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Bid for ‘British’ working hours

FINISHING work at 18.00 instead of 20.00 or even 22.00 in Spain is the new target set by the employment ministry. While all opposition parties...

A Real celebration

Real Madrid held a spectacular celebration of thier 11th European Cup (Champions' League) title at the Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday night - with carried...

Bollywood ‘flash-mobs’ Madrid

Top Indian actors Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Sonakshi Sinha attend a flashmob in Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles on Sunday to promote the Awards...

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...

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...

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 –...

Foreign Office advises on traveling to Cataluña

The British Foreign Office has issued a warning for visitors to Cataluña to be cautious, but it does not recomend not to travel to...

Three of the four suspects were shot dead in Cambrils

Post-mortem results released this evening have proven that three of the four suspects of the Barcelona and Cambrils terrorist attacks on Thursday were among...

Cataluña goes to decisive vote

Poll stations in Cataluña open at 09.00 today (Thursday) for the decisive regional election that could see the end of the segregation crisis -...

Barcelona back to normal – almost

With a significant number of police on patrol and adjoining streets cut off to traffic, the popular Las Ramblas of Barcelona reopened to pedestrians...

Catalan day of defiance

DESPITE specific orders from Madrid for police to seize ballot boxes and close poll stations in Cataluña on Sunday, the nationalist government insists the...

Former Valencia mayoress dies

Rita Barberá, national senator and former mayoress of Valencia, died after suffering a heart-attack at a Madrid hotel this morning (Wednesday). Sra Barberá, 68, had...

Catalan police to remove ballot boxes

The head of the Catalán regional police (Mossos D'Esquadra) Josep Lluís Trapero has send out internal orders for the officers to 'remove ballot boxes'...

Butane gas bottle price drops

The maximum price of a bottle of butane gas (butano) in Spain has dropped to €11.85 (4.9% fall) from today (Tuesday) by order of...

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