Monday, September 27, 2021

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IN PICS: Spain’s heir to the throne Princess Leonor heads off to ‘hippie Hogwarts’ boarding school in Wales

PRINCESS Leonor of Spain bade an emotional goodbye to her parents and sister at Madrid’s Barajas airport on Monday as she headed off to...

Fresh job losses expected at Sabadell Bank as Spain’s banking sector continues cost cutting

SABADELL Bank is set to announce a fresh round of redundancies this week, according to reports from the Reuters news agency. An internal memo sent...

Poo Fighters! Catalan town brings in superhero to fight a smelly problem

A CATALAN town has created a unique crime fighter to tackle the scourge of dog poo. Superhero SAC - Super Anti-Caques - visits schools and...

MADDIE MCCANN: From Portugal to Spain and Germany, the search goes on

OLIVE Press editor Jon Clarke is publishing an explosive new book on the Madeleine McCann case. His investigation is the most comprehensive look at the...

No more faking it: Action needed over Spain’s fake holiday lets cons

SPAIN’S National court has taken over the investigation of a long-term holiday rental scam. At least 300 tourists have been conned by the phantom rentals...

Madrid’s Retiro park just won UNESCO status but it hides a shameful secret for Spain

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for recognition of a shameful period in the history of Madrid’s Retiro park when people would come to stare wide-eyed at...

Pensions, Annuities & Tax Fraud in Spain – a ticking time bomb…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Every now and then an email lands in my inbox or a member of the public...

Spain completes final dash to leave Afghanistan as thousands face being left behind

SPANISH troops have completed a frantic countdown to rescue people from Afghanistan as the airlift looks set to end this afternoon.  Just hours of evacuation...

Electricity wholesale prices to reach another new record high in Spain

WHOLESALE electricity prices in Spain will hit a new record figure tomorrow(August 26). The news comes as three small political parties in Congress- Mas Pais,...

‘Source of pride’ Junta confirms Andalucia is on track to receive 4000 Afghan refugees

THE president of the Junta de Andalucia has confirmed the region is on track to receive thousands of Afghan refugees.  Juanma Moreno said that it...

Gotele: Why this Spanish design trend has become every homeowner’s worst nightmare

One rule of thumb when looking for a property in Spain is to pay attention to what is on the walls. Because you’ll want to...

Let us entertain you: Spain’s dwarf bullfighters prepare battle against ban on ‘degrading spectacle’

DRESSED in gaudy clothes and a face full of make-up, they dart about the ring leaping out of the path of a charging bull...

Oldest man alive is a Spanish shoemaker who survived two pandemics and a plane crashing into the ceiling of...

A SPANISH shoemaker who has survived two pandemics and a close brush with death during the Spanish Civil War is now thought to be...

Two military bases in southern Spain will receive Afghan refugees who worked for US government

SPAIN'S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has struck an agreement with President Joe Biden to allow two military bases in southern Spain to receive Afghan...

Afghan refugees in Spain: How many will arrive and what aid is offered to them

A THIRD flight carrying evacuees fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan arrived in Spain on Saturday night at a military airbase close to Madrid where...

Who is that crawling up my wall? What you should know about geckos in Spain

Anyone who has a country property probably knows well the sticky footed lizards known as geckos.

EXCLUSIVE: British expat mum, 33, sent home to die in agony after being refused treatment in 14 hour wait...

A YOUNG British expat woman died hours after being dismissed by doctors and told to go home after waiting 14 hours at a Torrevieja...

Police raid a cryptocurrency farm in Toledo area of central Spain powered by illegal electricity supply

A cryptocurrency farm that illegally syphoned vast amounts of electricity has been raided by the Policia Nacional. The high use of power at a Toledo...

Spain welcomes first Afghan refugees at temporary camp set up on Madrid airbase

THE first flights carrying evacuees fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan arrived at a military airbase outside Madrid where a temporary camp has been set...

Nearly 20 million EU COVID-19 travel certificates issued in Spain since early June

SPAIN has issued nearly 20 million EU COVID-19 digital travel certificates, according to the Ministry of Health. 19,901,957 documents have been downloaded as of August...

ANALYSIS: How likely is Spain to avoid red list in next UK travel revision?

CONSTANT changes to travel rules have caused uncertainty and a loss of confidence for those looking to book summer holidays in Spain. Many are wary...

Power firm Iberdrola is being probed over draining a reservoir in Zamora Province area of Spain

IBERDROLA is to be investigated over the controversial draining of a reservoir in western Spain. The power company has been accused of breaking rules at...

Bullfights banned in Spain’s northern city of Gijon over ‘offensive’ naming of bulls

GIJON in northern Spain’s Asturias region has become the latest city in Spain to ban bullfighting after a row over the names of the...

Where is YOUR favourite Spanish dish on Instagram’s top 10?

ONE of Spain’s most endearing attractions is the fantastic range of beautiful dishes on offer at bars, cafes and restaurants throughout the country. But which,...

Spain to take in 400 Afghan refugees with connections to EU

SPAIN has announced plans to help the Afghans fleeing the Taliban – but the offer has so far only been extended to those who...

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,...

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