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June 25, 2019
Robot duo stun punters by serving pints at Seville bar

Robot duo stun punters by serving pints at Seville bar

A WHITE arm stretches across the bar, a claw-like hand clamped around the rim of a pint glass. Slowly it lowers the glass below the beer tap, waiting as it fills and adjusting the cup, making sure the head of the beer levels out just right. The secret behind the perfect pour and great service? […]

Spain’s Marbella, Estepona and Ronda could to be given green light to reopen this weekend following weeks of perimetral closure

Spain’s Marbella, Estepona and Ronda could to be given green light to reopen this weekend following weeks of perimetral closure

A DOZEN municipalities in Malaga could see the restrictions on perimeter confinement lifted this weekend. The number of new coronavirus cases in Malaga province continues to fall leading to a partial relaxation of restrictive measures put in place by the Junta. READ MORE: LISTED: 24 municipalities...

SWAN’S CORNER:- The Pitfalls of Buying Spanish Rustic Property

SWAN’S CORNER:- The Pitfalls of Buying Spanish Rustic Property

THERE are many property professionals in Spain that do an excellent job airbrushing the considerable risks associated with buying rustic properties. Clearly, planning regulations in any country must be adhered to and failure to do so will invariable result in costly consequences. Spain is no...

COVID-19 infections continue big downward spiral in Spain’s Valencian Community

COVID-19 infections continue big downward spiral in Spain’s Valencian Community

JUST 530 new COVID-19 cases were reported today(February 24) in the Valencian Community, as this week’s daily infection figures continue to match early October levels. The total is 299 lower than yesterday’s figure and almost two-thirds less than a week ago on February 17 when the number stood at...

Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar see 20% rise in shares after praise of COVID drug

Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar see 20% rise in shares after praise of COVID drug

SHARES in Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar have surged after scientists confirmed ‘potent preclinical efficacy’ of its drug Aplidin against COVID-19. The study, printed in peer-reviewed journal Science, suggests its vaccine is potentially effective in preventing people getting ill and...

More vaccines arrive in Gibraltar giving sports events green light in March

More vaccines arrive in Gibraltar giving sports events green light in March

NEARLY 13,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have today arrived on the Rock, paving the way for the restart of group activities.

Marbella Councillor for Foreign Residents urges expats to join the town hall register so that they can receive Covid-19 vaccine

Marbella Councillor for Foreign Residents urges expats to join the town hall register so that they can receive Covid-19 vaccine

MARBELLA’S Councillor for Foreign Residents, Remedios Bocanegra, has reminded expats that they need to be on the town hall register if they wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. “We have recently been consulted on how the issue of vaccination stands, who will have the right to be vaccinated,...

SIBLING SHOCKER as children are jailed for killing their infirm mother and stealing her pension in Spain’s Aragon region

SIBLING SHOCKER as children are jailed for killing their infirm mother and stealing her pension in Spain’s Aragon region

TWO siblings have been jailed after killing their mother, stuffing her body into a closet, and continuing to collect her state pension for two years. The brother and sister were sentenced after a jury convicted them last week of murdering their mother, Angela, in the small Aragon region village of...

Dogs get life-saving blood transfusions as farmers use illegal chemicals on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Dogs get life-saving blood transfusions as farmers use illegal chemicals on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Costa Blanca farmers have been arrested for using an illegal pesticide that poisoned two dogs. The animals needed blood transfusions to save their lives after coming into contact with the chemical by a Mutxamel farm, A father and son, aged 70 and 34, were detained by the Guardia Civil and...

Man murders uncle by suffocating him with pillow in Spain’s Mallorca

Man murders uncle by suffocating him with pillow in Spain’s Mallorca

Investigators say the man led police to a bedroom with the victim found unresponsive on the bed

The key players from the last 20 years of corruption on the costa del sol

FREQUENTLY named amongst the most corrupt countries in Europe, Spain has had more than its fair share of money-grubbing mayors, bullfighting impresarios, crooked police chiefs and blustering businessmen. And over the years, they’ve all crammed into a court over a series of corruption claims that...

