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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...

Car import con as gang is arrested over €7 million tax scam in Spain

EIGHT people have been arrested over a second-hand car scam that defrauded Spanish tax authorities of €7.3 million over four years. A joint operation between...

Two bullets mailed to Spain’s ex-Prime Minister Zapatero in latest threat to politicians

FORMER Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has become the latest politician to be sent a threatening letter, accompanied by two bullets. Correos staff at...

Spain’s world-famous Pamplona bull runs are cancelled for a second year due to COVID-19

SPAIN'S famous Pamplona bull runs have been scrapped for a second successive year due to the COVID pandemic. The official confirmation came today(April 26) from...

Pyromaniac firefighter used petrol to start a forest blaze in Spain’s Cantabria region

A volunteer firefighter has been jailed for three and half years for starting a forest fire in Cantabria in 2019. Luis Trueba was also fined...

Driving licence scam causes Spain to scrap all exchanges with Venezuelan nationals

802 people have been arrested since the start of 2020 for trying to swap forged Venezuelan driving licences for legitimate Spanish documents. The Policia Nacional...

GOING GREEN as Spain’s politicians give thumbs up to radical climate bill

SPAIN'S new climate bill should become law next month once it is ratified by the country's Senate. Congress in Madrid yesterday(April 8) backed the measure...

Two-year home imprisonment ordeal ends for Madrid woman abused by her husband in Spain

A Madrid woman was rescued by the Policia Nacional after her husband refused to let her out of their home for two years. The 23-year-old...

‘THE MASKED BACKLASH’ as controversial new rules for Spain’s beaches are being reviewed within hours of starting

A new rule that orders mask wearing on Spain's beaches 'until the end of the pandemic' is to be reviewed just hours after it...

Spain’s lockdown bar closures produce less boozing but people have turned to other vices

SPAIN'S lockdowns have seen people turn away from alcohol but replace it with online gambling and the taking of drugs. That's the conclusion of a...

Spain set to exhume Franco victims from controversial Valley of the Fallen and return them to relatives for burial

SPAIN'S government is set to approve an immediate €650,000 of funding to exhume and identify victims of the country's Civil War that were buried...

Top Muslim in Spain is arrested and questioned over the funding of terror groups in Syria and the Middle...

SPAIN'S leading Muslim figure has been arrested and released by the Policia Nacional after he was quizzed over terrorist group funding. Ayman Adlbi is in...

CaixaBank takeover of Bankia to create Spain’s biggest bank set to be done by this Friday

PLANS to create Spain's largest retail bank through CaixaBank buying out Bankia have cleared a major legal hurdle and should be sealed by this...

AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccinations to be suspended by Spain for 15 days after blood clot concerns

SPAIN has suspended the use of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines for the next 15 days after fatal blood clots were reported by people getting the COVID-19...

Former Catalunya separatist president Carles Puigdemont faces Spanish extradition after losing EU immunity

EXILED former Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont who organised an illegal independence referendum in 2017 has had his immunity from prosecution stripped by the European...

Health chiefs in Spain propose tough Easter COVID-19 curbs across whole country including the Costa del Sol and Costa...

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health is proposing a tough package of measures to stop a new wave of COVID-19 cases being created over the Easter...

Fresh hint that Spain could reach travel deal with UK if vaccine passports are not introduced in the European...

TOURISM Secretary, Fernando Valdes, has hinted that Spain would consider bilateral travel deals and corridors with 'third party countries' if the European Union does...

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