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JUST THE START: El Melillero acid attack suspect on trial this week for gun crimes

THE man currently accused of the sickening acid attack on two females in Malaga is to sit trial this week for gun crimes relating...

Breast is still best: research in Spain’s Valencia shows vaccinated mums create antibodies for their newborn babies

VALENCIAN researchers have confirmed that breast milk is safe from the Covid-19 vaccine and even produces antibodies protecting newborn babies from the virus. In the...

Divers fish out dozens of tyres from just one small area of the Costa Blanca sea in Spain

400 kilos of rubbish, including 53 tyres, were removed in a weekend clear-up around Javea's Punta de l'Arenal beach and Primer Muntanyar. It was a...

LIGHTS, CAMERA… Spain’s Valencia celebrates 100th anniversary of iconic cinema director Luis Berlanga

THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most iconic and influential Spanish cinema directors of all time. Luis Garcia...

TAKEN ITS TOLL: Popular Costa del Sol toll road records lowest traffic in 22 years during COVID-19 pandemic

THE Ministry of Transport has released traffic figures for the AP-7 and AP-46 Autopista toll roads for 2020 showing its lowest usage since its...

Man dies in seaside cafeteria execution in the Mazarron area of Spain’s Murcia region

A 35-year-old man died in a Murcia City hospital after he was shot three times in the chest while sitting at a seaside cafeteria...

STOP FASCISM: Two participants in far-right march in Spain’s Valencia become the first to be fined for displaying Franco...

Glorifying fascism is a very serious offence punished with fines of between €2,000 and €10,000.

Online searches for holidays in Spain surge during the month of May

SEARCH trends data shows Google searches for holidays to Spain have increased by 50% since mid-May. The opening up to tourism, both nationally and internationally...

Dutch drug kingpin who botched assassination attempt on Kinahan clan rival arrested by police in Spain

A DUTCH crime boss who Spanish police say fumbled an assassination attempt against a member of the Kinahan cartel has been arrested on the...

Salud! What makes Spanish wine so special?

If you love wine, then Spain is most definitely the right country for you.

LISTED: 276 municipalities in Spain’s Andalucia have no registered coronavirus cases in 14 days

FIGURES reveal that 276 municipalities in Andalucia have no new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks— five weeks after the end of the...

CLEANING UP: Volunteers collect 70 kilos of rubbish from beach and seabed on the Costa del Sol

By Nickacia Forrester FIFTY volunteers who joined in a beach cleanup collected 70kg of trash in just one day. Members of the Association Subacuática Casares (Casares...

Catch that pigeon: Winged pests threaten Renaissance tapestries of Raphael in Spain’s Madrid

A PRICELESS set of tapestries by famed Renaissance artist Raphael are in danger of being seriously damaged by pigeons. Madrid’s Royal Palace has nine of...

Someone to turn to: Wondering about mental health options in Andalucia and Spain?

By WENDY ANDERSEN WE may have left everything behind for a life in the sun, but even Andalucia can have its  downside – especially in...

King of the Castles: Five of the most beautiful castillos to visit in Spain

FROM austere hilltop fortresses to splendid royal palaces and stunning Moorish alcazars, Spain out-castles all of Europe with over 2,500 to explore. Andalucia, fought over...

Secret silos of dangerous diesel and the 30 gas stations in Spain’s Valencia defrauding €50m from both drivers and...

A MULTINATIONAL gang that imported dangerous diesel to Spain from Eastern Europe has been busted, resulting in 22 arrests. The alleged fraudsters, from Spain, Poland,...

EN ESPAÑOL, POR FAVOR: Spanish language and culture centre reopens in Valencia with summer courses to suit every need

AFTER what seems like an eternity, Spain is gradually opening up again now that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind us. With an...

Discovering a Secret Paradise in the Serrania de Ronda, inland Malaga in southern Spain

There is a secret paradise deep in the hills above the Costa del Sol, as writer Jason Luban discovers.

CONGRATS! Queen honours campaigners who fought Brexit and provide support to Brits in Spain

FOUR Britons behind leading citizens’ rights campaigns in Spain have been awarded MBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year. The British Embassy in...

Spain to offer COVID jabs to football team ahead of Euros

SPAIN’s football players have received their COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the Euros 2020.  The team are now all vaccinated ahead of their opening match against...

Medical marijuana use could become legal in Spain as government studies health benefits

A NEWLY formed government subcommittee dedicated to studying the benefits of medicinal marijuana has brought the drugs legal use in Spain one step closer. In...

Picasso branded ‘woman abuser’ in protest at Barcelona museum dedicated to Spain’s most famous artist

By Nickacia Forrester The Picasso Museum in Barcelona was the scene of a protest when a group of art students took “silent action” to expose...

Malaga speed cameras that catch the most highway menaces in Spain

THE Spanish organisation Automovilistas Europeos Asociados (AEA) has published a list of stationary speed cameras that have registered the most instances of exceeding speed—two...

German man caught driving with €300,000 stuffed in plastic bags in Malaga

A GERMAN man was caught with over €300,000 stuffed in plastic bags after accidentally asking policemen for help. The 57-year-old was driving La Palmilla district...

British expats may get a surprise visit as a Costa Blanca town in Spain wants them registered locally

BENISSA on the northern Costa Blanca is taking a novel approach to getting non-Spaniards to register on the local padron by employing a team...

Slight fall in new COVID-19 infections and hospital cases in Costa Blanca area of Spain

NEW coronavirus infections have fallen on both a daily and week-to-week basis in the Valencian Community. The regional health ministry today(June 11) reported 182 new...

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