Friday, June 22, 2018

Brit rushed to hospital after falling down Spanish cliff while taking selfie

A BRITISH tourist is in ‘serious condition’ in hospital after falling down a cliff while taking a selfie. The unnamed 38-year-old holidaymaker is believed to...

Protected Posidonia grasslands to receive million Euro funding

THE MINISTRY of Environment has agreed to give almost €2 million in funding to the Balearic Institute of Nature (Ibanat) to control and protect...

Tax dodgers beware! Inspections of tourist rentals to begin in May

DOOR-TO-DOOR inspections of unlicensed tourist rentals are set to kick off next month. Popular tourist spots will become the target of agents from the Agencia...

Protests held over contaminated ‘brown water’ on Mallorca beach

A GROUP of neighbours has protested over contamination of one of the island’s most popular bathing spots. Dozens held up placards to demand action after...

The UK joins the battle against the ‘olive ebola’ as it spreads through Europe

PRINCE Charles is pleading with the UK government to ban the import of plants that might have the ‘olive Ebola’ virus that has wreaked...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.  

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.

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: Epic battle between two male goats in Spain sees one plunge to its death

THIS is the moment two mountain goats in Spain locked horns before one plunged to its death.  The two Spanish ibex were pictured by 53-year-old...

Spanish-speaking woman’s missing dog sparks race row as people call for Spain to change its word for ‘black’

A HISPANIC woman's missing dog has sparked a race row on social media.  Rebecca Macias was dubbed 'racist' by Twitter users after she plead for...

Rocky mounds in Balearics threaten biodiversity along the coast

Some say the mounds have mystical qualities, channelling energy from visitors but with tourism figures reaching new heights, the problem shows no sign of abating.

FAMILY AFFAIR: Hikers must now apply for permit to access Ternelles finca

ONLY pre-registered visitors will be allowed access to Ternelles finca following a new ruling in the ongoing dispute between Pollensa town hall and the...

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

Spain is third European country to carry out baby heart transplant

The Gregorio Maranon Hospital carried out the operation, despite the donor and child having incompatible blood types.

Seven Spanish traditions of extreme animal torture that MUST be stopped

Below we have rounded up seven of the country’s most sickening practices which must be stopped.

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.

Massive collection of stuffed African animals recovered by joint-task force in Mallorca

A MAN has been arrested for trying to sell an incredible number of African hunting ‘trophies’ in Mallorca. In one of the largest seizures of...

Alicante hospital employee takes year-long sick leave on 15 different occasions

His story came to light after it was revealed he had been on sick leave for over 4,000 days between 2001 and 2006.
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