Friday, February 21, 2020

Brit feeds Ibiza seagull Ketamine-laced chip

A tourist from Huddersfield, received a torrent of abuse after posting a video of himself feeding the bird in Ibiza

Only one in five Spaniards trusts the government

A report released by the OECD compared statistics from 2007 to 2014

Robots take over Spanish classrooms

Robots may be the new frontier for programming education

Expat journalist Joan Davies dies aged 85 in Benalmadena

Co-founder of Sur in English has passed away in Benalmadena

Barcelona to halt licences for new tourist accommodations

The year-long freeze is intended to limit the negative effects of tourism

Controversial Margaret Thatcher square in Madrid to be renamed

Madrid’s new mayor has announced Margaret Thatcher square is set to surrender its name

Jeremy Clarkson annoys Spanish embassy with racial stereotyped car review

Labelling the new SEAT Leon as a ‘lukewarm paella’, Clarkson said he had never driven a SEAT because he ‘never saw the point’

Spain set for soaring heatwave with Malaga seeing temperatures reach 36ºC

If you think it’s already too hot, it’s about to get hotter

Venezuelan vet who stuffed puppies with heroin is arrested in Galicia

The man was being sought by the United States of America

Documentary hopes to cure Spain’s animal cruelty epidemic

Film director and producer Miguel Angel Rolland speaks exclusively to the Olive Press about the launch of his most 'important work' and his desire to revolutionize Spain’s animal cruelty epidemic

King’s sister Cristina stripped of royal title

La Infanta has been implicated in a money scandal involving her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin

Party for ‘cancer-free’ Ashya King in Marbella

A party will be held at the Marbella International Highcare Hospital by the Association for a Smile, for Ashya and 13 other young cancer patients

Four in ten kids’ car seats in Spain are not safe, says new study

Car security watchdog SRI tested 30 different models of baby and toddler car seats and 37% failed

The beautiful bung: FIFA, Spain and the corruption game

The football world has been torn apart by recent arrests for corruption at the highest level, but it all leads back to Spain’s nonsensical exit from the 2002 World Cup, writes Rob Horgan

Spanish air traffic controllers start a series of strikes this week

Air traffic controllers will strike for two hours each morning and two hours each afternoon at airports across the country on June 8, 10, 12 and 14

Spain paying a third less than Britain to download music, films and audiobooks

However, both Netflix and Spotify are still more expensive in the UK than Spain

eBay bans Spaniard for selling plots on the Sun

Using a loophole in the ‘Outer Space Treaty’ the Spanish entrepreneur is taking the trading website to court

Spain launches week long campaign to clampdown on drink drivers and drug abusers

More Guardia Civil officers will be out on the roads as well as the creation of extra drug and alcohol checkpoints

African suitcase boy allowed to stay in Spain

He has been granted temporary permission to stay so he can be reunited with his mother

Hottest ever May on record for Spain with temperatures hitting 42.9 degrees centigrade

Three recent deaths in Spain have been put down to soaring temperatures

Spain’s Bankia to sell off €4.8 billion worth of Spanish property

Investment in Spanish property shot up from €4.9 billion in 2013 to a massive €17.8 billion last year

British expats bemoan ‘broken’ postal voting system as Cameron wins UK General Election

A total of 113,742 people registered to vote from abroad

Eight-year-old Moroccan found in suitcase at Spanish border in Ceuta

The boy's father has been arrested

Ryanair passengers go without toilet paper on flight from Murcia to London

Passengers were forced to endure the three hour flight with no toilet paper

Government estimates 21 Spaniards still missing in Nepal after earthquake

The number of Spaniards estimated to be missing in Nepal following the earthquake has dropped from 35 to 21

Thousands of bank accounts in Spain could be closed unless you hand in ID

Spaniards must provide a copy of their DNI national identity card, while foreign residents must either provide their residency card or passport by April 30
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