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International money launderer caught hiding out on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A money launderer wanted by Swedish authorities has been arrested on the Costa Blanca. The 31 year-old was detained by the Policia Nacional in Torrevieja. He's...

WATCH:  New Zealand’s All Blacks perform Haka outside Madrid’s Royal Palace ahead of Spain rugby friendly

CROWDS gathered to watch an unusual spectacle outside Madrid’s Royal Palace on Monday as the Classic All Blacks performed a ‘haka’. Feet stomping, thigh slapping...

RavioXo: World’s best chef Dabiz Muñoz opens new restaurant showcasing pasta dishes in Madrid 

MADRID will see the opening of a new pasta restaurant RavioXO on Monday, the latest offering from the ‘enfant terrible’ of Spain’s culinary world,...

Spain’s Economy Minister walks away from photo shoot where she’s the only woman

SPAIN’S Economy Minister, Nadia Calviño, refused to pose for a photo at the Madrid Leaders Forum in protest at being the only woman in...

Costa Blanca hotels in Spain report excellent April occupancy- just 6% down on pre-pandemic numbers

HOTEL occupancy for April on the Costa Blanca was just 6% down on the pre-pandemic year of 2019. Figures from the Alicante Province Association of...

Madrid’s doctors begin ‘indefinite strike’ over temporary work contracts

MORE than 11,000 doctors across Madrid’s hospitals have been called to an indefinite strike over temporary work contracts that began on Tuesday morning. A minimum...

Bogus stock market brokers fleeced €6 million out of unsuspecting clients in Spain

A group of swindlers offering big returns on stock market investments have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The gang made €6 million out of...

Dozens of scammers arrested over €10 million fraud selling stolen rental cars across Spain and abroad

A scam of selling-off rental and lease vehicles netted a gang over €10 million, according to the Policia Nacional. 82 people, including 33 in Alicante...

Man arrested after living in house with dead grandmother’s body in Spain’s Madrid

A MADRID man has been arrested after he was found to have been living in a house with his grandmother’s corpse for months without...

17 injured- one seriously- as explosion blasts top of Madrid city centre building in Spain

AN explosion ripped through a Madrid city centre apartment block shortly after 2.00 pm on Friday. 17 people were injured- one seriously- with four victims...

Pro-Putin Ukrainian journalist accused of treason is arrested in Spain’s Catalunya region

A Ukrainian journalist and blogger accused of treason in his home country has been arrested in Tarragona under an international arrest warrant. Anatoly Shariya, 43,...

Spain will be using its hospitals to treat wounded victims of Ukraine war

HOSPITALS in Spain will be opening their doors to wounded victims of the war in Ukraine. Full details of the plan have still to be...

Spain’s Asturias region gets very rare Covid-19 variant that has only been detected in South Africa

SCIENTISTS at the Asturias Central University Hospital have identified several Covid-19 cases with a new variant that is largely local to the region, One case...

Paedophile in Spain gets massive 686 years in jail after being convicted of 227 crimes against children

THE Madrid Provincial Court handed down a 686-year jail term on Tuesday to one of Spain's most notorious paedophiles after he abused 98 children. 31-year-old...

Wanted Polish man arrested at Costa Blanca airport in Spain after jetting in from Ireland

A Polish fugitive who had a European Arrest Warrant issued against him two years ago, has been caught at Alicante-Elche airport. The man, 37, flew...

Dopamineland: A mall rat’s journey down the yellow brick road at Madrid’s latest ‘happiness’ attraction

IN the current climate of war and pandemic, who could resist an invitation to boost their levels of dopamine – the organic chemical that...

Train was a strain: 350 passengers stranded for five hours between Madrid and Alicante

ALMOST 350 passengers were stuck for five hours on a broken down train travelling from Madrid to Alicante. The train was static from 6.05pm to...

Madrid hospital worker masterminded database fraud to register ‘anti-vaxxers’ in Spain for Covid-19 certificates

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a hospital worker for masterminding a Covid-19 vaccination certificate fraud. The Prensa Iberica newspaper group has discovered that the man...

Teen hackers steal €53,000 from Madrid and Granada city halls in Spain

A GANG of teenage hackers have been arrested for stealing thousands of euros from the Madrid and Granada local authorities.  The crime involved manipulating the...

British Airways to base cabin crew in Spain to combat staff shortages

BRITISH Airways has announced it will base its short-haul flight cabin crew in Madrid in a bid to avoid staff shortages that brought travel...

Nationwide home robbery gang using ‘slip method’ had operations hub on ‘luxury’ Valencia area urbanisation in Spain

FIVE members of a travelling home robbery gang, including a child, have been arrested by the Policia Nacional in the Malaga and Valencia areas...

IN PICS: Zara’s brand new flagship store in Madrid is the biggest and most innovative in the world

SPANISH fashion brand Zara has opened its biggest store in the world and it’s like stepping into the future. The textile giant’s flagship store opened...

Spain’s Cabinet approves end of indoor mask wearing this Wednesday but with key exceptions

INDOOR mask wearing will end in Spain this Wednesday but with some key exceptions. The decision, which had been announced earlier this month, was formally...

IN PICS: Spanish Royals pay family visit to Ukrainian refugees at asylum centre in Madrid

SPAIN’S King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters Leonor and Sofia, paid a visit to Ukrainian refugees at a reception centre in...

DISPATCH: Ukrainian refugees rescued by Spain’s maverick priests join Easter parade in Madrid

After Father Angel and Father Teodoro went out on a limb to bring over 2,000 refugees to safety, Heather Galloway joined several of them as they took part in Easter parades in Madrid.

Spain makes it a crime for pro-lifers to harrass women outside abortion clinics

A new law came into force on Thursday which stops women going for an abortion being harassed by demonstrators outside clinics in Spain. The measure...

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