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Shakira faces trial and could be jailed if found guilty of €14 million tax fraud in Spain

POP star Shakira could be tried and jailed over allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of over €14 million between 2011 and 2014. A three-year probe...

Drones fly in to monitor crowding on beaches in Spain’s Catalunya as Covid-19 infections soar

As crowds head to the beach to escape the summer sun, authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalunya are trialling the use of...

VIDEO: Wildfire blamed on tossed cigarette on Spain’s Costa Brava ravages natural park and forces 300 from their homes

FIREFIGHTERS in Catalunya have battled a wildfire that destroyed 400 hectares of forest and forced 350 people to be evacuated from their homes. The blaze...

Volunteers wanted to guard rare turtle eggs on beach in Spain

AS summer jobs go, this doesn’t get much easier: two hours per day,  watching a patch of sand on a Spanish beach - in...

Catalunya is latest region in Spain to tighten COVID-19 restrictions as fifth wave hits

Catalunya has announced it will tighten restrictions on socializing and nightlife after a surge in new coronavirus infections hit Spain. The new rules come as...

Court halts efforts to remove Franco monument in Catalunya after campaign by locals

A COURT has delayed an attempt to remove a monument inaugurated by General Francisco Franco to celebrate a victory during the Spanish Civil War...

Pedro Sanchez will ‘never allow’ Catalunya referendum on independence from Spain

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has rejected an independence referendum for the Catalunya region during a speech to Congress today(June 30). Sanchez said that his ruling...

Spain issues over 2.7 million EU COVID-19 travel certificates as scheme officially launches on July 1

THE EU COVID-19 travel certificate officially comes into force across the European Union tomorrow(July 1) with over 2.7 million documents issued so far in...

Pardoned Catalan separatist leaders walk out of jail… and immediately demand independence from Spain

THE nine Catalan separatist leaders who walked free from prison on Wednesday after a controversial pardon by the Spanish government appeared not to have...

Pedro Sanchez hands out pardons to Catalan separatists jailed by Spain over illegal independence referendum

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has announced the freeing of nine Catalan separatists jailed for sedition over their involvement in an illegal independence referendum...

Godfather of Catalan nationalism faces trial along with seven children over ‘hidden fortune’

JORDI Pujol, the former regional president of Catalunya for 23 years, is to face trial along with his seven children over an alleged fortune...

Over 500,000 AstraZeneca doses arrive in Spain in race to beat off Delta COVID-19 variant with second injections

SPAIN was today(June 21) scheduled to receive a shipment of 511,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines as concerns grow over the possible spread of...

COVID-19 digital passport to travel across EU can be downloaded in Catalunya

A DIGITAL COVID-19 passport which will allow holders to travel within the European Union can be downloaded by patients in Catalunya from June 9. If...

Inditex fashion group reports international sales boom as it prepares to close 56 shops in Spain this summer

SPANISH-based fashion retailer, Inditex, is claiming that purchases are double the rate of what they were a year ago. In spite of that, the company...

Jailed Catalan leader admits unilateral independence route ‘no longer viable’

THE  jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras has said unilateral efforts to break away from Spain were no longer viable.  Junqueras, who is serving a 13-year...

AGENT ORANGE: Oliviera claims stunning victory in drama-filled Barcelona MotoGP

NEW factory KTM rider Miguel Oliveira claimed his third victory in the premier class in a drama-filled Catalan grand prix on Sunday. ...

Stop, police! Hunt for wild boars turns into two hour stake out in central Barcelona

WHEN three police cars with wailing sirens raced down the Barcelona street it had all the hall marks of a chase for an armed...

One of Spain’s top tourist attractions, Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia, suffers another completion setback

THE COVID pandemic has dashed hopes for completing Antoni Gaudi's unfinished iconic Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona in time for the centenary of his...

Green crackdown: owners of polluting cars face fines in Spain’s Catalunya

OWNERS of cars which pollute the atmosphere could face fines in Catalunya, the first Spanish region to consider such plans. Vehicle owners will be penalised...

Spain’s Catalunya spared repeat election after two independence parties reach deal

TWO Catalan separatist parties said they have reached an initial agreement to form a regional government, sparing the voters the prospect of returning to...

REVIEW: World’s ‘best’ restaurant El Celler de Can Roca? Maybe if it sorts out its wine

El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant by TripAdvisor in 2014. But how did it stand up to the Olive Press taste test? Jon Clarke checks it out

Spanish cities battle to turn on Christmas lights – in May!

BARCELONA has unveiled plans for its Christmas illuminations in May, leaving its keen rival in the festive race way behind. Ada Colau, the left-wing mayor...

Spain’s Catalunya ready to vaccinate 50-59 age group

VACCINATIONS will be available for people aged between 50 and 59 from next week, regional authorities in Catalunya said. Appointments can be booked for the...

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...

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...

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...

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