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Spain announces €100 support package for every low income family in 2022

THE Spanish Government has announced additional funding that the minister of Social Rights hopes will help tackle child poverty in Spain.  The support package includes a direct...

Pedro Sanchez jeered at Spain’s National Day parade attended by King Felipe and Queen Letizia

BOOS and whistles rang out from part of the crowd watching Tuesday's National Day celebrations in Madrid, prompted by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's name...

Airport terminals in Spain reopening for people to greet or wave goodbye to family and friends

FAMILIES and friends will again be able to wave farewell or welcome arrivals from inside Spain's airport terminals from this Friday(October 15). For the last...

Inked police officers in Spain could soon be forced to get tattoos removed

?? POLICE could soon be rushing to get rid of tattoos ­after Spain's Interior Ministry proposed measures to regulate the appearance of inked officers in...

Energy bosses summoned to meet government minister as power prices continue to sky-rocket in Spain

POWER firm bosses in Spain are set to meet with a leading government minister to discuss sky-rocketing energy prices. The El Pais newspaper says that...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots approved for Spain and the European Union

SPAIN is set to start dishing out booster COVID-19 vaccinations from October after official approval was given for a third vaccine shot. The European Medicines...

Spain’s Foreign Minister goes to Pakistan to help get safe passage for Afghan helpers

SPAIN'S Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albares, has travelled to Pakistan today(September 10) to try to get safe passage for Afghan refugees who helped Spanish...

Pink-skinned baby panda twins are born at Madrid Zoo in Spain

TWIN giant pandas were born at Madrid Zoo today(September 6). Huz Zui Ba gave birth to her first baby at 8.30 am and then at...

Fresh job losses expected at Sabadell Bank as Spain’s banking sector continues cost cutting

SABADELL Bank is set to announce a fresh round of redundancies this week, according to reports from the Reuters news agency. An internal memo sent...

Power firm Iberdrola is being probed over draining a reservoir in Zamora Province area of Spain

IBERDROLA is to be investigated over the controversial draining of a reservoir in western Spain. The power company has been accused of breaking rules at...

Spain starts airlifting embassy officials and Afghan staff out of Kabul on flight to Dubai

SPAIN'S military airlift of Afghanistan embassy staff and Afghan workers has started. An A400M plane, normally based at Zaragoza, took off from Kabul airport this...

EU COVID-19 recovery money starts to pour into Spain for new green projects

SPAIN has received its first payout from the EU COVID Recovery Fund. The country has been transferred €9 billion of its €69.5 billion allocation. The money...

DON’T LET YOURSELF BE CONNED: Consumers’ union publishes advice to avoid falling prey to holiday rental fraud in Spain...

THE Spanish Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) is warning holidaymakers to be careful when renting an apartment for the summer in order to...

Deliveroo set to pull out of Spain as new delivery rider employment rules start soon

HOME food delivery company Deliveroo is set to close down in Spain. The news comes two months after Spain passed a new law forcing delivery...

Spain’s ministers back law to fine people up to €140,000 for publicly supporting ex-dictator General Franco

A draft 'Law on Democratic Memory' that bans public expressions of support for the ex-dictator, General Francisco Franco, has been backed by the Spanish...

Court says last year’s strict emergency COVID-19 lockdown that forced people to stay indoors in Spain was illegal

SPAIN'S Constitutional Court has ruled that last year's pandemic lockdown with its tough travel curbs was illegal and unconstitutional. The split decision saw six judges...

Pedro Sanchez announces €4.3 billion boost to electric car production in Spain

SPAIN'S government is to spend €4.3 billion in a massive revamp of its car production industry in a switch to making electric vehicles. Prime Minister,...

Two teenagers arrested over brutal killing of gay man Samuel Luiz outside a nightclub in Spain

TWO underage teenagers have been arrested over the suspected homophobic killing of a 24-year-old man in A Coruña last Saturday(July 3). Samuel Luiz was beaten...

‘Only yes means yes’: Spain’s cabinet approves bill to classify ‘non-consensual’ sex as rape

SPAIN'S cabinet has backed a bill which would classify all 'non-consensual' sex as rape. The Council of Ministers approval today(July 6) will see the measure...

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...

COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns slashed household spending in Spain by over 10% in 2020

HOUSEHOLD spending in Spain fell by 10.7% last year compared to 2019 figures. Average expenditure dropped to an average of €26,996 per household according to...

Far-right Vox party wants ban on LGBT rainbow flags on public buildings as Spain celebrates International Pride Day

SPAIN'S far-right Vox party says it wants to stop the 'rainbow' gay pride flag being flown on public buildings because it allegedly breaks the...

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...

GLORIA STEINEM, an iconic fighter for women’s rights and equality, wins one of Spain’s top awards

GLORIA STEINEM, a massive figure within the American feminist movement, has won the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for communication and humanities. The awards are...

EROSKI supermarket chain benefits from last year’s pandemic lockdown in Spain

EROSKI supermarkets have seen a big pandemic boost of a 30% rise in operating income which hit €252 million last year. The company's sales rose...

SAFFRON RIP-OFF in Spain as crooks put new labels on ‘bulked-out’ cheap Iranian imports

A massive saffron con has been busted which involved cheap Iranian imports of the expensive spice being rebranded as coming from the Castilla La...

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