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Waitress in Spain’s A Coruña finds €4,000 pearl in plate of clams

NATALIA Freire had a ‘huge craving’ for a plate of clams when she went out to eat with her boyfriend. That hankering proved to...

Discovery in cave in Spain suggests for first time that neanderthals had the capacity to collect trophies

A DISCOVERY in a cave located in the Madrid region suggests that neanderthals had the capacity to collect trophies. That’s according to a study...

Man arrested in Spain on suspicion of sending letter bombs also had drone that could deliver an explosive device

THE FORMER civil servant arrested this week on suspicion of sending six letter bombs to targets including the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and...

Spain’s far-right Vox uses church attacks in Algeciras to promote anti-immigration messages

LEADERS of Spain’s far-right Vox party have used the murder of a church assistant on Wednesday night in the southern city of Algeciras to...

Unemployment in Spain fell by nearly 80,000 people in 2022 with 278,900 jobs created

THE RANKS of the unemployed fell by 79,900 people in Spain in 2022 compared to the year before. That was a decrease of 2.6%,...

Private managers get ‘boot-out’ date from running public health in Denia area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE management of the Marina Alta health department in Alicante Province will pass from private to public hands on January 31, 2024. Valencian health minister,...

Spain’s Cabinet to do away with coronavirus masks on public transport on February 7

THE SPANISH government announced today that face masks will no longer be obligatory on public transport some time from February 7 onward. The Cabinet...

Five years later, 45 National Police officers could face trial for excessive force at illegal Catalan independence referendum 

A TOTAL of 45 officers from Spain’s National Police force could see the inside of a courtroom for their alleged excessive use of force...

Spain to join EU plan to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

THE SPANISH government announced on Wednesday that it will send Leopard tanks to Ukraine to assist in its defence against Russia, now that Germany...

Rugby player Levi Davis, who disappeared in Spain, ‘owed £100,000’ to Somali mafia, claims private detective 

THE FORMER rugby player Levi Davis, who disappeared in Barcelona in October of last year and hasn’t been heard from since, owed £100,000 to...

First day of Mallorca Hells Angels trial sees 34 of nearly 50 defendants cut deals with the prosecutor

THE FIRST day of a massive trial of members of a Hells Angels chapter based in Mallorca saw 34 of the nearly 50 defendants...

Cold snap due to continue in Spain, as temperatures fall as low as -18C in parts

SPAIN is due to see several days of even lower temperatures than those it is already experiencing, as a weather front moves in from...

Leader of Spain’s opposition calls for changes so that most-voted party takes power

SPAIN’S national political system used to be a two-party one, with the Socialists and the conservative Popular Party taking it in turns to govern...

Baby found abandoned on the streets of Spain’s Barcelona

A BABY thought to be around one month old was found on Tuesday in a sports bag in the Sants neighbourhood of Barcelona. According...

‘Fascists out,’ cry Madrid students over appointment of regional premier as distinguished alumni

HUNDREDS of students, professors and other staff at Madrid’s Complutense University came out to protest on Tuesday morning against the designation of the regional...

Number of bankers in Spain earning over a million euros grew from 128 to 221 in 2021

THE NUMBER of bankers in Spain who earn more than €1 million a year grew considerably in 2021, to a total of 221. This...

Police in Spain’s Catalunya region call for help over gang using explosives to steal from cash machines

POLICE in Spain’s Catalunya region have put out a request for help from other forces in a bid to track down a gang that...

Security camera footage contradicts Dani Alves’s version of events over rape accusations 

FORMER Barcelona FC player Dani Alves has given three different versions of the events that took place in a nightclub on December 30 of...

Spain’s Civil Guard busts gang that was extorting prostitution clients with threatening messages

THE SPANISH Civil Guard has busted a criminal gang that was extorting and threatening men who had used the internet to secure the services...

Thousands take to the streets of Madrid to demand the resignation of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

SOME 31,000 people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against the Spanish government, and demand the resignation of Socialist Party...

After 18 years, Irish promoter Stephen Garland brings down the curtain on the ‘Giggling Guiri’ comedy club

BACK in 2005, a new comedy club arrived in Madrid and Barcelona. The brainchild of Irish promoter Stephen Garland, the idea was to bring...

Spain and France sign friendship treaty on issues affecting EU at summit in Barcelona

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Thursday signed a friendship treaty after holding a bilateral summit in Barcelona.  The meeting...

Boos and jeers at pro-Catalan independence demonstration in Spain’s Barcelona show splits in the movement 

SOME 6,500 people came out in Barcelona to protest on Thursday morning in support of independence for Catalunya. The demonstration coincided with a French-Spanish...

Iconic Benidorm hotel dating back to pioneering tourist boom faces demolition on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE of the first hotels to be part of Benidorm's tourist boom in the 1960's is set to be demolished. Goya Real Estate wants to...

Businessman in Spain’s Valencia tortured with electric dog collar by organised gang of thieves

A BUSINESSMAN in Valencia was held captive by a gang of four hooded individuals, who tortured him using an electric dog collar in a...

Experts advising Spain’s Health Ministry are finally ready to scrap face masks on public transport 

THE GROUP of experts advising the Spanish Health Ministry has agreed that the time has finally come for face coverings to no longer be...

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