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Load of bull! Instagram removes Isabel Diaz Ayuso’s bullfighting photo in Las Ventas for ‘extreme violence’ breach

ISABEL Diaz Ayuso’s Instagram post has been taken down from the Community of Madrid Instagram after she shared photos of herself in the Las...

Former police boss Jose Villarejo facing jail term for ‘running 20 year spying and corruption operation’ that implicated Spain’s...

WITH a network of crooked politicians, dirty cops, wiretaps and secret bank accounts, it might be the plot of a blockbuster Hollywood crime thriller. But...

Christopher Columbus statue splattered in red paint in Spain’s Granada in ‘colonization’ protest

TWO women have been arrested in Granada accused of vandalising a statue of Christopher Columbus. The suspects, aged 29 and 24, were cuffed for allegedly...

Inked police officers in Spain could soon be forced to get tattoos removed

?? POLICE could soon be rushing to get rid of tattoos ­after Spain's Interior Ministry proposed measures to regulate the appearance of inked officers in...

Spain’s government prepares guidelines on ‘how not to be sexist’ in the workplace

SPAIN’S Equality Ministry is preparing official guidelines on how to behave appropriately to colleagues at work in a bid to tackle Spain’s traditionally ‘machista’...

Gibraltar treaty talks could begin within days to determine post-Brexit relations after threat of no-deal scenario

AFTER a rocky start, negotiations over future relations between Gibraltar and the EU-bloc are set to begin within weeks. The negotiating mandate was approved by...

Italian Judge delays decision on Spain’s extradition request for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

FORMER Catalan Separatist leader Carles Puigdemont walked free from an Italian court on Monday after a judge delayed a ruling on Spain’s extradition request.  The...

Smoking in Spain: Should it be banned on terraces? 

HEALTH ministers have called for smoking to be banned on terraces and outdoor restaurant seating in Spain.  The Ministry of Health wants the current law...

ANALYSIS: What does ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrest mean for ‘peace talks’ in Catalunya?

THE former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is expected to appear in an Italian court next week, but his arrest in Sardinia threatens to destabilize...

LATEST: Italian court frees ex-leader Carles Puigdemont but orders him to stay in Sardinia while Spain’s extradition request is...

AN Italian court has ordered the exiled regional leader of Catalunya to be freed a day after his arrest in Sardinia, his lawyer said. Carles...

Puigdemont: Exiled Catalan separatist leader detained by police in Sardinia faces extradition to Spain

CARLES Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalunya who fled Spain after a failed independence bid, was detained by Italian police in Sardinia on Thursday...

Exiled Catalan leader claims to ‘have proof’ Spain used espionage to repress independence drive

THE exiled former Catalan president of Carles Puigdemont has insisted he has evidence that Spain used political espionage against him and others around him. The...

Irene Montero compares violence against women in Afghanistan with what is happening in Spain

SPAIN’S Equality Minister has compared the oppression faced by women in Afghanistan with violence against women in Spain. Irene Montero called for ‘alliances’ to...

Spain’s Equality Minister Irene Montero shares personal snaps to celebrate Breastfeeding Week

IRENE Montero has shared an intimate snap of herself breastfeeding youngest daughter Aitana as she marked World Breastfeeding Week on Saturday.  The Minister of Equality,...

Inside the lavish palace where Spain’s Prime Minister spends his holidays

AS the weather heats up across Spain, Pedro Sanchez is planning his summer vacation. The prime minister will be staying at a luxury resort in...

Barcelona’s People’s Olympiad: The story of the 1936 Protest Olympics that were derailed by the Spanish Civil War

BY Shannon Chaffers THE Tokyo Olympic Games will soon come to a close despite an initial rocky start under a shroud of controversy with Japan...

New Socialist leader in Andalucia vows to ‘speak less about ourselves and more about society’

Juan Espadas has been chosen by the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) as the party's new general secretary for Andalucia which means he now...

Explainer: This is the new European DNI that comes into force today

THE first of the new National Identity Documents, known as DNI 4.0, have been handed out today.  The ID card, which will be mandatory throughout...

Pedro Sánchez says council will approve a ‘drastic reduction’ of the AP-9 tolls

PEDRO Sánchez has confirmed the  Council of Ministers will approve a ‘drastic reduction’ in tolls on the AP-9 in Galicia on Tuesday.  This announcement was made...

RATS! Watch the moment rodent causes mayhem and sends Vox MP fleeing chamber during vote in Spain’s Andalucia

LAWMAKERS in Andalucia’s regional parliament had an unusual visitor during a debate on Wednesday when a rat entered the chamber and caused a disruption. The...

British holidaymakers race back from Balearic Islands before Monday’s 4am quarantine deadline

BRITS are racing against the clock to exit Spain's Balearic Islands before the quarantine deadline on Monday.  Earlier this week ministers announced that the Balearic...

The updated COVID-19 rules and restrictions for regions across Spain

CORONAVIRUS infection rates have tripled in Spain over the past couple of weeks as the delta variant continues to advance across the country.  The week...

Delta variant cases in Spain soar by 15% in a week

THE Delta coronavirus variant that swept the UK has become dominant in Spain and could be attributed to the country’s recent spike in COVID...

Spain’s cabinet reshuffle sees more women appointed to key roles

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a cabinet reshuffle on Saturday promoting more women into ministerial positions. The new appointments include a new deputy prime...

LESS MEAT, MORE LIFE: Spanish minister’s campaign to eat less meat receives a mixed response

HEALTH minister Alberto Garzon has launched a campaign encouraging Spaniards to eat less meat, after research revealed Spain chomps its way through more meat...

Ministry of health suffers data breach exposing details of 100,000 people in Madrid – ‘including king and Sanchez’

THE Ministry of Health is blaming a coding error for 100,000 people in Madrid being involved in a data breach which included exposing the...

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