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June 25, 2019
LISTED: All 23 bars involved as tapas festival returns this weekend on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LISTED: All 23 bars involved as tapas festival returns this weekend on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA will be staging the region’s first tapas festival in a year over the next two weekends. The sixth “Let’s Go For Tapas” event sees 23 bars and restaurants involved, all serving four tapas and two drinks for only 10 euros. Tapas lovers will also be able to participate in a raffle with a...

EXPLAINED: What Spain’s new population stats tell us about British expat residents

EXPLAINED: What Spain’s new population stats tell us about British expat residents

NEW data revealing a boom in the number of British nationals registering as residents in Spain has been published by the Spanish government. And the report by Spain’s Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration provides some fascinating reading,not only highlighting the sudden rush by...

Gibraltar holiday-makers warned of COVID-19 and Brexit issues before booking

Gibraltar holiday-makers warned of COVID-19 and Brexit issues before booking

GIBRALTAR'S business watchdog is warning wannabe local holiday-makers of how COVID-19 and Brexit could affect their plans this summer.

COVID-19 cases produce a modest underlying rise as Easter ‘effect’ is monitored in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 cases produce a modest underlying rise as Easter ‘effect’ is monitored in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

83 new coronavirus infections have been reported in Valencian Community today(April 13) according to the regional health ministry. It’s 40 more than a week ago but it is identical to yesterday’s total. The region continues to the only area of Spain to be in a ‘low risk’ category for new COVID-19...

Spain’s COVID-19 vaccination plans suffer a setback with a delay in single-dose Johnson & Johnson inoculations

Spain’s COVID-19 vaccination plans suffer a setback with a delay in single-dose Johnson & Johnson inoculations

THE Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will not start its Spanish and European distribution tomorrow(April 14). That’s after six rare blood clot cases were found in the United States among people getting the single-dose jab. The Johnson decision followed the American health authority decision...

Convicted Icelandic paedophile is arrested over eight sex assaults on children in Murcia region of Spain

Convicted Icelandic paedophile is arrested over eight sex assaults on children in Murcia region of Spain

AN Icelandic paedophile has been arrested in connection with eight sexual assaults on children in the Murcia region. He is said to have approached his victims in a friendly manner to built up some trust. He then offered them small amounts of money to allow them to be sexually abused. The...

Gibraltar smuggling network with links to latest Canary Island migrant deaths dismantled

Gibraltar smuggling network with links to latest Canary Island migrant deaths dismantled

A CRIMINAL gang spread across the Gibraltar region has been dismantled by police and charged for the death of four migrants off the Canary Islands on Sunday. The gang, with safehouses in La Linea, Ceuta, Algeceiras and Madrid, were busted a week before by over 150 officers from the Policia Nacional...

Man dies after being dragged for 200 metres by camel during ‘pleasure trip’ in scenic area of Valencia region of Spain

Man dies after being dragged for 200 metres by camel during ‘pleasure trip’ in scenic area of Valencia region of Spain

A camel ride through Valencia’s Turia Natural River park ended in tragedy on April 4 with the death of a 20-year-old man. Christian BD suffered irreversible brain damage and his 22-year-old sister was seriously injured after the animal freaked out when it saw a horse. The 45 minute excursions in...

Gibraltar Ministers pay homage to Duke of Edinburgh and his Rock links

Gibraltar Ministers pay homage to Duke of Edinburgh and his Rock links

TRIBUTES to the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on April 9, have been flowing in all week at the Convent’s Book of Condolence.

Stats reveal expat boom in Spain as Brits rushed to meet Brexit deadline

Stats reveal expat boom in Spain as Brits rushed to meet Brexit deadline

BRITISH expats legalising their situation in Spain ahead of Brexit have helped the country to reach a record number of foreign residents. As of December 31, 2020, there were over 5.8 million foreigners living in Spain. The figure was boosted by a 6% rise in UK nationals getting residency ahead of a...

