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Major historical settlement in Spain’s Alicante Province aims to become popular tourist attraction

AN Alicante Province archaeological site dating back to the late Bronze Age has become more 'visitor friendly' with the erection of over a dozen...

Veronica Forque, Spanish actor and Almodovar muse found dead at home in Madrid

VERONICA Forque, a Spanish actress who rose to fame after starring in Pedro Almodovar's dark comedy "Kika", has been found dead Monday at her...

IN PICS: New exhibition showcasing Dieter de Greef opens in Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol

BELGIAN artist Dieter de Greef will be the focus of a new exhibition in Malaga. More than 200 works, which he has produced over four...

Gold coin rarity minted in Murcia over 1,400 years ago is discovered during house renovation in Spain

A gold coin struck in the Murcia region 1,400 years ago has been found during home improvement work at a Leon property. An even older...

Thomas of Torquemada: Who was the famous torturer of the Spanish Inquisition and why is his name appearing in...

ANTI-SEMITES spray-painted the Town Hall of a tiny northern Spanish town this week, but their graffiti made disturbing reference to a Spanish priest now...

Spain corrects citizenship test handbook after discovering it is peppered with embarrassing basic errors

AUTHORITIES have been forced to amend the handbook for those aspiring to pass the test needed to qualify for Spanish citizen after it including...

Orihuela Costa to have its own Christmas Light switch-on, separate from main city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA CITY Council has responded to calls from citizens on the coast who perceive the area as being ignored, by arranging its own Christmas...

70s favourite Scalextric forms part of Christmas fair in town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO will be enjoying their Christmas light switch-on this Saturday, December 11, but the highlight for many of a certain age will be...

Duran Duran heading for Ibiza for Touch the Sunrise event in 2022

EIGHTIES superstars Duran Duran are heading for Ibiza as part of their 40th anniversary tour. Simon Le Bon, 63, Nick Rhodes, 59, John Taylor, 61,...

BOOK REVIEW: Chasing Time features Andalucia in centre of medical mystery

CHASING TIME, by Thomas Reilly, an emotional mixture of contemporary fiction and magical realism, is a gripping suspense novel of cinematic scope. Could Spanish olive...

Prado in the streets: Madrid’s famous museum takes to the road in Spain

IF you can’t take people to the museum, take the museum to the people. Madrid’s world famous Prado museum has set up an exhibition featuring...

SPANISH AUTHOR CARLOS ZAFON: The pen is mightier than the camera…

CARLOS Ruiz Zafon needs no introduction. Arguably the most recognised contemporary writer in Spain, he has an equally successful international reputation.  Translated into over 50...

Spain’s Joan Manuel Serrat quits touring in shock retirement from the road

JOAN Manuel Serrat has announced he will say goodbye to the stage with his last ever world tour as he winds down his life...

WATCH: A new star is born as final piece placed atop tower in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia changing the skyline...

THE architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi took another step towards completion as a giant multifaceted star was lifted into place atop one of Sagrada...

Spain’s Malaga to broadcast live screening of ‘The Nutcracker’ by Royal Ballet of London

MALAGA will host the live broadcast, from the Royal Opera House, of the classic ballet The Nutcracker. The spectacular production by British choreographer Peter Wright...

Tributes pour in for Spanish author Soco Cordente who has died aged 36

SOCO Cordente, one of Spain’s greatest young writers has died.  The Cuenca-born author best known for her bestselling book Ego, passed away on Saturday aged...

International Day of The Disabled commemorated this week on Spain’s Costa Blanca

COUNCIL BUILDINGS across Orihuela and Orihuela Costa will light up this Friday, December 3, to commemorate International Day of The Disabled. The Social Welfare Department,...

Javier Bardem-starring movie scoops record number of Goya award nominations in Spain

A film starring Javier Bardem has broken a Goya record by getting 20 nominations for the prestigious Spanish Film Academy awards. The Good Boss(El Buen...

Park dedicated to women that fought against gender violence opens on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A NEW PARK in Rojales, has been designed as a “space for hope”, and a tribute to women that have fought for equality and...

Meet the flamenco dancer from New York who used Spain’s lockdown to forge a new career in folk music

IT'S no small feat for a foreigner to make it big in Spain’s competitive world of flamenco. But that is exactly what Leilah Broukhim, a...

Storm reveals two Roman ovens hidden for centuries beneath sand on Marbella beach in Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE easterly storm that hit the coast of Malaga last week has uncovered two ovens dating from the Roman era on the beach of...

Spain’s Valencia announces major attractions for its year as World Design Capital 2022

A big programme for Valencia's year as 'World Design Capital' has been unveiled with exhibitions and conferences highlighting all aspects of design. A special launch...

Customer’s outrage over ‘excessive’ tortilla bill in Spain goes viral

A SPANIARD who reportedly splashed out on food and drink at a bar in Madrid was left outraged when the bill arrived. The meal of...

Universal Children’s Day to be celebrated in style on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council is to commemorate Universal Children’s Day on Sunday, November 21. Local Councillor for Social Welfare, Almudena Baldó, announced the event to be...

Diversity and collaboration in sport to be highlighted in LGBTIQ+ promotion on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ELCHE’S main retail complex, the L’Aljub Shopping Centre, will act as a focal point for discussion about sport integrating the LGBTIQ+ community into life. On...

Billionaire who smuggled Picasso painting out of Spain avoids prison because of ‘serious incurable disease’

ONE of Spain's richest men will not go to prison for smuggling a Picasso painting out of the country because he's dying. Ex-Santander Bank vice-president,...

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