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Bankruptcies in Spain rise by a third during 2021 but start-up numbers are even bigger

THE number of businesses declared bankrupt in Spain last year rose by 31% compared to 2020. In contrast, 102,169 new companies were registered in 2021,...

Barcelona fraudster in Spain went shopping with counterfeit €20 notes hidden in her underwear

A Barcelona woman has been arrested for using fake €20 notes that she hid in her panties. The Mossos d'Esquadra detained the 46-year-old who went...

Spain’s Barcelona has its first road made from non-recyclable plastic waste.

A NEW road surface has been unveiled in Barcelona using non-recyclable plastic waste in the first project of its kind in Spain.

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

Foreign tourist numbers in Spain recover by 70% before arrival of Omicron COVID variant

FOREIGN tourist levels in Spain last November recovered to 70% of what they were in the same month 2019 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures...

COVID-19 test kits worth over €500,000 are stolen from Barcelona area warehouse in Spain

THIEVES have stolen 208,000 antigen tests from a Barcelona area warehouse. Police say the robbery happened on Friday(December 31). The test kits have a total market...

Spain identifies first cases of new COVID-influenza combination called flurone

SPAIN'S first cases of flurone, a combination of COVID-19 and influenza, have been identified in the Catalunya region. Speaking this Monday, Catlunya's health service director,...

Police in Spain break up New Year’s Eve orgy involving 70 American guests at a villa outside Barcelona

POLICE broke up a New Year’s Eve sex party that involved around 70 guests, most of them from the USA, in a town outside...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

Costa Blanca-based ‘smishing’ con fleeces €600,000 out of unsuspecting bank customers in Spain

A nationwide con saw 106 bank customers robbed of €600,000 from their accounts after they unknowingly provided access to their 'log-in' and personal details. Operation...

IN PICS: Anti-vaxxers stage demonstration in Spain’s Barcelona against holiday season restrictions and need for vaccine passports

  HUNDREDS of protestors took to the streets on Christmas Day in Barcelona in anger at new restrictions imposed by the regional government in a...

IN PICS: Santa swimmers race in bracing Christmas Day tradition in Spain’s Barcelona

THE Copa Nadal swimming race takes place on Christmas Day morning in the in the Old Port of Barcelona in what has become the...

The nutty and sweet Spanish Christmas treat that’s worth getting your teeth into!

MANY a Spaniard enjoys tucking into the festive treat of turron which can challenge the strongest teeth and best dentures! Turrons are a nougat-like confection,...

Snails and thistles: These are the weird and wonderful regional Christmas dishes eaten across Spain

CHRISTMAS would not look a lot like Christmas without traditional dishes and desserts. In countries like the United Kingdom, Christmas without roast potatoes and gravy...

Catalunya becomes first of Spain’s regions to reimpose curfew as COVID-19 infections soar

CATALUNYA has become the first of Spain’s regions to reimpose a night-time curfew in a bid to curb COVID-19 infections over the Christmas period. The...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique gets big tax break from Spain’s Supreme Court

BARCELONA footballer Gerard Pique has landed a €2.1 million pre-Christmas windfall courtesy of Spain's Supreme Court. Pique, 34, has been given a refund of a...

Ciudad Badia: The strange story of the Francoist town designed on map of Spain that became haven for drugs...

WHEN 5,000 poor and middle-class families received free apartments outside Barcelona in 1974, it seemed the government of fascist dictator Francisco Franco was revolutionising...

WATCH: Police in Spain swoop in on drug trafficker who lived life of luxury in Barcelona

SPANISH police have arrested a ‘most-wanted’ international drug trafficker who used proceeds of illicit trade to live a luxury lifestyle of fast cars, private...

Bishop who married erotic novelist (and now sells pig semen) formally ‘defrocked’ by Spain’s Catholic Church

A CATALAN bishop who made headlines after he abandoned his calling to marry the author of saucy novels has formally been stripped of his...

Woman dies in landslide as Storm Barra hits northern Spain with ‘worst floods in decades’

STORM Barra has claimed its first life in Spain after devastating parts of northern and eastern Spain with wind, rain and snowstorms. A 49-year-old woman...

Fraudsters pocketed €4 million by selling fake citizenship exam diplomas across Spain

POLICE say a Barcelona-based gang netted €4 million by selling fake diplomas to Spanish citizenship applicants. The criminal organisation was broken up in simultaneous arrests...

RANKED: Top five ski resorts in Spain

WE love Spain for its sun and sand (and sangria, seafood, drool…) but who goes to ski in Spain?  If you’re flying to southern Spain...

TRAGEDY: Elderly couple die in Barcelona fire

AN elderly couple has died when a fire swept through their apartment in Vilassar de Mar (Barcelona). Investigators are searching for the cause of the...

Doctor in Spain reunited with the baby he helped save 24 years ago — now she’s a nurse at...

FATE came knocking when Dr Felix Castillo was reunited with a very special patient after over two decades.  On December 4, 1997, a little girl...

WATCH: A new star is born as final piece placed atop tower in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia changing the skyline...

THE architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi took another step towards completion as a giant multifaceted star was lifted into place atop one of Sagrada...

Spain orders fully-vaccinated people to quarantine if they have contact with confirmed or even suspected Omicron COVID-19 cases

FEARS about the spread of the newly-discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant has led Spanish health chiefs to toughen-up self-isolation rules for fully-vaccinated people. The Ministry of...

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