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TRAIN BATTLE as Ouigo launches in Spain with cheaper fares and on-board entertainment services

SPAIN'S state train company RENFE's 80-year-monopoly has ended with French operator, Ouigo, launching services between Madrid and Barcelona. Ouigo Spain is owned by France's SNCF...

SPAIN spends €8 million on social media campaign to win back UK and European tourists

SPAIN'S tourist board has unveiled an €8 million campaign to woo back international visitors. Turespaña will target social media sites between May and July with...

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona BBQ lands him in hot water with Spain’s La Liga

A bit of team bonding involving Lionel Messi and his FC Barcelona teammates has ended up in a La Liga investigation. The 33-year-old Argentine ace...

OPINION: Why has Barcelona, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca been ranked the worst in Spain for their quality of...

A new survey asked thousands of participants across the country to assess the overall quality of life in the city that they lived in

Valencia-based supermarket chain ‘gets a handle’ on fighting COVID-19 in Spain

THE Consum supermarket chain is putting on a special coating on its trolley and shopping basket handles to virtually eliminate COVID-19 spreading to customers. The...

HEALTHY OUTCOME as Barcelona rock concert produces very few COVID-19 cases in Spain

A 'test' concert in Barcelona has produced no evidence of increased COVID cases among the 5,000 people that went to the gig. Rock band Love...

Barcelona threatens war against irresponsible electric scooter riders

ELECTRIC scooter owners may have their machines seized by authorities if they commit repeated offences against pedestrians or other car users under plans being...

Holy crap! World’s first caganer shop opens in Spain’s Barcelona

THEY are as much a part of Christmas in Catalonia as the pessebre, or nativity scene. Now these curious figures, which depict everyone from Boris...

Home of Bacardi drinks empire founder in Spain falls victim to coronavirus pandemic

THE home of the founder of the Bacardi drinks empire is to close near Barcelona, another victim of the Covid-19 pandemic. Casa Bacardi in Sitges...

Spain’s Catalunya to relax Covid-19 restrictions from Monday

CATALUNYA will relax Covid-19 restrictions from Monday by allowing citizens to travel anywhere in the region and permitting bars and restaurants to open during...

Spain’s new normal: How tourism must change in Barcelona post-Covid

BARCELONA is looking forward to welcoming back foreign holidaymakers but tourism should be carefully regulated to preserve the character of the city, mayoress Ada...

WORLD EARTH DAY: Barcelona mayor unveils green future for city to cut pollution and save lives

BARCELONA mayor Ada Colau set out the city's vision for a green future through its plan to create 503 superblocks to cut pollution and...

Spain’s La Liga slams Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and Real Madrid for forming new European Super League

LA LIGA president, Javier Tebas, has attacked the 12 founding members of a breakaway European Super League that includes three Spanish clubs. Barcelona, Atletico Madrid...

Sabadell gang-rapist gets 31 years in jail for attacking teenage woman in Spain’s Catalunya region

A man who took part in a group rape of an 18-year-old woman in Sabadell in February 2019 has been jailed for 31 years. Two...

Child sex abuse video swappers in Spain are arrested after tip-off from US Embassy in Madrid

12 people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional across Spain for possessing and distributing obscene child sex abuse materials via the internet. One of...

SORRY, WE’RE CLOSED: Coronavirus spells the end of historic restaurants in Barcelona

FOUR historic restaurants in Barcelona city have been the latest high-profile victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Cal Pinxo was a hugely popular seafood eatery in...

Leading energy company in Spain is facing court action over electrocuted birds in Barcelona area

ENERGY company Endesa is being prosecuted in Barcelona over hundreds of birds dying after making contact with the firm's high voltage power lines and...

Spain’s Mallorca want to follow Barcelona’s lead and hold concert with 2,000 COVID-19 negative revellers

Inspired by the Love of Lesbian show which took place in Barcelona last month, the island's Association of Music has submitted a formal request to the government asking to hold a similar event this summer

European Commissioner says Spain will get enough COVID-19 vaccines to hit 70% immunisation target this summer

A leading EU figure has pledged that Spain will get 'what it needs' over COVID-19 vaccines to reach 70% of the population by the...

Police in Spain smash nationwide fake Euro note gang that laundered bogus money via banks

AN 18-month operation to bring down a Spanish counterfeit currency gang that laundered fake cash via banks has produced 37 arrests. The Policia Nacional, the...

VIDEO: Drones capture incredible beauty of whales feeding off Barcelona coast in Spain

DRONE cameras have captured the beauty of fin whales feasting on krill off the coast of Barcelona, a ritual that occurs in the same...

Former Catalunya separatist president Carles Puigdemont faces Spanish extradition after losing EU immunity

EXILED former Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont who organised an illegal independence referendum in 2017 has had his immunity from prosecution stripped by the European...

FORÇA BARÇA!: Joan Laporta wins election to become new president of FC Barcelona 11 years after being ousted from...

The returning president’s main mission this time round is to convince the Argentinean star to stay in Barcelona

CROSSING THE LINE: Barcelona riots return as police car is set alight with officer inside

AFTER a few quiet evenings on the streets of Barcelona, protests and riots over the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel returned with a vengeance...

Former FC Barcelona president arrested in police corruption probe over La Liga club in Spain

CATALAN police raided FC Barcelona's Nou Camp headquarters and various homes this morning(March 1) to arrest several people including ex-club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. The...

UP, UP AND AWAY for space-bound hot air balloon ride from Spanish company

A SPANISH company is to offer a somewhat different balloon ride with a chance to hit the earth's atmosphere and get some spectacular views....

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