Monday, June 18, 2018

Top Things To Do On A Budget City Break In Madrid

Churning with energy, Madrid is a highly popular place for those seeking a budget city break – and we can see why. With so...

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.

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.

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.

Metro poll shows 91% of people think Brexit should be stopped

More than 6000 people have voted in the poll, available to see in the link below, and was started after pro-Europe Tory MP Anna Soubry appeared on The Andrew Marr Show.

Spain’s movie production nearly doubles, according to new report

The report charts the level of production between 2007-8 and compares that to 2015-6 and comes in behind Britain, France and Germany which came first, second and third respectively. 

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...

Man in Spain fined for photoshopping his face onto Jesus Christ’s in Jaen

Daniel Serrano put his face - complete with a ring through the septum - onto that of Christ and posted it on his Instagram.

New reality TV show recruiting homeowners across the Costa del Sol

Every episode tells a different story with different people, also featuring their estate agents who are helping them buy or rent a property.

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...

Spanish Casinos You Must Visit in 2018

Online casinos are becoming increasingly popular in Spain, just as they are around the world. The introduction of the Spanish Gambling Act in 2011 had...

Spain beat Great Britain in Davis Cup showdown in Marbella

Britain now face a play-off in September which they need to win to stay in the World Group in 2019.

Discovering Andalucia’s rocky roads on your doorstep

There is nothing I like more than getting out on my mountain bike and exploring the stunningly beautiful Andalucian countryside, writes Ashley Higgins

Bilbao is all hooked up to be the world’s internet hub

Today, there are over 420 submarine cables in service around the world, stretching a length of over 700,000 miles.

Turning 50 isn’t all doom and gloom, especially when you’re in Marbella

Perhaps a more conventional 50-year-old would have celebrated the event with a discreet gathering.

Formula One scrap grid girls for being at ‘odds with societal norms’

Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he cannot see why a ‘good looking’ woman standing next to a driver at the start of a race could be ‘offensive’.

Cops find 17 kilos of cocaine worth €5 million in tour bus near Valencia

The ‘coach drivers’ hid the stash, with an estimated street value of €5 million, on-board the luxury cruiser.

Indoor entertainment centre to bring The Hunger Games to life in Madrid

The indoor entertainment centre will be Europe's first indoor attraction and will include a restaurant and lounge inspired by AMC's Mad Men.  

Spain drawn with England in inaugural UEFA Nations League

Both teams join Croatia in Group four of League A - the last group of the best teams in Europe.

Enjoy a special Valentines Day treat listening to Whitney Houston at La Sala

If you reserve a bottle of champagne you will receive a platter of strawberries dipped in chocolate for that romantic touch.

Tolo trouble! Two key trials set to take place over next fortnight

SENIOR members of the Mallorquín police, including a commissioner, are facing ten years in prison for their involvement in the Tolo Cursach case. They are...

Ronaldo puts on brave face amid ‘texting’ allegations with glamour model

This comes after glamour model Rhian Sugden said the 32-year-old sent her a barrage of ‘late night texts’.

DJS RETURN: Both Steve Aoki and Tinie Tempah heading back to Mallorca this year

HE is one of the world’s biggest DJs. So it is fitting that electro-house giant Steve Aoki is - once again - to host the...

Spain’s Eurovision song contest entrance to be announced on Monday

FIVE contestants will battle it out next Monday to be crowned Spain's Eurovision entrance. Talent show Operacion Triunfo, on TVE, will host the final on...

Catalunya now has its own parody complete with map, flag and president

Tabarnia, created by Spanish unionists, has become so popular that a recent press conference was set up in Barcelona with theatre actor Albert Boadella as ‘president’.

Feminists demand removal of Woody Allen statue in Oviedo

The Asturias Feminist Organisation says the life-size sculpture must go because it serves ‘to honour an abuser and pervert’.
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