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Pets in Spain move step closer to ‘human status’ with breakthrough animal welfare law

UNDER a new proposal passed by Spain’s parliament on Wednesday, domestic animals will be considered ‘living beings’ instead of mere objects. Spain’s congress voted to...

CaixaBank-Bankia merger causes record job losses and branch closures across Spain

THE merger of two of Spain's largest banking entities, CaixaBank and Bankia is on course to axe nearly 10,000 jobs, union bosses were informed...

POWER PRICE HIKE: April electricity bill in Spain is most expensive ever

Gas is now said to be 200% more expensive than in 2020, which is having a direct effect on electricity costs.

Spain’s Public Health Commission rejects proposal to delay second vaccine doses

SPAIN rejects decision to delay second COVID-19 vaccine shots, initially proposed with the aim to speed up campaign. The Public Health Commission has agreed this...

FROM FARM TO FORK: EU announces farming overhaul to improve animal welfare and tackle climate change

Other aims of the European strategy include tackling climate change, protecting the environment, ensuring fair economic returns for producers at every stage of the supply chain, and boosting organic farming.

Spain’s population drops during coronavirus pandemic for first time in four years

SPAIN'S population decreased for the first time in five years during 2020 with drop blamed on deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Preliminary figures released...

Kids these days: Luxury car brand Audi is the most popular for first-time drivers in Spain

GERMAN luxury car brand Audi has been named as Spain's most popular manufacturer for first time drivers according to a new study by leading...

Combined police operation sees gang of 65 Chinese drug smugglers arrested across Spain

ONE OF the largest Chinese drug trafficking gangs has been taken down by a combined police operation over three countries. A total of 65 people...

British variant of COVID-19 dominates fourth wave in Spain but this could be a good thing

THE British variant of Covid-19 is responsible for spreading the fourth wave of coronavirus across Spain according to the latest data, but the nation’s...

Migrant who wants Africans to stay at home wins top award in Spain

Dumped in the Sahara Desert by traffickers, Ousman Umar believed he was going to die like scores of other immigrants. However, he survived against the...

Mother arrested as part of Spanish paedophile gang distributing sexual images of her own young daughter

A WOMAN who sent sexual images of her own young daughter to other paedophiles has been arrested as part of a gang of a...

EXPLAINED: What Caixabank merger with Bankia means for customers

Last month two of Spain’s high street banks completed a merger to become Spain’s largest banking entity, but what does that mean for those...

Pyromaniac firefighter used petrol to start a forest blaze in Spain’s Cantabria region

A volunteer firefighter has been jailed for three and half years for starting a forest fire in Cantabria in 2019. Luis Trueba was also fined...

Spain’s flamenco agony: Tablaos are on the path to extinction in battle to survive coronavirus crisis

THE temples of flamenco, the sacred tablaos, find themselves on the path to extinction as one by one they are closing their doors for...

Sabadell gang-rapist gets 31 years in jail for attacking teenage woman in Spain’s Catalunya region

A man who took part in a group rape of an 18-year-old woman in Sabadell in February 2019 has been jailed for 31 years. Two...

EXPLAINED: What we know about proposed travel rules to Spain under new ‘vaccine passport’ scheme

THE EU has given the go ahead to a vaccine passport scheme which will be available across the bloc by the end of June. Travellers...

Scotland’s biggest rock band add one extra date to rearranged European tour, and it’s here in Spain

TEXAS, arguably Scotland’s biggest and most endearing rock band have added an extra concert date in Spain for their rearranged 2021 tour. Albacete's Palacio de...

Spanish Stonehenge set for cultural protection status despite being abandoned to soggy fate

A collection of ancient standing stones in Extremadura dubbed the Spanish Stonehenge is set to acquire cultural heritage protection status despite being completely unvisitable...

12 mass graves of Civil War victims that are being excavated in Spain right now

WITH news this week that the government of Spain has started the process to open up the Valley of The Fallen crypts containing the remains...

Child sex abuse video swappers in Spain are arrested after tip-off from US Embassy in Madrid

12 people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional across Spain for possessing and distributing obscene child sex abuse materials via the internet. One of...

Phoenix Programmes: helping people in Spain who are struggling in the pandemic

SINCE the start of the pandemic last March there has been a sharp rise in the number of people turning to alcohol and drugs...

‘CRYPTO-CON’ as investors sue for €250 million in first-ever crypto-currency fraud case before Spain’s National Court

SPAIN'S first-ever class action involving crypto-currency fraud has been presented to the National Court in Madrid. The lawsuit claims that over 300 small crypto investors...

Spain revealed as one of the costliest places to run electric cars, but UK only slightly cheaper

AN ENERGY broker has revealed that Spain is one of the most expensive countries in Europe to charge and run an electric car. Using data...

With racial and homophobic attacks on the rise, new study reveals those most likely to commit hate crimes

A STUDY carried out by the National Institution of Prisons has for the first time pieced together a detailed profile of those most likely...

PENCIL IT IN: Spain publishes COVID vaccination calendar for each age group

All residents who are registered with the public Health service should be clearly notified with a date, time and place to receive their jab.

Spanish PM unveils “the most ambitious and transcendental plan in the economic history of Spain”

SPAIN'S Prime Minister has outlined his Recovery and Resilience plan for the nation aiming to revive and modernise its economy using €72 billion in...

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