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Gang of six arrested in Spain for kidnapping plot with €20,000 ransom demand

OFFICERS from Spain’s National Police and the Mossos d'Esquadra have arrested five men and a woman between 22 and 42 years old, who are...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Afghan refugees in Spain: How many will arrive and what aid is offered to them

A THIRD flight carrying evacuees fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan arrived in Spain on Saturday night at a military airbase close to Madrid where...

Catalunya’s top court rejects curfew extension for most of the region including Spain’s second city Barcelona.

NIGHT curfews in most of Catalunya have been revoked by orders of the region's top court. The regional government submitted an application to continue with...

Firecrackers cause mass evacuation at hotel in Barcelona on eve of 2017 terror attack anniversary

PARTYGOERS  let off firecrackers causing mass panic and confusion at a hotel in Barcelona on Monday.  Families were quickly evacuated from the Petit Palace hotel...

Mayor of Barcelona offers refuge to 50 Afghan girls and women in city

THE MAYOR of Barcelona has offered homes to 50 Afghan women and girls in the city after the Taliban have conquered the capital of Afghanistan,...

COVID in Spain : Antibodies last more than a year says new study

INFECTED people still have antibodies in their blood to fight COVID-19 over a year after recovery, regardless of how severe their case was. Researchers in...

Where is the cheapest city to live in Spain? Not Madrid or Barcelona

NEW data reveals the huge differences in cost of living across Spain, with Madrid and Barcelona proving a whopping 30% more than in the...

Barcelona council fines landlord €45,000 for ‘real estate racism’ after refusing to rent his apartment to a young Moroccan

BARCELONA City Council has become the first council in Spain to impose a penalty for 'real estate racism'.  City bosses fined a real estate agency...

Barcelona’s People’s Olympiad: The story of the 1936 Protest Olympics that were derailed by the Spanish Civil War

BY Shannon Chaffers THE Tokyo Olympic Games will soon come to a close despite an initial rocky start under a shroud of controversy with Japan...

Dutch tourist dies in Spain’s Barcelona after a car key gets stuck in his throat

A Dutch tourist died in a Barcelona hospital on Friday morning (August 6) after a car key got stuck in his throat. That was despite...

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