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How a once grandiose royal palace in southern Spain became a forgotten ruin

ABANDONED historical heritage which, behind fallen facades, conceal invaluable treasures; this is the story of the house of the Orleans-Bourbon, a capricious palace recently...

Dreaming of a wet Christmas? Rain forecast across most of Spain

AN ATLANTIC weather front will soak various regions across the Spanish mainland this Christmas day, December 25. High pressures currently in the centre of the...

Ancient temple where oracle predicted Julius Caeser’s world domination discovered beneath waves in Spain’s Cadiz

SEVILLE University have found ruins of a temple in the Bay of Cadiz that could have housed the most famous sanctuary in ancient Spain....

Six TONNES of hash seized and 40 people arrested with help of 300 officers in Costa del Sol drug...

MORE than six tonnes of hashish have been seized by the Guardia Civil in a huge Costa del Sol drug bust.  Operation Gunpowder saw 40...

Metalworkers call off strike in Spain’s southern city of Cadiz after unions reach pay deal

METALWORKERS unions have called off a strike that had led to angry protests and violent clashes with police in the southern Spanish city of...

IN PICS: Why angry workers are taking to the streets in Cadiz in southern Spain

ANGRY protests have become a daily occurance in Spain’s southern city of Cadiz in recent days as workers take to the streets to demand...

Eight arrested in Spain’s La Linea after police seize massive haul of contraband tobacco

EIGHT people have been arrested and 38,000 packets of contraband tobacco have been seized in La Linea in five raids during the past week. Spanish...

Man behind spate of burglaries in Spain’s La Linea re-arrested by police

A 46-year-old man who was released with charges in October has been re-arrested for more robberies in the Spanish town of La Linea. The detainee,...

Metalworkers strike in Spain’s Andalucia turns violent as police are attacked in Cadiz

CADIZ metalworkers have to taken to city streets for a third day in their wages strike. On Wednesday they cut roads leading into the Andalucian...

Star buys: Man charged with sending meteorite prices into orbit

AN out of this world meteorite has been sold - and it’s value is astronomical. The fragment -  that spent 4,500 of years passing through...

MANE ATTRACTION: Rare white lion cubs a hit at zoo in Spain’s Andalucia

TWO extremely rare white lion cubs have become the main attraction of an Andalucian zoo just a few weeks after being born. The brother and...

Why a strange figure wrapped in red cloth will be haunting a plaza in southern Spain during COP26

THERE is an unusual sight in Vejer this week where each day from dawn to dusk a figure draped from head to toe in...

Finca La Donaira: A Spanish Shangri-La in the Serrania de Ronda

A visit to La Donaira begins in a dusty square in El Gastor, a sleepy town nestled in a valley between the Serrania de...

Green team! Students set to arrive in Tarifa after travelling 3,000km in solar-powered camper van they built themselves

A TEAM of eco-warriors are set to arrive in the south of Spain after driving 3,000k in a solar-powered electric camper van. Dutch students, from...

Thank you for the music: Clock in Spain pays moving musical tribute to Paco de Lucia

IT is seven years since flamenco guitarist and songwriter Paco de Lucia died suddenly from a heart attack while on a family holiday in...

FROM THE AIR: Latest extraordinary images of volcano eruption on the Canary Island of La Palma in Spain

THE volcanic eruption that began on Sunday has so far destroyed more than 100 homes on the island of La Palma and forced thousands...

Scaremongering! Spanish Wealth Tax – your Pensions & Investments.

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Without fail, every time there’s a new piece of legislation or an update that may affect...

Teed off: Environmentalists in Spain slam yet another golf course plan on unspoilt Costa la Luz

SPANISH environmental group Ecologistas en Accion have criticised the Junta de Andalucia´s latest strategic plan that includes yet another golf course.  The proposed project outlines...

Cadiz postpones its Carnival to June 9

THE annual Cadiz Carnival has been pushed to June next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have announced. The event, which usually takes place...

This Andalucian hilltop town is officially the most tranquil destination in Europe

A PRETTY Andalucian hilltop town has won recognition as the ‘most tranquil’ destination in Europe. Visitors to sleepy Zahara de la Sierra, inland in the...

IN PICS: Inside the Spanish hideaway of road rage killer and notorious gangland figure Kenneth Noye

Choice in paintings and books give no hints of the home of legendary killer Kenneth Noye now on the market.

Pensions, Annuities & Tax Fraud in Spain – a ticking time bomb…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Every now and then an email lands in my inbox or a member of the public...

Spain completes final dash to leave Afghanistan as thousands face being left behind

SPANISH troops have completed a frantic countdown to rescue people from Afghanistan as the airlift looks set to end this afternoon.  Just hours of evacuation...

This beach in Andalucia has been chosen as the best playa in the whole of Spain

LIFESTYLE travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, has named Valdevaqueros (Cadiz), the best beach in Spain 2021 More than 8,000 km of coastline, the longest coastline...

Two military bases in southern Spain will receive Afghan refugees who worked for US government

SPAIN'S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has struck an agreement with President Joe Biden to allow two military bases in southern Spain to receive Afghan...

Frontex would be ‘honoured’ to step in at Gibraltar frontier in proposed solution to post-Brexit strife

THE chief of European border agency Frontex has said ‘it would be an honour’ to handle control at Gibraltar’s frontiers under the post-Brexit agreement...

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