Monday, December 17, 2018

Lethal painkiller Nolotil BANNED for Brits visiting Spain

The Spanish Medicine Agency has finally issued a directive to ban the drug for British and Irish tourists and regulate it for expats in Spain

James McAvoy warns tourists on social media after almost falling for €11,000 hotel scam in Spain

The X-Men actor was almost duped out of £10,000 when booking a holiday in Tenerife

OLIVE WATCHERS: Spain’s Civil Guard to make surprise visits to olive oil factories after weigh-in controversies

It will serve to dispel doubts that have always existed on the part of farmers who are going to weigh their fruit after a hard day of harvesting

Melanoma on the march in Spain says top dermatologist, as half of 65-year-olds suffer cancer

Survival rates are improving ‘spectacularly’ - from just two per cent to 50%, thanks to early detection and  new research on immunity and genetics

WATCH: The dramatic moment an out-of-control ferry smashes into docks in Barcelona causing huge fireball after it topples shipping...

Dock workers can be seen running for their lives as the large crane falls, seemingly in slow motion, before crashing down

WATCH: Man defaces General Franco’s tomb in Madrid with red paint and is dragged away by security guards

The protest was sparked by growing tension surrounding the planned exhumation of the remains of General Franco from the Valley of the Fallen

PURE EVIL: Meet Spain’s most notorious serial killers

Spain has had its fair share of sadistic killers

HALLOWEEN: Spain is Europe’s leading pumpkin producer with 115,000 tonnes a year

Pumpkin sales spike around Halloween, where they are used for carving, a practice first thought to have been done by the Maori 700 years ago

Book a flight for only €10 in Ryanair’s Halloween flash sale

But hurry, the offer ends at midnight tonight

BREAKING: Real Madrid sack manager Julen Lopetegui after embarrassing El Clásico loss to Barcelona

Since 1929, only one Real Madrid manager - Antonio Camacho in 2004 - has been at the helm for fewer games than Lopetegui

Spain voted Europe’s MOST humble country and one of most welcoming to Muslims

The immigration of Muslims to Spain is a very current issue in the minds of Spaniards. especially as Andalucia prepares to go to the polls in December

SNOW: Tornado smashes Menorca leaving 38,000 residents without power, while two people missing in northern Spain

Over 50 trees and poles collapsed in Menorca, leaving most people without power, while two hikers are still missing in northern Spain

BREXIT: Gibraltar deal may still tumble

There is many a slip between cup and lip when it comes to deals like the complex Brexit one, writes Michael Doherty

Government officials and Franco family involved in row over ownership of sacred pilgrim statues in Spain

A Madrid court has given the Franco family until November 19 to prove their ownership

OIL’S NOT AS IT SEEMS: Charlatan olive oils make up 50% of ‘extra virgin’ bottles in Spain, study reveals

Among the 20 charlatan drizzles named and shamed by OCU were Lidl's Olisone at €4.92 a litre and Aldi's Olearia De Olivar at €3.99 a litre, which were both deemed 'poor quality'

Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias sign landmark deal to protect self-employed workers in Spain

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias signed the agreement into law at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid this month

Pedro Sanchez justifies selling Andalucia warships to Saudi Arabia, as violence and famine in Yemen continue

Foreign aid can not reach everyone who needs it in Yemen, because of the fighting, and Saudi's weapons, bought from European countries, have been used to kill thousands of civilians

EXPAT STUDY: Spain comes almost rock bottom for income but top for quality of life

The country scored very poorly in the category of wages, job opportunities and saving possibilities

Invaluable 16th Century Titian painting torn after falling from wall in Madrid

Conservation experts from the Museo del Prado, to mend the ‘considerable horizontal tear’

Power to the people: Pedro Sanchez signs landmark deal to protect Spain’s self-employed

The changes are part of a government roll-out of fiscal measures to achieve a fairer society

Man Utd battling to secure long-term deal with Spain’s number one David De Gea

Red Devils chairman Ed Woodward is in talks with De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes and United manager Jose Mourinho

GOING GREEN: Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias sparks controversial cannabis debate in Spain

“It’s absurd that you can buy tequila or gin from a supermarket but marijuana is illegal”

Probe into partner of missing Scot expat Lisa Brown to be reopened in southern Spain

It comes after a Spanish judge chose to ‘freeze’ the two-and-a-half year investigation into Simon Corner in April

Residents in Spain will have longest life expectancy in world by 2040

Spanish residents are predicted to enjoy an average lifespan of 85.8 years
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