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Rural dreams: From luxury estates to tumbledown watermills, demand for country properties is booming in Spain

Demand for rural properties continues to grow as people dream of swapping a home in the city for a fixer-upper with nice views and...

Car giant Ford to produce ‘next-generation’ electric cars at its Valencia area plant in Spain

FORD will build their 'next-generation' electric cars at their Almusaffes assembly plant in Valencia. By 2026, Ford in Europe plans to sell 600,000 electric vehicles...

Lidl supermarkets announces €25 million expansion plans in Spain’s Valencia region

LIDL supermarkets will open eight new stores in the Valencian Community over the next 18 months. The retailer says that adds up to an investment...

Spain’s Vueling Airlines becomes Europe’s first budget carrier to allow cryptocurrency ticket payments

SPAIN'S Vueling Airways will offer passengers the chance to pay for tickets via cryptocurrency from next year- the first such move for a budget...

Pepco: Fashion store known as ‘Polish Primark’ to open first store on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE 'Polish Primark' has announced it will open its first store in the Costa del Sol's Malaga.  Pepco, known across Europe as 'the Polish Primark',...

Marbella waiter turns entrepreneur with ‘at-table’ mobile phone charger device   

A waiter serving diners in fashionable Marbella has invented a system to charge mobile phones at tables. Esteban Romero, 36, has spent the last ten...

Spain’s Air Nostrum buys 10 UK-built helium-powered airships

SPAIN'S Air Nostrum has ordered 10 airships from UK firm, Hybrid Air Vehicles(HAV). The craft named Airlander 10 will be used on Air Nostrum routes...

DEAR JENNIFER: Travel insurance for expats: Make sure you have peace of mind when you make travel plans from...

HOW wonderful that people can travel again. Let’s hope this carries on and we don’t have a return to the restrictions and paperwork. Hopefully there will...

Personalised service for every client at Eyeprint in La Cala de Mijas

Eyeprint is a long standing design and printing business on the Costa del Sol now based in La Cala de Mijas. Whether you are looking...

Inflation rate in Spain unexpectedly rises to 8.7%

INFLATION rose in May after falling in April, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics(INE). Advanced data showed May's Consumer Price Index(CPI) at...

Spain’s annual food shopping bill predicted to rise by average of €200 this year

ANNUAL food shopping basket costs are expected to rise by €200 in Spain this year according to the latest Allianz European Food Inflation report. The...

Spain splashing out over €12 billion to develop micro chip sector over next five years

SPAIN'S cabinet has approved plans to spend €12.25 billion over five years in developing the country's micro chip and semi-conductor sector. The investment has gone...

Businesses will get public money to introduce four-day working week in Spain’s Valencia region

GRANTS of up to €200,000 per company will be offered as an incentive for Valencian Community businesses to move some of their staff onto...

Spain’s annual inflation rate falls more than expected due to lower fuel prices but food costs rise

SPAIN'S annual inflation rate dropped to 8.4% in April according to figures published on Thursday by the National Statistics Institute(INE). The 1.4% drop on the...

Wind of change: Two sides of the ecologist movement clash as Spain debates renewable energy

OUCH! Another electric bill arrived today as more evidence of the skyrocketing price of energy.  Electricity costs have quadrupled - yes quadrupled! - from February...

Spain’s low cost high-speed train war hots up as new operator Iryo brings forward launch.

SPAIN'S low cost high-speed train war goes up an extra gear in November as Italian-Spanish owned firm Ilsa launches its service. The company, under the...

Pedro Sanchez announces €11 billion investment for Spain’s microchip and semiconductor sector

SPAIN'S government is planning to invest €11 billion in the country's microchip and semiconductor sectors. Speaking at Monday's 'Wake Up Spain' economic forum in Madrid,...

Energy giant Cepsa to transform 3,000 petrol stations in Spain under €8 billion ‘green plan’

SPANISH energy company Cepsa will spend €8 billion in a shift to using low-carbon energy sources by 2030. The plan is for half the firm's...

Spain’s inflation rate surges to 9.8%- highest figure since 1985

INFLATION in Spain has soared to 9.8% in March- the highest rate since May 1985, according to figures from the National Statistics Institute(INE). The rate...

Costa Blanca start-ups grow algae that doesn’t pollute water with nitrates as in case of Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

TWO new Alicante companies have joined forces to cultivate algae that stops nitrate pollution in water, as infamously seen over recent years at Murcia's...

Industrial production prices in Spain soar by over 40% in February in biggest rise since records began

INDUSTRIAL production prices in Spain notched up a record annual rate for the fifth successive month in February according to figures released on Friday...

New home buyers on Spain’s Costa Blanca hit with shock news due to high raw material prices

ESCALATING raw material costs are causing some Costa Blanca builders to pause new projects as they are financially unviable. The Alicante Province Real Estate Developers...

Car giant Volkswagen to produce electric car batteries at new site in Spain’s Valencia area

VOLKSWAGEN'S car battery cell plant in Spain will be located in Sagunto, 30 kilometres north of Valencia City. The factory, costing around €7 billion to...

Danone to suspend food production in Spain ‘within 24 hours’ as truckers strike disrupts dairy supplies

FOOD manufacturer Danone is to suspend production at its Spanish plants 'within 24 hours' as the unofficial nationwide truckers strike continues to bite. Danone employs...

Deliveroo leaves Spain after losing €23 million in two years

FOOD delivery service Deliveroo has announced it will cease operating in Spain citing huge economic losses since the start of the pandemic. The company reported...

Striking lorry divers in Spain face police clampdown over violent picketing

SPAIN'S government is mobilising over 15,000 police officers to crack down on violent pickets among striking truck drivers. Protests this week have seen drivers block...

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