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Thieving Costa Blanca pool man in Spain arrested for killing Javea villa owner, 96, who surprised him

A pool man has been arrested for killing a 96-year-old client at his Javea villa who caught him stealing. The assailant, 58, was detained by...

Woman swindled out of €20,000 in online romance scam by bogus doctor in Spain’s Murcia region

A conman swindled €20,000 out of a woman looking for love as he pretended to be a 'prestigious' South American doctor. The 34-year-old Nigerian trickster...

Cleaning lady breaches trust to steal jewellery worth €30,000 from employer’s Costa Blanca home in Spain

A cleaning lady has been arrested in Mutxamel, Alicante Province, after raiding her employer's safe to steal €30,000 of jewellery and cash. The 25-year-old woman...

QUEENS OF BLING: Move over Kanye West, Spain and UK’s royal families’ jewellery put you in the shade

WHEN it comes to bling, rapper Kanye West might feel a bit deflated when he realises that European royalty put him in the shade. Famous...

Who can request the new aid of €100 per child from the Spanish Government?

THE Spanish Government has given the green light to additional funding that the Minister of Social Rights hopes will help tackle child poverty in...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN – Benny Davis with the ramblings of an 80-something ex-pat in Spain

AFTER drinking three cocktails in a seafront trendy bar, I nonchalantly threw a €50 note on the counter. ‘Sorry, nothing smaller,’ I declared.  The young...

On strike: Malaga airport workers rebel

STAFF at Malaga airport have announced a strike on August 12, which could cause major disruption. Usually one of the busiest months for tourists, workers...

Hundreds queue at banks across Spain in last chance to cash in old pesetas

HUNDREDS of people queued along Spain’s streets yesterday in a race to exchange old pesetas for euros ahead of the final deadline.  Wednesday (June 30)...

State pension age in Spain could be raised to 67, says report

A REPORT for the government has raised the possibility that millions of people in Spain may have to work longer to qualify for a...

CaixaBank to close 1,534 branches as part of Spain-wide shake up after Bankia merger

CaixaBank has announced it will cut nearly 20% of its workforce across Spain as part of a nation-wide shake following their merger with Bankia....

Who needs cash?: Quarter of people in Spain would not miss paper money

A QUARTER of Spaniards say they would prefer to wave goodbye to cash and welcome electronic payments instead. The rapid rise of the coronavirus crisis...

Revealed: Five richest people in Spain’s Andalucia according to new Forbes list

Among the names, what prevails among the richest people in Spain are not the singers or well-known celebrities, but the country's businessmen, investors and great industrialists

Spain’s public debt shoots up by €22.5 billion in March, despite coronavirus crisis only affecting two weeks

SPAIN’S public debt has shot up by €22.5 billion in March alone, despite the coronavirus crisis only affecting half of the month.

REVEALED: Andalucia has one of the worst salaries in Spain as new figures show people earned more 10 YEARS...

ANDALUCIA is among the worst paying regions in Spain, new figures have revealed.  According to the Adecco Group, while wages in the southernmost region rose...

Jonathan Holdaway reveals his secrets to increasing your net wealth and where to put your money in Spain

As each new opportunity appears, you can react on a larger scale than your previous investments

Study finds 23% of elderly in Spain’s Andalucia are at risk of poverty, compared to 6.3% in the Basque...

The survey considered ‘elders’ to be those aged 65 and above.

OPINION: It’s taken weeks, but finally our investigation into Nadine Dijkman, a shady expat on Spain’s Costa del Sol,...

We obviously hope a police probe will eventually lead to justice, but either way we’re pleased that our readers have now been warned about entrusting their money to this pair.

Lawbird’s Antonio Flores reveals what you may not know about €500 ‘BinLaden’ notes and cash payments in Spain

Up to €100,000 if travelling within Spain and €10,000 if entering or departing the country, without notifying the authorities

IS IT YOURS?: Police in Spain’s Andalucia search for owner of €400 found in hotel

So far no one has come forward for the cash and police are still searching for the unlucky owner

Former IRA bomber, known as the ‘Angel of Death’ jailed in Spain alongside husband over Costas property scam

British customs had linked the pair to large-scale tobacco and alcohol smuggling, the profits of which were laundered through property purchased in Alicante and Malaga

WATCH: New €100 and €200 notes legal in Spain from today are vegan friendly, shorter and more secure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYspQpmfWaE THE new €100 and €200 notes have landed in Spain and the 19 other countries which have adopted the currency. This freshly minted legal tender...

One in every seven euros into Spain’s economy comes from tourism

Spain was the fifth largest tourism economy in the EU and ninth in the world in terms of total contribution to GDP

Police bust Benidorm sex club after Polish gang stole thousands by adding zeros to customer’s bills

Three Polish women aged 22, 23 and 27 were among those arrested at the club frequented by Brits

Gibraltar man awarded £745 settlement by hotel… in pound coins

AFTER a legal case against a hotel in Gibraltar, a settlement has been awarded by paying a resident in a bag of coins. Martyn Brown,...

Billions of EU money wasted on Spain’s high-speed rail

European Court Auditors ruled that €23.7 billion has ‘not been spent wisely’

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

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