Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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...

Andalucian city hoping to win Spanish ‘Gastronomic Capital’ title

The city of Almeria is vying for the title of Spanish Gastronomic Capital 2019 by promoting its tradition of tapas. Signing an agreement to build...

Multiple cheeses withdrawn in Spain after meningitis found

A 39-YEAR-OLD man has been diagnosed with meningitis after ingesting raw sheep's cheese in Madrid.  The case has led to three different cheeses produced in...

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...

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.

HAVE YOUR CAKE: Ryanair allows ensaimadas on flights for free

IT is one of the most common sights while boarding planes at Palma airport. Now airline Ryanair has agreed to allow passengers to take a...

Frost and drought causing widespread shortages in Spanish vegetable crops

FROSTS across Spain are causing widespread shortages of vegetables with suppliers scrambling to find alternatives to avoid a repeat of last year's crisis. The January...

Hepatitis A infects at least 38 people from Palma restaurant

HEPATITIS A has affected at least 38 people from an outbreak in a Palma restaurant. The first two cases were reported in mid-December, both...

Wine prices to increase in Spain following 20% drop in harvest thanks to soaring temperatures

SPAIN'S production of wine for 2017 was down 20% compared to the year before, figures have shown. The agriculture ministry has reported the total production...

The dirty (two) dozen- Restaurants closed from health violations

NEARLY two dozen restaurants were closed over hygiene standards in Mallorca last year. Another two were temporarily shut, while 125 received fines of up to...

Farmers sign petition to protest destruction of healthy olive and almond trees in Alicante

The farmers, part of The Platform for those Affected by Xylella fastidiosa (AXFA), say current eradication plans mark the ‘beginning of the end of our forests, and of our people’.

New Year resolutions: Finding time to maintain personal promises can be a drag

It’s the first month of 2018 and that cracking and dull thudding sound that you hear all around you is the unmistakable noise of people’s New Year resolutions breaking and hitting the ground.

Body of newborn baby found inside bag at recycling plant in Granada

Reportedly, between the ages of eight or nine months, the lifeless body was found inside a bag by workers at the plant in Alhendin. 

Pigging out: Spain’s agrarian sector rose for second year in the row

Animal production continues to dominate compared to weaker vegetal data numbers, part of which was caused by an increase in wildfires and drought this year. 

REVEALED: The best and worst drinks to order on a first date to guarantee a second

BRITS have revealed what drink they find most unattractive to order on a first date. More than one in ten judge their date by what...

BIKING IN: Harry Bikers to show off Balearic cuisine in ‘Mediterranean Adventure’

THE Hairy Bikers are to share the culinary delights of the Balearic Islands in their new BBC2 series starting last Thursday. The celebrated pair, Dave...

Manchego cheese row between Spain and Mexico blocking huge EU trade deal

AN argument over the origins of Manchego cheese is hindering the completion of a trade deal between the EU and Mexico.  It comes as the...

French dairy company linked to Salmonella outbreak across Europe

The company distributed the product to 12 countries in the EU, have blamed an evaporation tower used for drying as the source of the contamination.

‘Fat’ Spanish soldiers told to lose weight or face being kicked out the force

Soldiers in Spain’s elite fighting force have been told to shed the weight amid concerns their bellies will tarnish the reputation of the Legion.

New app hopes to revolutionise car food deliveries in test pilot in Barcelona

In a test pilot in Barcelona, cars owners use the ‘Droppit’ app, a joint effort between the two automakers, to order food through a virtual supermarket.

Mediterranean fish makes children more intelligent, according to new study

According to the University of Pennsylvania, kids who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have an IQ up to four points higher on average than those who consume it less often or never.

Chocolate could be wiped from the face of the earth by 2050, according to new study

Scientists from the University of California say the cocoa plant is scheduled to disappear as early as 2050 due to warmer, more arid conditions.

Moroccans, Romanians being recruited to fill thousands of fruit-picking positions in Andalucia despite high unemployment rate

ANDALUCIA farms are having to recruit Moroccans and Romanians to fill tens of thousands of positions due to a lack of Spanish applications.  It comes...

Top Granada restaurant wins another accolade

GRANADA'S most famous restaurant, El Claustro, run by head chef Juan Andrés Morilla has entered the Repsol Guide. After 14 years at the helm, the chef...

Tipple too far! Thousands of bottles of champagne confiscated by Spanish police

ALMOST 20,000 bottles of fake French champagne have been seized by the Policía Nacional. The impounded plonk is the result of several operations into the...
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