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Stowaways found on oil tanker rudder before docking in Spain’s Canary Islands

THREE stowaways risked their lives by travelling on the rudder of an oil tanker that docked in the Canary Islands after an 11-day trip...

€1.5 million pyramid scam in Spain sees arrests in Tenerife, Costa Blanca, and Murcia areas

A pyramid scheme that netted €1.5 million from unsuspecting investors has been brought down by the Guardia Civil. The two ring-leaders- an Italian national and...

Spain to spend €20m to assist transfer of unaccompanied minors from migration hotspots to peninsula

THE SPANISH government is planning to assign €20 million to the country’s regions to support the voluntary reception of unaccompanied migrant minors. The youngsters...

Mass gatherings in Spain linked to monkeypox, new research shows

Monkeypox patients reported attending two major public events in Spain before being struck down with symptoms of the painful disease.  A major mass gathering on...

Spain tempts Brits to book long-stay winter holidays to beat energy bill crisis

SPAIN is hoping to capitalise on cold winters and energy bills elsewhere in Europe, including the UK, by promoting its warmer weather as winter...

Canary Islands report more than a thousand migrant deaths in year so far

Spain’s Canary Islands have calculated that more than a thousand would-be migrants have either died or disappeared at sea while trying to reach land...

Woman in bogus kidnapping shoots dramatic video to extort €50,000 from mother on Spain’s Canary Islands

A woman in her thirties has been arrested in Tenerife for faking her own kidnapping and trying to extort €50,000 from her mother. Four people...

Unemployment increases in August in Spain, but it is the best data for this month since 2008

SOME 40,428 people lost their jobs during August, which is 1,4% more than in July The jobless total in Spain is 2.9 million, according to...

Iberia Express cancels 92 flights ahead of cabin crew strike in Spain

AIRLINE Iberia Express has cancelled 92 flights ahead of a ten-day crew strike that starts on Sunday. Among the scrapped services are connections from Madrid...

Spain’s tourism rejoices with hotels filling up to 2019 levels

TOURISM in July returned to almost the same levels seen before the Covid pandemic in 2019. Figures from the National Statistics Institute show overnight hotel...

Wizz Air closing down routes to Spain from Cardiff from mid-September

BUDGET carrier Wizz Air is closing its summer season early on four routes linking Cardiff and Spain. The airline says it will stop flying from...

Scammer pretends to be professional footballer to con new girlfriend out of cash in Spain’s Valencia

A man who pretended to be a professional footballer to con his new girlfriend out of money has been given a two-year-jail term by...

Swarm of low-magnitude earthquakes registered in Spain’s El Teide

THE Canarian Seismic Network—operated by the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (INVOLCAN)—has registered a swarm of very low-magnitude earthquakes under Mount Teide. According to INVOLCAN the...

CONGRATS! Four British expats named in Queen’s Birthday Honours list for community work in Spain

FOUR British expats in Spain have been awarded gongs in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their work serving the British community in...

Foreign tourists flooding back to Spain with spending close to pre-pandemic levels

SPAIN welcomed 6.1 million international tourists in April who spent €6.9 billion on their holidays. Figures published on Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute show...

Spain’s most ‘smokiest’ regions revealed on ‘World No Tobacco Day’

EXTREMADURA and Murcia have the highest percentage of daily smokers in Spain's regions according to figures released on 'World No Tobacco Day'. Statistics compiled for...

Sudden arrival: Woman gives birth in Gran Canaria pharmacy after waters broke in the street

A WOMAN has given birth in a pharmacy on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria after her waters broke in the street. Anna Maria Lodoño...

Police hunt British estate agent wanted over defrauding client in Canary Islands

COURTS in the Canary Islands have issued an arrest warrant for a British woman who is accused of stealing €67,000 in a fraudulent property...

27 migrants die after overloaded inflatable boat capsizes south of Canary Islands in Spain

AN inflatable boat crammed with sub-Saharan migrants capsized 244 kilometres south of Gran Canaria, with 27 people believed to have drowned. 61 people were packed...

Massive drugs busts sees Spanish police seize three tonnes of cocaine on fishing boat off Canary Islands

POLICE in Spain seized nearly 2.9 tonnes of cocaine in a raid on a fishing boat south of the Canary Islands. The 20-meter-long AKT 1...

Why Spain’s Canary Island of La Gomera has been ranked among the best destinations for winter sun

THE Canary island of La Gomera has been ranked number seven on The Times' list of the 15 best destinations for winter sun. The second...

Spain calculates enormous tourism losses during Covid-19 pandemic

SPAIN lost €155 billion in tourist revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Statistics Institute(INE). Easter tourism seems to be bouncing back...

Fun on hold: Tenerife postpones its famous carnival until summer

TENERIFE has decided to postpone its famous carnivals until June.  The festivities, previously scheduled for February, have had to be postponed due to an increase...

Seal of royal approval for Spain’s major international tourist fair, Fitur, in Madrid

SPAIN'S big International Tourism Fair (Fitur) was officially opened on Wednesday by King Felipe and Queen Leitizia in Madrid. The royal couple toured the different...

Foreign tourist numbers in Spain recover by 70% before arrival of Omicron COVID variant

FOREIGN tourist levels in Spain last November recovered to 70% of what they were in the same month 2019 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures...

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