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Rajoy and Rivera sign deal with 150 reforms
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:51:29 +0200

A RADICAL 'State overhaul' involving 150 points for action put forward by centre-right Ciudadanos has finally been agreed upon by the PP - albeit largely to ...
Body and witchcraft objects wrapped in sheet found in sea near Calpe rock
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:53:18 +0200

A BODY wrapped in a sheet and containing objects related to witchcraft and voodoo has been found on the sea-bed near the Peñón ...
Jobseekers in Madrid to train as 'community mediators'
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:49:31 +0200

MADRID'S left-wing mayoress Manuela Carmena (pictured) plans to train unemployed residents as 'neighbourhood mediators' to help arbitrate informally in hedge wars ...
'Seven Culinary Wonders of Spain' seek UNESCO heritage title
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:04:17 +0200

A SELECTION of traditional regional and national dishes have been voted on by the public to become Spain's 'Seven Culinary ...
Iraqi refugee boys flown to Spain for life-saving medical treatment
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:59:42 +0200

TWO little boys from Iraq living in one of northern Greece's 'worst' refugee camps have been flown to Spain to be treated for liver conditions which could cost ...
Galicia village searches for missing Madrid 18-year-old who told a friend she was 'being followed'
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:59:07 +0200

AN ENTIRE village is helping in the search for a Madrid teenager who went missing whilst on holiday in Galicia with her parents in the area where her ...
Petition launched as Spanish government allegedly refuses to repatriate earthquake victim Ana Huete
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:55:27 +0200

A PETITION has started on after the Spanish government allegedly refused to cover the cost of repatriating earthquake victim Ana Huete, 27, who ...
Lettuce and tomatoes thrown at 'late-arriving' fire engine
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:02:37 +0200

FURIOUS residents in a Sevilla province village hurled lettuce and tomatoes at a fire engine for 'arriving late' to deal ...
Appeal to find hit-and-run driver who killed British man on Costa Blanca
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:55:33 +0200

A FACEBOOK appeal has been launched to find the hit-and-run driver of a British expatriate left for dead on the N-332 in Guardamar del Segura ...
Ciudadanos gives PP until Saturday night to agree terms - or no deal
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:10:15 +0200

CENTRE-RIGHT party Ciudadanos has given acting president Mariano Rajoy and the PP until Saturday night to reach an agreement over ...
Spanish earthquake victim is newlywed Ana Huete, 27, who ran Granada pizza restaurant with Italian husband
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:07:41 +0200

THE young Spanish woman who lost her life in the devastating earthquake which struck Italy in the early hours of Wednesday is said to have been on holiday ...
Minor earthquake in Murcia causes panic in wake of Italian tragedy, but was barely felt
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:13:36 +0200

A HANDFUL of terrified residents rang emergency services last night when an earthquake in the Murcia Region caused them to fear a repeat of the tragedy in central Italy in the early hours of ...
Spaniard injured in Burma earthquake
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:01:12 +0200

A SPANIARD has been injured in the earthquake which rocked the south Asian country of Burma, or Myanmar, at around the same time ...
Spanish woman among the deceased in Italian earthquake: Death toll rises to 247
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:35:34 +0200

ONE of the 247 dead in the central Italian earthquake is a Spanish woman from Granada, according to the Red Cross in the Mediterranean ...
Olympic weight-lifter Lydia Valentin gets Peking silver and London gold as competitors disqualified for doping
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:51:10 +0200

SPANISH weight-lifter Lydia Valentín has won a gold and a silver Olympic medal - four and eight years on from her performance, ...
Finnair to offer new weekly flights to Balearic Islands
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:45:52 +0200

FINLAND'S national airline has launched new flight routes to the Balearic Islands, due to take off for the first time in summer 2017.

Ibiza, Mallorca, Barcelona and Benidorm are Europeans' favourite destinations; Salou, Gran Canaria and Valencia in top 10
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:08:41 +0200

MALLORCA is the favourite holiday destination for Swedes and Ibiza (pictured) for the Dutch, according to data collated from online hotel search engine Trivago.

Parents petition TV channel over 'Lights Out' trailer: "My children are now scared of the dark"
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:05:12 +0200

PARENTS in Spain have sent a petition to a TV broadcaster asking it not to show trailers of a popular forthcoming horror film before the ...
Two provinces are running out of landline phone numbers: Future ones will start with an 8
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:21:12 +0200

NEW telephone number prefixes possibly starting with an 8 are being planned for Madrid and the Basque Country province of Guipúzcoa for ...
Sigourney Weaver to receive Donostia Award at San Sebastian Film Festival
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:59:44 +0200

BRITISH director Ken Loach's latest film due for airing and a Donostia award for Sigourney Weaver are on the programme for the forthcoming San Sebastián Film ...
Shakira and Pique tip Ibiza chef €20,000
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:12:45 +0200

CELEBRITY couple Shakira and Gerard Piqué gave a private chef a €20,000 tip during their summer break in Ibiza, according to Argentine radio station Perros de ...
'Panic' for Vueling passengers when police gun goes off
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:09:53 +0200

