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Billion-euro transport plan presented

The first tranche of aid from the national government’s recovery, transformation and resilience plan (PRTR) will allocate a billion euros, with help from EU...

Electricity price promise

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez pledged that by the end of this year people in Spain will be paying a similar amount for electricity to...

UK drug runners caught by Catalan cops

Suspected members of a gang that had been transporting truckloads of marijuana to the UK from Spain have been arrested by the Catalan regional...

Lockdown ruled unconstitutional

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court (TS) has partially upheld an appeal by far-right party Vox against the manner in which the government ordered people to stay...

Seven British fugitives arrested in Spain in three weeks

Seven British fugitives have been detained in the space of just three weeks as a result of joint operations between the National Police and...

Roman coins seized in police sting

A hoard of gold coins from the Roman era has been recovered by the National Police. A force spokesman said the 90 aurei had ‘great...

Funding vow for airport expansion plan

The national government and the Catalan executive have agreed a €1.7 billion extension to Barcelona’s El Prat airport, angering ecologists who said it would...

Record employment figures unveiled

Extraordinary employment figures for July were published on Tuesday by the ministries for work and social security. The number of people employed and paying social...

Government brings in ‘the right to die’

The law legalising euthanasia in Spain has come into force, thus ensuring that patients can decide about the process to end their life. A doctor...

Pensions reform deal sealed

The first agreement for the long overdue reform of the Spanish public pension system has been sealed by the government with the nation’s principal...

VAT cut to reduce soaring electricity bills

A temporary reform passed by the Cabinet yesterday (Thursday) will cut electricity bills for homes by over 10%, according to treasury minister María Jesús...

Madrid and ‘Spain’ will work together

AFTER months of verbal warfare over the handling of the Covid-19 crisis, PM Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) and Madrid regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso (PP)...

Race yacht used to run drugs

Eight suspects have been arrested – ‘several of them Britons’ – in a sting against smugglers who were running cocaine from Caribbean islands to...

Bankia sets new cash point charge

Bankia announced this week that it is levying a charge of €0,98 on anybody that uses its cash point machines if their credit or...

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Deep snow in Alicante province

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Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...