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Illegal cigarette factories in Spain exploit Ukrainian refugees as Andalucia gang leaders lived in luxury

THREE clandestine cigarette factories have been closed down by the Guardia Civil and Europol with products with a retail value of €37.5 million seized. 27...

Spain’s police arrest couple who murdered their daughter for marrying man without permission in Pakistan

A Pakistani couple in Logroño, La Rioja, have been arrested by Policia Nacional for kidnapping and murdering their daughter because she got married without...

EXPLAINER: The areas of Spain that still use COVID-19 passports and where you have to show them

EIGHT areas of Spain are still running COVID-19 passport schemes while other regions have stopped the measure as 'sixth wave' coronavirus infections fall. Passport will...

Glasses raised for €100 million lottery win in wine-making La Rioja region of Spain

SPAIN'S annual Loteria del Niño has seen the wine corks popping in La Rioja with the wine-producing region's capital Logroño winning the €100 million...

Spanish woman seeking €3million damages after being raised by wrong family ‘welcomed’ by biological parents 

THE biological parents of a woman swapped at birth in a hospital in northern Spain 19 years ago have told their daughter they will...

Man arrested over killing of nine-year-old boy in Spain’s La Rioja had previous convictions

A MAN arrested on suspicion of murder after a child’s body was found during Halloween celebrations in Lardero had previous convictions.  Francisco Javier Almeida served...

Six wine-growing regions in Spain to enjoy the grape harvest this autumn

Autumn is in the air, and in Spain that means that we are moving into the best season to enjoy a spot of wine...

Woman in Spain’s La Rioja discovers she was swapped as a baby in maternity ward mix up and brought...

A WOMAN is seeking €3 million in damages from health authorities after discovering that two decades ago, she and another newborn were accidentally swapped...

Nudist hippies at free love Rainbow gathering in Spain’s La Rioja fall foul of the law

POLICE have issued dozens of fines to a group of naked hippies who have gathered from across Europe to set up camp in a...

Racist bar owner charged over colour ban in Spain’s La Rioja region

BLACK LIVES did not apparently matter for a bar owner who brazenly admitted that he refused to serve 'people with dark skin'. Police in Logroño,...

Drunk trucker phones police to get arrested in Spain’s La Rioja because he wanted the sack to claim state...

A DRUNK lorry driver rang the Guardia Civil to say that he was intoxicated and asked to be arrested. The 56-year-old man from the Barcelona...

Guardia Civil tracks down coronavirus patient who left hospital in Spain to go buy coffee

THE Guardia Civil has had to track down a coronavirus patient who left the hospital in La Rioja and went to go buy a coffee.

Couple in Spain’s La Rioja get married on their balcony, after their wedding ceremony was cancelled due to coronavirus

A COUPLE in La Rioja have married on their balcony, after their wedding had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

SPERM on the menu at restaurant in Spain first

SPERM is finally on the menu in Spain. Cod’s sperm that is. The Japanese delicacy, known as shirako, sees the testicle of the fish...

Three Michelin Star chef Francis Paniego challenges foreign cooks to invent new Spanish fusion cuisine

Three Michelin Star-ranked Francis Paniego of Echaurren in Ezcaray (La Rioja) wants cooks abroad to put their own twist on traditional recipes to invent new fusion cuisines

Masters of Wine symposium to be held in Spain for first time in 2018

The largest convention of its kind is set to take place in the world-famous wine region of La Rioja

Tastebud tour around Spain: Who eats what, where?

Take your tastebuds on a virtual gastro tour as Iona Napier whets your appetite with a regional rundown of famous foodie favourites

Spanish push to protect endangered local grape varieties

Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and chardonnay are taking over the global market





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