Sunday, February 25, 2018

WATCH: Mysterious Game of Thrones-like crystal weapons from 3,500 BC discovered in Spain

ANCIENT crystal weapons have been unearthed in Spain. Archaeologists found the glass-like spearheads and arrowheads in a megalithic tomb - a burial ground built thousands...

Viral app finds your ‘art twin’ and some of the results are UNCANNY

AN app has gone viral after finding uncanny dopplegangers of everyday people in world-famous art.  The Google Arts & Culture app only needs a selfie...

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’.

Jeff Koon sculptures being sold for half the price in Vertigo Marbella

Vertigo Marbella inside Marbella Club Hotel is the only place in Spain where you can pick up one of these sculptures for a fraction of the price.

What the health and safety? The EU concept seems to be lost on Mallorca locals, writes Lesley Keith

THE new year is well under way and let’s face it there’s never a dull moment here in Mallorca. Whereas in Britain January is...

PSOE propose first year of university to be free for all Spaniards

Speaking in Sevilla, PSOE general secretary, Pedro Sanchez, 45, said the move was to make sure no one missed out on a university education because of financial concerns.

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’.

Puigdemont arrives in Denmark despite arrest threat being issued from Madrid

The trip comes a day after Spain's Supreme court said it would 'immediately' issue an arrest warrant if he travels to Denmark. 

BLOOMING HECK! Almond blossom season returns in Mallorca

FROM the end of January through the middle of February is a special time in the Mallorca countryside as the hills are washed white...

Spanish law change is affecting those living in the Costa del Sol

The criteria for residence for tax purposes varies considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and “residence” can be different for other, non-tax purposes

MUST SEE: Semi-annual double rose window in Palma Cathedral

THE rose window spectacular will appear at the Palma Cathedral again on February 2. Only twice a year the two stained-glass rose windows perfectly align...

WHATS THE POINT? Looking back at some of the worst inventions to go public

As the New Year begins, we look back at some of the worst inventions from Microsoft paper clips to the Segway

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.

PARTY TIME! Sant Sebastian celebrated in all corners of Mallorca

THE biggest party Palma has ever seen returns on January 19 to celebrate the city's patron saint Sebastian.  Celebrations start with a parade of Drac...

David Guetta coming to Spain for huge Costa del Sol festival

DAVID Guetta will play at one of the Costa del Sol's biggest music festivals.  The French DJ and producer will be one of the biggest...

WATCH: Controversial women’s rights campaign labels catcalling as ‘gender violence’ in Spain’s Andalucia

A NEW campaign has labelled 'street compliments' as a form of 'socially accepted gender violence'. Launched by the Junta de Andalucia, the campaign labels men...

WATCH: Glossy video sells Marbella’s San Pedro as perfect holiday hotspot at FITUR tourism convention in Spain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD3JmMC-CkY&feature=youtu.be MARBELLA'S San Pedro de Alcantara has sold itself as the perfect family holiday in a new high-gloss video. The two-and-a-half minute clip is being presented...

END OF THE ROAD? Rajoy’s approval rating plummets to new low

Allies believe the 62-year-old has just 12 months to turn things around.

Spain to impose direct rule if Puigdemont tries to rule remotely in Belgium

This comes a week after separatist leaders agreed to re-installed Puigdemont as Catalunya's president of government but now the Spanish government has weighed in. 

Top of the Pops: Spain’s most listened to song of 2017 revealed!

DESPACITO was the most listened to song in Spain for 2017, it has been revealed. According to Spotify, the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee...

Spain joins EU list of countries wanting to give Britain’s Brexit a go

Now Spain join the Dutch, and the leaders of Italy, Poland, Hungary and Ireland to not let the EU punish the UK during trade discussions.

Spain condemns plans for new homes to be built along the West Bank

The homes, most of which will be built in the Oranit settlement and some in Jordan Valley come as the US threatened to withhold funds for Palestine. 

Javier Bardem leads the charge in support of Spanish activist on trial in Morocco

However, a petition, signed by more than 200 public figures including No Country For Old Men star Bardem are condemning the criminal case.

Speed cameras in the Balearic Islands have raked in millions

THE SPEED camera on the motorway in Calvia caught over 11,000 speeding drivers in the first ten months of 2017, the highest on the...

Tourism Warning: Expecting fallout from anti-tourism protests

BRITISH tour operators have warned that 'tourismaphobia' will deter holidaymakers from visiting Mallorca this year. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) reported a 'turning...

‘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.
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