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'Blue whale challenge' teenager admitted to Catalunya psychiatric ward
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:55:59 +0200

A TEENAGE girl who joined in the perilous 'Blue Whale' challenge on Facebook has been admitted to a psychiatric ward in ...
ETA terrorist Antonio Troitino to be extradited from UK after failed asylum application
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:15 +0200

WESTMINSTER court has finally given the green light for ETA terrorist Antonio Troitiño to be extradited to ...
Cement barge washed away by tides in Benalmadena
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:45:28 +0200

A MARINE platform being towed to Cádiz came off its transporter and floated away out to sea of the ...
Storm chaos in Huelva province sees emergency services flat-out
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:38:52 +0200

FREAK storms in Andalucía have led to chaos with over 200 emergency service call-outs in the province of Huelva ...
Spanish woman and Egyptian girlfriend forced to flee Dubai 'safe in Istanbul', says embassy
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:14:01 +0200

A SPANISH woman forced to flee Dubai with her Egyptian girlfriend after the latter's family had them ...
Galicia village has 'most Roman ruins per household' in Spain
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:28:39 +0200

A TOWN in the far north-western region of Galicia holds the national record for the most Roman ruins per household with practically ...
Slow refugee resettlement leads to court action by 'Stop Mare Mortum' and Barcelona College of Law
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:25:10 +0200

A CAMPAIGN to force Spain through legal means to fulfil its promise to take in its agreed quota of 19,000 ...
Elche man, 81, holds world record for largest brandy collection on earth
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:57:21 +0200

A PENSIONER on the southern Costa Blanca has entered the Guinness Book of ...
Whale feeding her calf spotted off Catalunya coast
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:28:08 +0200

SCIENTISTS using drones have captured close-up images of a blue-fin whale breast-feeding her baby off the coast of Catalunya.

Spanish woman and Egyptian girlfriend missing in Turkey after numerous arrests for 'being homosexual'
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:30:55 +0200

A MUM in Torrox (Málaga) has reported her daughter missing after the young woman had to flee Dubai in a hurry with her girlfriend and said: ...
Podemos attempts no-confidence vote against Rajoy
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:58:17 +0200

LEFT-WING independents Podemos have announced a no-confidence vote against Spain's president Mariano Rajoy in a bid ...
Plaid Cymru and SNP upset Spanish embassy in London over Catalunya talks
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:38:52 +0200

A 'DISCUSSION group' about Catalunya set up in Westminster ahead of Scotland's proposed second referendum on ...
Murcia is 'pioneer' in eradicating politicians' diplomatic immunity
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:07:38 +0200

MURCIA has become the first region in Spain to wipe out politician's diplomatic immunity with almost unanimous ...
Taxi strike in Barcelona over presence of uber and Cabify
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:47:10 +0200

A TAXI strike in Barcelona in protest over 'driverless' car hire and car-pooling firms including ...
'Jihad' suspect arrested in Teulada hid trained DAESH fighters in his home
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:35:00 +0200

A TERROR suspect caught in Teulada (Alicante province) today harboured Jihad members under international arrest warrants, ...
'History of Spain' theme park to open in Toledo in 2019
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:01:13 +0200

A THEME park centred on the history of Spain is set to open in the province of Toledo (Castilla-La Mancha) in two years' time, ...
Justice minister Rafael Catala denies 'supporting' regional president charged with corruption
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:46 +0200

JUSTICE minister Rafael Catalá has come under fire from the opposition after a text message he sent to former Madrid regional ...
Julia Roberts meets the 'cast' of Real Madrid-Barca derby
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:53:58 +0200

NOTTING Hill actress Julia Roberts took time out from her Hollywood career to watch the Madrid-Barça derby at the ...
UNICEF warns Spain of effects of climate change on children
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:16:59 +0200

UNITED Nations children's arm UNICEF has urged Spain to take emergency measures to protect its young from the effects of climate ...
Cash grants for residents in 'no-signal' areas to help them get online
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:33:30 +0200

RESIDENTS in Spain's so-called 'blank zones' with little or no internet coverage will get up to ...
Drunk in charge of a horse on a public highway
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:28:09 +0200

A RIDER drunk in charge of his horse on a public road in Galicia is facing two major fines and was ordered to dismount ...
Granada farmer killed by lightning strike
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:19:25 +0200

A 58-YEAR-OLD man has died after being struck by lightning out in the countryside in Guadahortuna (Granada ...
Girl, 14, thrown off moving fairground ride
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:34:00 +0200

A FULL health and safety inquiry has been ordered into a fairground ride in the province of Almería after a ...
Esperanza Aguirre quits over Ignacio Gonzalez embezzlement scandal: "I feel betrayed and should have watched him more closely"
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:30:25 +0200

HEAD of the PP party in Madrid city council, Esperanza Aguirre has resigned after her former second-in-command Ignacio ...
Supreme Court orders insurance company to pay cocaine addict left disabled
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:23:43 +0200

A COCAINE addict left disabled by her habit has managed to get her insurance company to pay out €173,000 after a ...
Ryanair cabin crew recruitment drive heads for Spain
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:19:30 +0200

LOW-COST airline Ryanair will be in Spain from next Thursday (April 27) until the end of May seeking to recruit new cabin crew for its ...
Education authorities to pay compensation to family of teacher killed by 13-year-old with a crossbow
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:17:27 +0200

CATALUNYA'S regional government has agreed to pay compensation to the family of a supply teacher murdered by a ...
British holidaymaker killed by drunk driver in Magaluf
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:05:33 +0200

