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Police to interview 200 domestic violence offenders in fight against 'national emergency': two women murdered a week since start of 2017:

February 26th, 2017

IN A GROUND-BREAKING new turn in Spain's ongoing war on domestic violence, Guardia Civil officers are systematically going ...


'March for Dignity' campaign for 'bread, jobs and shelter' takes to streets ahead of national protest in May:

February 26th, 2017

THE latest 'March for Dignity' protest last night (Saturday) was a rehearsal for a nationwide demonstration due to take place ...


Gas blast kills man in Santa Pola apartment block:

February 26th, 2017

A GAS explosion in an apartment in Santa Pola (southern Alicante province) left one man dead and caused a fire which ...


Carnival fever hits the town tonight: Spain celebrates eve of Lent in colourful fancy-dress:

February 25th, 2017

CARNIVAL night has come to Spain with colourful costumes, live music and all-night celebrating on the streets - fancy-dress ...


Boy of 14 electrocuted playing on train line:

February 25th, 2017

A FRESH warning about the dangers of playing near railway lines has been issued after a 14-year-old boy was electrocuted at a ...


Guardia Civil terrorism experts fly to Iraq to train federal police in DAESH fight:

February 25th, 2017

GUARDIA Civil officers from Spain specially trained in terrorist operations have been flown out to Iraq to help its federal police in ...


Over 100 forgeries of Valencian and Catalan modernist paintings seized and six suspects arrested:

February 25th, 2017

FORGED paintings by famous artists from the Valencian and Catalán modernist era have been seized after buyers discovered they ...


ETA terrorist found in Mexico after 28 years on the run a month before his crimes 'expired':

February 25th, 2017

A FORMER member of the Basque terrorist cell ETA has been arrested in México after 30 years in hiding, just a month before his ...


Bird 'flu outbreak forces humane killing of 17,300 ducks in Catalunya:

February 25th, 2017

THOUSANDS of ducks on a Costa Brava farm will have to be put to sleep now Spain's first outbreak of bird 'flu in the open air ...


Spanish expat in Germany jailed for murdering his children after collecting them from Kindergarten:

February 25th, 2017

A SPANIARD has been arrested in south-western Germany after going on the run following the murder of his two small children, aged ...


Ciudad Lineal paedophile sentenced to 70 years for drugging and raping four girls under 10:

February 24th, 2017

A PAEDOPHILE who caused months of terror among parents in the sleepy Madrid suburb of Ciudad Lineal has been sentenced to 70 years in ...


Canary Island telescopes to search for life on seven 'new' planets found this week:

February 24th, 2017

CANARY Island-based telescopes will be used to find out more about the seven 'mini-Earths' discovered this week - a ...


Asunta's mother and killer found unconscious in her cell after overdose:

February 24th, 2017

THE MOTHER and convicted killer of Galicia schoolgirl Asunta Yong Fang Basterra Porto has been found unconscious in her prison cell ...


'Law is the same for everyone', says government as Urdangarin released without bail and Rato and Blesa given 'lenient' sentences:

February 24th, 2017

SPAIN'S government has insisted that 'the law is the same for everyone' in the face of public outrage over the apparently ...


Earthquake in Ciudad Real felt in Albacete:

February 23rd, 2017

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the central provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete at 09.15 this morning, the ...


Malaga-Costa del Sol airport is easiest in Europe to reach by public transport, says report:

February 23rd, 2017

MÁLAGA airport is the 'most accessible' in Europe in terms of ease and cost of getting to and from it, according to a ...


Madrid metro driver strike from tomorrow:

February 23rd, 2017

METRO drivers in Madrid will be on strike tomorrow (Friday) and Monday, February 27 during the four main rush hour ...


Swedish stolen lorry terror driver had spent €20,000 on drink and drugs, say police:

February 23rd, 2017

A SWEDE who caused terror in Barcelona after stealing a gas bottle delivery lorry and running amok through the streets had just spent ...


Ciudadanos proposes eight-year cap on presidential reigns:

February 22nd, 2017

A LIMIT on the number of years a president can remain in office proposed by centre-right Ciudadanos would mean Spain's current ...


