Sunday, February 25, 2018

Forecaster predicts Spain will have hotter than average spring

THE Iberian Peninsula will experience a drier and warmer than average spring. According to Accuweather, an 'area of high pressure will build west of the...

Rain to return to Malaga and Costa del Sol from this weekend

RAIN will return to Malaga province next week following a week of mild temperatures.  Weather agency AEMET predicts rainfall from Monday afternoon until at least...

‘Dry and warmer than average’ spring for southern Spain and Andalucia

THE Iberian Peninsula will experience a dry and warmer than average spring.   According to Accuweather, an 'area of high pressure will build west of the...

Malaga and southern Spain will experience droughts ’14 TIMES more severe than in recent years’ – and much sooner...

MALAGA and southern Spain could see droughts 14 times more severe than in recent years from as soon as 2050 onwards. That is according to...

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’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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

WATCH: Drunk Spanish man rides a donkey through village in Caceres

Bernabé the donkey, was forced through the packed, cobbled streets of the village while throngs of people surrounded the animal.

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. 

Dog rescue centre in Spain in peril after British expat owner dies suddenly from brain aneurysm

DOZENS of dogs are in danger after their British expat owner died suddenly from a brain aneurysm.  Hope for Podenos, in Albacete, urgently needs €120,000...

Man in Spain rescued after spending eight days trapped in snow-covered hut

But the snow meant officers had to ski down to the hut because it was too thick to land nearby to rescue the stranded man.  

Protected nature reserve in Spain’s Andalucia set on fire for its own good

A NATURE reserve has been set on fire in a bid to regenerate growth.  The Laguna de Fuente de Pierda nature reserve in Andalucia was...

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.

Cold snap in Spain going nowhere as temperatures reach -15C, Friday to be the coldest day of the winter...

THE cold snap affecting most of Spain shows no signs of abating with 31 provinces still on alert for low temperatures. Weather agency AEMET has...

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...

IN PICS: Spain covered in snow as schools and roads closed across the country

A BLANKET of snow and ice has covered much of Spain with 34 provinces on alert in the  north, centre and south of the...

Earthquake shakes Andalucia hotspot in Spain

AN Andalucia hotspot was shaken by an earthquake last night. The 3.0 magnitude quake hit Granada at around 9.22pm and may have been felt by...
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