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British Ambassador to Spain visits new British School of Barcelona 

The British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott visited the campus of The British School of Barcelona (BSB), which recently opened in the centre of...

Spain’s hoteliers call for more regulation of Airbnb type tourist rentals but praise Barcelona for leading the way

ON FRIDAY representatives of hotel associations from 36 countries met to demand more regulation of tourist flat rentals such as AirBnb.  Didac García, a representative...

Italian Judge delays decision on Spain’s extradition request for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

FORMER Catalan Separatist leader Carles Puigdemont walked free from an Italian court on Monday after a judge delayed a ruling on Spain’s extradition request.  The...

Nissan’s Barcelona plant could be saved by China’s Great Wall Motor

CHINA’S Great Wall Motor is set to ride to the rescue of workers at Nissan’s Barcelona plant which is due to shut down in...

Popstar Shakira attacked by wild boars in Barcelona park

Singer Shakira was attacked by a pair of marauding wild boars who snatched her bag while she was walking with her son in a...

ANALYSIS: What does ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrest mean for ‘peace talks’ in Catalunya?

THE former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is expected to appear in an Italian court next week, but his arrest in Sardinia threatens to destabilize...

LATEST: Italian court frees ex-leader Carles Puigdemont but orders him to stay in Sardinia while Spain’s extradition request is...

AN Italian court has ordered the exiled regional leader of Catalunya to be freed a day after his arrest in Sardinia, his lawyer said. Carles...

Puigdemont: Exiled Catalan separatist leader detained by police in Sardinia faces extradition to Spain

CARLES Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalunya who fled Spain after a failed independence bid, was detained by Italian police in Sardinia on Thursday...

Exiled Catalan leader claims to ‘have proof’ Spain used espionage to repress independence drive

THE exiled former Catalan president of Carles Puigdemont has insisted he has evidence that Spain used political espionage against him and others around him. The...

Youngest bishop in Spain resigns from church to marry erotic novelist

A SPANISH bishop has resigned from his position in order to marry an erotic novelist.   Xavier Novell announced his decision to leave the church just...

WATCH: Spain clears up after devastating week of storms, torrential rain and flash floods

Spain has been dealing with the aftermath of some of the worst summer rain storms to hit the peninsula in decades. The big clear up...

Devastated family still searching for answers ten years after teen’s death in Spain

A HEARTBROKEN British family has said they are still hunting for answers ten years after their teenage son plunged to his death from a...

Council in Spain’s Catalunya hires bug exterminators to target sewers overrun by cockroaches

SIXTY feet below Sitges, a town close to Barcelona, cockroaches have taken over the sewers.  The bugs are wading through a river of raw sewage...

Back to school: Start dates, holidays and COVID-19 measures in Spain

WITH summer winding to an end, the kids' batteries are recharged and ready to head back to the classrooms.  And with vaccination for pupils in...

Three men arrested in connection to grisly murder in Spain’s Catalunya

THREE men have been arrested after police connected a missing body part discovered inside a car with the body of a man uncovered in...

REVEALED: The toll roads which will be FREE across Spain’s from September 1

THREE toll roads in northeastern Spain will be free from September 1. As of tomorrow, almost 500 kilometres of toll roads will become free...

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...

Have you seen this man? Police release photo of dad on the run after killing toddler in Barcelona hotel...

POLICE in Spain have released an image of the man accused of killing his two-year-old son in a Barcelona hotel room on Tuesday evening. The...

Cistercian monk in Spain’s Catalunya region is arrested for sexually touching a child

A Cistercian monk from Catalunya has been arrested over the inappropriate sexual touching of a child. The monk, 68, is part of a thirty-strong community...

Hunt for father after toddler, 2, dies ‘violently’ in Barcelona hotel room

POLICE in Barcelona are investigating the ‘violent’ death of a two-year-old boy at a hotel in the city.  Cops rushed to the Hotel Concordia on...

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