Reviewing the best football latest results for absolutely free

Reviewing the best football latest results for absolutely free

Probably any football fan out there probably noticed that, when attempting to find a website dedicated to football live scores, there were tons of examples that jumped from the screens and promised the best features ever seen. However, only Azscore can be considered as being the true best website...

€11 billion fund to help pandemic-hit small businesses and self-employed announced by Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez

€11 billion fund to help pandemic-hit small businesses and self-employed announced by Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez

SMALL businesses and the self-employed are to receive an aid package of €11 billion. Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced the measure during a speech to Congress speech this morning(February 24). Sanchez confirmed that central government will approve the aid over the “next few weeks”...

Ibiza International Film Festival starts this Friday -and you can stream it all from the comfort of your home

Ibiza International Film Festival starts this Friday -and you can stream it all from the comfort of your home

IT’S been a long time since we got the chance to go to the cinema, grab the popcorn and settle into plush seats and hushed silence and enjoy a film from start to finish – far from the buzz of the iPhone or the disruption of kids climbing the walls after hours of homeschooling. And […]

Multipurpose venue is a ‘dream come true’ for provincial president at historic coastal site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Multipurpose venue is a ‘dream come true’ for provincial president at historic coastal site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro project for Torrevieja’s harbourside was unveiled yesterday, and described as a “dream come true” by the president of Alicante province, Carlos Mazón. The historic industrial complex, Las Eras de la Sal, is to have a multipurpose enclosure built, costing an estimated 2.4...

Spain’s Andalucia could loosen COVID-19 restrictions NEXT WEEK but only ‘if the figures support it’

Spain’s Andalucia could loosen COVID-19 restrictions NEXT WEEK but only ‘if the figures support it’

ANDALUCIA is considering loosening the current restrictions in place to fight the coronavirus, it has been revealed. Vice president of the region Juan Marin said on Tuesday that ‘if the situation allows it, the measures could be relaxed’ on March 3. That is when the the so-called committee of...

Spain tops Skyscanner top 10 list of countries most searched for after UK’s ‘Road Map’ announcement

Spain tops Skyscanner top 10 list of countries most searched for after UK’s ‘Road Map’ announcement

TRAVEL compare site Skyscanner has revealed the top 10 list of countries most searched for after Boris Johnson revealed the UK’s Road Map to a return to European travel. The UK Prime Minister gave the glimmer of hope in an address to the nation on Monday, and gave holiday makers the tentative date...

BREAKING: Spain’s Andalucia no longer an ‘extreme risk’ of COVID-19 contagion after lowering incidence rate to below 250

BREAKING: Spain’s Andalucia no longer an ‘extreme risk’ of COVID-19 contagion after lowering incidence rate to below 250

ANDALUCIA has lowered its 14-day coronavirus incidence rate to 234.11 cases per 100,000 people. It means the country’s most populous region is no longer classed as being at an ‘extreme risk’ of COVID-19 contagion after falling below the 250-cases threshold. According to figures released by the...

COVID burglars arrested in Valencia Province

COVID burglars arrested in Valencia Province

THREE people have been arrested for allegedly committing 14 burglaries in Valencia and Castellon provinces while being infected with COVID. The two men and one woman are accused of breaking into petrol stations and country homes in Carcaixent, Alzira, Castellon city, Alberic, Massalaves, Xativa, La...

Spain’s Valencian Community opts for ‘prudence’ ahead of announcing reduced COVID-19 restrictions this Thursday

Spain’s Valencian Community opts for ‘prudence’ ahead of announcing reduced COVID-19 restrictions this Thursday

BARS and restaurants in the Valencian Community will reopen next week for the first time since January 20. The return of the hospitality trade offering daytime terrace service is one of a series of relaxations in COVID restrictions that will kick in from March 2. This week’s daily infection rates...

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