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Catalunya marks Sant Jordi's Day with yellow 'protest' roses
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:50:31 +0200

WHILE England celebrated Saint George's Day today (Monday), so did Catalunya - but instead of dragons and Master Carvers, Sant Jordi in the ...
Collapsed balcony evacuates Mallorca hotel
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:46:27 +0200

A HOTEL in Palma de Mallorca had to be evacuated last night (Sunday) after a balcony collapsed, sparking fears of major structural damage.

Dominant Rafa reigns once again in Monte Carlo
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:04:16 +0200

Spain's Rafael Nadal beat Japan's Kei Nishikori in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) to take the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 crown on Sunday, extending his extraordinary legacy at the event. The 31-year-old Spaniard won in just 94 ...
Facebook saves suicide victim's life
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:31:46 +0200

A YOUNG woman based in Madrid saved the life of her suicidal mother hundreds of kilometres away in the Region of Murcia - thanks to ...
Barcelona migrants stage lock-in over 'institutional racism'
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:09:30 +0200

A GROUP of around 30 'paperless' immigrants have barricaded themselves into a Barcelona council-owned building to denounce 'institutional ...
Barca thrash Sevilla 5-0 for 30th Copa del Rey crown
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:37:04 +0200

Barcelona, led by an Andrés Iniesta in spectacular form, produced a footballing masterclass to beat Sevilla and win the Copa del Rey for the fourth successive season and a record 30th time overall on Saturday. Sevilla ...
Death will be 'optional' and ageing 'curable' by 2045, say genetic engineers
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:57:47 +0200

DYING will be 'optional' within just 27 years and the ageing process will be 'reversible', according to two genetic engineers during the ...
'Stolen baby', 54, meets his real mum - who never realised he was alive
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:50:32 +0200

A 54-YEAR-OLD man 'stolen' from his parents at birth by nuns has been reunited with his biological mothe and four siblings - who believed ...
Mercadona opens buying centre in Harrogate, UK
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 05:01:35 +0200

SUPERMARKET chain Mercadona has now launched in the UK with a trading office set up in Harrogate, North Yorkshire to handle purchases of fish from the ...
Belarus' Eurovision singer reunited with Murcia 'parents'
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:59:41 +0200

EUROVISION Song Contest representative for Belarus has met his Spanish 'parents' again after 16 years in Murcia.

British bar-crawlers leave kids alone in holiday hotel
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:57:53 +0200

A BRITISH couple on holiday in Palma de Mallorca has been arrested after leaving their young children alone for two days in their hotel while they went off ...
Barcelona air-traffic controllers to strike this summer
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:55:58 +0200

AIR-TRAFFIC controllers in Barcelona have announced a series of strikes starting June 20 in protest over short-staffing.

Diana Quer killer 2005 rape case reopened
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:51:39 +0200

THE case has been reopened against Diana Quer's killer for the reported rape of his wife's twin sister when the victim was just 17 after a lady ...
ETA 'apology speech' convinces nobody
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:16:10 +0200

A SPEECH by Basque terror organisation ETA 'apologising' for the thousands of deaths and serious injuries its attacks across Spain caused over more ...
Petition to stop Spain extraditing HSBC whistleblower Falciani
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:36:38 +0200

PODEMOS members are among 15 MEPs who have signed a petition calling for Spain not to extradite HSBC whistleblower Hervè Falciani, saying that ...
Truce between Spain and Venezuela: Ambassadors return
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:02:28 +0200

DIPLOMATIC relations between Spain and Venezuela have seen tentative improvements after both countries agreed to reinstate their ambassadors.

ETA to announce dissolution on May 5
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:52:50 +0200

BASQUE terrorist organisation ETA says it will formally disband and will announce this in public in Bayonne, southern France, over the first weekend in May.

