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Spain-wide appeal to find kidnap gang boss after snatching Costa Blanca couple to steal cryptocurrency codes

THE Guardia Civil have launched a nationwide appeal to find the mastermind behind an Alicante kidnapping plot last Summer to prise out lucrative cryptocurrency...

‘Firefighting’ donkeys start fire prevention campaign in Spain’s Doñana

A TEAM of 18 ‘Firefighting’ donkeys have started the forest fire prevention campaign 'Summer of 2023'. The 18 burros have been released in difficult to...

Three loggerhead sea turtles rescued by sailors are released in Spain’s Huelva

FIFTY schoolchildren from the Santo Cristo del Mar school in Punta Umbria and members of the Rumbo Fijo association have participated in the release...

Dia de la Hispanidad: Why Spain celebrates its National Day on October 12

Each October 12 Spain marks its National Day or Dia de la Hispanidad with a public holiday. The day coincides with the celebration of Christopher...

Travel: Exploring Spain’s buried treasures – cool caves

WHEN Spain’s peak summer temperatures start nudging 40 in parts of the country, visiting a cool, dark, damp cave sounds pretty good. The fact...

Huelva home to the best-preserved rural mosque in Spain

BUILT on the site of a fifth-century Visigoth basilica, the Almonaster Mosque in Huelva, is one of few surviving rural mosques in Spain, considered the...

One of Europe’s biggest megalithic sites discovered in southern Spain while planting avocados

A SCHEME to plant a 600 hectare avocado plantation has led to the discovery of one of the biggest megalithic sites in Europe, dating...

Dramatic rescue of toddler trapped inside overheating car in Spain’s Huelva

POLICIA LOCAL of Aljaraque (Huelva) have been forced to smash a car window in order to save the life of a young toddler. The incident...

Young British fugitive accused of murder is arrested in Spain’s Andalucia

A British man has been arrested in Huelva Province over the fatal stabbing of man in the UK in August 2021. The 22-year-old, with the...

ONE FOR HORSE LOVERS: Spain’s Huelva recovers its traditional ‘Saca de las Yeguas’ after two years absence due to...

THE ancestral Andalucian tradition of releasing hundreds of semi-wild horses back into their natural habitat, the Doñana Natural Area, will take place again this...

VIRGIN’S BACK: The return of ancient pilgrimage the Romeria del Rocio to Huelva in Spain’s Andalucia

By Livia Cockerell FOLLOWING a two year delay, the ancient festival of Romeria del Rocio has returned to Andalucia in Spain. Before the pandemic, the religious...

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...

Pineberry: How a white strawberry that tastes like pineapple is proving a lucrative crop from Spain’s Huelva

YOU may have noticed the unusual looking pale strawberries on display at greengrocers across Spain. These anaemic versions with their bright red seeds are not...

‘Phishing’ gang steal at least €443,600 from hacked online bank accounts in Spain

A bank 'phishing' con netted a nationwide gang at least €443,600 from 146 victims. The Policia Nacional have arrested 13 people across Spain and are...

Andalucia is home to the longest beach in Spain

SPAIN has about 7,500 km of coastline and more than 3,000 beaches, beaches which come in all shapes and sizes, from rocky coves and...

These four seaside towns are officially the sunniest in Spain and they’re not on the Costa del Sol

THINK of Spain and you’ll undoubtedly think of sun-soaked days at the beach. But despite its name, the Costa del Sol isn’t actually the...

The only cross-border zip line in the world is in Spain’s Huelva

ADRENALINE junkies can now cross the natural border that separates Spain from its neighbour Portugal, in less than a minute—thanks to the only cross-border...

Camper van couple from Malaga travel around Spain stealing from shops, restaurants, and hotels

A Malaga couple have been arrested in Alicante Province after hitting the road in their camper van and stealing from shops and hospitality businesses...

Boy dies trapped in Almonte house fire in Spain’s Huevla 

AN eight-year-old boy has died after being trapped in a burning house in the town of Almonte in Huelva.  He was trapped by smoke from...

Police launch drones and helicopter search amid fears for missing pensioner, 79, in Spain’s Huelva

A MISSING pensioner who had been the target of a day-long search by authorities in Spain has still not been located.  The 79-year-old went missing...

Dolmen de Soto Trigueros: Discover the mysterious ancient tombs of southwestern Spain

Nick Nutter shares his knowledge of the fascinating archaeological site in Huelva in Andalucia that rivals Stonehenge

Andalucia-Algarve rail connection still a “dream” says Portugal’s Prime Minister

PORTUGUESE Prime Minister Antonio Costa has said that it is “a dream” of his to be able to unite the regions of the Algarve,...

43 arrests as fake Euro notes were sold from Andalucia in Spain via social media

AN online business selling counterfeit Euro notes has been smashed by the Policia Nacional in association with Europol. The two operation ring-leaders have been arrested...

Costa de la Luz: See the light

For relief from the hot and busy Costa del Sol summer, switch on to the Costa de la Luz (or Coast of Light). It’s a complete breath of fresh air, writes Laurence Dollimore

WATCH: Storms hit southern Spain causing floods that turn streets into rivers

STORMS hit parts of Extremadura and Andalucia on Thursday bringing torrential rain and flooding that swept away cars and caused huge damage to property. The...

Spanish singer Maria Isabel reveals she is quitting music to focus on mental health

MARIA Isabel has announced that she has quit music to focus on her mental health.  The singer who won the Eurojunior festival in 2004 announced that...

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