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Police shoot five terrorists in replica attack in Cambrils which claims one life
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:54:30 +0200

A VAN ploughed into pedestrians in the early hours of this morning (Friday) in the centre of Cambrils, a tourist hotspot on the coast of the province of ...
Barcelona attack leaves 13 dead; terrorist in custody
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:52:32 +0200

THIRTEEN people have died after a white van drove into crowds on Las Ramblas in the centre of Barcelona before a gunman opened fire in a nearby ...
Ronaldo loses appeal: 'Pushing the ref' costs Real star four Liga matches on top of last night's Super Cup
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:05:30 +0200

REAL Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has lost his appeal against the five-match ban which meant he was unable to play in last night's Super Cup final ...
Free lifetime transport for mum who gave birth on Alsa coach
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:48:02 +0200

GETTING free rides for life with Spanish coach company Alsa is easy - all you need to do is give birth on board.

Real Madrid Super Cup champions for first time since 2012
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:17:48 +0200

After a commanding performance (1-3) in the first leg at the Nou Camp, Real Madrid completed the rout at the Bernabéu on Wednesday night, winning 2-0 to secure the the Spanish Super Cup title 5-1 on aggregate. Even ...
High-jumper Ruth Beitia earns Fair Play Award for comforting eliminated rival at London World Championships
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:06:32 +0200

SPANISH Olympic high-jumper Ruth Beitia's crashing out of the World Athletics Championships in London left her in floods of tears this week, but her ...
Rototom Sunsplash Festival events cancelled until Thursday after tourist's death
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:49:56 +0200

BENICÀSSIM'S world-famous Rototom Sunsplash Festival has been called off for all of today and tonight (Wednesday) after a tourist drowned ...
Stranded baby dolphin 'dies of stress' as hundreds of sunbathers hassle her
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:16:23 +0200

A DOLPHIN calf has died on a beach in Mojácar (Almería province) after the stress caused by hundreds of bathers handling and crowding round ...
Strikes at 25 airports from September to the end of the year
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:26:36 +0200

A GENERAL strike across 25 of Spain's airports will run for 25 days from September 15 as workers protest ofer job conditions and pay - a move ...
Spanish migrant rescue charity 'held hostage at gunpoint' by Libyan officials
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:28:30 +0200

MEMBERS of a Spanish charity rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean say they have been threatened at gunpoint by the Libyan coastguard.

Tourists and coach driver in on-street punch-up in Ibiza
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:31:40 +0200

A FIST-FIGHT in broad daylight between a young couple and a coach driver had witnesses watching in horror and has been condemned by the Balearic Island ...
British merchant ship adrift off Gran Canaria shores
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:24:25 +0200

A CARGO ship loaded with ammonium nitrate is floating adrift off the coast of Gran Canaria with no crew, coastguard watchers report.

Nepalese monsoon leaves 81 Spaniards trapped
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:46:35 +0200

AMONG the 600-plus tourists trapped in Nepal by freak floods are 81 Spaniards, many of whom are now on their way to the capital to be taken home or ...
Bull-run death leads to family compensation claim for €400,000
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:51:45 +0200

FAMILY members of a young man killed at a bull-running in a Castellón village are suing the council for €400,000.

Mediterranean migrant crisis: Arrivals in Spain 'could soon overtake those in Greece'
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:22:29 +0200

MIGRANTS sailing into Spain from Africa are multiplying so fast that the country could soon overtake Greece as the port of call for those fleeing poverty, political upheaval ...

Departure gate security staff on 'indefinite strike' after voting against government pay rise proposal
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:25:00 +0200

SECURITY workers at Barcelona airport have overwhelmingly rejected the government's pay increase offer and have announced 'indefinite' strikes every day starting ...
Eurozone growth takes off as recession declared officially over - and Spain leads the field with strongest economic expansion
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:35:09 +0200

THE EUROZONE is officially now out of its long-running financial crisis a decade after the first signs of recession began to bite, and is growing rapidly ...
Mireia's unstoppable: Three gold medals and a new world record in under 24 hours
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:29:42 +0200

SPAIN'S water-borne answer to Usain Bolt has left sports fans doing a double take after winning two gold medals in under an hour on Friday and breaking a world record on ...
Mystery of skull found in Alicante wheelie-bin solved
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:01:35 +0200

