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EXPLAINER: What you need to know about new post-Brexit rules on UK passport validity

AMID all the other travel confusion and chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, UK authorities have just published a new notice of...

One of Europe’s MOST WANTED British fraudsters arrested in his Marbella home

A British man with more than 20 aliases has been arrested at his home in Marbella.

Galileo satellite system installation moving from UK to Spain thanks to Brexit, EU announces

PART of the Galileo satellite system installation is to be relocated from the UK to Spain thanks to Brexit, the European Commission has announced. The...

€11 billion fund to help pandemic-hit small businesses and self-employed announced by Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez

SMALL businesses and the self-employed are to receive an aid package of €11 billion. Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced the measure during a speech...

First ever lightsaber school opens in Madrid for Star Wars fans

Spain has opened its first ever ‘lightsaber school’ as it pursues this futuristic sport

Bank of Spain calls for minimum wage to be scrapped

The governor of the central bank has suggested several reforms to the labour laws

Death of the Tax Return: UK tax is going digital

IF, like us, you’re obsessed with keeping up with the latest news and regulatory changes from HMRC, you’ll know all about Making Tax Digital...

Demand increases to simplify squatter evictions as banks are blamed for part of the problem

SPANISH banks that own empty properties are part of the problem with illegal squatting in communities, claims a report. Their poor communication and lack of...

Spanish company set to build Norway’s €1 billion high-speed railway

Acciona is set to construct Norway’s €1 billion high-speed railway project

Five exceptions that permit travel between provinces in Spain during Easter

THERE are currently five justified situations which permit travel between regions in Spain over Easter. Under the central government’s motto ‘We don’t save weeks, we...

‘Fat’ Spanish soldiers told to lose weight or face being kicked out the force

Soldiers in Spain’s elite fighting force have been told to shed the weight amid concerns their bellies will tarnish the reputation of the Legion.

Widespread Vox protests across Spain as country celebrates Constitution Day

PROTESTS broke out over the weekend across Spain's largest cities as right wing Vox supporters voiced their contempt for the country's government. The gatherings took...

Court declares Lanzarote hotel “illegal”

Canary ‘Algarrobico’ built on virgin shores A 747-bed hotel built on virgin sands on Lanzarote is illegal, according to the Supreme Court of the Canary...

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,...

Spanish cops kill FIVE ‘suicide bombers’ in second attempted van attack, three days of mourning declared

SPANISH police say they have killed five suspected terrorists in Cambrils in order to stop another van attack. The men were all wearing explosive belts...

Bar Refaeli feels at home Barcelona

The 27-year-old bombshell explains her love for the Spanish city

Spain launches extradition bid for Britain’s most notorious conman Mark Acklom ahead of early release from UK jail

SPAIN is making an extradition bid for serial fraudster Mark Acklom that could scupper his early release from prison later this month. Acklom is due...

Obama exposed

Spanish magazine Fuera de Serie has stirred up controversy by revealing a photoshopped picture of the First Lady bare breasted

Spain’s Ministry of Finance unveils small business tax breaks

IVA, start up capital, and profits all affected by new legislation

Disgraced ex-king Juan Carlos plots return to Spain with demands for his old palace and a €200K annual salary

KING Juan Carlos is plotting a return to Spain from self-imposed exile in the Middle East and wants the taxpayer to pay for his...

Spain’s Andalucia won by PSOE in municipal elections as Vox decimated and PP take control of Costa del Sol

THE PSOE has achieved the largest share of Andalucia’s municipal votes, continuing its upward rise. The Socialist party achieved 37% of the region’s votes, compared...

Barcelona man kills family before committing suicide

The man shot his family, including his two children, aged 7 and 10

Madrid’s Prado Museum displays its first-ever exhibition by a solo artist

With 15 of her paintings on display, 17th century Flemish painter Clara Peeters is the first female artist to have a solo exhibition

Navy sailing boat damaged in tense stand off with killer whales in Spain

The whales circled the boat for a number of minutes, passing close to the catamaran's hulls and swimming underneath the sailors

Top Spanish art prize goes to US architect Frank Gehry

The Prince of Asturias Award honours Gehry’s 50-year career

Galloping Gourmet

THE culinary world is in a conundrum after the disappearance of one of Europe’s top gourmets. Pascal Henry, a 46-year-old Swiss food writer was...

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