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Spanish holidaymaker killed in Florence church by falling stone:

October 20th, 2017

A SPANISH tourist has died in Florence after a chunk of stone from the Basilica di Santa Croce fell on him.


One in eight women will suffer breast cancer, and 83% will survive, says AECC:

October 20th, 2017

INTERNATIONAL Breast Cancer Day meant social media was flagged with pink loops today (Thursday), and Spain's national research and care charity, the AECC, has described ...


Catalunya crisis: Rajoy may trigger Article 155 this weekend:

October 19th, 2017

CATALUNYA regiona president Carles Puigdemont has neither confirmed whether he has declared independence, nor retracted his secession pretensions - and his deadline ...


Aragon, Asturias and Andalucia campaigners fight inheritance tax:

October 19th, 2017

THREE regional associations are fighting against inheritance and succession tax, and are planning on heading to Madrid and then to Brussels in their battle.


Three Spanish restaurants in world's top 25 ranking:

October 19th, 2017

THREE of Spain's restaurants have made it into TripAdvisor's top 25 in the world - and one of them is in the top five, according to the list ...


Olympic gold high-jumper Ruth Beitia, 38, retires:

October 19th, 2017

OLYMPIC high-jumper Ruth Beitia has announced her retirement after 'six very hard months' in which she has been beset by several ...


Driving examiner strike costs €40m and leaves 170,000 pupils without tests:

October 18th, 2017

DRIVING examiner strikes have cost the taxpayer - and the industry - around €40 million since June and left 170,000 pupils unable to take their ...


Basque residents urged to push for EU intervention in Catalunya:

October 18th, 2017

A BASQUE political party is urging the region's residents to join the 'Support Catalunya' campaign by writing to European heads of ...


Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night:

October 18th, 2017

A MISSING two-year-old girl has been found along with her dog, who kept her safe overnight for seven hours, reveal Guardia Civil ...


Rain appears at last - and helps Galicia firefighters:

October 18th, 2017

LONG-AWAITED rain has hit Spain at last after weeks of dry weather - and the change in climate is most welcome in the ...


Theresa May: UK 'would not recognise Catalunya's independence':

October 18th, 2017

BRITISH prime minister Theresa May says the UK 'would not recogise' a declaration of independence on the part of ...


Record new-build completions paint bright picture of property market:

October 17th, 2017

RESIDENTIAL properties under construction in Spain being abandoned at half-mast were a common sight during the worst years of the financial crisis, but more are being finished ...


The territorial time-share that no-one's talking about:

October 17th, 2017

AS SPAIN'S north-eastern region of Catalunya seeks to break away from the mother country in the eyes of the world's media, the fact that a chunk of ...


Catalunya separatists and Mossos leaders arrested:

October 17th, 2017

TWO of Catalunya's leading separatist campaigners have been jailed and the chief of the regional police force, or Mossos d'Esquadra, taken into ...


Puigdemont's deadline for 'clarifying intentions' passes:

October 17th, 2017

CATALUNYA regional president Carles Puigdemont has ignored the central government's ultimatum and has not clarified whether or ...


Galicia fires spread to Asturias: 27 alight in neighbouring region:

October 17th, 2017

GALICIA'S multiple infernos have jumped over the eastern border into the region of Asturias, and of the 35 forest fires burning there yesterday ...


Mid-season fashion sales on the high street:

October 17th, 2017

WELL-KNOWN fashion brands on the high street have announced a mid-season sale to help stimulate sales of their autumn-winter 2017 ...


Rajoy confirms Galicia fires 'deliberately started':

October 16th, 2017

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that the devastating infernos currently destroying Galicia were started deliberately.


Dali's 'daughter' ordered to pay paternity suit costs:

October 16th, 2017

A WOMAN who claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has been ordered to pay the full costs of the paternity suit ...


Residential property sales up 16% in August:

October 16th, 2017

HOME sales and purchases went up by 16% in August based upon the previous year's figures, following four months of consecutive decline, according to ...


