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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...

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...

Barcelona president blames La Liga salary caps for Lionel Messi leaving the Spanish club

FC BARCELONA have revealed that they could not keep star striker Lionel Messi due to La Liga's salary limit rules. Barca president, Joan Laporta, said...

Toddler saved and bodies of man and woman found near burning car in Barcelona

POLICE in Barcelona have launched an investigation after the bodies of a man and woman found near a burning car. Emergency services were called...

Should you move your pensions into one pot?

By Tracy Storer, Senior Partner, Chorus Financial. If you've had more than one job since your career begun, it's likely you've got pensions with different...

DRAMATIC BLAZE IN SPAIN: Over 100 firefighters battle to contain wildfires ripping through Tarragona

MORE than 100 firefighters are tackling raging forest fires in Tarragona in the north east of Spain.  The blaze, which has ripped through the municipalities...

Drones fly in to monitor crowding on beaches in Spain’s Catalunya as Covid-19 infections soar

As crowds head to the beach to escape the summer sun, authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalunya are trialling the use of...

It’s official: The best pizzas in Spain can be found in Barcelona

TWO pizzerias in Barcelona have been crowned winners in Spain’s  first National Pizza Competition during Madrid Fusion, the annual International Gastronomy Congress. Judges awarded La...

VIDEO: Wildfire blamed on tossed cigarette on Spain’s Costa Brava ravages natural park and forces 300 from their homes

FIREFIGHTERS in Catalunya have battled a wildfire that destroyed 400 hectares of forest and forced 350 people to be evacuated from their homes. The blaze...

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