A BRITISH tourist has died in Magaluf (Mallorca) after being mowed down by a drunk driver, who is now in custody charged ...
MotoGP: Marquez scoops up fifth consecutive victory at Austin Grand Prix; new Spanish world title contender Vinales bites the dust
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:01:38 +0200

THREE-TIMES world champion Marc Márquez's win at yesterday's (Sunday's) MotoGP race in Texas has ...
Go-karting prodigy, 11, killed in Championship training on Fernando Alonso Circuit
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:59:09 +0200

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy has died in a go-karting accident at the Fernando Alonso circuit in Oviedo (Asturias) whilst training ...
Nadal makes it 10 in Monte-Carlo
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:44:42 +0200

Spain's Rafael Nadal made history again on Sunday when he captured his 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters crown, beating his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in the final. Nadal’s 50th clay court title also ...
Nine Spanish cities march in protest over lack of scientific research funding
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:45:01 +0200

THOUSANDS of researchers marched through the streets of the country's main cities last night (Saturday) to remind ...
Half-Spanish electoral candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon lays down language law to BBC reporters: "English no; Spanish, yes"
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:42:59 +0200

LEFT-WING French electoral candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon refused to speak in English to the BBC during an ...
Spanish cyclists pay tribute to Italian friend and Giro winner Michele Scarponi, killed whilst training
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:23:43 +0200

SPANISH cycling professionals have flooded social networks with grief-stricken messages after hearing of the death of their Italian colleague, Michele ...
Chair-lift breakdown at Madrid indoor ski slope leaves passengers stranded in the air
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:21:10 +0200

A BREAKDOWN in the chair-lifts at an indoor dry ski slope in Madrid left passengers stranded for over an hour and a half ...
Books and flowers for Barcelona's 'Saint George's Day': Author Marian Keyes signs her much-loved chick-lit novels
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:18:37 +0200

SAINT George's Day is not just an English celebration, but is alive and well in Catalunya, too - although ...
Franco's vice-president Jose Utrera Molina dies 10 days after his 91st birthday
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:15:57 +0200

DICTATOR General Franco's former minister and vice-president José Utrera Molina has died at his home in Nerja ...
'Jihad' supporter linked to 9/11 caught in Segovia
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:13:00 +0200

A FUNDAMENTALIST terrorism supporter believed to have been behind the 9/11 attacks in the USA has been arrested in the ...
Formula 1: Is Fernando Alonso faking engine failure as an excuse to withdraw? British Sky Sports reporter thinks so
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:27:31 +0200

SPANISH Formula 1 twice-world champion Fernando Alonso has been accused of faking car breakdowns to 'give him an excuse' to withdraw from ...
Unions confirm Palma de Mallorca airport strikes for the next month
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:21:29 +0200

STRIKES at Palma de Mallorca's Son Sant Joan airport have been confirmed, with the first due in a week's time on ...
Passenger ferry heading for Tenerife crashes in Gran Canaria port leaving 13 injured
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:53:27 +0200

A FERRY carrying 140 passengers from Gran Canaria to Tenerife crashed into the pier in Las Palmas port last night ...
Forest fires sweep across Galicia, Asturias and Castilla y Leon
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:49:56 +0200

NORTH-WESTERN Spain is on high alert due to a string of wildfires which have already wiped out over 2,500 hectares ...
High-speed AVE's 25th anniversary brings 250,000 tickets at €25, with 25,000 more on 25th day of every month
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:47:00 +0200

A QUARTER of a million tickets for long-distance high-speed train journeys have been launched at just €25 each to ...
MARKET HISTORY: Boom to bust and back again
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:19:13 +0000

I’m planning to write a series of articles looking back at the Spanish property boom and bust, as it was one of the most interesting and unedifying periods in the market’s history. What happened in the past may also offer lessons to buyers and sellers today.
2017 Marbella property market report from Panorama
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:39:34 +0000

Marbella market reports from local estate agency Panorama, written by Managing Director Christopher Clover, are always an interesting read for buyers, vendors, investors, and even owners of property in Marbella. The 2017 report, recently published, paints a broadly positive picture of the market today, and what to expect in the years to come.
Spanish ‘Golden Visa’ scheme attracts €2 billion in first three years
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:44:48 +0000

Spain’s Golden Visa scheme, introduced in 2013, offering qualified residency in return for certain investments has brought in €2.16 billion since then, with results improving after the scheme was tweaked in 2015 to make it more attractive to foreign investors.
Foreign demand hits record 13.25% of housing market, but decline in British demand old news
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:48:50 +0000

The Spanish press was full of news yesterday about the slump in British demand post-Brexit, but regular readers of SPI will have know about this since February.
Vendors can claim back €4,500 on average in Plusvalia tax
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:03:17 +0000

In the light of a recent ruling by the Spanish Constitutional Court, vendors can claim back €4,500 on average in overpaid tax, according to a new study.
SHOWCASE: Escudellers 44 building renovation in Barcelona Old Town
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:55:44 +0000

Boutique property developer Norvet have just launched their latest project in Barcelona, Escudellers 44, offering stylish apartments for sale in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
FAQ: Taking out a mortgage in Spain
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:00:25 +0000

Expert answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about taking out a mortgage in Spain.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE: UK election news pushes up Pound, French election concerns drag down Euro
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:54:44 +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
Turkish demand for Barcelona property rising fast
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:27:04 +0000

Turkish demand for property in Barcelona is rising fast as Turks look for alternatives as Erdogan increases his grip on power at home.
NOTARIES: Housing recovery maintains momentum in February 2017
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:13:17 +0000

Steady as she goes. The Spanish housing market continued to expand in February, with both home sales and house prices rising.

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