Richard Gere marries Galician girlfriend Alejandra Silva
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:51:21 +0200

PRETTY Woman actor Richard Gere and his Spanish partner Alejandra Silva are now husband and ...
Airlines 'must compensate passengers affected by strike action', says ECJ
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:28:04 +0200

PASSENGERS left stranded due to flight delays or cancellations as a result of the airline staff being on strike are entitled to compensation, the European ...
Air France strikes ground Madrid and Barcelona flights; Palma and Bilbao running as normal
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:18:52 +0200

AIR France has grounded 10 flights arriving in and leaving from Barcelona and Madrid today (Wednesday) and more cancellations are on the way early next ...
What's bugging Carrefour: Insect snacks now on sale
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:53:04 +0200

BRANCHES of French-based supermarket Carrefour in Spain have begun selling snacks made with insects - including energy bars, crisps and ...
Lovers of Teruel: Aragon city's record-breaking 'kissing chain'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:51:38 +0200

ONE of Spain's smallest provincial capital cities has staged the world's biggest 'kissathon' and won its place in the Guinness Book of ...
FMI forecasts greater economic growth for Spain
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:38:48 +0200

A MORE optimistic outlook for Spain's growth is predicted for this and next year by the International Monetary Fund (FMI) now that it considers the ...
Madrid launches therapy centre for teen mobile 'addicts'
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:27:25 +0200

SPAIN'S first support centre for teenagers addicted to SmartPhones has opened in Madrid and is expected to be able to treat up to 1,200 young patients ...
Girls filmed dancing on top of moving car
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:58:57 +0200

POLICE in Jávea (Alicante province) have launched a probe after a video of two young women dancing on top of a moving car went viral on ...
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:03:20 +0000

Once upon a time, there was campo, that stretched from the mountains to the sea. A few small groups of traditional single storey houses dotted the landscape, in locations where homes had replaced other simple farming homes over the centuries. (more…)

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Spanish home sales rise 18% in February as market recovery continues
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:04:35 +0000

The number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Registry was up by 18% in February compared to the same month last year, the biggest February increase since the boom years more than a decade ago. There were 37,412 (more…)

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Spanish floor clause and mortgage expense complaints registered with Banking supervisor soar 178% in 2017
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:53:16 +0000

The claims service of the Bank of Spain has been overwhelmed by consumers making complaints against lenders for abusive mortgage interest floor clauses, and set-up costs. The Claims Service of the Bank of Spain is a body that evaluates consumer (more…)

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Banco Sabadell and Halifax Mortgages in Spain – working out problems
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:23:06 +0000

Banco Halifax Hispania was incorporated in 1993 to serve the needs of Expat buyers in the Southern Costa’s in Spain. Many investors took out mortgages with Halifax, given they were at trusted UK High Street lender giving them confidence in their (more…)

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NOTARIES: Home sales up 2.7% in February, and house prices stable
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:10:01 +0000

Home sales were up 2.7% to 39,945 in February, and house prices were unchanged over 12 months at 1,349 €/m2, show the latest figures in the monthly housing market report from the Spanish Notaries’ Association. Seasonally adjusted, the increase in (more…)

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Latest Spanish Property Market Report from Survey Spain (Q1 2018)
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:00:38 +0000

The Overall Market in Andalusia – Increasing optimism with the first quarter being better than last year’s. Generally, the agents we’ve talked to have been upbeat regarding sales and the future market. They all report that new properties are selling (more…)

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Bank valuations vs. market value
Sun, 08 Apr 2018 08:00:03 +0000

Lawyer Raymundo Larraín explains the difference between both concepts as they are often confused by non-residents. He also ventures the start of a new expansionist super cycle in some areas of Spain. Article copyrighted © 2018. Plagiarism will be criminally (more…)

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Spanish mortgage news in March 2018
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:03:09 +0000

12-month Euribor, the base rate used for most mortgages in Spain, came in at -0.191 in March, unchanged from the month before, and 73.6% lower than the same month last year. As a result, borrowers in Spain with annually resetting (more…)

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Spanish house price data published in March 2018
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:55:56 +0000

The SPI House Price Index Tracker plots the progress of the six most-watched house price indices in Spain, and brings them together in the chart above. The following residential property price indices were released in March 2017 (all figures show (more…)

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Foreign demand for Spanish property in 2017
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:55:37 +0000

Here are the key numbers and charts illustrating foreign demand for Spanish property in 2017, according to figures published by the Spanish Association of Land Registrars (Registradores). (more…)

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