PASSENGERS panicked on a Vueling flight when a police officer's gun accidentally went off, causing them to fear a terrorist ...
Earthquake in Torrevieja measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:15:43 +0200

A MINOR earthquake caused a rude awakening this morning (Monday) in the Torrevieja area, and was felt across numerous major urbanisations occupied mostly by British ...
Brits in custody over massive 'designer drug' laboratory
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:21:15 +0200

TWO British citizens have been arrested after a 'designer' drug laboratory was busted in the Basque Country and massive amounts of ...
Aragon and Salamanca at Rutland Birdfair in Leicestershire
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:17:55 +0200

TWO Spanish regions have been advertising their natural attractions at the Rutland Birdfair in central England in the last few days, keen to capitalise on the UK's growing ...
Week-long anti-speeding campaign across Spain starts today
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:03:51 +0200

A CRACKDOWN on speeding drivers means traffic police will be out in force from today (Monday) for a whole week, up to Sunday night inclusive.

'Dangerous' Italian mafia fugitive caught during family holiday in Benidorm
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:59:37 +0200

ONE of the most-wanted members of the Italian mafia has been arrested whilst on a family holiday in Benidorm.

Two last-minute bronzes equal Spain's London 2012 medal count as curtain falls on Rio 2016
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:26:09 +0200

SPAIN'S top sportswomen and sportsmen landed in Brazil's former capital at the beginning of this month hoping to beat their medal ...

Rhythmic gymnasts shine for Spain with unexpected silver
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:24:05 +0200

SPAIN'S rhythmic gymnastics team beat Bulgaria to seize the silver today (Sunday) on the last day of the Rio 2016 Olympic games - 20 ...
Basque motorist breaks world drink-driving record
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:47:17 +0200

A 56-YEAR-OLD man from the Basque Country has broken the world record for drink-driving after he was found to have travelled 240 kilometres (150 miles) at nearly 10 times the ...
Gold for Ruth Beitia in high jump: First for Spain in athletics since Barcelona '92
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:43:29 +0200

HIGH-JUMPER Ruth Beitia has leapt into the history books after netting the gold by clearing 1.97 metres (6'5”), the first Olympic win for Spain since it hosted the ...
'Unprecedented' silver for Spain in women's basketball
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:33:08 +0200

SPAIN has just won its first-ever women's basketball Olympic medal after taking the silver following a well-fought match against the USA, a side which has been unbeaten in ...
Seven-times Olympic power-walker Jesus angel Garcia Bragado to carry Spain's flag in closing ceremony
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:28:02 +0200

OLYMPIC closing ceremony flag-bearer for Spain will be power-walker Jesús Ángel García Bragado, since the country usually has a different one for each end ...
Positive UK data and EU worries help Sterling despite Brexit fears
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +0000

A quieter week on the whole has seen the pound cling onto the gains that it enjoyed last week following the positive post-Brexit data for July.
Spanish house price data published in August
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:21:52 +0000

Every month the SPI House Price Index Tracker plots the progress of the seven most-watched house price indices in Spain, and puts them all on one page.
Magnate in hot water for creating a chill-out in front of Ibizan Villa
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:39:45 +0000

The owner of a luxury villa in Ibiza is in hot water for creating a chill-out sundeck on public land on the waterfront below his home.
New home sales constrained by low supplies
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:54:17 +0000

An interesting piece of analysis from the property portal Idealista shows why new homes sales counted in the official figures are still so low and not yet in full recovery mode.
Expert talks of mini-bubble as buying is cheaper than renting
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:19:24 +0000

Spaniards are better off buying a home than renting given current house prices and mortgage rates, claims Eduardo Molet, a real estate expert often quoted in the Spanish press.
Balearic property market expands almost 40pc this year
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:34:38 +0000

The latest home sales figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) show the Balearic housing market leading the Spanish recover with sales up 39% so far this year.
FOREX NEWS: Pound still weak against euro after Brexit
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:15:51 +0000

With the Rio Olympics in full swing, Sterling was looking at its own Triple jump competition this week as three key data releases were scheduled that could hurtle the pound to victory or send it crashing further still We closed Monday’s session down at a fresh 3 ½ year low and saw prices dip briefly to €1.1385.
What Spaniards want from a holiday-home in Spain
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:34:21 +0000

A recent Facebook survey by Anida, the real estate arm of Spanish banking behemoth BBVA, shines light on the preferences of Spanish demand for holiday homes.
Spain a top ten global destination for Chinese buyers claims portal
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:31:34 +0000

Spain is the seventh most popular global destination amongst Chinese property investors claims Juwai - the biggest foreign property portal in China.
Airbnb disputes fine demanded by Barcelona City Council
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:05:05 +0000

Barcelona City Council is trying to punish the home sharing platform Airbnb for illegal tourist rentals in the city with a fine of €30,000, which the company argues is unjustified.

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