A HORRIFIED homeless man who found a human skull whilst sifting through a wheelie-bin sparked a murder inquiry in the east-coast city of Alicante this ...
Antonio Banderas at 57: In good heart-health with a new film and fashion accessory collection, and defending celebrity charity endorsement
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:58:54 +0200

ACTOR Antonio Banderas has assured fans that he is 'in perfect health' following two very public heart condition scares and that he was able to ...
Bank holiday traffic alert: Over eight million cars on the road until Tuesday night and transport authority publishes alternative routes
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:21:30 +0200

TRAFFIC jam season is back in Spain: the bank holiday for August 15 falls on a Tuesday, meaning many workers will take Monday as annual leave and go away for the ...
Contaminated liquid eggs seized by Basque health authorities upon arrival from France
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:42:04 +0200

A CONSIGNMENT of pasteurised liquid egg which tested positive for a banned insecticide has been seized in the Basque Country upon its arrival from France just days ...
August temperatures below freezing reported in three provinces
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:14:25 +0200

THIS week's plummeting temperatures across Spain - which brought severe thunder storms and flash floods in some areas - saw shopping centres and bars ...
Barcelona airport security workers warned: "Sunday is your last chance"
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:50:58 +0200

Guardia Civil officers take over departure gate checks as strike chaos continues SECURITY gate workers ...
Property in Camprodón, one of the best locations in the Pyrenees
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:26:36 +0000

Camprodón – in the Catalan Pyrenees – is a special town I’ve been visiting for the last seventeen years. Though it’s little known outside of Catalonia, to my mind it’s one of the best places in Spain for both summer (more…)
CASE STUDY: Housing-hunting on the South Costa Blanca part II – completion
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:41:47 +0000

Editor’s note: Back in February readers Agatha and her husband, from Carlow in Ireland, did a Q&A with about their experience of house-hunting on the South Costa Blanca, which got rave reviews from other readers. Here Agatha explains how their (more…)
Pound Sterling Stutters as UK Deficit Widens
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:56:20 +0000

The Pound weakened across the board at the end of last week as Britain’s rising trade deficit weighed on economic sentiment. The UK deficit swelled from -£11.3 billion to -£12.7 billion as exports tumbled -0.7% and imports rose +3.3%. The (more…)
Who’s buying property on the Costa del Sol?
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:34:04 +0000

According to Spain’s College of Property Registrars, last year a huge 33.92% of the properties sold in Málaga province – home of course to the perennially popular Costa del Sol – were purchased by foreigners, the lion’s share of whom, (more…)
Spanish home sales up 19pc in June
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:47:05 +0000

Home sales inscribed in the Land Registry increased by 19% in June 2017, according to the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Excluding subsidised housing, there were 39,625 home sales inscribed in the Land Register in June, (more…)
Unfinished luxury development abandoned by drug lord finally going to auction
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:40:03 +0000

A luxury development  abandoned by its fugitive promoter just before completion a decade ago has been in legal limbo and occupied by squatters ever since. That will soon change. Joaquín Moreno, owner of a development company called Brava Park, started (more…)
Legalising Unregistered Property Extensions
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:59:24 +0000

Here I briefly explain how to go about legalising unregistered property extensions, and the consequences of not doing so. By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt Lawyer – Abogado 8th of August 2017 Introduction Often, with a view to sell, property owners decide (more…)
Spanish house prices forecast to rise for several years
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:35:46 +0000

Banks and real estate servicers forecast a steady rise in house prices for the foreseeable future, though market liquidity is still a big problem in many parts of Spain Solvia – the property division of Sabadell bank, and also a (more…)
Local demand for second homes shifts inland away from the coast
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:56:37 +0000

Local demand for holiday homes in the Spanish interior is catching up with demand for second homes on the coast, reveals an annual survey of house hunters. 49% of holiday-home hunters surveyed by the Spanish real estate servicer Aktua said (more…)
Sterling hammered by ‘Super Thursday’ and there could be worse to come
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:50:09 +0000

Just as the pound was starting to shrug off the pressure on its shoulders and work on a recovery, Super Thursday happened. The Bank of England created blues for Sterling with the currency baulking from the level of dovishness served (more…)

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