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June 25, 2019
BREAKING: Spain takes back power to close off large towns or cities as Madrid surrenders to COVID-19 measures – see criteria for closures here

BREAKING: Spain takes back power to close off large towns or cities as Madrid surrenders to COVID-19 measures – see criteria for closures here

Once these milestones are passed, measures to limit mobility, social interactions and opening hours will be implemented immediately, warned Illa

False bomb threat at Spain’s Palma de Mallorca airport

False bomb threat at Spain’s Palma de Mallorca airport

A FAKE bomb threat almost caused an evacuation at Palma de Mallorca airport this evening. It came after a call from Madrid warned of an explosive device hidden somewhere in the building. Policia Nacional and Guardia Civil launched an intense search of the airport at around 7pm. Authorities held off...

Doctors and teachers banned from speaking out to media about COVID-19 in Spain’s Madrid

Doctors and teachers banned from speaking out to media about COVID-19 in Spain’s Madrid

An internal statement released by regional leader Isabel Ayuso urged the affected workers to 'never act on their own' when talking to media outlets

ELITE ESPANA: Where high society and high price tags don’t always go hand in hand

ELITE ESPANA: Where high society and high price tags don’t always go hand in hand

SPAIN and the UK are both guilty of serious class divides. And, as in Britain, splashing the cash in Spain isn’t always synonymous with good taste or manners. Zara owner and retail giant Amancio Ortega is your prime example. Despite a net worth of 67 Billion USD, he has regularly been spotted...

OPINION: Spanish authorities must do more than diddly squat to curb the rise of  okupas

OPINION: Spanish authorities must do more than diddly squat to curb the rise of okupas

COVID-19 could be creating a squatters paradise as travel restrictions limit the ability of people to visit homes. The number of properties lying empty in Spain could result in a surge in the number of squatters as thousands of homes lie empty across the country. To tackle this, more needs to erase...

Casino conmen on Spain’s Costa Blanca face serious jail time over forged bank notes

Casino conmen on Spain’s Costa Blanca face serious jail time over forged bank notes

LUCK ran out for two men who decided to use Alicante Casino as a laundering point for 15 fake €500 notes. The men each face over seven years in jail after swapping the high quality counterfeits for gambling chips on April 22, 2019. The €500 note was a notorious target for counterfeiters around...

Furlough extended as Benidorm tourist and hospitality groups stage protest on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Furlough extended as Benidorm tourist and hospitality groups stage protest on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPAIN’S government announced an extension to furlough payments today(September 29) as Benidorm hosted a motorcade protest calling on the scheme to continue. The temporary ERTE aid package was due to end tomorrow after it was introduced in the spring in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Payments...

Inside the exclusive closing gala at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain

Inside the exclusive closing gala at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain

Headed up by Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, the San Sebastian Official Selection Jury scoured entries to select the best films of the festival. French-Georgian feature ‘Dasatskisi / Beginning’ scooped a colossal four awards with the committee naming the film ‘a revelation’. “I want...

Life to continue as ‘normal’ for majority of Spain’s Andalucia after region announces ‘advisory’ rule of six while hardest hit areas to receive mass testing to fight COVID-19

Life to continue as ‘normal’ for majority of Spain’s Andalucia after region announces ‘advisory’ rule of six while hardest hit areas to receive mass testing to fight COVID-19

Just one town in Sevilla (Casariche), will be closed down after registering a coronavirus incidence rate of 4,582.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past two weeks

Pre-lockdown divorce applications plummet by 40% on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Pre-lockdown divorce applications plummet by 40% on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DIVORCE applications have plummeted 40% throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca, but not just because of the coronavirus lockdown. It is true that the near collapse of Spain’s judiciary system and various lockdown restrictions during the state of alarm have meant very few couples have been able to apply...

Ecologists demand closure of airfield after string of accidents on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Ecologists demand closure of airfield after string of accidents on Spain’s Costa del Sol

On July 7, a small plane crashed on landing during a routine training flight, destroying the aircraft involved

BREAKING: Rule of six and other COVID-19 measures announced for Spain’s Andalucia

BREAKING: Rule of six and other COVID-19 measures announced for Spain’s Andalucia

The Junta is studying ways to make the rule of six a legal obligation

Michael Schumacher moved to villa in Spain’s Mallorca purchased from Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez

Michael Schumacher moved to villa in Spain’s Mallorca purchased from Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez

The property was previously owned by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and purchased for £26 million by Schumacher's wife Corinna in 2017

Spain’s Andalucia sees deadliest COVID-19 figures in a week as it detects 1,236 new cases Tuesday

Spain’s Andalucia sees deadliest COVID-19 figures in a week as it detects 1,236 new cases Tuesday

Hospitalisations have also increased, yet again, to a total of 1,103 (38 more than Monday), with 154 of these in intensive care units

Two women shoplift 11 bottles of gin, six kilos of cheese and mountains of tuna on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Two women shoplift 11 bottles of gin, six kilos of cheese and mountains of tuna on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO women have been arrested in Rojales after allegedly shoplifting an unusual mix of cheese, spirits and party balloons. The pair had been seen acting suspiciously at the town’s branch of Mercadona on Avenida Justo Quesada. Policia Local noticed the duo quickened their pace when leaving the...

Cautious optimism as new COVID-19 cases slow down on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Cautious optimism as new COVID-19 cases slow down on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE RATE of new COVID-19 cases is falling in Alicante Province according to the latest data supplied by the Valencian Health Ministry. Figures announced last night(September 28) show 205 new cases out of the Valencian Community total of 565, which covered the whole of last weekend. That means a...

Medieval wall unearthed in Malaga as dig next to metro becomes largest in Spain

Medieval wall unearthed in Malaga as dig next to metro becomes largest in Spain

This structure has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), which means that it must be protected and preserved

Fake inspectors make phone calls to arrange cons on elderly people on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Fake inspectors make phone calls to arrange cons on elderly people on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BOGUS gas inspector who stole cash and valuables from elderly people has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Torrevieja. He was part of a Costa Blanca gang that made phone appointments to visit senior citizens who lived on their own. The 35-year-old Spaniard used padron and electoral rolls...

12 out of 103 municipalities in Spain’s Malaga are yet to register a single case of coronavirus

12 out of 103 municipalities in Spain’s Malaga are yet to register a single case of coronavirus

The municipalities which have no confirmed cases of coronavirus belong to the La Axarquia, Malaga and Serrania health districts

Violent debt collector who is martial arts fighter is arrested by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Violent debt collector who is martial arts fighter is arrested by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A DENIA debt collector, who is a martial arts fighter, has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The 36-year-old Spaniard threatened to kill debtors and has been charged with coercion, making threats, violence, and obstructing justice. He was arrested last year in a major operation against a Costa...

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