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Migratory Swifts Make Their way From Africa To Spain flying 11,000 kilometres

THOUSANDS of swifts are currently flying over the African continent on their way to Spain to spend their breeding season here. Migratory Swifts, following their...

International Women’s Day: How coronavirus has highlighted inequality in Spain

In previous years March 8th was a day when I would meet up with a group of friends and we would hit the streets...

“I was fearless”: How tragedy led one Costa Blanca woman to strive for success

JENNIFER Cunningham is happy to share the trials she faced as a woman starting a business in Spain and the personal tragedy that fuelled...

Three kilos of cocaine seized in drugs bust in Spain’s Mallorca

Investigators say this was an important bust as the cocaine was of very high purity

Malaga village pays tribute to rural women in dramatic urban art piece for International Women’s Day

A SMALL village in deep inland Malaga has enlisted the skills of two local artists to transform the whitewashed walls into a tribute to...

‘The Girls’: Convent-school drama by first-time female director scoops Spain’s top film prize

The Girls, a coming of age drama by a first time female feature film director has scooped the best film award in the 2021...

Five good reasons why Spain is the perfect destination for solo female travelers

What is it that makes Spain the perfect destination for solo female travelers?  Travel expert Karen Rosenblum shares her top five reasons why a...

Exclusive interview: How Spain’s K-9 units are taking on female handlers and training guard dogs to protect women from...

K9s have become a major part of law enforcement in the past several years and are frequently used to track missing people in search-and-rescue...

Pandemic caused home mortgages in Spain to fall to 2017 levels last year

HOME mortgages granted in Spain last year fell to their lowest level since 2017 according to the National Institute of Statistics(INE). The INE said that...

Holland’s most wanted fugitive arrested with international terrorist after ‘upmarket’ drugs bust in Spain’s Valencia

SPAIN’S biggest haul of ‘pink cocaine’ was seized and Holland’s most wanted man was arrested after a joint operation between Guardia Civil and the...

Man arrested after forcing wife into prostitution in Spain’s Mallorca

The man is accused of threatening his wife in order for her to prostitute herself

SUNNY OUTLOOK as Spain’s top power provider unveils first solar plant projects in Valencian Community

ENERGY company Iberdrola is to build its first three solar energy power plants in the Valencian Community costing €235 million. Two of the new facilities...

POSTERS FROM THE EDGE for a Costa del Sol artist who returned to Spain with a plan

AN Art Deco-style poster of a palm-tree-lined promenade whimsically welcomes visitors to ‘Sotogrande Cadizfornia’. Scarlet Alexandra’s art is a reflection of her wit as...

Spain named as one of the best countries in Europe to be a female health care worker – despite...

FOR women looking to embark on a demanding career in the health sector, making sure they earn a fair amount for all their hard...

Spain’s Malaga lays ambitious foundations for a green belt around city to combat climate change

A HIGHLY ambitious plan has been announced by Malaga City Council to combat climate change. Malaga City Council, through the Urban Environment Observatory (OMAU), is...

FOCUS: How a British woman in Spain who lacked the confidence to talk about politics became a leading campaigner

LIKE many Brits, Sue Wilson moved to Spain with the expectation of a quiet retirement in the sun. But when the Brexit referendum produced...

SWAN’S CORNER: Are you entitled to claim back an overpayment of Spanish Inheritance Tax?

THREE years ago, the Spanish Supreme Court issued a long-awaited judgment confirming that the Spanish inheritance tax legal framework breached the free movement of...

Spain’s Airbus workers face tense wait for future of their jobs as EU counterparts see jobs saved

THOUSANDS of workers at Madrid's Airbus plant face an agonising wait to to discover if their jobs are safe as delays hamper union talks. Aerospace...

SCHOOL IS FINALLY OUT: U-turn on plans to cancel school holidays for this year’s Fallas in Valencia

The decision taken by the education authorities in the Valencian capital is expected to be replicated by most local school boards throughout the region.

Squatter problems across Spain

There’s been a recent surge in cases regarding squatters in the area since the Coronavirus Pandemic began. It’s a genuine problem with many reports...

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Promoters of Casa Cabanyal cultural centre in Valencia launch petition to avoid closure

IF there is one part of Valencia city that is well and truly off the beaten track, that would be the Cabanyal neighbourhood. For years,...

Dozens of homeowners in Spain’s Balearic Islands forced to turn empty properties into social housing

The Government of the Balearic Islands has revealed that a total of 56 properties across the region will face forcible expropriation

MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW: Experts warn of threats to food safety caused by climate change

CLIMATE change could have devastating effects on food safety all over the world in 20 years’ time. According to research by Valencia-based non-profit technological centre...

Donald Trump Junior caught trying to hide the fact his son appears to be learning Spanish

LEARNING a language is a point of pride for most people, but apparently not for the Trump family. Donald Trump Junior has made headlines after...

Spain bans Women’s Day marches for fear they could become coronavirus “super-spreader” events

THE Spanish government have announced a ban on marches that traditionally take place across Madrid to mark International Women’s Day on March 8. “Madrid continues...

Holidays to Spain could return this summer as government work on ‘green corridor’ for Brits

SPAIN could create a ‘green corridor’ to allow vaccinated Brits into the country if there is no EU agreement on vaccine passports, the country's...

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