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Spain’s Air Nostrum buys 10 UK-built helium-powered airships

SPAIN'S Air Nostrum has ordered 10 airships from UK firm, Hybrid Air Vehicles(HAV). The craft named Airlander 10 will be used on Air Nostrum routes...

Tourist visiting Spain’s Barcelona has €800,000 gold watch ripped off him

A tourist had a Barcelona trip to forget after thieves tore off his €800,000 wrist watch in the street. The theft happened on Tuesday in...

UK’s ‘Most Wanted’ woman loses extradition battle to stay in Spain

AFTER a decade on the run Sarah Panitzke will be flown home to Britain to face justice after losing a bid to serve her...

Mobile phone company duped by €240,000 credit card con in Spain

A nationwide scam left an unnamed mobile phone operator in Spain out of pocket by over €240,000. The firm was tricked by a gang using...

Okupas: Spain’s lawmakers consider measure that would see squatters evicted within 48 hours

A PROPOSAL has been put forward in the Spanish Parliament that could see squatters evicted within 48 hours. The motion argues for a change in...

Spain’s celebrity couple Shakira and Gerard Pique announce end of 11-year-relationship following rumours of rift

ONE of Spain’s most glamorous celebrity couples has announced they are splitting up. Colombian singer Shakira and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confirmed their split...

CONGRATS! Four British expats named in Queen’s Birthday Honours list for community work in Spain

FOUR British expats in Spain have been awarded gongs in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their work serving the British community in...

Spain’s most ‘smokiest’ regions revealed on ‘World No Tobacco Day’

EXTREMADURA and Murcia have the highest percentage of daily smokers in Spain's regions according to figures released on 'World No Tobacco Day'. Statistics compiled for...

Two sisters in Spain’s Barcelona in ‘safe houses’ after refusing arranged marriages in Bangladesh

TWO Bangladeshi-born sisters are under protection in Barcelona after complaining of being forced into arranged marriages. Catalunya's General Directorate of Attention to Children and Adolescents...

€1.1 million bank swindle uncovered after single customer complaint from Spain’s Costa Blanca

A single complaint from a Costa Blanca bank customer over €11,648 stolen from his account has exposed a nationwide €1.1 million swindle. The Guardia Civil...

Home property sales in Spain record highest March figures in 15 years

HOME property sales in Spain soared to their highest March level since 2007 according to official figures. The National Statistics Institute reported 59,272 registered sales...

F1’s Sebastian Vettel chases thieves in Barcelona following Spanish GP

F1 driver Sebastian Vettel was in a race of a different kind when he tried to chase down thieves who had snatched his bag. The...

Ex-Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont wins latest battle to stop extradition to Spain

EX-CATALUNYA president Carles Puigdemont has had his European Parliament immunity restored by the European Court of Justice(ECJ). It means that he cannot be extradited to...

One dead and dozens injured after trains collide in Barcelona area of Spain

A cargo train collided with a commuter train in the Barcelona area on Monday, killing the passenger train driver and injuring 86 people. Nine people...

Weekly Market Roundup

Weekly Market News - 16/05/2022 Stock markets had another rough week with some very choppy moves on concerns over monetary tightening to combat high inflation...

Thieves puncture car tyres in distraction burglary con at motorway service areas in Spain’s Valencia region

TWO people have been arrested for robbing motorists at AP-7 motorway service areas in Castellon Province. Tyres were deliberately punctured to set up distraction thefts. The...

Plain clothes policeman battered by drunk tourists after being mistaken for a robber in Barcelona

A POLICEMAN in Barcelona has been assaulted by drunk tourists who thought he was a robber. The mix-up left the officer, who was in plain...

Spanish Registration & Qualifications, Why are they so important?

We all love living here in Spain, it’s a fantastic country to live in. As we know it has a great balance in terms...

Bogus stock market brokers fleeced €6 million out of unsuspecting clients in Spain

A group of swindlers offering big returns on stock market investments have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The gang made €6 million out of...

Pro-Putin Ukrainian journalist accused of treason is arrested in Spain’s Catalunya region

A Ukrainian journalist and blogger accused of treason in his home country has been arrested in Tarragona under an international arrest warrant. Anatoly Shariya, 43,...

Three men die in suspected arson attack on Barcelona area apartment block in Spain

THREE men died in an Barcelona area apartment fire on Wednesday with police believing it was an arson attack. A fourth person suffered serious injuries...

CHOOSING THE RIGHT INVESTMENT/PENSION ADVISER IN SPAIN

There are many Financial Advisers operating in Spain and a multitude of options when it comes to making potentially life-changing financial decisions. However, a...

Two arrested in Spain accused of being part of international arms smuggling gang that shipped tanks from Ukraine to...

POLICE have arrested two men alleged to be part of a gang that smuggled arms including tanks to war-torn countries in the Middle East...

Antonio Banderas and Benedict Cumberbatch scoop awards in Spain’s Sant Jordi Cinema Awards 2022

ACTOR Antonio Banderas has scooped a Lifetime Achievement Award at the RNE Sant Jordi Cinema Awards 2022. The 61-year-old made the trip to Barcelona from...

Lust for life: Iggy Pop turns 75 and announces tour dates in Spain

VETERAN rocker Iggy Pop has announced his first European tour dates in years, playing nine gigs in Spain over the summer. His first appearance will...

Judge in Spain says Real Madrid and Barcelona can be punished for trying to set up aborted European Super...

A Madrid judge has lifted restrictions that stopped footballing bodies UEFA and FIFA penalising clubs who signed up to the rebel European Super League. Sofia...

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