Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Spanish hospitals charging tourists double for care in Barcelona

Shockingly, not even the Hospital de Sant Pau (pictured) know what they are charging the ICPA, which could be in the millions.

Spain gets its first beer spa in Andalucia

FOR some the combination of beer and spa treatments is a match made in heaven. But reaching the pearly gates has now got a little...

Malaga to push for UNESCO protection for ‘espeto’ sardines

MALAGA'S culture committee has agreed to push to have 'espetos' recognised as an item of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.  The popular sardine skewer is...

Spain vows to send more police officers to combat ‘narcos state’ in Cadiz

Extra police have been drafted in to help ease the strain on existing forces who are struggling to keep up with the drug traffickers.

Spanish singer Marta Sanchez causes controversy with rendition of national anthem

Famous for its lyricless form, Sanchez chose to sing her own lyrics to the anthem’s beat, which was composed so soldiers could march to a beat.

Spain’s SpaceX satellite launch in California delayed by four days

It is hoped the Starlink satellites will provide low-cost broadband on a global scale by a constellation of small satellites with limited service starting by 2020.

Spain’s finance minister fails to impress MEPs for European Central Bank role

The candidates were grilled on their approaches to monetary policy, with some MEPs expressing 'reservations for minister De Guindos's appointment', said Roberto Gualtieri, the committee’s chairman. 

Costa del Sol-based British expats’ daughter survives horrific helicopter crash in Grand Canyon in US, benefit announced

A BRITISH expat couple have been rushed to Las Vegas after their daughter was involved in a horrific helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon.  David...

UN set to inspect migrant situation in Spain

During the trip, which takes five to 10 days and starts February 26, officials will meet with charitable groups directly linked to work with African migrants.

Raining Renaults: Don’t be alarmed at the largest student rally in Morocco

We’re talking a pandemic of dinky French hatchbacks plastered with sponsorship stickers, travelling along the highways and byways of Spain in a contest to find the shortest route to Marrakesh.

WINTER IS COMING: So you better wrap up or face the cold

It even snowed on the beach in Barcelona and I’m surprised that Carles Puigdemont didn’t blame that as some sort of underhand tactic by Madrid, ‘freezing out’ an independent Catalunya.

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Madrid’s firefighters go green to reduce pollution in the city

It is estimated the move will save €18,000 and reduce emissions by 50 tonnes while the total cost of the fleet came in at €660,000.

Spanish cops quiz four West Brom players involved in an ‘incident’

West Brom has confirmed the 'incident' and say they are conducting an internal investigation. 

First Gibraltar, now Spain! As government draws up Bitcoin legislation

Garcia also hinted at a lack of regulation to encourage initial growth in Spain but said 'we want to set up Europe's safest framework to invest in ICOs'. 

Disused bullring on Costa del Sol set to play host to bullfight this summer

ESTEPONA bullring, which has been disused since August 2016, is set to be back in business this summer. The structure, dating back from 1972, is...

Cafe con leche? That’ll cost 0.000135606 Bitcoin please

A bar in Malaga is now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. Hermanos Madrid, in the La Roca neighbourhood of Malaga, will hand over...

Human rights defender says Spain is ‘cruel’ to migrants

Speaking at the Joint Committee on Relations, ombudsman Francisco Marugan said there were 'major deficiencies' in how the media represented illegal migrants.

EU provides record funding to build new power cable between France and Spain

The submarine cable, costing €578 million, will run for 230 miles across the Bay of Biscay to help ease one of Europe’s worst network bottlenecks.

EXCLUSIVE: British expat forced to buy another Ryanair flight to Spain for ‘oversized’ hand luggage that had been allowed...

EXCLUSIVE BY Jo Chipchase A BRITISH grandmother was forced to fork out hundreds of euros on another flight after her hand luggage was deemed ‘too...

Sierra de las Nieves moves one step closer to becoming national park

The park is home to the largest population of Spanish firs in Andalusia and more than 150 species of birds.

Spain to announce new measures to be implemented in Catalunya

The new measures, broken down into education, healthcare and employment, are to bring about a degree of normality in the 'Catalan administration'.

Wanted British pensioner arrested on Costa del Sol for €2.5 million coin investment scam

A BRITISH pensioner has been arrested on the Costa del Sol for her alleged involvement in a coin investment scam.  The 71-year-old woman, from London,...

More human remains found in Malaga after British expat’s dog picked up human skull

MORE human remains have been found in La Viñuela, Malaga this week. It comes after a British expat's dog found a skull in the same...

Axarquia to be left a ‘poor cousin’ if Junta de Andalucia leaves it off AVE railway plans

Politicians in Axarquia are urging the Junta de Andalucia not to forget them during plans to build new high-speed railway. The long discussed AVE service,...
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