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Scorching heatwaves in Spain threaten olive oil production, says government minister

SPAIN'S Agriculture Minister, Luis Planas, says this summer's hot weather will dent this year's olive harvest if things don't change soon. Spain is the world's...

Official guide to keeping cool as Spain suffers in third heatwave of the summer

SPAIN is been in the grip of yet another heatwave with temperatures predicted to hit over 40ºC once again. But while the 'ola de calor'...

Spain could embargo state secrets for 50 years under new classified information law

A NEW official secrets law has been tabled by Pedro Sanchez’s government which could see classified state information kept out of the public domain...

Spain sizzles in third heatwave of the summer

IT has only been the briefest of respites, but Spain is set to sizzle once again as the third heatwave of the summer reaches...

Spain’s Tourism Minister praises ‘extraordinary’ return of holiday-makers who are spending lots of money

OVER twice as many foreign tourists visited Spain in June than in the same month last year according to official government figures. Arrivals also spent...

EXPLAINER: How Spain will cap air conditioning in bid to save energy usage

NEW rules will come into force on August 8 to save energy at public venues across Spain. The Council of Ministers approved the first tranche...

‘They edited out my prosthetic leg’: How Spain’s disastrous ‘body positive’ beach campaign went from bad to worse…And then...

EACH day has brought a further twist to the disastrous campaign launched by Spain’s Equality Ministry last week to promote body positivity on the...

Fernando Alonso signs with Aston Martin F1 team in shock move

FORMULA ONE legend Fernando Alonso is to join Aston Martin at the end of the season. The two-time world champion has been with the French...

Scientists date ancient art engravings found in Spain’s Barcelona

NEWLY discovered art engravings found just outside Barcelona have been dated at 14,000 years old.  Archaeologists from the Autonomous University of Barcelona made the discovery...

Spain confirms second monkeypox-related death

SPAIN’S health authorities have reported the second death related to monkeypox within two days. Both fatalities were young men, confirmed the Health Ministry in Madrid...

LONG READ: Will Spain’s sex industry simply go underground as new anti-prostitution laws come into force?

FORTY kilometres outside Madrid, figures of dancing girls adorning the front of the seedy dark brick Olimpo are designed to lure punters off the...

OPERACION SALIDA: What you need to know about driving on Spain’s roads this weekend

THE big exodus from the cities to the coast is underway in Spain with the transport agency DGT estimating that 6.9million cars will take...

Anti-Gypsy racism condemned after man stabbed to death during argument in in Spain’s Andalucia

GROUPS representing the Spanish Roma community are calling for action after the killing of a man sparked violence towards a group of Gypsies in...

Pedro Sanchez unveils surprising new energy saving tip for workers in Spain

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez claims that workers can save energy by not wearing ties after appearing tieless at a Madrid news conference on Friday. He...

Good news in Spain as unemployment falls below 3 million and GDP grows faster than expected

SPAIN'S unemployment figures have dropped below three million for the first time since 2008, according to the National Statistics Institute(INE). The INE said the total...

Outrage after curvy British model included in Spain’s body positive beach campaign without permission

A CAMPAIGN by the Spanish government to promote body positivity on the beach has sparked new criticism after a British model recognised herself as...

FOCUS: How Spain is on track for the most devastating summer of fires on record

BLACKENED earth, smouldering trees, the charred corpses of wild animals barbecued to a crisp.  The pungent tang of smoked pine and eucalyptus lingers in...

Easyjet cabin crew in Spain reach pay deal and call off strikes

A fresh weekend strike by Easyjet cabin crew in Spain has been scrapped after a new pay deal was reached between management and unions. Staff...

Spain announces details of new windfall tax on banks and fuel companies

SPAIN'S government has announced details of its new windfall tax on banks and fuel companies which aims to bring in €7 billion into state...

Spoils of war: Seized Russian superyacht goes up for sale in Gibraltar

A 73-METRE superyacht seized from a blacklisted Russian billionaire is to be sold at auction. The yacht, named Axioma, will go up for sale without...

A Singh in the tale: British couple claim foul play against ‘Urban Turban’ celeb

A BRITISH couple have accused a popular Marbella celebrity of attempting to steal their business. Ross and Laura Turner claim Bally Singh - who self...

Hundreds of previously unreported Catholic Church sex abuse cases uncovered in Spain

A solicitor running an internal Catholic Church probe into sex abuse says he's received news about hundreds of previously unreported cases since starting his...

Spain launches body positive campaign encouraging all women to enjoy the beach

SPAIN'S government has launched a summer campaign encouraging women to head to the beach no matter what their bodies look like. A slogan of 'Summer...

LISTED: The most common reasons drivers are fined in Spain over the summer including driving in flip-flops, barefoot or...

Driving with flip-flops, barefoot or without a t-shirt behind the steering wheel could land drivers with fines, warns Spain’s Department of Traffic (DGT). According to...

Shakira refuses to cut €14.5 million tax deal with prosecutors in Spain

POP star Shakira has refused a settlement offer to end her long-running tax fraud battle with authorities in Spain. Prosecutors offered a deal over €14.5...

MUST READ: Ryanair cabin crew unions in Spain announce weekly strikes through to January 2023

UNIONS representing Ryanair cabin crew staff in Spain have announced a schedule of weekly strikes running into January 2023. The row over higher pay demands...

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