Andalucia health minister urges people in Spain to stay positive saying ‘fourth wave of Covid-19 should be last’

Andalucia health minister urges people in Spain to stay positive saying ‘fourth wave of Covid-19 should be last’

The Minister of Health and Families has said he is ‘very optimistic’ that the fourth wave of COVID ‘should be the last’. Jesús Aguirre shared the positive message today, adding that he had ‘full confidence in the vaccine’ and urged people across Spain to remain cautious. He said: “My full...

Driving licence scam causes Spain to scrap all exchanges with Venezuelan nationals

Driving licence scam causes Spain to scrap all exchanges with Venezuelan nationals

802 people have been arrested since the start of 2020 for trying to swap forged Venezuelan driving licences for legitimate Spanish documents. The Policia Nacional have run a three-phase operation to clamp down on the bogus papers which have been advertised on social media. The sheer volume of...

Improvements to drinking water to cost €120,000 in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Improvements to drinking water to cost €120,000 in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE OLD drinking water network in the popular La Zenia neighbourhood of Orihuela Costa is to be renovated. Orihuela City Council received a grant from the area’s Provincial Council to improve the hydraulic infrastructure supplying the Calle Mayor de La Zenia in an area very popular with expats. The...

Sevilla: What to see in El Arenal

Sevilla: What to see in El Arenal

EL Arenal sits on the banks of the Guadalquivir river and while not so big, features some of the city’s most important sites. Most notable are the iconic bullring and the medieval Torre del Oro – or Tower of Gold in English. Below are the best sites the neighbourhood has to offer. Plaza de Toros […]

Controversial port expansion project approved for Spain’s Valencia

Controversial port expansion project approved for Spain’s Valencia

THE Spanish government has given the green light to a highly controversial development project for Valencia port. Plans to extend the northern part of the installations were approved yesterday (Monday April 12) by the national authorities after they decided that the favourable environmental impact...

Spain’s ‘Zombie Car’ situation rises as study reveals 8% of cars circulate illegally

Spain’s ‘Zombie Car’ situation rises as study reveals 8% of cars circulate illegally

SPAIN’s ever growing problem with so called ‘zombie cars’ has reached a 10 year high as COVID-19 adds to motoring’s greatest pandemic. Zombie cars is a term coined by insurance companies to describe any vehicle that is travelling without insurance or any other legally required paperwork. According...

Foreign travel uncertainty causing tax limbo for Brits with holiday homes in Spain

Foreign travel uncertainty causing tax limbo for Brits with holiday homes in Spain

MORE than 600,000 Brits have been left in expensive tax limbo by the latest government update on overseas travel, according to experts. Non-resident holiday homeowners have to pay Spain’s 24% Modelo 210 tax on the estimated letting value of their property, whether rented out or used exclusively by...

Watch as daredevil skydiver from Spain snaps up can while skimming ground at 60mph

Watch as daredevil skydiver from Spain snaps up can while skimming ground at 60mph

FALLING from the sky can be thirsty work. A daredevil skydiver in Spain has gone viral after jumping 12,000 feet to reach his favourite drink. Paraglider Nil Farre Berge, from Barcelona, was caught on camera speeding down from the sky at 60mph before picking up a can of Red Bull in one fell swoop....

Young British expat dies as his car spins through the air on a Costa Blanca motorway in Spain

Young British expat dies as his car spins through the air on a Costa Blanca motorway in Spain

A British man died in a horrific car accident at the entrance to the Pilar de la Horadada tunnel on the AP-7 motorway. The 24-year-old expat was travelling on the southbound carriageway from the Orihuela Costa towards Cartagena at 11.16am last Friday(April 9). Surveillance cameras recorded his car...

Why Tuesday 13 is a day of bad luck and misfortune in Spain

Why Tuesday 13 is a day of bad luck and misfortune in Spain

The myth of Tuesday the 13th haunts Spaniards just as Friday the 13th looms over the rest of us

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