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Mass terror swoop in UK, Mallorca and Germany:

June 28th, 2017

SIX terrorist suspects have been arrested in the UK, Palma de Mallorca and Germany as part of the same operation this morning (Wednesday).


Mallorca airport workers to strike twice-weekly in July:

June 28th, 2017

STAFF at Palma de Mallorca airport will be on strike every Tuesday and Saturday in July in protest over 'marathon shifts' and 'unreasonable ...


Shark shuts Mallorca beach:

June 28th, 2017

A SHARK appearing on the shore at a beach near Magaluf forced lifeguards to evacuate the sea at the weekend, emergency services have just ...


Madrid metro drivers start five-day strike:

June 27th, 2017

METRO drivers in Madrid will start their five-day strike tomorrow (Wednesday) at 13.00 to coincide with the World Pride festival taking place in the ...


Movistar forced to retract €3,900 roaming bill from a country the customer has never visited:

June 27th, 2017

MOBILE phone giant Movístar has agreed to waive a €3,900 bill it slapped on a customer for roaming charges in Serbia - a country she has ...


Cigarette companies under fire for 'price pacts' and 'information-sharing':

June 27th, 2017

FOUR cigarette-producing giants could face sanctions for alleged price pacts uncovered by the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC).


Iberian Lynxes saved from forest fire threatening Donana National Park:

June 27th, 2017

A FAMILY of 13 Iberian Lynxes trapped in the Doñana National Park forest fire have finally been found and moved to safety, although another has died ...


Spaniard wins European Inventor of the Year Award for cutting-edge sat-nav technology:

June 27th, 2017

THE latest European Inventor of the Year Award has gone to a 38-year-old Spaniard for his creation which could put the GPS in the shade for geo-tagging ...


Record sea temperatures for June off mainland Spain:

June 27th, 2017

WATER temperatures in the Mediterranean and Cantabrian Seas have hit historic highs for the month of June, rising by up to 2.53ºC in a ...


Teen crushed by falling pillar in Mallorca guest house:

June 26th, 2017

A TEENAGE girl has died after being crushed by a falling pillar inside a Mallorca guest house, emergency services report.


Spain wins FIBA Women's EuroBasket against France:

June 26th, 2017

SPAIN'S women's basketball team flattened France yesterday (Sunday) with a 71-55 win at the FIBA EuroBasket in Prague.


Epic win for Feliciano Lopez at Queen's:

June 26th, 2017

SPAIN'S Feliciano López has netted his first-ever Aegon Championship trophy at Queen's after nearly 16 years of trying, having knocked out ...


Dali to be exhumed following paternity suit:

June 26th, 2017

A JUDGE has ordered the body of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to be exhumed following a paternity suit filed by a woman from Girona.


Coastguard rescues 231 migrants in six boats off Spain's shores in one day:

June 25th, 2017

OVER 230 migrants reached Spanish shores in six jerry-built and overcrowded motorboats yesterday (Saturday) alone in an attempt to enter Europe via the ...


Five medics sanctioned for treating cancer with homeopathy instead of traditional medicine:

June 25th, 2017

FIVE doctors claiming to 'cure' cancer through homeopathic means have been struck off in the last year by the Barcelona Medical College ...


Early start to sales for El Corte Ingles:

June 25th, 2017

EL CORTE Inglés department store has brought forward its summer sales for the first time in history, with prices due to be slashed from this coming ...


Massive inferno spreading to Donana forces evacuation of 2,000 people:

June 25th, 2017

OVER 2,000 residents have been evacuated as a major inferno sweeps across the province of Huelva, threatening the Doñana National Park.


Ciudadanos wants to regulate surrogacy - but with no payment to the woman carrying the baby:

June 25th, 2017

A PROPOSED law covering surrogate pregnancy is on the table thanks to centre-right party Ciudadanos, who wants to make sure parents who have no other way ...


Police rescue two-year-old girl from hot car:

June 24th, 2017

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl was taken to hospital after police rescued her from a closed and parked car when the outside temperature was over 40ºC.


Valencia beach evacuated after shark sighting:

June 24th, 2017

A BEACH near Valencia was shut and evacuated yesterday (Friday) evening after a five-foot shark was spotted off the shore, Local Police confirmed today.