Retired bull-fighter 'El Cordobes' admits Manuel Diaz is his son a year after paternity suit:

February 22nd, 2017

LEGENDARY bull-fighter Manuel Benítez 'El Cordobés' has publicly recognised his illegitimate son Manuel ...


Gas leak risk sparks recall of Balay, Bosch and Siemens cookers:

February 22nd, 2017

A FAULT affecting gas cookers retailed under the brands Balay, Bosch and Siemes means they could cause a fire or explosion, warns the ...


Urdangarin to appeal prison sentence:

February 22nd, 2017

KING Felipe's brother-in-law Iñaki Urdangarín has announced he will appeal his six-year, three-month prison ...


First serious Parliamentary debate over legalising cannabis for medicinal use:

February 21st, 2017

THE ongoing debate as to whether to legalise cannabis consumption for medicinal purposes has reached Parliament for the first time after centre-right ...


Stolen gas lorry running amok 'not a terrorist attack', says interior ministry:

February 21st, 2017

A STOLEN gas bottle delivery lorry travelling down the wrong side of the road at high speed, shedding its cargo on the highway caused panic in Barcelona ...


Spain's first 'stolen baby' sues doctor who forged her birth certificate:

February 21st, 2017

A TRIAL has started this week against a doctor believed to have been behind the first-known 'baby theft' in Spain, in 1969, ...


Pack of loose pitbulls kills man, 66:

February 21st, 2017

A 66-YEAR-OLD man has died after being attacked by five pitbulls all at once whilst walking across his own land in Beniarbeig ...


David Villa becomes first red card casualty of Video Assisted Referee technology:

February 21st, 2017

Former Spain international, David Villa, now playing for New York City, has become the first person to be sent off by a referee making use of the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) system for a red-card decision. Villa was sent off ...


Amazon Spain seeks 500 extra employees by the end of the year:

February 21st, 2017

ONLINE sell-everything shop Amazon plans to take on 500 new staff in Spain this year on permanent, secure contracts, bringing its ...


New search for missing Manuela Chavero, seven months after her disappearance:

February 21st, 2017

GUARDIA Civil divers have restarted the search for missing Manuela Chavero who vanished in early July leaving the lights on in her ...


Ambulance called to woman who failed to wake from hypnotist's trance during live show:

February 20th, 2017

A WOMAN who took part in a hypnotist's show in Madrid had to be attended by paramedics when she did not wake up from her trance ...


Renaissance UNESCO piece for La Rioja as a 'thank you' from its Armenian residents:

February 20th, 2017

LA RIOJA'S Armenian community will donate a sculpture known as a 'Khachkar' to the people of the ...


Biggest yacht in the world held in Gibraltar over multi-million debt:

February 20th, 2017

THE world's largest yacht has been impounded off the coast of Gibraltar over a €15.3 million ...


Amnesty International's 'Race for Syria' supported by 3,800 athletes:

February 20th, 2017

NEARLY 4,000 runners took part in a charity race in Madrid yesterday (Sunday) afternoon organised by Amnesty ...


Elderly British man murders wife at their Costa Blanca nursing home:

February 19th, 2017

A BRITISH man aged 86 has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, 79, at the nursing home where they both ...


Flood chaos in Malaga:

February 19th, 2017

FLASH floods and high winds battering the Costa del Sol since the early hours of Sunday morning have had emergency services working ...


HappyOrNot with airport services? AENA sets up 'smiley-faced' machines to find out passengers' views:

February 18th, 2017

AIRPORT governing body AENA has set up 'feedback machines' in 33 terminals in Spain, including Valencia and all those in the ...


Catering staff on long-haul trains to strike:

February 18th, 2017

A WEEK-LONG strike among catering staff on the high-speed AVE, long-distance and international rail links has been announced over ...


Union-led protests call for higher wages and secure employment:

February 18th, 2017

A SERIES of demonstrations will start today (Sunday) until Thursday, February 23 calling for increasing salaries, greater job ...


Cold snap returns to Spain:

February 18th, 2017

MOST of Spain will suffer a significant drop in temperature from today (Sunday) with heavy rain forecast on the Costa del Sol, the ...


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