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Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta wins Moscow ATP title
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:48:40 +0200

Pablo Carreño Busta came back from a set down to win his second career ATP World Tour title on Sunday at the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The Spaniard outlasted Italy's Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in just under two hours inside ...
PSOE subscribers stage protest: "They're not listening to us, we want democracy"
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:54:53 +0200

PAID-UP subscribers or 'militants' of the PSOE staged another protest outside the party's national headquarters during the Federal Committee ...
PSOE Federal Committee votes to abstain in presidential investiture to allow Rajoy to govern
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:52:31 +0200

A FEDERAL Committee meeting of the PSOE (socialists) has led to an agreement that the left-wing party will abstain in the second round of in-house votes in ...
British man's body found tied up outside Malaga airport
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:12:04 +0200

A HALF-NAKED man found dead and tied up outside Málaga airport may have choked to death, according to a post-mortem carried out this ...
Driver swept away by Sevilla floods
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:09:04 +0200

A 65-YEAR-OLD man has died near Sevilla after being washed away by flood water in a near-identical situation to that of a driver killed by the deluges in ...
Barca blighted by injuries
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:56:08 +0200

Barça captain Andrés Iniesta will be out of action for between six and eight weeks after injuring knee ligaments in his side's dramatic win over Valencia on Saturday. The midfielder was injured by an Enzo ...
First British fugitive caught after Crimestoppers poster released: Paedophile arrested in Fuengirola
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:39:45 +0200

ONE of Britain's most-wanted escaped criminals has been found, barely 48 hours after the latest Crimestoppers list was released in Spain.

Monthly travel passes €10 cheaper in Spain than the average European city
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:36:33 +0200

METRO, train and bus passes in Spain's largest cities are considerably cheaper than the European average - a typical €10 a month less than ...
Barcelona mayoress Ada Colau is three months' pregnant
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:47:18 +0200

MAYORESS of Barcelona Ada Colau has announced on Facebook that she is 13 weeks' pregnant.

Tourist attacked in Bournemouth for 'speaking Spanish'
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:34:58 +0200

THE wave of racism in Great Britain which arose post-Brexit vote has now seen Spaniards targeted as well as Poles and Commonwealth natives - even ...

Maternity pay for parents of babies born via surrogacy is a legal right, says Supreme Court
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:22:17 +0200

PARENTS of children born by surrogate mother are entitled to maternity or paternity benefits, following a two near-identical Supreme Court cases which have ...
No Christmas Day elections: PP, PSOE and Ciudadanos agree to shorten campaign by a week
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:43:51 +0200

AN EXPRESS electoral reform to avoid Spaniards having to go to the polls on Christmas Day has been approved with votes in favour by three of ...
ETA terrorist Idoia Lopez Riano 'The She-Tiger' wins fight for prison leave
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:41:02 +0200

AN HISTORIC member of one of ETA's most bloodthirsty cells, the Madrid Commando, has won her battle for prison leave after 18 months of court ...
Downpour alert for weekend across the whole of Spain
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:55:19 +0200

TORRENTIAL rain is on the cards for practically the whole of Spain over the next few days, which could lead to floods and will be extreme in certain ...
Nephew and killer of Brazilian family in Guadalajara arrested on his return to Spain
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:34:56 +0200

THE main suspect in the murder of an entire family in the village of Pioz, Guadalajara province has returned to Spain and confessed to the crime after his ...
'Operation Capture' latest list of British fugitives who may be in Spain released
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:20:22 +0200

CRIMESTOPPERS has released its latest list of the top 20 British fugitives who may be hiding out in Spain as part of its latest 'Operation Capture' ...
Champions League round-up
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:38 +0200

Spanish sides scored four wins out of four in their respective Champions League clashes this week, with Barcelona thrashing Manchester City 4-0 and Real Madrid putting five past Legia Warsaw. Lionel Messi put in a stellar ...
Nadal opens tennis academy in home town then announces end of 2016 season
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:31:09 +0200

A day after opening the Rafa Nadal Academy in his hometown, Rafa Nadal announced the end of his 2016 season due to a wrist injury. “I am forced to stop [competing] and start preparing the 2017 season," Nadal wrote ...
Madrid transport authority assures airport metro line will not close until after FITUR and coaches will be provided
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:42:42 +0200

MADRID regional transport board has clarified the effects of the metro Line 8 closure, stressing that it will not affect Christmas and New Year airport ...
Catalunya bull-fighting ban overturned by national Constitutional Court
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:49:50 +0200

CATALUNYA'S bull-fighting ban has been declared null and void by Spain's Constitutional Court, potentially causing more friction between the ...
Public protest of 500 people support immigrants who staged rooftop mutiny
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:37:42 +0200

AT LEAST 500 people gathered outside the immigration internment centre in the Madrid suburb of Aluche to protest on behalf of the inmates, who had staged a ...
Bus driver road rage terrifies passengers
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:32:51 +0200

A VALENCIA bus driver who lost his rag with a motorist and deliberately smashed into his car caused panic on board and led to passengers disembarking en ...
New mum Lina alvarez, 62: "I've proven you can have a child later in life if you're healthy enough"
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:35:56 +0200

