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Big freeze hits north and central Spain yet temperatures will soar to 20°C in east and south of Spain...

COLD weather hit the Spanish mainland over the Three Kings' festive period as we entered the coldest two months of the year – but...

Bankruptcies in Spain rise by a third during 2021 but start-up numbers are even bigger

THE number of businesses declared bankrupt in Spain last year rose by 31% compared to 2020. In contrast, 102,169 new companies were registered in 2021,...

King Felipe of Spain pays tribute to terrorism victims at annual Pascua Militar event in Madrid

KING Felipe VI paid tribute this Thursday to victims of terrorism during his speech at the annual Pascua Militar ceremony in Madrid. The event held...

Google Maps clue leads police to mafia fugitive on the run for 20 years and living suburban life in...

POLICE tracked down one of Italy’s most notorious mobsters who had been on Europol’s wanted list for 20 years after he was spotted on...

YouTube rapper among mass Madrid arrests of vice ring that abused underage girls in Spain

POLICE in Madrid have arrested 37 people over suspected involvement in a ring that targeted underage girls for sexual abuse, child prostitution and child...

REVIEW: Style and substance after stunning overhaul of Madrid hotel Rosewood Villa Magna

Big team effort behind five-star relaunch in Madrid's upmarket Barrio Salamanca, writes Jon Clarke

How government scrooges in 1882 accidentally created Spain’s obsession with gobbling 12 grapes on New Year’s Eve

THE minute hand on Madrid's Puerta de Sol clock tower nears midnight. Millions of Spaniards already have a grape in their mouth. Millions of others...

IN PICS: Capital-ising on the warm weather on a day out in sunny Madrid

TOURISTS have been spotted walking around in T-shirts in Madrid as the year’s end comes with a heat wave. Blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures...

IN PICS: Take a look at Spain’s extraordinary scrap cathedral built entirely by one man

JUSTO Gallego Martinez, a former monk who devoted the last six decades of his life to building a cathedral out of scrap in a...

Drugged, robbed and murdered after threesome invitation: Two men arrested over mystery death at Madrid’s Palace Hotel

POLICE in Madrid have arrested two men in connection with the mysterious death of an American businessman at one of the capital’s most exclusive...

WATCH: It must be Christmas in Spain…even after the big day!

Thanks to the Reyes not visiting until January 6, when everyone gets their presents, the streets are still full of shoppers. The capital of Madrid...

ANALYSIS: The stats that reveal who died from COVID-19 in Spain during first year of pandemic

SPAIN’S National Institute of Statistics (INE) this month published the first dataset on COVID-19 deaths according to age and location. The figures allow for visualisation...

Dreaming of a wet Christmas? Rain forecast across most of Spain

AN ATLANTIC weather front will soak various regions across the Spanish mainland this Christmas day, December 25. High pressures currently in the centre of the...

Spanish actor Antonio Resines in ICU with COVID days before he was due to receive third vaccine

SPANISH actor Antonio Resines has been admitted to Intensive Care following complications with COVID-19 just a few days before he was due to get...

“The wife and I are going on holiday”: Retiring lottery vendor whose Madrid railway kiosk gifted €516 million across...

WHEN Spain’s high-speed rail service first connected Madrid Atocha train station to rest of the nation, lottery vendor Javier Garcia saw an opportunity for...

Poached parrot: Watch police rescue two parrots that were about to be cooked alive in a Chinese restaurant in...

THE Madrid Municipal Police have rescued two Aratinga parrots, a genus of American parakeets, which were about to be cooked in an Asian food...

Il Divo’s Spanish star, Carlos Marin, 53, dies after being taken ill during UK tour

CARLOS Marin, from the classical singing quartet Il Divo, died in a Manchester hospital on Sunday aged 53. Madrid-based Marin felt unwell after Il...

New nocturnal butterfly discovered exclusively in Spain’s Madrid and Andalucia

AN international team led by the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) and the Zerynthia Association has identified a new species of butterfly, exclusive to...

Royal family in Spain release charming 2021 Christmas card photo

SPAIN'S royal family have released their 2021 Christmas card photograph. The image was taken in their Zarzuela Palace garden in Madrid. King Felipe and Queen Letizia...

New budget flights will serve holiday hotspots in Spain like the Balearic Islands and Costa Blanca

BRITISH Airways will start operating 'low-cost' flights to eight Spanish destinations this spring out of Gatwick airport. BA is relaunching its budget short-haul division which...

INTERVIEW: Meet Quique Dacosta, the chef behind Deessa restaurant at Madrid’s Mandarin Oriental Ritz which just won its first...

The culinary genius is bringing his exquisite dishes to Madrid from Valencia, and has just won a Michelin star for his restaurant at the Ritz.

Veronica Forque, Spanish actor and Almodovar muse found dead at home in Madrid

VERONICA Forque, a Spanish actress who rose to fame after starring in Pedro Almodovar's dark comedy "Kika", has been found dead Monday at her...

PROFILE: The rise and rise of Isabel Ayuso, the saint and saviour of Spain’s right

The foxy – or voxy lady – at thewhose version of “freedom” has the capital and the international community in her thrall

Police hunt for man after six-year-old boy stabbed outside British school in Madrid 

POLICE in Spain are appealing for information after the stabbing of a six-year-old boy walking to his school in Madrid.  Officers have launched a probe...

Banco Santander ordered to pay banker €68 million just months after big staff cuts and branch closures in Spain

A Madrid court has ordered Banco Santander to pay €68 million to Italian banker Andrea Orcel for reneging on an offer to make him...

DiverXo: ‘World’s best chef’ David Muñoz raises price tag to become the most expensive restaurant in Spain

JUST months after Spain’s culinary whizz kid David 'Dabiz' Muñoz was voted ‘Best Chef in the World’ he has upped the price of a tasting...

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