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King Felipe's great-aunt Alicia passes away aged 99:

March 29th, 2017

KING Juan Carlos I's aunt, the Infanta Alicia has died aged 99 at her home in Madrid, confirm sources close to the ...


Rajoy reacts to Brexit: Spanish leader calls southern-European summit in Madrid:

March 29th, 2017

SPAIN'S president Mariano Rajoy has summoned the southern EU member States to Madrid for a strategy meeting on April 10 in light ...


Theresa May pulls the trigger: Brits in Spain and Spaniards in UK wait for negotiations to begin:

March 29th, 2017

BRITISH prime minister Theresa May has signed the paperwork to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, setting the clock to run on ...


Four migrant boats spotted and 78 Africans rescued in one day off Andalucia coast:

March 28th, 2017

COASTGUARD officials have rescued 30 men and three women from a precarious rowing-boat heading for Spain from north Africa via the ...


Woman, 22, tied to tree to 'stop her seeing her boyfriend' and uncle arrested:

March 28th, 2017

THE UNCLE of a 22-year-old woman found tied to a tree in Catarroja (Valencia province) has been arrested over 300 kilometres north in ...


Vodafone granted access to Telefonica's entire fibreoptic network:

March 28th, 2017

AN HISTORIC deal between Vodafone and Spanish communications company Telefónica will allow the British network provider to ...


Spanish toy exports to UK plummet due to Brexit vote:

March 28th, 2017

TOY exports from Spain to the UK have shrunk in the last nine months due to the uncertainty surrounding the impending Brexit process ...


Major expansion plans for Palma de Mallorca airport to cut delays:

March 28th, 2017

PALMA de Mallorca airport is set to undergo a multi-million-euro revamp to meet increasing demand forecast for the next four ...


Xalo nightclub brawl ends in death of Villalonga man, 24:

March 27th, 2017

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has died after being kicked in the head outside a well-known - but undisclosed - nightclub in ...


Granada metro opening put back until mid-May:

March 27th, 2017

GRANADA'S long-awaited metro system has been put back at least another month and a half due to 'dysfunctional elements ...


Police thwart 16-year-old's third arranged marriage in four years and arrest parents:

March 27th, 2017

A COUPLE who forced their teenage daughter into a third arranged marriage have been arrested in the province of Córdoba, ...


Nadal reaches 1000-match milestone with 3rd-round victory in Miami:

March 27th, 2017

Rafa Nadal celebrated his 1,000th tour-level match with a victory over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday. World number 31 Kohlschreiber stormed out of the blocks, ripping ...


Cable car opens again in Teide National Park after 238 tourists became trapped overnight:

March 27th, 2017

TEIDE National Park's cable car was back in use again this weekend for the first time since over 200 tourists became trapped due ...


Power cut caused by freak snow leaves 90 children stranded all weekend in sub-zero temperatures:

March 27th, 2017

CHILDREN at a holiday park in the Lleida province countryside were able to return home yesterday after being stuck in a cabin for ...


Earthquake of 3.4 on the Richter scale in Fuerteventura:

March 27th, 2017

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported yesterday afternoon in Fuerteventura, according to a late-night report ...


MotoGP: Surprise start to 2017 with victory for Maverick Vinales, Marquez fourth and stunning show by rookie Johann Zarco:

March 26th, 2017

THIS year's MotoGP season has kicked off with some surprise results at the first meeting in Qatar, with Spain's Maverick ...


Ex-defence minister Pedro Morenes to become Spanish ambassador for USA:

March 26th, 2017

FORMER defence minister Pedro Morenés has been named as Spanish ambassador in the USA in Spain's bid to 'get ...


Non-religious funerals a growing concept in Spain: Rock music, funny anecdotes and alcohol are replacing the traditional solemn mass:

March 26th, 2017

TWO in three marriages are civil ceremonies and only half of all children are christened in Spain - and now, non-religious funerals are on the ...


Debate rages on over Spanish time zones as clocks go forward tonight: Would GMT really make a difference to working life?:

March 25th, 2017

SPAIN joins the rest of Europe in turning its clocks forward tonight (Saturday) - or rather at 02.00 on Sunday morning - ...


Spain shuts down for WWF Planet Hour:

March 25th, 2017

SPAIN shut down last night (Friday) between 20.30 and 21.30 for WWF Planet Hour, a global annual initiative aimed at raising ...


Antonio Banderas reveals he 'had a heart attack' but 'was very lucky': "I've had three stents fitted":

March 25th, 2017

ACTOR Antonio Banderas has revealed his chest pains on January 26 that led to his being hospitalised in Surrey, UK, were caused by a ...


Betanzos flies flag at half-mast in tribute to London terror victim Aysha, who had 'many friends and relatives' in Galicia:

March 24th, 2017

THE Galicia town of Betanzos is flying its flag at half-mast today (Friday) in an official day of mourning for its descendant Aysha ...


Murcia regional president faces opposition takeover following corruption trial:

March 24th, 2017

MURCIA'S regional president will be ousted by the opposition through a no-confidence vote following his investigation in a ...


Con-man leaves 13 luxury hotels without paying his bill:

March 24th, 2017

A GUEST who sneaked out of 13 luxury hotels in Madrid without paying his bill has been arrested after being found in a ...


Ignore hoax WhatsApps following London terror attacks, say Spanish police:

March 23rd, 2017

POLICE in Spain have warned of yet another spate of hoaxes going round social networks following yesterday's terrorist attack in ...


Galicia woman, 43, one of the four dead in London terrorist attack:

March 23rd, 2017

THE woman known to have been killed on Westminster Bridge in yesterday's terrorist attack has been named as 43-year-old Aysha ...


Madrid school trippers stranded on London Eye for four hours during Westminster attack:

March 23rd, 2017

PUPILS from a Madrid school were stuck on the London Eye yesterday (Wednesday) for four hours as a result of the terrorist attack in ...


Cospedal to meet US defence secretary James Mattis:

March 22nd, 2017

DEFENCE minister María Dolores de Cospedal will meet her US counterpart in the Pentagon on Thursday - the ...


Catalunya MP gets year-long public office ban for his role in 'informal' 2014 referendum:

March 22nd, 2017

FORMER regional minister of Catalunya and MP for PdeCat Francesc Homs has been banned by a Supreme Court judge from holding any political position for ...


Rafa Nadal, Enrique Iglesias and Pau Gasol open restaurant in Miami Beach:

March 22nd, 2017

SINGER Enrique Iglesias, tennis star Rafa Nadal and NBA ace Pau Gasol have opened a restaurant together in Miami Beach, ...


Early spring hayfever hell in central and southern Spain, but few problems on the Mediterranean:

March 22nd, 2017

HAYFEVER sufferers could find the start of spring brings sneezing fits, especially in the south, north-east and centre ...


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