Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Tag: spain

EXTRAS are needed for a US series about British gangsters being filmed on the Costa del Sol.  Snatch, based on the hit film Snatch. Pigs and Diamonds starring Brad Pitt, chose Spain as its destination...

THE birth rate in Malaga province is at its lowest for a decade. In the first six months of this year there were 6,728 births compared to 7,131 last year. It is a 22% drop from...

THE Partido Popular will submit a change to the country's civil code today to declare pets as 'beings' rather then 'objects'.  The change will protect animals and recognise that they have their own rights. The proposal...

A WELL-known expat restaurateur has been forced to call in lawyers after his restaurant brand was allegedly stolen by his business partner. It came after Garry Waite’s former business partner accused him of stealing from...

MORE than half of pilots in Ireland will go on a one-day strike on Wednesday December 20, their union has confirmed today. A majority of members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association backed industrial action...

THE biggest corruption case in Spanish history will finally begin this week.  Seven years after judge Mercedes Alaya first began investigating the more than 200 companies and dozens of politicians in the scandal that rocked...

A MANHUNT is underway for an alleged British fraudster who ‘conned’ English holidaymakers out of thousands of euros. The alleged conwoman, who uses seven different names, is accused of placing dozens of fake holiday rental...

THE Spanish royal family have wished their loved ones Feliz Navidad with their annual Christmas card. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia stand beside their daughters Princess Leonor, 12 and Sofía, 10, in the latest...

SPAIN has added 11 new villages to its official 'Los Pueblos mas Bonitos de España' list.  The picturesque additions will become part of the government sponsored network from January 1 2018. The towns, four of them...

A DEAD man was found with his head and parts of his shoulders trapped under a vehicle on Ramón Muntaner street in Palma on Sunday at 6am. The unnamed man fell from a third-floor...

MALAGA airport has been unaffected by storm Ana. The Costa del Sol airport has reported no cancellations today and says it is running at full capacity. Its flights are departing on time and AEMET is keeping...

CLASHES have erupted after cops in Catalunya began removing medieval artefacts in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started at 4 am, is seizing 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of...

FOR decades Estepona lived in the shadow of its rich, glamorous neighbour Marbella, but now things are changing. Marbella is still very much in fashion, yet in recent years Estepona has made a leap...

A HUGE storm is set to hit Spain and western Europe later Sunday into Monday with winds strong enough to cause power outages, travel disruptions and localized damage. The storm, named Cyclone Ana by Spanish...

2017 has not been the best year for low-cost travel. The Ryanair mass cancellation debacle and the collapse of Monarch sent prices soaring as remaining heavyweights took adavantage of the lack of competition. As Ryanair gets...

THE Junta culture ministry has fined Sevilla nuns €102,000 for restorating a 17th century organ without permission.  It comes after the Santa Ines convent in Sevilla transferred the organ to a different workshop than the one...

TRADE unions in Malaga are set to negotiate for higher wages for hotel and restaurant staff. They argue the 78,000 who work in the industry deserve significant salary increases considering the historic highs in hotel...

A MARBELLA rapper has been found guilty of ‘glorifying terrorism’ by a court in Madrid. Ivan Leszno, 25, and fellow members of the La Insurgencia rap group are facing two years and one day...

AT least 45,000 pro-Catalan independence protesters have taken to the streets of Brussels to support the controversial cause. The march is a show of solidarity with exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is remaining...

THE festive period is here again, with a full diary of Christmas events and office parties. The time of year when you can let your hair down and speak freely and simply blame the...

GUARDIA Civil are warning mobile phone users of the 'missed call scam' affecting Andalucia and Spain.  The scam sees victims receive one-dial calls from Albania, Ghana, Ivory Coast or Nigeria. When they see the missed call...

AN alleged rape victim has recalled the sickening details of her alleged assault at last year's Pamplona bull running festival. The young woman told a court in Madrid how five men took turns assaulting her...

COPS in Granada have raided an illegal tobacco factory capable of producing two million cigarettes per day.  Some 18 suspects have been cuffed in raids near the factory and in Malaga, where the cigarettes were...

A MARBELLA chiringuito owner has been fined €10,000 for 'illegally extending' his beach bar.  The owner of a Llevante Beach Club must pay €5,400 to the town hall after he knocked down and rebuilt his...

STARGAZERS will be treated to the only supermoon, AKA perigee syzygy, in 2017 tonight. The Moon will be especially large and bright, because it is at its closest distance to Earth. The perigee moon (prerequisite for...

The doner kebab is under threat in Spain and across the EU. It comes after EU politicians have begun moving to ban phosphates, deemed necessary to keep seasoned kebab meat moist. The politicians argue it negatively...

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