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U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Plea as petition for expat drivers in Spain nears 5,000 signatures

A PETITION demanding an answer from the British government over the right for expats to drive in Spain is nearly halfway there. Nearly 4,500 people...

Spain’s Rugby World Cup expulsion appeal fails

SPAIN has lost its appeal over its exclusion from the 2023 Rugby World Cup for twice fielding the same ineligible player in qualifying matches. An...

Gibraltar placed on ‘grey list’ by global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog

GIBRALTAR has been grey listed for strategic deficiencies in its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regimes.  The Rock has joined the United Arab Emirates on...

Wildfire finally extinguished after 18 days burning in hills above Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

OFFICIALS have finally declared that the wildfire which raged in the hills above Marbella and Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol has been extinguished. The...

Costa Blanca man admits financing terrorism and recruiting supporters at Spain’s National Court

A San Vicente del Raspeig man has been jailed for six years and fined €1,300 after admitting to financing terrorism and trying to recruit...

Filming for Netflix’s Black Mirror takes place across Spain’s Costa del Sol

FILMING for a new series of popular Netflix show Black Mirror has taken place across Malaga province. The British dystopian series has been revealed to...

Serial stealer racks up 142 robbery charges but gets bailed again in Spain’s Valencia City

A serial robber has been charged with 142 crimes in Valencia City so far this year. The Policia Nacional say the man has around 70...

Is Spain really ugly? You decide, after leading writer slams overdevelopment and awful architecture

SPAIN has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than almost any other country in the world. From its white villages to grand cities, the architecture...

McGrail Inquiry: Ex-Police Commissioner claims ‘improper pressure at highest level of Gibraltar government’ forced early retirement

THE former Commissioner of Royal Gibraltar Police claims he was forced from his job amid ‘improper pressure at the highest level of government’ as...

Benidorm ‘English’ zone bars and clubs raided by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX people have been arrested by Benidorm's Policia Nacional during a crime sweep targeting bars and clubs called 'Operation Summer'. The detainees, aged between 20...

3 bedroom Beach Apartment for sale in Salobrena – € 110,000

Beach ApartmentSalobreña, Granada   3 beds   2 baths € 110,000 In the valley, 3 kilometers from Salobreña we arrive to Lobres. A quiet...

Drone flying into protected airspace causes emergency alert at busy Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drone owner faces a fine of up to €225,000 after causing an emergency alert at Alicante-Elche airport. An airline pilot sighted the drone flying...

Cusine of La Alpujarra: dishes you must try while visiting the mountain villages, south of Granada

THE Alpujarra region has various signature dishes served to visitors in its countless bars and restaurants. Best of all, during certain hours of the...

Irish man raped by two assailants during holiday in Spain’s Valencia City

THE Policia Nacional are searching for two men who raped a 28-year-old Irish tourist in the El Carmen area of Valencia City. The assault happened...

British climber dies after plummeting from notorious ‘Devil’s Pass’ in northern Spain

A 25-year-old British man was killed on Thursday after plummeting from the notorious 'Devil's Pass' mountain in Spain’s Basque Country. The Brit, who has not...

US fugitive wanted in fraud case arrested in Spain’s Malaga

A US fugitive with an international arrest warrant (IAW) has been arrested by Policia Nacional. The National Police have arrested a 50-year-old woman in Monda...

Andalucia registers all-time record number of Spanish imperial eagle chicks

AFTER years on the brink of extinction, this rare bird has reached a new all-time record for chicks hatched, with 166 specimens born in...

Malaga airport most affected in Spain by Ryanair strike

THE Malaga-Costa del Sol airport has been the most affected this Sunday, June 26, in Spain by the Ryanair strike. As reported by the Spanish...

ANALYSIS: Why is Spain getting hotter every year?

This year, summer has only just begun and 2022 has already experienced record-breaking temperatures with Spain’s warmest May in 58 years, writes Livia Cockerell

Euthanasia: What we know about assisted suicides within the first year since legalisation in Spain

ON the first anniversary of the introduction of an assisted suicide law in Spain, we take a look at the facts and figures to...

Spaniards’ support for NATO reinforced since Russian invasion of Ukraine

SUPPORT for NATO has grown among Spaniards since the Russian invasion of the Ukraine in February. A report from the Elcano Royal Institute revealed that...

How Madrid’s new park plans to keep the city cool

AFTER a month that saw Spain in the grip of the earliest heatwave in more than four decades, Madrid city authorities have unveiled plans...

2 bedroom Beach Apartment for sale in Carboneras – € 150,000

Beach ApartmentCarboneras, Almería   2 beds   1 baths € 150,000 Great apartment for sale with two bedrooms, living-dining room, fully equipped kitchen with...

Rural dreams: From luxury estates to tumbledown watermills, demand for country properties is booming in Spain

Demand for rural properties continues to grow as people dream of swapping a home in the city for a fixer-upper with nice views and...

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U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Plea as petition for expat drivers in Spain nears 5,000 signatures

A PETITION demanding an answer from the British government over the right for expats to drive in Spain is nearly halfway there. Nearly 4,500 people...

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