GALICIA doctor Lina Álvarez left hospital last night with her new baby girl, and says she hopes her experience of pregnancy at age 62 will encourage ...
All-night rooftop protest at Madrid immigration centre
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:06:29 +0200

A PROTEST at an immigration internment centre in a Madrid suburb saw 39 asylum-seekers climb onto the roof, holding up placards and chanting for over 11 ...
Sporting heroes: Lifelong fan Salustiano, 102, kicks off for FC Leganes' match against Sevilla
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:21:31 +0200

THE longest-running fan-club member of FC Leganés kicked off for his team at a recent key match in a one-off tribute to the ...
Sporting heroes: Neymar gives Down's Syndrome boy his shirt after match
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:18:46 +0200

FC BARÇA ace Neymar has grabbed national headlines since he left his native Brazil, either for the cost of his transfer, unpaid tax ...
Sporting heroes: Football team funds new leg for 10-year-old fan who shared crutches with able-bodied friend
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:43:28 +0200

A HEART-WARMING photo of a little boy born with only one leg sharing his crutches with an able-bodied child at a football match has changed his life, and ...
Madrid airport metro line shut until next year
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:46:47 +0200

REPAIR and maintenance work on the Madrid underground train system means Line 8 will be shut for the next two-and-a-half months, or until at ...
'Demon of Ciudad Lineal' serial paedophile in the dock
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:54:17 +0200

A SUSPECTED paedophile who routinely kidnapped little girls from a Madrid park, drugged them and then dumped them in the countryside once he ...
Primary school asks parents to provide six toilet rolls per child due to 'budget shortage'
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:02:35 +0200

A SCHOOL in the province of Toledo has asked every parent to send in six toilet rolls per child due to 'lack of ...
Galicia scientists find brain protein which reduces obesity without cutting food intake
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:56:53 +0200

RESEARCHERS in Galicia have found a way of making obese rats lose weight and reduce their Type II diabetes risk, without eating any less, and believe the ...
Tarmac 'traffic lights' for mobile addicts on pedestrian crossing
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:52:05 +0200

A TOWN near Barcelona has fitted traffic lights to the tarmac on a heavily-used pedestrian crossing so walkers engrossed in their mobile ...
easyJet ups flight traffic this winter from Malaga, Sevilla and Almeria, plus new Paris and Amsterdam routes open
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:37:37 +0200

LOW-COST airline easyJet will offer nearly 100,000 extra seats on its flights from Málaga and Sevilla this autumn and winter, with new ...
SEPRONA seizes monkeys bred and sold in pet shops and arrests seven traffickers
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:34:46 +0200

A RACKET breeding monkeys and selling them in pet shops has been busted in several parts of Spain and seven people arrested, with a further 25 ...
FOREX NEWS: Pound finishes week up but volatility here to stay
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:55:17 +0000

Luke Trevail, a currency exchange specialist at forex brokers TorFX, looks at the factors driving the pound’s exchange rate this week. As another week creeps to an end, we can take stock of the previous week’s movements and be experts (more…)
Barcelona the hottest market in Spain claim industry insiders
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:25:52 +0000

Barcelona’s property market is the hottest in Spain, claim industry insiders speaking at a conference at Barcelona Meeting Point this week.
Q3 2016 property market report from Survey Spain including Brexit effect
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:25:29 +0000

The Survey Spain network of chartered surveyors operate in key resort areas of Spain providing building surveys and valuations for home buyers. Their quarterly market reports provide insight into local property markets of primary interest to foreign investors.
BCN World resort development to break ground in 2017
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:29:02 +0000

Formerly known as ‘BCN World’, the project to build a big hotel, casino, golf, and residential development in Catalonia’s Tarragona province is reportedly going ahead next summer, but with major changes to the original plan, reports the Catalan News Agency
Spanish house prices still rising above Eurozone average
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:53:30 +0000

After years at the tail end of the Eurozone ranking of house price changes, Spain is now slightly above the average.
Steady rise of home insurance costs in Spain
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:35:13 +0000

The cost of home insurance rose again in September, as it has done every month for at least 15 years.
FOREX NEWS: Pound trading at historic lows
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:57:44 +0000

Despite another mini flash-crash on Tuesday, the pound ended up the week almost where it started against the euro, which doesn’t change the fact that, against a basket of currencies, the pound is trading around its lowest level on record on a trade-weighted basis. A currency specialist from TorFX foreign exchange brokers explains how the week ended.
Home sales rise 17% in August say notaries
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:59:01 +0000

The housing market expanded 17.4% by volume in August compared to the same time last year, according to the Association of Spanish Notaries.
Balearic Islands a victim of their own success?
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:06:25 +0000

The Balearic islands are proving so popular with tourists they are starting to look like a victim of their own success, as housing becomes unaffordable for some locals, and the environment pays the cost of mass tourism.
House prices predictions and other forecasts for this year and beyond
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:32:35 +0000

A selection of house price predictions and other forecasts taken from a series of articles in the Spanish press, summarised in bullet points.

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