G6 Summit in Sevilla tackles human trafficking, terrorism and migration:

October 16th, 2017

ORGANISED crime, human trafficking, Jihad


Galicia ablaze: Four dead, two missing, flames reach Vigo city centre:

October 16th, 2017

TWO occupants of a van have been found dead in what remains of their vehicle as they attempted to escape the devastating wildfires sweeping Galicia in Spain's far ...


Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander marry in Ibiza:

October 16th, 2017

X-MEN regular Michael Fassbender has married Oscar winner and future Tomb Raider star ...


Rafa Nadal falls to Federer in Shanghai:

October 15th, 2017

RAFA Nadal's loss at the Shanghai Masters 1000 this afternoon (Sunday) took his rival Roger Federer up to number two in the world as the Swiss legend, ...


Rafa Nadal sues French sports minister for 'doping' claims:

October 15th, 2017

SPAIN'S top tennis player Rafa Nadal is suing former French sports minister €100,000 for slander after she claimed in a talk show that Mallorca prodigy had been off ...


Bankia doubles 2016 mortgage total in eight months this year:

October 15th, 2017

STATE-OWNED financial entity Bankia has signed up twice as many mortgages for buying homes this year than it did in the whole of 2016 - a total of €1.18 billion in ...


Juncker fears 'domino effect' in Europe of Catalunya secession:

October 15th, 2017

PRESIDENT of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is worried that if Catalunya becomes an independent State, other regions in the EU may follow ...


CUP demands 'clear declaration' of independence in Catalunya:

October 15th, 2017

PRO-SECESSION party in Catalunya, the CUP, has urged regional president Carles Puigdemont to give a 'clear and unambiguous yes' to independence and has rejected his ...


Galicia ablaze with 15 forest fires - 11 in one province:

October 14th, 2017

AT LEAST 15 forest fires continue to burn out of control in the far north-western region of Galicia, having already wiped out 1,880 hectares (4,626 acres) ...


Ceuta border reinforcements urged amid rising migrant influx:

October 14th, 2017

BORDER guards at the fence in Spain's city-province of Ceuta on the northern Moroccan coast have called for reinforcements as the wave of migrants ...


ERC councillor expelled for tweet over 'breathalysing pilots' following Eurofighter crash:

October 14th, 2017

A MEMBER of the Catalunya Left Republican party (ERC) has been expelled for tweeting comments about how pilots should be breathalysed in the aftermath of a ...


FACUA denounces Ryanair for high-tariff helpline:

October 14th, 2017

BALEARIC Island consumer authorities have opened a case against Ryanair for its customer service telephone line being a premium-rate 902 number.


Diver-potholer found alive after night-long search:

October 13th, 2017

A DIVER who spent the night trapped in a pothole suffering decompression syndrome has been rescued alive after a huge and highly-delicate underground ...


Farmhand who crushed 79 piglets to death sentenced:

October 13th, 2017

A FARM worker who filmed himself jumping into a pig-pen and flattening 79 piglets has been sentenced to 15 months in prison on top of the compensation he ...


'Diet' avocados grown in Spain:

October 13th, 2017

A SPANISH company claims to have created a 'diet avocado' - lower in fat, faster to ripen and slower to go off.


Lack of sex shortens life, according to Valencia researchers:

October 13th, 2017

LACK of sex accelerates the ageing process to such an extent that those who do not get enough die 15 years earlier on average, according to researchers in ...


Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia:

October 13th, 2017

HURRICANE Ophelia will bring gale-force winds and choppy seas to Spain's far north-western region of Galicia in the early hours of this Monday ...


Fourteen-storey Spanish flags protest Catalunya corporate exodus:

October 13th, 2017

A SPANISH flag measuring 731 square metres, weighing 248 kilos and 14 storeys in length has been hung from apartment blocks under construction in ...


European pet protection and animal welfare law passed in Spain:

October 13th, 2017

A EUROPEAN directive on animal protection will finally enter Spanish law and come into force in February - 30 years after it was passed.


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