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June 25, 2019
Spain registers 9,419 COVID-19 cases Thursday with Madrid accounting for over  a third

Spain registers 9,419 COVID-19 cases Thursday with Madrid accounting for over a third

SPAIN has registered 9,419 COVID-19 cases Thursday. It is a drop from the 11,016 recorded on Wednesday with Madrid once again counting far more than any other region. The central community accounts for 3,227 of today’s cases, or 34.2%. Meanwhile the country has seen 182 coronavirus deaths in the...

Two earthquakes rumble Spain’s Costa del Sol in one day

Two earthquakes rumble Spain’s Costa del Sol in one day

It comes after an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale rumbled several towns along the coast on September 5

Worldwide search begins for youngsters to perform in panto with Harry Potter star

Worldwide search begins for youngsters to perform in panto with Harry Potter star

YOUNGSTERS from around the globe are being invited to audition for Cinderella Live. Aspiring thespians aged 11 to 16 can apply now for their moment in the spotlight with PantoLive. The pantomime will star Harry Potter actor Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley in the globally popular films. “We...

Iberdrola triples its commitment to renewable energy in Andalucia with €1.5bn investment

Iberdrola triples its commitment to renewable energy in Andalucia with €1.5bn investment

By Laurence Crumbie IBERDROLA´S chairman, Ignacio Sanchez Galan, has announced that the energy company will increase its renewable facilities in Andalucia to 3,000 megawatts over the next five years. The plan will create 5,500 new jobs through the construction and assembly works alone and transform...

Storm Alex approaches Spain’s Costa del Sol as Malaga placed on yellow alert

Storm Alex approaches Spain’s Costa del Sol as Malaga placed on yellow alert

THE first storm of the winter season has arrived with Malaga being placed on yellow alert. Storm Alex will bring strong gusts of wind from this afternoon and waves of up to three metres tomorrow. AEMET has announced a yellow warning for strong coastal conditions Friday in the Axarquia, Guadalhorce...

Lovestruck woman is taken for a €253,000 fool by a bogus boyfriend on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Lovestruck woman is taken for a €253,000 fool by a bogus boyfriend on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A SANTA POLA woman has been swindled out of €253,000 by her ‘boyfriend’ who met her online two years ago after targeting her for a big con. His catalogue of lies included asking for a loan of €170,000 to send his ‘dying’ mother to a private clinic. She also paid for shares worth €18,000 in […]

Spain ignores rejection of lockdown strategy as it orders closure of most of Madrid – and any city which meets criteria in the future

Spain ignores rejection of lockdown strategy as it orders closure of most of Madrid – and any city which meets criteria in the future

The decree, published in the official state bulletin (BOE) this morning, calls for the closure of any municipality of 100,000 inhabitants or more which meets the three criteria set out by health minister Salvador Illa

Alleged illegal shopper and cigarette smuggler arrested this week

Alleged illegal shopper and cigarette smuggler arrested this week

A BRITISH man who allegedly went on a £1,000 shopping trip around Gibraltar and a presumed smuggler have been arrested

Artful Dodger: Neymar becomes Spain’s most wanted alleged tax evader

Artful Dodger: Neymar becomes Spain’s most wanted alleged tax evader

The 28-year-old topped the dubious list after accumulating a whopping €34 million in alleged unpaid taxes during his stint playing for Barcelona

Spain a ‘high risk’ country for trafficking of tigers due to lax laws, warn environmentalists

Spain a ‘high risk’ country for trafficking of tigers due to lax laws, warn environmentalists

In 14 countries across the EU, private individuals and/or circuses can still keep tigers. Both scenarios are permitted in Spain.

Spain’s Andalucia records 1,303 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths Thursday

Spain’s Andalucia records 1,303 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths Thursday

ANDALUCIA has recorded 1,303 coronavirus cases on Thursday. The figures, released by the Junta, show Sevilla as once again is the most affected province, detecting 307 cases in the past 24 hours. The home of the capital is followed by Cadiz, which registered 201 cases over the same period, then...

BEST DRESSED: The red carpet looks from San Sebastian Film Festival

BEST DRESSED: The red carpet looks from San Sebastian Film Festival

WHEN people say San Sebastian will blow you away they first mean by the Michelin star pintxos. After that, they’re referring to the gale force winds. Stars battled biblical rain and 90km gusts on the film festival’s red carpet as Louboutins got soggy and gown hems saturated. But despite the...

Couple who abused and killed their baby son get life sentences on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Couple who abused and killed their baby son get life sentences on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ELCHE couple will spend the rest of the lives behind bars for the murder of their two-year-old son in September 2018. The duo were convicted by a jury on September 6, with the judge now handing down the sentences which include paying €220,000 in compensation. Aaron’s death came as a tragic...

COVID-19 response pushes Spain’s public debt to 20-year high

COVID-19 response pushes Spain’s public debt to 20-year high

SPAIN’s economic response to the COVID-19 crisis has pushed the country’s national debt to a 20-year high, according to figures released by the Bank of Spain. The official figures show that public debt is at €1.29 trillion in the second quarter of 2020, it’s highest level since 2000. This puts...

COVID-19 fall in latest infection figures from Spain’s Costa Blanca

COVID-19 fall in latest infection figures from Spain’s Costa Blanca

NEW COVID-19 cases have fallen by almost half over 24 hours in Alicante Province. Latest figures released last night(September 30) by the Valencian Health Ministry reported 160 additional infections compared to 293 on Tuesday. The Valencian Community as a whole showed a significant fall over a day...

Spanish pop star Amaia bags first Grammy nomination

Spanish pop star Amaia bags first Grammy nomination

SPANISH pop singer Amaia has received her first Grammy award nomination. The star, 21, is best known for taking part in series nine of the TV talent show Operación Triunfo and performing at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest as one half of Amaia y Alfred. But this nod is in recognition of her...

Spain’s Andalucia rejects central government measures to restrict mobility

Spain’s Andalucia rejects central government measures to restrict mobility

In addition to Andalucia, the autonomous communities of Madrid, Galicia and Catalunya, as well as the autonomous city of Ceuta have also rejected the proposal presented by the Ministry of Health.

Cavemen used hot springs to boil their food before discovering fire finds study in Spain

Cavemen used hot springs to boil their food before discovering fire finds study in Spain

RESEARCHERS at the University of Alcala have found evidence that humans would boil their food in hot springs before discovering fire. Early human archaeological sites were unearthed alongside the hot springs in Olduvai Gorge, a valley in Northern Tanzania. The proximity of the remains and the...

Spain registers 11,016 COVID-19 cases Wednesday as coronavirus patients in Madrid take up 41% of hospital beds

Spain registers 11,016 COVID-19 cases Wednesday as coronavirus patients in Madrid take up 41% of hospital beds

At the national level, 9.28% of beds are being taken up by COVID-19 patients, rising to 17.93% in intensive care units

Irish ‘godfather’ Christy Kinahan to be tried for passport fraud in Spain as 27 alleged mafia members let off 10 YEARS after arrests and crackdown on Costa del Sol

Irish ‘godfather’ Christy Kinahan to be tried for passport fraud in Spain as 27 alleged mafia members let off 10 YEARS after arrests and crackdown on Costa del Sol

The court ruling says the investigation has uncovered 'sufficient evidence' Christy Kinahan 'used a false passport to travel from Madrid's Barajas Airport to Rio in Janeiro

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