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‘Purple Points’ reach public transport in Spain

SPANISH train stations, airports and ports will soon have purple points to ensure that they are safe spaces for women. The ‘Puntos Violeta’ will seek...

EXPLAINED: A guide to the different police forces in Spain

YOU may have noticed just how many police officers there are patrolling the streets in Spain but who is in charge of what and...

Spaniard detained for sending deathreats via AirDrop to passengers on Alicante flight

A SPANISH man was detained by police after sending threatening and demonic messages to fellow passengers before takeoff on a flight bound for Alicante. The...

MAP: Images from space show in real time where wildfires raging in Spain

WILDFIRES are raging across Spain in what is already the worst year for blaze devastation in at least a decade. A map produced by Nasa...

Spain’s royal family turnout to celebrate Santiago festivities

SPAIN’S Queen Letizia and her two daughters looked a picture of glamour as they attended festivities to celebrate the St James in Santiago de...

Applications for Spain’s €400 youth culture voucher now open

ALL residents in Malaga who turn 18 in 2022 can apply for the youth culture voucher as of Monday July 25. The voucher, called the...

WATCH: Pioneering lifeguard drone saves 14-year-old from drowning off beach in Spain’s Valencia

A pioneering lifeguard drone being used to patrol beaches in the Valencia regions has saved a 14-year-old from drowning. A video shows how the boy...

EXPLAINED: What we know case of tick-borne Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever detected in Spain

SPANISH health authorities have confirmed a case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) detected in a man in Castilla y Leon. The middle-aged man was admitted...

Fly art: Passenger caught smuggling original Picasso into Ibiza airport

SPANISH authorities have announced that they seized a stolen Picassso painting at Ibiza airport earlier this month. Airport workers discovered a sketch attributed to the...

Spain now has two restaurants ranked in world’s top five

TWO restaurants in Spain have won coveted places in the top five of the list of the World’s Best 50 Restaurants in 2022. The awards...

Expanding horizons: Musings from Suze on life in Spain

Susannah Grant looks back on her early days in Spain and marvels at how far, both she and her adopted country have come.

Woman reports drugged up VTC driver over sexual assault in Madrid

A WOMAN reported being sexually assaulted by a private taxi app driver who was subsequently found to be driving while on drugs. The unnamed woman...

Autonomo: What you need to know about being self-employed in Spain

SPAIN has around 3.2 million self-employed people, known as ‘autonomos’, accounting for 16% of the population. The country taxes these workers excessively, leading to...

Patients in Spain have to wait approximately nine days for a doctor’s appointment

SPAIN’s Health Ministry has revealed that the average waiting time for a doctor’s appointment is nine days. However, 22.5% of Spaniards have had to wait...

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...

Dutch reforestation company shoulders blame for sparking massive wildfire in northeastern Spain

A Dutch reforestation company has apologised for sparking a massive blaze responsible for destroying at least 14,000 hectares of woodland near Zaragoza in northeastern...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Main text for agreement set out in breakthrough for Brits driving in Spain

THE UK EMBASSY in Spain has announced the main text for an agreement to allow Brits resident in Spain to swap their licences for...

EXCLUSIVE Royal Spice: Spain’s Queen Sofia opts for Indian restaurant in Puerto Banus for after concert dinner!

THERE were no airs and graces for the former queen of Spain. Pomp and circumstance was well out of the window, on a night out...

WATCH: Heartwarming moment firefighters give water to young deer trapped by wildfires in Spain

FIRES are devastating vast swathes of woodland across northern Spain in what authorities predict will be the worst year for at least a decade. But...

ADVICE: What British citizens need to know if they’re getting a divorce in Spain

Victoria Wright of ALBA Consultas explains why it can be easier to divorce in the UK using a good advisor based in Spain

Territorial war threatens Spain’s bid to become the Saudi of Europe in renewable energy

Industrialisation of the countryside will see up to 40% of some regions covered in solar panels as Spain bids to become the ‘Saudi of Europe’

U-Turn Campaign: Everything you need to know about the driving licence exchange debacle for Brits in Spain

ONE of the biggest issues currently facing British expats resident in Spain or those hoping to relocate here is the failure between the UK...

Outrage over ‘horror’ video showing bull suffering during fiesta in Albarracin, northeastern Spain

Each summer in towns and villages across Spain, fiestas take place involving local townsfolk, many focusing on bullfighting activities. But the latest video to provoke...

Spain’s high-speed trains to allow big dogs in pilot test on Madrid-Barcelona route

AFTER years of campaigning by pet owners, there is finally good news for those travellers in Spain who like to take their pooches with...

People in Spain will not be ordered to reduce gas usage as part of EU plan

SPAIN'S government will not order people to cut their use of gas, as proposed by the European Union. Ecological Transition minister, Teresa Ribera, said that...

Leading bank in Spain slams windfall tax plans as profits rise by nearly 11%

BANKINTER executives say plans for a windfall tax on banks in Spain to help fight cost of living rises could hit capital levels, hurt...

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