Friday, June 22, 2018

University of Salamanca voted second most beautiful in Europe

Among the attributes of Salamanca’s university, which was opened in 1134, THE noted that the college library had a special attraction to help students.

Junta drafts up plans to overhaul transport network along Costa del Sol

The draft plan called Plan de Ordenación del Territorio (POT), is part of a 20-year scheme to ease mobility along the coast and is more than 200 pages long.

World’s oldest man dies in Spanish village where he lived all his life

His secret to reaching the grand old age of 113 was "to work hard. To not be weak and stay in the house."

Tomorrow’s Super Blue Blood Moon in Spain only occurs every 150 years

The second supermoon of the year will take place on Wednesday in a rare Lunar Trifecta that will not occur for another 150 years. The...

Why buying a bike is the only resolution worth investing in for the New Year

Writes Ashley from Andalucian Cycling Experience

ON YOUR BIKE: Why you should discover the White Villages of Andalucia by bike

Writes Ashley from andaluciancyclingexperience

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’.

Protest to save San Pedro trees from destruction starts tonight

A group on Facebook are now planning a protest asking for people to get involved to stop the destruction. 

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...

FINDING El DORADO: Sunken Spanish treasures waiting to be found off the coast

Divers from the Guardia Civil’s underwater team also found a pottery jar from 3BC, potentially worth millions, commenting: ‘It is very likely that there are still some gems out there just waiting to be discovered.’  

Madrid mayor sets out ambitious plan to turn capital into green city

The plan is called Plan A, ‘because there is no plan b’, according to mayor of the capital Manuela Carmena.

Are cars built in Spain soon to be driven by brain waves?

Japanese car maker Nissan, that has a factory in Barcelona and Avila, is currently developing ‘brain-to-vehicle technology’ and premiered the concept at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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. 

Spanish space firm receives €2 million from European Commission

PLD Space anticipates a first launch of Arion 1 in 2019, followed by the Arion 2 rocket in 2021 but both missions have been delayed by a year.

WATCH: ‘Snow’ falling on Costa del Sol beach

The amazing video shows snow falling and accumulating on the beach

Energy Nordic: The electricity supplier that lets you make a difference

The company, which boasts a central location in Fuengirola, provides 100% green electricity Spain-wide, and is here to take the confusion out of selecting an electricity plan, also supplying you with easy-to-read electricity bills.

Cost Funerals on the Costa del Sol offers the best in dealing with the loss of a loved one

Specialising in dealing with all aspects of the loss of a loved one, with over 60 years experience in total.

New whale corridor between Balearics and Catalunya will help preserve species

Known as the Corridor of the Mediterranean, the area will also help protect sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins and the loggerhead turtle as well as various species’ of bird.

Mallorcan golf course wins coveted award for 2018 for Europe’s top 100

Club de Golf Alcanada, already one of Spain’s most popular clubs, is now one of Europe’s most sort after courses, coming in 81st place.

Marbella’s parks receive massive cash injection in effort to boost conservation

Up to €9.9 million will be awarded to a company with a two year contract from 2018 - 2020, with the possibility of said contract being extended to 2023.

New zipline opens in Casares for thrillseekers and naturalists alike

The newly opened ride runs for 300 metres at a height of 80 metres, taking 30 seconds to complete.

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.

Police investigate farm animal eroticism in nativity scenes outside Madrid

The figures, made out of bent white cables and one and a half metres in size, caused outrage as residents say it is a violation of religious freedom.

New Year’s Day supermoon will be the brightest of 2018

TONIGHT the winter supermoon will light up the sky, the brightest of three supermoons in 2018. The moon will be at the closest point to...

Spain’s government agrees to whale corridor to protect species’ migratory route

Stretching from the Balearics to the eastern coastlines of Catalunya and Valencia, the 45,000 square kilometre corridor will become a protected area allowing fin whale to migrant to their north Mediterranean feeding grounds in peace.
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