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Rugby player Levi Davis, who disappeared in Spain, ‘owed £100,000’ to Somali mafia, claims private detective 

THE FORMER rugby player Levi Davis, who disappeared in Barcelona in October of last year and hasn’t been heard from since, owed £100,000 to...

Massive truck tips on A-7 motorway towards Marbella causing traffic chaos

A massive truck tipped on the A-7 motorway just before Marbella on Tuesday night sparking long traffic queues. The concrete pump truck tipped in slippery...

EXCLUSIVE: Mystery Cuban man arrested in case of decapitated woman washed up in Marbella

By Anthony Piovesan and Walter Finch A Mystery Cuban called Michael has been arrested alongside a man who murdered and decapitated a Colombian expat...

Elderly ‘lone wolf’ arrested for sending letter bombs in Spain

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a former Vitoria City Council official for sending six letter bombs late last year. The 74-year-old Spaniard was detained on...

Cold snap due to continue in Spain, as temperatures fall as low as -18C in parts

SPAIN is due to see several days of even lower temperatures than those it is already experiencing, as a weather front moves in from...

Overnight hotel stays in Spain were just 6.5% down last year on record 2019 numbers

OVERNIGHT hotel stays in Spain reached 320.7 million last year- up by 85.6% on 2021, according to the National Institute of Statistics(INE). Stays were just...

Leader of Spain’s opposition calls for changes so that most-voted party takes power

SPAIN’S national political system used to be a two-party one, with the Socialists and the conservative Popular Party taking it in turns to govern...

Home delivery company Glovo fined €56.7 million for breaking Spain’s employment laws

Home delivery firm Glovo has been fined €56.7 million for breaking employment laws in Spain The Labour Inspectorate said the penalties were for taking on...

‘I was horrified’: Man’s desperate attempt to rescue neglected dog near Marbella

Dog-lover Adi Jain needed to stop and help as soon as he heard the desperate yelps of a dog trapped in a mangled metal...

Experienced expat accountant: How to navigate Spanish pensions, social security

By Peter Sanderson At the end of last year the Spanish government announced that the 2023 contributory pensions would be increased by 8.1%. This larger...

Former Hells Angels bikie gang leader Frank Hanebuth to face trial in Spain

The former leader of a notorious bikie gang is set to face trial in Spain. German national Frank Hanebuth is being tried alongside 46 alleged...

Mallorca-based Brit arrested at Madrid airport over scheme to help Russian oligarch evade sanctions

A Mallorca-based British CEO was arrested at Madrid airport on a US extradition warrant for allegedly helping a sanctioned Russian oligarch hide his ownership...

Global study finds 91% of Spanish respondents feel confident, happy about their health

More than 90% of Spanish people feel healthy, according to a new global survey.  The international poll of 8000 respondents from Spain, Australia, Brazil, Germany,...

Spain’s recent letter bomb attacks were organised by extremist group in Russia

SIX letter bombs sent to targets in Spain late last year were posted by a Russian white supremacist militant group, according to US and...

Financial incentives offered to landlords to help people searching for long-term rentals

Benalmadena council has launched a financial aid package to help promote long-term residential rentals, instead of short term options for tourists. It comes amid a...

Number of bankers in Spain earning over a million euros grew from 128 to 221 in 2021

THE NUMBER of bankers in Spain who earn more than €1 million a year grew considerably in 2021, to a total of 221. This...

Andalucia to have its own satellite launched into space

Andalucia will launch its own nano-satellite into space this year in a bid to gather more data about sustainability and agriculture.  The Junta of Andalucia...

Spain’s Civil Guard busts gang that was extorting prostitution clients with threatening messages

THE SPANISH Civil Guard has busted a criminal gang that was extorting and threatening men who had used the internet to secure the services...

Thousands take to the streets of Madrid to demand the resignation of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

SOME 31,000 people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against the Spanish government, and demand the resignation of Socialist Party...

Mega yacht that has two helicopters, submarine set to sail into Malaga port

An astronaut from NASA will make an appearance in Malaga as an important maritime luxury sails into the port in June. The Andalucian port city...

Why bringing cake into the workplace could be ‘as bad as passive smoking’

Did you bring any leftover Roscon de Reyes cake into the office this year after January 6? Then you could be guilty of encouraging a...

12 steps to do now to avoid getting dementia later in life

The vast majority of people are not doing enough to ward off dementia in later life, according to new research.  Alzheimer’s Research UK has composed...

EXCLUSIVE: Timeshare figure Mohamed Derbah could be exposed as aiding British killer Kenneth Noye claims explosive podcast 

Police are expected to interview a leading expat businessman for harbouring and helping British criminals on the run in Spain. It comes amid a UK...

Dodgy businessman in Spain’s Linea de la Concepcion arrested for more than 200 crimes

A businessman who committed more than 200 crimes has been arrested, with police raiding premises in Malaga, Cadiz and Valencia. The Civil Guard and officers...

Criminal gang based in Cordoba hid tons of drugs inside fake tomatoes

Police have arrested a gang which hid drugs inside fake tomatoes and used trucks to transport them between Spain and France. In the joint Operation...

Spain and France sign friendship treaty on issues affecting EU at summit in Barcelona

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Thursday signed a friendship treaty after holding a bilateral summit in Barcelona.  The meeting...

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