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GAMBAS pil pil, crusty bread, beer, ensalada de pulpo, real cafe con leche, chips, alioli, tomato salad, jamon, olives – the list of local...
White House threatens Spanish oil giant Repsol with ‘devastating sanctions’ if it doesn’t stop drilling in Venezuela
THE White House has threatened Repsol with ‘devastating sanctions’ unless it withdraws from Venezuela. Along with Italy's ENI and India's Reliance, the Spanish oil giant...
FERNANDO Alonso's long-term manager Flavio Briatore has tipped the Spanish motorsport stalwart for a return to F1 in 2021 after a year out. In an...
Article by Jonathan Holdaway HAVING recently completed the purchase of our first home in Spain – thankfully we were able to move just before lockdown...
COVID-19: Leading Spanish children’s organisation reports spike in abuse and suicide calls during coronavirus crisis
LOCKDOWN’S devastating impact on the mental health and abuse of children has been laid bare, following a spike in emergency calls. From March 23 to...
Despite my heavy workload – writing a never-ending stream of coronavirus articles while blitzing through The Office UK and Tiger King – lockdown seems to have helped my Spanish
Firefighters in Andalucia demand apology from Telecinco over its ‘fake news’ report they received training from Spanish Army
FIREFIGHTERS from Velez Malaga have demanded an apology from channel Telecinco after the Spanish TV station wrongly announced that the men had received exclusive...
These essential Spanish seasonings will quash your hunger for hard-to-find British condiments during Spain’s COVID-19 lockdown
MISSING your English mustard, Branston Pickle and that essential dollop of HP Sauce on the side of your plate? Be warned, you will be hard-pressed...
Controversial director Woody Allen finds a Spanish distributor for latest movie set in Spain’s San Sebastian
CONTROVERSIAL director Woody Allen, 84, has secured distribution in Spain for his new movie set in San Sebastian. Rifkin’s Festival is the Brooklyn-born filmmaker’s latest...
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar says he’s been phoning up pals to ‘check on their libidos’ during Spain’s COVID-19 lockdown
LEGENDARY Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has been phoning up his pals to check on their libidos during lockdown. In an essay penned for IndieWire the...
The Finance Bureau’s Tancrede de Pola explains mortgage holiday rules as the Spanish property sector battles on through COVID-19
On March 17 the Government announced by Royal Decree a ‘moratorium’ or ‘mortgage holiday’ for residents struggling with payments
CASTAWAY COOKING: A steaming bowl of fideua is your perfect Sunday comfort food, writes British chef stranded in Spain...
A simple one-pot stew, fideua can most easily be described as short strands of spaghetti cooked in stock in a similar manner to that of a paella
Spanish Government reveals it actually returned more than 50,000 faulty Chinese coronavirus tests, rather than 9,000 previously stated
The PP and Vox have demanded to see the finances relating to the purchase of tests
‘I’M VULNERABLE’: British snooker legend Willie Thorne reveals he has leukaemia and is locked in Spanish hospital alone due...
“All I’ve got is a 24-hour news channel and that’s all about the coronavirus, which is hard to watch”
It comes just weeks after the musician’s six-decade-long career was plunged into scandal when the Government axed two of his concerts in Madrid
Long before Antonio Banderas, another hot Spanish actor was the toast of Hollywood and he came from the Campo...
CALLE Actor Antonio Moreno at the back of Mercadona is not the most beautiful street in Los Barrios
IT’S not exactly the Civil War or a scene from the 1936 Battle of Madrid, but there is a definite siege mentality in Madrid and it’s building
FALSE FRIENDS: Beware these linguistic enemies which trick many a Spanish student, warns Charlie Smith
These are not the mates who bitch about you behind your back or slink off without paying for their share of the bill
IN a first of a NEW series we look at names you have heard of, but may not know the fascinating history behind these famous names
They are said to be extremely fragile and can be damaged by merely being touched
Here are some facts to remind us why we want to belong to this growing list of speakers
Spanish crisp firm’s orders surge 150% after its snacks appear in Korean Oscar-winning film Parasite
It may have been a small part, but it has had a big effect on the fortunes of the family firm
As sellers on the Costa del Sol know only too well, selling takes time, not because the market is rubbish but because this is typical of a holiday home market
An alert for the presence of milk in the products was made first made in the UK
Dicks, balls, c*nts… Spain’s Andalucia has some great everyday swearwords, but its other vocabularly is even more curious
In a new monthly column, Charlie Smith explores the trials and tribulations of learning Spanish