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From jail to Parliament

JAILED Catalan politicians have taken their seats in Spain's parliament after being released from pre-trial detention for the occasion. Two dozen MPs from upstart far-right...

The end of ETA

BASQUE terrorist group ETA announced its final dissolution on Wednesday, as Costa Blanca News last week reported it was planning to do. In an open...

Taxi war hits Madrid hard

GETTING to and around Madrid has been a nightmare this week as taxi drivers protesting against private car and driver regulations has literrally sieged...

Five terrorists killed in Cambrils

Police have shot dead five terrorists in a second attack in Cambrils (Tarragona) at around 2.30 this morning. The terrorists were stopped at a...

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...

Snap general elections on the cards

PM PEDRO Sánchez is today (Friday) expected to announce a snap general election. Catalan nationalists called the PM's bluff and voted against the budget on...

King to address the nation this evening

Zarzuela Palace has announced King Felipe VI will deliver a speech to the nation live on TV at 21.00 this evening  (Tuesday). The king...

Elton John in Madrid

ELTON John delighted 12,000 fans at Madrid's WiZink centre on Wednesday evening in his only concert in Spain scheduled in his farewell 2018-2021 tour. The...

‘Snail rail’ grinds to a halt

TRAINS from Dénia to Calpe have stopped for the whole of the summer and been replaced by buses while works are carried out on...

Holiday letting tax trap

THE SPANISH tax office has tightened its grip on unregistered holiday accommodation rentals. All holiday letting websites have been told they must supply the...

Terror alert hoax blasted

RUMOURS of an imminent terrorist attack in Spain, which had been spread through the WhatsApp messaging service, have been rubbished by interior minister Jorge...

‘Spain will remain united’ says King

In an exceptional speech to the nation a few minutes ago, King Felipe VI has guaranteed 'the unity of Spain' and has accused the...

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...

Increased security on the Costa

Spain has not increased its anti-terrorism security level despite the Barcelona and Cambrils (Costa Dorada) attacks - it stays at level four (maximum of...

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