San Juan 'bonfire night' brings beach parties to Spain:

June 23rd, 2017

COASTAL towns and cities in Spain celebrated the midsummer festival of San Juan last night (Friday) by jumping over bonfires on the beach and ...


Cut-price high-speed AVE train tickets on sale from midnight tonight:

June 23rd, 2017

RAIL tickets on Spain's high-speed train network will once again be on sale for €25 tomorrow (Sunday, June 25) to mark the 25th anniversary of the ...


Rajoy on Theresa May's proposals for EU citizens in UK: "Not bad, but could be better":

June 23rd, 2017

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy says his British counterpart's proposals for cross-EU citizens' rights post-Brexit was 'not bad', but 'could have been ...


Children's football trainer fired after team scores 25-0:

June 23rd, 2017

A CHILDREN'S football trainer has been fired after his team flattened the opposition in a match by scoring 25-0, creating divided opinions among the public.


Galicia driver leaves €10,000 in cash on car roof and calls 112 when it blows away:

June 23rd, 2017

A DRIVER left €10,000 in cash on the roof of his car and forgot about it until he set off - by which time nearly €4,000 had ...


Sorolla painting expected to fetch €570,000 at Christie's in London:

June 23rd, 2017

AN OIL-ON-CANVAS by famous Mediterranean painter Joaquín Sorolla will go under the hammer at Christie's in London next month for ...


Madrid 'jihad' supporter was planning attack 'worse than Manchester', say police:

June 23rd, 2017

A JIHAD terror suspect arrested in Madrid had been planning an attack in Spain that he claimed would be 'far worse' than the ...


Spanish killer found in New York after 20 years on the run:

June 23rd, 2017

A SPANIARD has been arrested in New York 20 years after murdering his wife. The accused fled to the USA ...


Spain hots up British tennis: Garbine Muguruza and Feliciano Lopez through to quarter-finals in Birmingham and at Queen's:

June 23rd, 2017

TWO Spaniards are through to the quarter-finals in top tennis tournaments in the UK - Garbiñe Muguruza in the women's singles in ...


Rajoy pushes greater EU integration and more counter-terrorism measures:

June 22nd, 2017

At today's European Council meeting in Brussels, Spain's president Mariano Rajoy pushed for greater EU integration after the recent victories of "pro-European moderates" over "extremists and ...


Sizzling summer on the cards, warns Spanish Met Office:

June 22nd, 2017

This summer, which officially started at 6h24 on Wednesday, looks set to be a hot one across the whole of Spain with temperatures between 0.5 and 1 degree higher than the season average, especially in central and southern regions, after ...


Kamikaze driver causes fatal head-on collision in Tenerife:

June 22nd, 2017

Two men have died in a head-on collision on the TF-1 in Tenerife after one of them, a Frenchman, drove the wrong way down the motorway. The accident happened at 05.04 hours on June 21st at km 37 of the motorway, close to the ...


Three arrested as liquid cocaine discovered inside fresh coconuts:

June 22nd, 2017

Agents from Spain's Civil Guard, working in conjunction with the country's tax authorities, have made three arrests at the Adolfo Suárez airport in the capital, after seizing a shipment of fresh coconuts from Colombia ...


Spain fails to meet refugee resettlement quota:

June 22nd, 2017

Spain's secretary of state to the EU, Jorge Toledo, claimed on Wednesday that Spain could not fulfil its objectives with regard to the resettlement of refugees because in reality "there are not than many displaced people" ...


Radical jihadi operative arrested in Madrid:

June 22nd, 2017

Members of the National Police Intelligence Agency arrested a 32-year-old man of Moroccan origin in the Divino Valles street in Madrid on Wednesday after he was found to be a member of the Islamic State terrorist organisation and in an ...


Weather alerts across Spain as heatwave continues, bringing storms in its wake:

June 20th, 2017

A total of 32 provinces are on alert today (Wednesday) with a high risk of heavy rain, storms and above all high temperatures in the centre of the country. Temperatures are set to go up in the east of the country, go down in ...


TV music royalties scam unearthed:

June 20th, 2017

SEVERAL major TV channels have been thrown into the spotlight after a royalties fraud was uncovered this week, and National Police have carried out 16 ...


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