Sunday, February 25, 2018

Balearic Islands pledge to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in ambitious green manifesto

THE Balearic Islands has pledged to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In an ambitious plan, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera will take new...

Spain property market ‘officially recovers’ from 2008 as sales reach pre-crisis levels

SPAIN’S property market has officially recovered from the 2008 crash, with 2017’s transactions reaching levels last seen before the crisis. New figures released this week...

Thousands of OAPs protest on the streets of Spain calling for pension security

PENSIONERS in their thousands have taken to the streets of Spain to demand decent pensions. Demonstrating across Spain to ask the government to guarantee pensions...

WANTED: £10,000 reward for British murder suspect hiding in Spain hotspot

BRITISH police have offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of murder suspect Bradley Blundell who is hiding in Spain. It comes as...

THIRD TIME LUCKY: Micheal Douglas puts his Mallorca estate on the market again

ACTOR Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, have put their Mallorcan mansion on the market for a lucky third time. The couple have once...

BIRD CALL! Mallorca wetlands are home to 30,000 birds this winter

NEARLY 30,000 birds are wintering in the Balearic wetlands. Some 73 separate species are staying in 35 different wetlands around the islands, according to green...

WORKING ASSES: Donkeys hired to graze high-risk fire areas in Mallorca

A LEGION of donkeys is being employed to lower the risk of fire in two key areas of Mallorca.  Two groups of between 15 and...

Local food is on the rise as Balearic government cuts down on carbon footprint

THE BALEARIC government has agreed to prioritise local and 'short-range' products to improve the green footprint. In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, the government...

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.

SAVE OUR TERRACES: The Olive Press stands with Santa Catalina to save vital terrace space

THE Olive Press is backing a campaign to protect the livelihoods of dozens of expat businesses in Santa Catalina. It comes after a draconian proposed...

Ryanair announces 29 new routes to Spain in time for the summer

The changes will see more flights coming from Valencia, Alicante and Sevilla as well as domestic flight paths from Sevilla to Alicante and the Canary Islands. 

Spanish Valentine’s Day alternatives

Never fear if you don't have a date for Valentine's this year. In Spain today hardly even registers on the love calendar, so you have...

INCEST map shows where sex between siblings is still legal in Europe, including Spain

AN incest map has revealed where in Europe you can still legally have sex with your siblings.  Shockingly, it is still legal in Spain, France...

Andalucia the fattest region in Spain after study reveals almost 50% of Spaniards overweight

ANDALUCIA has been labelled the fattest region in Spain in a new study on obesity.  The study revealed more than 47% of Spaniards aged 18...

Palma Film Office busy with hundreds of shoots as business only grows

PALMA Film Office has managed 217 film and photo shoots during 2017, with companies such as BMW, Cartier, H & M and American Express...

UK Foreign Office confirms assisting Spain-based British expat held by police in Thailand since being attacked on New Year’s...

THE UK Foreign Office has confirmed it is assisting the family of a Spain-based British expat who was arrested by police in Thailand on...

Palma proposes new terrace restrictions that could cripple Santa Catalina

LAST week the city of Palma proposed new and drastic measures against terrace seating in the city, removing up to 40 percent of Santa...

WAR IS COMING: Anti-tourism protestors in Spain vow to continue ‘war’ this summer

TOURISM haters in Spain have promised to continue their 'war' against holidaymakers this summer.  Anti-tourism group Arran Paisos vowed to continue 'fighting' the affects of...

Balearic Islands propose limiting the number of cars to cope with tourism

Formentera town hall say the draft bill will limit the number of cars in circulation and cap the number of rental cars and motorbikes.

British expats in Spain one step closer to securing EU citizenship post-Brexit after landmark ruling in Netherlands

BRITISH expats will be able to fight for their EU citizenship at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after winning a landmark legal ruling.  It...

Palma art exhibit boasts 62 local artists together for charity showcase

RIALTO Living are hosting Art Per A La Vida 2, a charity art exhibition with 62 local artists showcasing their works. Ten years after the...

REVEALED: The most watched BBC show in Spain last year

THE UK's BBC has revealed its most popular shows in foreign countries.  In Spain, it isn't Blue Planet or the Great British Bake Off that...

CARNIVAL TIME: Mallorca festival set to be bigger and better than any other year

REVELLERS will be out in force to celebrate Mallorca’s historical carnival - Sa Rua. Being known around the world as Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, Shrove...

Mallorca’s first protected wetlands celebrates anniversary with demands for improvements

AS Mallorca's S'Albufera natural park celebrated its 30th anniversary, the GOB demands 'more commitment' and a 'critical analysis' of the park's situation. The park, which...

COIN PICAFORT: Property in Mallorca goes on the market in bitcoin, one of six in Spain

A HOUSE in Can Picafort has been put on the market with the option to buy in Bitcoin. The property is being sold on idealista.com...

AMERICAN DREAM: Former US ambassador said to be looking for a dream home on the island

HE'S credited with the reason the Obama family keep returning to Mallorca. And now, appropriately, America’s former ambassador to Spain, James Costos, is looking to...
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