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New cases of West Nile virus detected in Spain’s Tarragona province 

The public health department in Catalonia has detected one confirmed case and one possible case of West Nile virus in Tarragona province, news agency...

Home repossessions in Spain fall for first time in nearly two years

HOME repossessions in Spain caused by mortgage payment defaults have fallen for the first time in nearly two years. Figures released on Wednesday by the...

Woman rescued off coast of Spain after being swept away by current and spending six hours in the sea

A 30-year-old woman was rescued in the early hours of Monday from the sea off the coast of Barcelona, after she was swept out...

Jihadist arrested in Spain’s Girona ‘had plans to carrying out  terrorist attack in Catalunya’

POLICE have arrested a ‘radicalised’ terrorist who was allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Catalunya before returning to Syria. An investigation began at the end...

Toddler killed by giant hailstone as storm strikes Catalunya in northeastern Spain

A toddler has been killed after being struck on the head by a hailstone when storms hit Catalunya on Tuesday evening. The 20-month old died...

Mallorca has Spain’s most expensive area for property rentals

CALVIA on Mallorca has overhauled long-time leader Barcelona as the costliest municipality in Spain for property rentals. The Balearic Islands as a whole are also...

Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attacked during brutal home invasion in Spain

A masked gang robbed and assaulted Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at his home on Monday morning. It was the second robbery at the player's house...

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...

Homesick Ukraine teenage refugee intercepted after starting long coach journey in Spain’s Valencia

A homesick teenage Ukrainian refugee was intercepted on a long-distance coach after his worried mother contacted police in Valencia. The boy, 16, ran away from...

Spain passes 6,000 mark in confirmed monkeypox cases

SPAIN has surpassed 6,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox according to Ministry of Health figures. Up to last Friday, 6,119 infections were recorded- two-thirds of them...

Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski has watch stolen outside training ground in Spain

BARCELONA player Robert Lewandowski had a €70,000 watch ripped off his arm when arriving for a training session on Thursday. The Polish star drove up...

Shakira faces eight years in prison if convicted of tax dodging in Spain

POP star Shakira could be jailed for eight years if she's convicted of tax dodging. Barcelona prosecutors also want her to be fined almost €24...

Benidorm and Pamplona romance scammers in Spain conned money out of women looking for love

TWO romance scammers have been arrested by the Policia Nacional and charged with defrauding victims across Europe of over €20,000. The men, of Nigerian nationality,...

Spain reports 800 registered monkeypox cases- with over half in Madrid area

SPAIN'S Health Ministry says 800 cases of monkeypox have been registered in the country, with over half coming in the Madrid region. The figures have...

‘Historic day for aviation’: Fully electric plane flies in Spain for the first time

SPAIN’s first electric plane has made its inaugural flight after taking off from Sabadell Airport, near Barcelona on the morning of Wednesday, June 22. The...

Sleeping homeless couple get flammable liquid thrown over faces in street in Spain’s Barcelona

A homeless Barcelona couple have been treated for minor facial burns after flammable liquid was thrown at them while they were sleeping in the...

Baby Angel born on Barcelona Metro

A BABY boy made a dramatic entrance into the world when he was born at a Barcelona metro station. When Cristina felt the first pangs...

Italian mafia boss mistakenly released in 2020 is arrested in Spain’s Catalunya region

AN Italian mafia boss mistakenly released from a Barcelona jail in October 2020, has been arrested by police at a routine checkpoint in Catalunya. Vittorio...

Ex-Barcelona star Eto’o gets massive fine and suspended jail term over unpaid tax in Spain

FORMER Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o was given a 22-month suspended prison sentence on Monday after admitting tax fraud of €3.8 million while he was...

Cooler temperatures in Spain help fight against record-breaking wildfire blaze

A respite in unseasonably high temperatures has helped fire crews stabilise a massive wildfire in north-west Spain. Over 650 firefighters have been dealing with the...

Tourist visiting Spain’s Barcelona has €800,000 gold watch ripped off him

A tourist had a Barcelona trip to forget after thieves tore off his €800,000 wrist watch in the street. The theft happened on Tuesday in...

Mobile phone company duped by €240,000 credit card con in Spain

A nationwide scam left an unnamed mobile phone operator in Spain out of pocket by over €240,000. The firm was tricked by a gang using...

Okupas: Spain’s lawmakers consider measure that would see squatters evicted within 48 hours

A PROPOSAL has been put forward in the Spanish Parliament that could see squatters evicted within 48 hours. The motion argues for a change in...

A BUTT TIME: Cigarettes don’t just poison smokers – they poison the environment too

I’VE never understood smoking. My father died when I was 14 of throat cancer caused by smoking. I could not see what was big,...

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...

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