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The Junta to propose voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for the under-60s

THE Junta is calling for voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for the under-60s. Following Spain’s vaccine strategy U-turn on AstraZeneca use last week, the Regional Health...

OPINION: Clear rules and guidance is needed for Brits trying to travel to Spain

THERE was a depressing inevitability about the latest round of bad news relating to Brexit and the ongoing travel restrictions between Spain and the...

Staff at El Corte Ingles in Mijas facing redundancy as coronavirus takes toll on Spain’s retail giant

BOSSES at El Corte Ingles have announced that the business will have to be restructured to cope with the coronavirus crisis.  Staff at the Spanish...

AstraZeneca: Castilla y Leon region suspends vaccine even as Spain’s govt insists it’s safe

REGIONAL health authorities in Castilla y Leon will suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine, even as Spain’s central government insisted that they consider the jabs...

Pensioners forced to return home from Spain due to Brexit slam UK govt after Covid test blunder

A BRITISH couple arriving back from Spain has criticised the UK’s testing system for returning citizens as being ‘not fit for purpose’ after its...

Real Madrid star Marcelo in danger of being hit with €2,700 fine for breaking COVID rules to visit Valencia...

REAL Madrid star Marcelo could be fined €2,700 for breaching COVID-19 regulations after he posted a photo of himself enjoying an unauthorised day trip...

Over 500 fines handed out in less than 24hrs for not wearing mask in Spain’s Malaga

MALAGA’S Policia local have fined a total of 543 people for not wearing masks between Friday 26 and Saturday 27th March. The first two days...

Give us back our freedom without the hefty price tag, says Terenia in Mallorca

IT’S a great feeling to be slowly coming out of lockdown and let’s hope we don’t go backwards! Finally, there seems to be a...

PESSIMISTIC outlook for Spain as bank issues warning over another lost summer tourist season

SPAIN is pinning its hopes that dropping infection rates, a vaccination drive and the introduction of vaccine passports could help save the summer tourism...

Five exceptions that permit travel between provinces in Spain during Easter

THERE are currently five justified situations which permit travel between regions in Spain over Easter. Under the central government’s motto ‘We don’t save weeks, we...

What are Spain’s new Covid-19 restrictions over San Jose puente?

NEW rules come into force today, March 17, to restrict travel and curb big gatherings in those regions of Spain which have a long...

700 strong illegal party busted in Spain’s Linares

MORE than 700 revellers have been evicted from an illegal party which took place in Linares (Jaen) this Saturday. The Policia Nacional together with the...

Getting a grip: Accused of faking COVID is a low blow – even for Marbella!

It was the last caller that did it. I was into the final three minutes of ‘Viewpoint’, the live radio show that I host...

Guidelines for sporting activities in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Junta has proposed basic rules of conduct for sporting activities in Spain’s Andalucia, in force until March 19. The regulations have been divided into...

Police officers and teachers next in line for COVID-19 vaccine in Spain’s Andalucia

VACCINATION against COVID-19 for teachers is underway in Andalucia with Police officers and Guardia Civil next in line. This second phase of the vaccination campaign...

COVID-19 inpatients in Spain’s Malaga halved in 20 days

THE number of inpatients in Malaga due to coronavirus has halved in the last 20 days. On February 2, the number of COVID-19 patients in...

BREAKING: Hospitality workers and business owners protest outside regional government HQ in Valencia

AN estimated 200 employees and business owners within the hospitality sector are at this moment protesting outside the regional government headquarters in Valencia city. Angry...

Spain’s Malaga city could open bars and shops this weekend

MALAGA city could reopen its non-essential activity this weekend. Following the meeting held on Wednesday with the committee of experts, the Junta has given the...

People infected with British COVID-19 variant, on the rise in Spain, less likely to lose smell and taste study...

PEOPLE infected with the new coronavirus variant discovered in the UK are less likely to report a loss of taste and smell as part...

Shock for COVID death family in Spain when 85-year-old ‘victim’ turns up alive and well 10 days later

A GRIEVING husband who had been told his 85-year-old wife had died of COVID had the shock of his life when she turned up...

Spain’s Andalucia to announce closure of more municipalities today

A NEW list of municipalities in Spain’s Andalucian facing perimeter confinement and closure of all non-essential activities will be notified by the Junta today. The...

Spain’s Andalucia sets date for possible changes to COVID-19 Christmas plans

THE Junta is maintaining, for the time being, its Christmas deescalation plan, but new measures could be announced shortly. Although other Communities such as Aragon...

LISTED: 27 Andalucian municipalities which still exceed 500 Covid cases per 100,000 inhabitants

27 MUNICIPALITIES in Andalucia are still considered ‘at very high risk’ as they continue to exceed 500 Covid cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The numbers are,...

Vaccination against COVID-19 in Spain’s Andalucia to begin in January

THE Junta has announced that the vaccination programme against COVID-19 in Andalucia will begin in the New Year. The aim is for the majority of...

Spain’s Andalucia to approve €1,000 grants for small businesses and self-employed workers affected by recent COVID-19 restrictions

THE Junta is set to approve €1,000 grants for the self-employed and workers most affected by recent COVID-19 restrictions. The Andalucian government plans to give...

COVID cull threat for Gibraltar’s Barbary monkeys

GIBRALTAR’S famous Barbary macaques face a death sentence if efforts to protect them from COVID fail. The government has warned it might have to cull...

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