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High-speed train to Granada

THE new AVE high-speed railway link between Madrid and Granada was officially opened by acting PM Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday. The final stretch linking Granada...

Fatal flooding

ONE man died when his car was washed away in flash floods reported in the Tafalla area in Navarra on Monday evening. Firefighters found the...

Spain gets ‘happier’

SPAIN has climbed from the 36th to the 30th place in the latest Happiness Report released by the UN. Taking into account variables such as...

British population on the rise

FIGURES released by the national statistics office (INE) show that the number of Britons living legally in Spain is on the rise again –...

Husband arrested over wife’s ‘assisted death’

A 69-YEAR-OLD man in Madrid has been arrested, accused of helping his 62-year-old wife to die by giving her arsenic. Maria José Carrasco had been...

Missing Olympic medallist found dead

SPAIN is mourning the death of Olympic skiing medallist Blanca Fernández Ochoa, whose body was found on Wednesday in a mountainous area outside Madrid...

Fighting terror threat

COUNTER-TERRORISM experts in Spain have updated the country’s plans to combat extremism with a new package of measures drawn up by the Interior Ministry. Fighters...

CUP coup in Cataluña

RADICAL anti-establishment group CUP yesterday (Thursday) announced it would no longer support JxC separatist regional president Quim Torra. Torra requires the support of his own...

Bulls run through Pamplona

You can be in favour of or against it, but there's no questioning Pamplona's world-famous San Fermin fiestas provide some spectacular images such as...

Listeriosis: Briton is first foreigner to be infected

A British man has become the first confirmed case of a foreigner to be infected with Listeriosis after eating contaminated processed pork (Carne mechada)...

‘No Way Pedro’

CHANCES of Spain having to hold a new general election in November increased considerably this week after caretaker PM Pedro Sánchez twice failed to...

Spain to hold fourth general election in four years

SPAIN will hold its fourth general election in so many years after parties have been unable to negotiate a working coalition government. King Felipe held...

Muslims in Spain condemn attacks

The Muslim communities throughout Spain have held numerous demonstrations and gatherings to condemn the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils last week. All insist...

Taxing time

FIGURES released this week by the tax office (Agencia Tributaria) show that it will be handing back €10,858 million to taxpayers who filed their...

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