Sunday, September 20, 2020

IN FIGURES: Spain’s strict smoking laws bring Cordoba tobacco sales down 56% since 2006

SPAIN’S ban on smoking in public spaces and in private workplaces has made a huge dent in tobacco sales in Cordoba.

Gibraltar remains hopeful for tourism as COVID-19 temporarily shuts down industry

Gibraltar is hopeful for tourism in the future as COVID-19 wrecks havoc on the industry worldwide. There are now 20 active cases in the territory.

BEWARE: New telephone scam that has claimed over 1,500 victims so far in Spain

FIGURES reveal terrifying telephone scam that has claimed over 1,500 victims in Spain. The scam, known as the ‘virtual...

Coronavirus crisis pushes Spain’s agricultural prices through roof as fishermen see prices slump

PANIC Buying, store closures and consumer lockdowns have seen agricultural prices soar as farmers struggle to keep up with demand.

Spain aims to become climate neutral by 2050

SPAIN, one of Europe's most polluted countries, aims to become climate neutral by 2050, according to new plans revealed yesterday.

Departing governor thanks Gibraltar people for their ‘treasured friendship’

THE departing governor has grown to ‘admire, respect and enjoy’ the people of Gibraltar. Lt Gen Ed Davis expressed...

Storm Gloria beach damage raises questions as Costa Blanca resorts struggle to get ready for Easter Holidays

DAMAGE caused by the severe storm Gloria, which battered eastern Spain has sparked a debate about coastal management. Questions...

MOTOGP: Champ Marquez seals future with new 4 YEAR Repsol contract

FACTORY Honda rider and multiple world champion Marc Marquez has signed a new contract with the Repsol HRC Team.

Gibraltar Government urges extra care at beaches while COVID cases rise

There are not enough fully-trained lifeguards to start taking care of the beaches, said the Chief Minister after a few sea rescues in recent days.

BREAKING: Body of man found in open field on Spain’s Costa del Sol

AN investigation is underway after the discovery of a body in an open field on the Costa del Sol yesterday.  The 53-year-old man was discovered...

Fines issued and towns disinfected as Spain’s Axarquia lockdown ramps up a notch

TOWNS across Axarquia are closing their doors and self quarantining aslocal councils are clamping down on anyone breaking the curfew orders.

Gibraltar Police Commissioner retires two years into his four year term

The Chief of Police in Gibraltar has announced his retirement after holding his post for two years and serving in the force for 36 years.

Gibraltar’s contact tracing app now available as part of phase four of ‘Unlock the Rock’

THE Government has announced that their contact tracing app for COVID-19 is now available for the public to use as active cases remains at zero.

JOBS: Biggest English-speaking newspaper in Spain the Olive Press now hiring new full-time journalists on Costa del Sol

The ideal candidates should be NCTJ-qualified, English-speaking, and have a driving license

Spain’s Andalucia and the Catch-22 situation of its agricultural workers and social distancing

THE Junta de Andalucia is working hard to create solutions to the growing issue of keeping the agricultural industry functioning during the...

Expat’s home-grown Utopia that aims to stop Andalucia’s desertification

THE Sierra de Grazalema sits nestled deep in western Andalucia, around 40 minutes from Ronda in the province of Cadiz.

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about using bottled gas in Spain

MANY homes in Spain still rely on bottled gas as they don’t have access to mains gas, especially rural homes and businesses.

Spain refuses 94% of all refugee applications rescued by Aquarius rescue ship

INFORMATION released through Spain’s transparency act has revealed that the country has refused almost all applications from refugees rescued by the search...

Winter is well and truly still here as Spain’s Ronda and Madrid see heavy snowfall

JUST as Andalucia was beginning to get used to 30°C temperatures and clear blue skies, winter has returned in full force.

Spain’s Air Force cancels all aero displays after three fatal accidents in six months in Murcia

THE Spanish Air Force has provisionally suspended all aerobatic exhibitions of its ‘Eagle Patrol’ display team after three consecutive fatal accidents within...

Last surviving member of Spain’s heroic WW2 ‘La Nueve’ group dies from coronavirus, aged 99

RAFAEL Gomez Nieto, the last surviving member of the ‘La Nueve’, a group of WW2 Spaniards that invaded Nazi occupied Paris in...

Couple face €30,000 fine after flouting coronavirus lockdown with sex session on beach on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A RANDY couple have been told they could face a €30,000 fine after they had sex on a Costa del Sol beach.

New rules for e-scooters in Gibraltar as parking scheme gets green light

UNDER new laws to be discussed in parliament, e-scooters would have to be ridden by over-17s, at a max speed of 25 km/h and equipped with a bell or horn.

Investigation reveals cause of crash that killed Premier League star Emiliano Sala who started his career in Spain

THE crash that killed Argentinian Premier League star Emiliano Sala was caused by the aircraft flying too fast for its design according...

World’s ‘most expensive Christmas tree’ designed by Brit arrives on Spain’s Costa del Sol – and you won’t believe...

Draped in diamonds and precious stones - from Cartier and Bulgari no less - the 3.5 metre tree is proudly standing in the luxury Kempinski Hotel Bahia, in Estepona

OPINION: As Black Lives Matter sweeps the globe, is it time for Spain’s most notorious expat racist Leapy Lee...

HE has been at it for two decades… but now the world has changed, is it time for Leapy Lee to stop...
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