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.

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.

British expat brutally raped on Costa del Sol in Spain catches alleged attacker after spotting selfies he took on...

A BRITISH woman who was raped on the Costa del Sol has caught her own alleged attacker after he took selfies on her stolen...

Huge Russian mafia trial underway in Spain with links to Costa del Sol

SOME 18 suspected Russian mafia members have gone on trial in Spain in a huge money-laundering case. A Russian MP, Vladislav Reznik, is among the...

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. 

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...

British pensioner killed in fatal three-car pile up in Spain after driver travels on wrong side of road

A BRITISH woman has died after a three-car pile up in Spain.  The 77-year-old was killed after the car she was travelling in, driven by...

Walking Can Help You Reduce Your Hospital Readmission Rate for Cancer: Here’s How

Cancer is difficult to recover from. Aggressive forms of cancer like mesothelioma can make you feel fatigued all the time. It can be tempting...

Lesbians who tricked Spain’s Catholic church almost 120 years ago to have film made about them

A FILM chronicling the lives of two pioneering lesbians is under the works in Spain.  It comes 117 years after Elisa and Marcela posed as...

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...

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.

UK has ‘worst quality of life in Europe’ while Spain has second-highest

THE UK has the poorest quality of life in Europe, a new report has found. The UK has the second-least hours of sunshine per...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Can you recognise where these Liverpool football stars have been soaking up the sun in Marbella?

LIVERPOOL football stars have been soaking up the sun in Marbella. The likes of Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana have been posting selfies and group...

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.

QUE? 10 Spanish phrases that make no sense in English

LEARNING another language is never easy, but as expats, we should at least give it a try. But whether you're beginner or near fluency, there...

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. 

SPAIN POLICE: Campo de Gibraltar is becoming like Colombia under Pablo Escobar

THE Campo de Gibraltar is becoming the ‘Colombia of Spain’, Spanish police have warned. According to Spain’s United Police Union (SUP), young people in...
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