Friday, December 1, 2023


Did you sign up with a Financial Adviser in Spain?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms of...

Barcelona hackers hoodwink phone shops into issuing SIM cards used to clear out bank accounts in Spain

A Barcelona-based gang emptied out people's bank accounts by tricking phone shops to give them replacement phone SIM cards. Eight people have been arrested in...

Spain crime: Alleged Italian ‘Ndrangheta mafia gangsters arrested in Ibiza

Gangsters with suspected links to one of Italy's most notorious mafia groups have been arrested in Spain. Gangsters with suspected links to the Italian mafia...

Extra summer ferries announced between Spain’s Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands

FERRY company Balearia has announced extra summer services from Denia on the Costa Blanca to Ibiza and Palma in the Balearic islands. The Bahama Mama...

Dream dinner guests: Springsteen, Spielberg and Obama turn up at Barcelona restaurant to amazed staff and customers

IT’S one of the few occasions in which you might accept your reservation at a top-end restaurant being usurped: when Bruce Springsteen, Steven Spielberg...

Four dead after two ultralight aircraft collide close to airfield in Barcelona area of Spain

TWO ultralight aircraft collided near an aerodrome in Catalunya on Sunday with four people killed. Firefighters found one plane on fire in a wooded area...

Two members of Europe-wide hotel safe robbery gang arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE POLICIA NACIONAL in a joint operation with the Mossos d'Esquadra, have arrested two members of a gang that stole from hotel room safes...

Pardoned Catalan separatist leaders walk out of jail… and immediately demand independence from Spain

THE nine Catalan separatist leaders who walked free from prison on Wednesday after a controversial pardon by the Spanish government appeared not to have...

Catalunya offers two sites to SEAT for electric car battery production in Spain

THE regional government of Catalunya has offered Volkswagen's SEAT the choice of at least two possible sites for a large electric vehicle battery plant the...

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...

Spain reports 800 registered monkeypox cases- with over half in Madrid area

SPAIN'S Health Ministry says 800 cases of monkeypox have been registered in the country, with over half coming in the Madrid region. The figures have...

ULTIMATUM: Spain’s Superior Court orders Catalans occupying polling stations to leave by Sunday morning

THE Catalonian police – the Mossos d'Esquadra - has been instructed by Spain’s Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña (TSJC) to prevent Sunday’s referendum from...

ONE LAST THING: Barcelonians give their final thoughts before they head to the polls

THEY say the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain. Judging by the way the rain fell in Barcelona today perhaps the old rules...

RESIGN RAJOY: Huge Twitter campaign demands Spanish PM steps down

THE Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, is under immense pressure to resign following the action of the Spanish National Police in Catalunya. A Twitter...

‘BETRAYAL’: Spanish public prosecutor vows to act against the Catalan police for inaction

The Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Catalunya (TSJC) have vowed that due to the inactivity of the Catalonian Police - the Mossos d'Esquadra - during...

EVERYDAY HEROES: Teachers play unheralded yet vital role in Catalan referendum

AS the sun set on Joseph Maria Jujol, a school in the North of Barcelona, Isabel Safont was going nowhere. Neither were her pupils. Joseph...

SURREAL: Barcelona play to empty stadium after referendum unrest

BARCELONA'S La Liga fixture against Las Palmas has gone ahead behind closed doors after political unrest in the Catalan city following today's referendum. Reports suggest...

BREAKING FREE: Catalans celebrate historic referendum victory after brutal day of violence

Euphoric crowds in Catalunya Square celebrated a conclusive victory in the referendum with preliminary results suggesting 90% of counted ballots favoured independence. The results were...

Sabadell bank bosses plot HQ move from Catalunya over independence fears

Finance flight worries as CaixaBank and Sabadell see shares plummet

Sabadell moves HQ to Alicante as Caixa eyes Mallorca switch over Catalan independence fears

Catalunya's second largest bank makes moves after shares dive

Rare book printed by Spanish Civil War Republicans goes on display

Soldiers made books from bandages in Catalunya’s Montserrat monastery in 1938

Mariano Rajoy gives Carles Puigdemont eight-day deadline to drop Catalan independence bid

Human Rights Watch calls for investigation over police referendum 'excessive' force

Catalan parliament to meet as direct rule imposed by Spanish government

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis denies 'coup' by Madrid

BREAKING NEWS: Carles Puigdemont claims he isn’t seeking Belgian political asylum

Deposed leader calls on Spanish government to respect Catalan regional election result

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Michelin star chef defends high price of food at his restaurant in Spain

Albert Adria says €220 is a good price for a meal at his famous restaurant Enigma in Barcelona




This town in Malaga province has been crowned the best in Spain to spend New Year’s Eve

PRESTIGIOUS travel magazine ‘Viajar’ has chosen a Malaga town as the best spot to ring in the New Year.  Celebrations on December 31 grow more...


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