach”. Which, when you think (more…)
Lots of questions and no answers keep the Pound down
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:50:45 +0000

Progress in the negotiations between the UK and Europe as we’ve heard of late this week should be seen as supportive for the ailing pound. Uncertainty has been the biggest issue since last June when we as a nation decided (more…)
An expanding market with attractive prices – Solvia report
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:39:00 +0000

The following article is an abridged translation of a report by Arturo Marín – head of Strategic Analysis at Solvia – recently published in the Spanish daily El País (before the constitutional crisis erupted in Catalonia) arguing that the Spanish property (more…)
Home sales back to pre-crash levels
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:28:15 +0000

Spanish home sales have been recovering robustly this year due to the boom in sales of resale properties. In Q2 this year, 199,408 properties were sold of which 99,343 were resale, according to the Spanish Land Registrars’ Association. The figures (more…)
How long does it take to evict non-paying tenants?
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:10:59 +0000

Tenants who don’t pay their rent are a nightmare for landlords everywhere. But in Spain the problem is exacerbated by the long time it takes to evict tenants who don’t pay. On average it takes almost a year.  According to (more…)
Castellon province (Costa del Azahar) property glut will take five more years to sell
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:06:43 +0000

The annual report on the Spanish property market by consultants RR. de Acuña & Asociados talks of positive figures for GDP growth, employment, and household income together with accessible and favourable mortgages driving the recovery of the Spanish property market (more…)
Experts see no sign of another real estate bubble anytime soon
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:35:43 +0000

The Spanish property portal Fotocasa hosted a series of talks at the Fotocasa Real Estate Conference 2017 earlier this month in Madrid. Over 200 property and marketing professionals attended the event, which included market analysis by recognised experts, roundtable debates, (more…)
Landlords to get better protection from squatters and tenants who don’t pay the rent
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:22:31 +0000

A proposal has been approved in Spain to tighten up on trespassing and the illegal occupation of property. Until now, home owners and landlords have had different legal proceedings in relation to dealing with squatters and those who have outstayed (more…)
Spanish home sales recorded in August 2017 – up 17pc
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:31:05 +0000

Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Registry increased by 17% in August 2017, according to the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). There were 37,412 home sales inscribed in the Land Register in August (excluding subsidised (more…)

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