Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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. 

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...

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.

Spain to announce new measures to be implemented in Catalunya

The new measures, broken down into education, healthcare and employment, are to bring about a degree of normality in the 'Catalan administration'.

Spanish company rejects applicant for ‘not being a man’ in Barcelona

The PR agency said that it was never its intention to discriminate against Ms Forcada and call the whole thing a 'misunderstanding'. 

Wall Street warns Calatan crisis is still risk to Spain’s economy

According to a report released by the bank, it outlined that Catalunya continued to dictate events not only in the Spanish banking system but also more globally. 

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.

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...

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.

INCEST map shows where sex between siblings is still legal in Europe, including Spain

AN incest map has revealed where in Europe you can still legally have sex with your siblings.  Shockingly, it is still legal in Spain, France...

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...

Palma proposes new terrace restrictions that could cripple Santa Catalina

LAST week the city of Palma proposed new and drastic measures against terrace seating in the city, removing up to 40 percent of Santa...

Spain ‘will consider’ banning children from bullfights after UN voices concerns of ‘exposing kids to extreme violence’

THE UN has called for a ban on children witnessing bullfights in Spain and attending bullfighting schools.  The Committee on the Rights of the Child...

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.

Palma art exhibit boasts 62 local artists together for charity showcase

RIALTO Living are hosting Art Per A La Vida 2, a charity art exhibition with 62 local artists showcasing their works. Ten years after the...

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...

CARNIVAL TIME: Mallorca festival set to be bigger and better than any other year

REVELLERS will be out in force to celebrate Mallorca’s historical carnival - Sa Rua. Being known around the world as Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, Shrove...

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia visit Costa del Sol

THE King and Queen of Spain paid a visit to the Costa del Sol today for an official engagment. King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited...

‘Drug-taking advice’ pamphlet by Spain town hall tells users to ‘crush their cocaine properly’ after comparing it to paracetamol

A SPANISH town hall has released a pamphlet offering advice on how to take drugs 'properly'.  The local government, a coalition of leftist parties Podemos, Izquierda...

An 11-year-old gives birth in a hospital in Murcia

Hospital authorities quickly alerted the police who discovered the father of the baby was also a minor, believed to be 14-years-old, so sexual abuse is ruled out.
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