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New COVID-19 vaccine test injections on volunteers in Spain are delayed due to safety concerns

AUTHORITIES have stopped clinical trials for a Spanish-developed COVID-19 vaccine after media reports that a monkey developed a lung lesion during testing. Over hundred volunteers...

500% increase for intensive care admissions ahead of Spain’s holiday season on Costa Blanca South

COVID cases have seen a worrying spike in the Vega Baja regions of the Costa Blanca, on the eve of Spain’s traditional summer break. Both...

Tourism reboot: Balearics receive millions to develop new tourism strategy

THE Balearics are to get a €233 million tourism boost from the European Union. The €133 million will come from a €2 billion fund set...

Madrid’s Retiro Park and Paseo del Prado awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status

THE CITY of Madrid will appear on the list of world heritage sites for the first time after its Retiro Park and Paseo del...

Madrid plans ‘urban forest’ to reduce pollution and combat climate change

MADRID has unveiled plans to create a ‘green belt’ of forest around Spain’s capital in a bid to combat climate change and reduce pollution. The...

Hundreds of people conned into paying €500 for bogus holiday rentals on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A 67-year-old conman fleeced hundreds of people by charging for non-existent holiday rentals on the Costa Blanca. The Policia Nacional arrested the fraudster at an...

Calls to close new playground slide after 11-year-old injured in Madrid’s San Sebastian de Los Reyes

AN 11-year-old girl suffered a dislocated hip while descending a new giant slide within days of it opening in San Sebastian de los Reyes...

IN PICS: Madrid’s Gran Via metro station reopens with retro look and state-of-art technology

After a three year refurb and delays caused by archaeological discoveries as well as a pandemic, Madrid’s Gran Via metro station has reopened to...

El Corte Ingles, Acciona and the Santander Group: new vaccination centers in Madrid

THREE new mass Covid vaccination hubs across Madrid are set to open this week. El Corte Inglés, Acciona and Grupo Santander will all start...

Beer is good for you: Latest research from scientists in Spain confirms the news we have all been waiting...

AT long last, the news we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived: Beer is good for you (but only in moderation). Thanks to the fermentation...

Bank-robbing gang steal €1.3 million from 33 branches in Spain and even replace front-door locks

A robbery gang that looted 33 banks across Spain and stole nearly €1.3 million have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. The crooks used a...

Expat Dad discovers his vintage Petrus (wine worth €3,000) was used to make sangria by daughter’s friends at house...

PETE Jones is one hell of an understanding father.   When he woke up last Saturday morning to discover that his daughter and her friends had...

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: Pedro Sanchez receives first dose of coronavirus vaccine in Spain

PEDRO Sanchez has had the coronavirus vaccine. The prime minister, who is aged 49, received his first jab at Puerta de Hierro Hospital in the...

REVIEW: Madrid’s born-again Gran Hotel Ingles is the lap of Belle Epoque luxury

Many original features have been saved, from time-faded photos of guests to vintage postcards and an ancient typewriter by the lifts

Spain to host next Nato summit in 2022

THE next Nato summit will be held in Spain in 2022. It will be Spain's first Nato summit since 1997, when it was hosted...

Catch that pigeon: Winged pests threaten Renaissance tapestries of Raphael in Spain’s Madrid

A PRICELESS set of tapestries by famed Renaissance artist Raphael are in danger of being seriously damaged by pigeons. Madrid’s Royal Palace has nine of...

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...

Madrid man on trial in Spain for murdering girlfriend and keeping dismembered body in freezer for more than a...

A MAN is accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death before chopping her up and storing her body parts in a freezer in his...

IN PICS: Cristiano Ronaldo’s new luxury hotel opens its doors in Spain’s Madrid

CRISTIANO Ronaldo's luxury brand CR7 opened its new flagship hotel on Madrid's Gran Via on Monday. The soft rollout of the third hotel bearing the...

Zara to open its biggest ever shop in Madrid’s Plaza de España

THE clothes chain Zara has announced plans for a flagship store that promises to be the world’s biggest in the newly renovated Edificio España...

Plague of ‘hugging’ robberies continues as couple strike across the Costa Blanca and Spain

A couple who committed at least ten 'hugging' robberies on the Costa Blanca, as well as in the Madrid and Murcia areas, have been...

Cats feast on eating part of their dead owner in her Madrid area apartment in Spain

MADRID firefighters made a gruesome find of a woman's body partially eaten by her pet cats. Residents in the Fuencarral district reported a foul stench...

Ex US Marine behind Korean embassy raid in Madrid ‘faces assassination’ if extradited to Spain

CRISTOPHER Ahn, the former US Marine wanted for his part in the North Korean Embassy raid in Madrid two years ago 'could face assassination'...

Madrid welcomes Hollywood director Wes Anderson as work begins on set of new movie

HOLLYWOOD director Wes Anderson is heading for Madrid this year as work begins on the set of his newest creation. Elaborate sets have been spotted...

More taxes, fewer cars and shorter working days, Pedro Sanchez announces sweeping Spain 2050 plan

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez took to the stage on Thursday to announce Spain's biggest reform in over 40 years with his Espana 2050...

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