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ELITE ESPAÑA: High society in Spain doesn’t always go hand in hand with high price tags

SPAIN and the UK are both guilty of serious class divides. And, as in Britain, splashing the cash in Spain isn’t always synonymous with...

Casares: The hilltop haven in southern Spain you need to visit

A SMORGASBORD of sugar cube houses perch on the rolling hills of Casares. Situated amongst woodland on a 1,427ft high cliff, the pueblo blanco...

Fugitive Spanish rapper Valtonyc wins another extradition battle in Belgian court

A convicted rapper, known as Valtonyc, has thwarted Spain's latest bid to get him extradited from Belgian. Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, 28, skipped a three-and-a-half...

No plans for tougher COVID-19 restrictions for New Year and Three Kings holidays in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FRESH restrictions to counter the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are not coming yet to the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, said that...

EXPLAINED: Could Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca really be the original home of Santa Claus?

ALICANTE is an unlikely candidate for the original home of Santa Claus – for starters, it hasn't snowed in the city since 1926. There are...

TAX SHAME: Millionaire footballers from Barcelona and Real Madrid feature on Spain’s tax defaulters list

SPAIN has published its annual list of tax shame - and footballers continue to be targeted by the tax man. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti...

Telefonica in Spain strikes deal with unions for 2,700 voluntary job losses

SPANISH telecoms giant Telefonica has reached an agreement with unions to cut 15% of its workforce. The reduction will be achieved through an estimated 2,700...

CHRISTMAS HANGOVER: Coronavirus cases across Spain surge to new record after festivities

THERE has been a surge in coronavirus cases in Spain to the country's highest ever number of new infections. Updating the pandemic figures late on...

Costa Blanca-based ‘smishing’ con fleeces €600,000 out of unsuspecting bank customers in Spain

A nationwide con saw 106 bank customers robbed of €600,000 from their accounts after they unknowingly provided access to their 'log-in' and personal details. Operation...

Tourists robbed by violent young mob in popular Costa Blanca visitor area in Spain

NINE Spaniards have been arrested for robbing people in the Levante Pier area of Alicante. The Policia Nacional said the thieves, aged between 19 and...

WATCH: It must be Christmas in Spain…even after the big day!

Thanks to the Reyes not visiting until January 6, when everyone gets their presents, the streets are still full of shoppers. The capital of Madrid...

Drag Queen carnival, opera, magic! Events to look forward to in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca during 2022

FIESTAS, concerts and theatre will be crammed into the Torrevieja social calendar for the next three months. The coastal city will also enjoy a Drag...

All Fools’ Day: How Spain marks Dia de los Santos Inocentes

DECEMBER 28, Spain marks the Dia de los Santos Inocentes (Holy Innocents’ Day) which is somewhat similar to April Fools’ Day. It’s the day to...

COVID-19 measures and restrictions to return to Spain’s Andalucia in the New Year

THE Junta’s committee of experts and provincial health committees will meet next week to discuss new COVID-19 control measures in light of the increase...

12 pranks to watch out for this December 28 when Spain marks Dia de los Santos Inocentes

EVERYONE in Spain will be watching their backs this December 28 for the annual Dia de Los Santos Inocentes (Day of the Innocent Saints) for...

Family of Kirsty Maxwell who mysteriously plunged from Benidorm balcony ’set place for her at the table’ over Christmas

THE family of a British woman who died after falling from a Benidorm hotel said they 'set a place at the table' for her...

‘Armed robber’ storms Malaga bank with fake gun and flees with €600 in terrifying raid

AN alleged armed robber made off with €600 following a raid of a cash machine inside a bank in Malaga.  A 55-year-old man armed with...

Operation Cleaner: Drug gang that used ‘cocaine factory’ double-bottomed vehicles smashed by police

NATIONAL police based in the province of Malaga, Andalucia, have broken up a criminal gang that used double-bottomed vehicles equipped with drug-preparation facilities to...

Robin Hood or robbing hoodlum?: Andalucia’s last bandit built up a legendary reputation

Shannon Chaffers follows the trail of Pasos Largos

Boom time for hotel group as Hollywood TV company book over 10,000 nights’ accommodation in Spain’s Malaga

SOHO BOUTIQUE Hotels have a brand new VIP guest in the form of Hollywood production company Global Television Operations. As part of a year-long project...

Spain saves suspected long-lost Caravaggio masterpiece for the nation after it was almost sold off for €1,500 at auction

SPAIN has granted protected status to a small oil painting that was on the verge of being sold for a mere €1,500 before an...

How a once grandiose royal palace in southern Spain became a forgotten ruin

ABANDONED historical heritage which, behind fallen facades, conceal invaluable treasures; this is the story of the house of the Orleans-Bourbon, a capricious palace recently...

The best things to do in Andalucia between Christmas and New Year

DECEMBER is the time to make dreams come true. After all the frantic gift-buying, wine-quaffing, food-gobbling on Christmas Day, those days between December 25...

Reasons Why You Might Want to Become a Surrogate

Becoming a surrogate can be an incredibly rewarding experience. As a surrogate, you have the opportunity to help someone who is struggling with infertility...

Fairytale princess: The incredible story of the flamenco dancer from Spain’s Malaga who became Indian royalty

SHE started out as a Flamenco dancer from a humble background but became a Maharani when she captured the heart of an Indian Maharaja. Aged...

Feliz Navidad: The best cocktail recipes to boost the Christmas spirit!

THE one sure-fire way to bag a kiss under the mistletoe this winter is to combine a little Christmas spirit with a lot of...

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