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No legal action for yellow 'protest parasols' on Catalunya beach
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:40:38 +0200

A PRO-INDEPENDENCE group who set up dozens of yellow parasols and towels on the beach in Blanes (Girona province) will not face legal action since the prosecution says it falls within the boundaries of 'freedom of ...
Anonymous 'hacktivists' shut police, government and court websites
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:15:41 +0200

'MYSTERY hackers' Anonymous have struck again - this time, shutting down the websites of the National Police, the reigning socialist (PSOE) party and the Constitutional Court. All three organisations assure it ...
'Terrorist' was 'gay and suicidal', says ex-wife
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:53:52 +0200

A LONE terrorist who staged a knife attack on a police station in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona province) was 'suicidal' because he knew he was gay and feared rejection from the Muslim community, according to his ...
Tourist, 18, critical after Mallorca balcony fall
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:30:26 +0200

AN 18-YEAR-OLD woman is in a critical condition at Palma de Mallorca's Son Espases hospital after falling from a third-floor hotel balcony in the popular beach holiday ...
Fernando Alonso 'fresh and motivated' despite Toyota disqualification
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:10:01 +0200

OUTGOING Formula 1 great Fernando Alonso has spoken publicly for the first time since he and his Toyota team-mates won the Silverstone 6-Hour race and then being disqualified ...
Victims of Spanair crash remembered on 10th anniversary
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:26:19 +0200

RELATIVES and friends of those killed in the Spanair crash at Madrid Barajas Terminal 2 marked the 10th anniversary of one of Spain's worst air disasters today outside the monument set up for the victims in the Juan Carlos I Park in ...
Lone knife attack on police station treated as terrorism
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:21:03 +0200

POLICE in Catalunya are treating an incident involving a lone knife-bearer in the early hours as terrorism, but do not believe the would-be attacker was linked to any radical Islamic organisation. Identified as Abdelouahab ...
Blue whale caught on drone camera off Cies Isles
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:01:14 +0200

DRONE footage off the coast of Galicia shows a blue whale - the largest mammal on earth - swimming close to the Cíes Isles. Captured on Wednesday but only just aired, the video shows a whale of an estimated 26 ...
Spain's first Down's Syndrome model at New York Fashion Week
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:57:09 +0200

SPAIN'S first Down's Syndrome model has realised her lifelong dream of being chosen to take part in New York Fashion Week, due to start on September 8. Marián Ávila, 20, will be modelling the latest ...
Spain's first openly-gay priest dies aged 55
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:46:46 +0200

SPAIN'S first-ever openly-gay priest has died at the age of just 55, according to his family. Father José Mantero, based in Valverde del Camino in the far south-western province of Huelva, bravely defied the ...
McLaren signs up Carlos Sainz to replace Alonso
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:28:14 +0200

FORMULA 1 whizz Fernando Alonso's place on team McLaren will be taken by another Spaniard from the start of the 2019 season - Madrid-born Carlos Sainz Junior is reported to be joining the British scuderia next ...
Lengthy waiting times for DNI / passport applications
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:01:38 +0200

According to a report in the Spanish daily newspaper El País, offices processing the Spanish national identity document (DNI) and passport applications and renewals can't cope with capacity, with the busiest ones now not ...
Shortage of traditional tradesmen affecting Spanish job market
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:33:38 +0200

Qualified electricians, carpenters, builders and plumbers are the tradespeople most difficult to find to fill job vacancies in Spanish firms, according to a new study by ManPowerGroup. According to this latest report "How ...
Biting black flies spread across Spain
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:06:11 +0200

The 'black fly' (Simulium trifasciatum) is spreading across Spain, joining the Asiatic wasp and the tiger mosquito as one of the country's principal insect pests. The black fly was first detected along the ...
Flash floods in Javea and Denia
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:24:18 +0200

The Valencian Community - typically hot, sunny and dry at this time of year - has seen torrential rain over the past few hours, with a total of 105.2 litres per square metre falling in the popular holiday spot of Javea (Alicante). ...
Authorities close four beaches in Tenerife after fuel spill
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:01:03 +0200

The marine contamination advisory council of the Canary Islands' government activated a special plan on Saturday to close four beaches on the coast of Arafo, Güímar and Candelaria, in Tenerife, to the public, although ...
Bones of Civil War execution victims exhumed in Salamanca
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:06:28 +0200

The Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH) has discovered the remains of four men allegedly shot by Franco's forces during the Civil War between August 12th and 13th 1936 in Boadilla ...
Police seize stuffed lion for sale on second-hand website
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:41:40 +0200

Civil Guard agents from Spain's Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) have seized a stuffed African lion in Castelldefels (Barcelona) which was up for sale on a second-hand website for almost 6000€. The investigation ...
Barcelona remembers victims on first anniversary of La Rambla terror attack
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:24:09 +0200

A year to the day since the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils left sixteen dead and 130 injured, Joan Miró's mosaic of La Rambla in Barcelona has once again been turned into a shrine in tribute to the victims and ...
Flash floods trap cars and block roads in Castellon province
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:12:51 +0200

AT LEAST a dozen cars have become trapped in flash floods in the province of Castellón and their occupants needed rescuing, firefighters ...
Michael Schumacher to move to Mallorca villa
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:05:16 +0200

SEVEN-TIMES Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is due to move to Mallorca where his wife Corinna has just bought a villa for €30 ...
Spanish tourists escape Genoa bridge tragedy by seconds
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:19:33 +0200

A SPANISH tourist who was crossing the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy when it collapsed killing 39 people says he feels as though he has been 'born ...
Spain to take 60 new Aquarius migrants
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:09:28 +0200

SPAIN has agreed to take in 60 of the 141 migrants on board the Aquarius refugee rescue ship after Malta permits it to dock, following another ...
Fernando Alonso to leave Formula 1 at end of season
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:09:16 +0200

TWICE-WORLD champion Fernando Alonso has announced he will be retiring from Formula 1 at the end of 2018 after 17 seasons.

Supply shortages to blame for decline in Balearic home sales say insiders
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:27:37 +0000

Home sales in the Balearics fell by an annualised 27% in May and 18% in June, whilst most other local market popular with foreign buyers continued to grow, according to recent figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). How (more…)

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Spanish Home sales in June 2018: Modest growth but some coastal markets pause for breath, and Balearic sales fall for second month running
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:09:17 +0000

The number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Registry rose by two percent in June compared to the same month last year, show the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). However, sales declined 18% in (more…)

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Quarterly Spanish Property Market Report – Spring 2018 – Part II: Local Markets
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:45:06 +0000

Section II of our latest Spanish property market report focusing on local Spanish property markets. Prepared with the assistance of James Stewart/Savills, Terra Meridiana, Andersen Fox, and RICS Surveyor colleagues within the Survey Spain Network. For Part I of this (more…)

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Spanish Golden Visa Scheme Explained
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:30:42 +0000

Lawyer Raymond Nesbitt gives us an overview of the advantages offered by Spain’s Golden Visa application. Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers has over 16 year’s conveyancing experience at your service. Our team of native English-speaking lawyers and economists have a long track (more…)

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HolaBank Club clients get exclusive access to deals and discounts in Spain (publicity)
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:45:21 +0000

HolaBank doesn’t just help you manage your money in Spain, they also negotiate deals and discounts on your behalf with a wide range of goods and services from leading brands. As an HolaBank client you get exclusive access to the (more…)

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Home sales increase by five percent in May 2018, but plunge in the Balearics
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:46:44 +0000

The number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Registry rose by five percent in May compared to the same month last year, show the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). However, sales plunged 27% in (more…)

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Quarterly Market Report – Spring 2018
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:28:06 +0000

This is our 18th Quarterly Report on the Spanish property market. As requested, we have kept it brief, and specifically relevant to the locations where we are most active. Section I – Overall Market As part of the research, we (more…)

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Barcelona City Council plans to punish landlords who bully out tenants
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:16:25 +0000

Jaume Asens, Barcelona’s Deputy Mayor responsible for citizens’ rights, has unveiled Barcelona City Council’s plans to punish investment funds and “big property-owners” accused of bullying tenants into moving out, reports the local press. Barcelona’s City Council, led by former housing-activist (more…)

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Spanish housing market expansion continues in May
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:13:54 +0000

The Spanish housing market expanded by 7.7% in May (7.3% seasonally adjusted), according to the latest data from the Association of Spanish Notaries. There were 51,896 sales in total, including social housing, with resale apartment transactions up 6.7% whilst new (more…)

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PROFIT or LOSS – Is your overseas property worth it? (publicity)
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:38:39 +0000

We are fast approaching peak holiday season, and with school summer holidays drawing near, overseas property investors can expect to cash in on excellent rentals during this period. But are you ready for when the holiday season ends? EU Property (more…)

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