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Alicante is going places

A DIRECT high-speed train (AVE) is now available between Alicante and Ourense in Galicia, meaning that passengers no longer have to change at Chamartín...

Distribution giants reject price caps on basic food products

The proposal by deputy PM Yolanda Díaz to set price caps on staple foods to combat rocketing inflation has met with opposition from the...

Booster jab available later this month

FOURTH jabs to protect against Covid-19 will start in Spain on September 26, minister for health Carolina Darias has revealed. The vaccinations will initially be...

Murcia teenager on top of the world

Murcia’s Carlos Alcaraz is the new world number one after defeating Casper Ruud in the final of the US Open Tennis. The 19-year-old is the...

‘No rationing’ but more ‘measures’

PM Pedro Sánchez promised that there will not be energy ‘rationing’ this winter or ‘apocalyptic scenarios’. He made the vow during a debate with Partido...

Food price caps proposed by deputy PM

A proposal to cap the price of basic food products has been made by second deputy prime minister, Yolanda Díaz, who is also minister...

VAT on gas to be slashed

THE GOVERNMENT is set to reduce IVA (VAT) on gas from 21% to 5%, starting in October. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez told national radio station...

Spain bids to become ‘a good country for science’

The new law on science, technology and innovation has been definitively approved by parliament, including improvements to employment rights and public funding for the...

Energy market shake-up to bring down bills

The EU is poised to take action over soaring energy costs as the wholesale price of electricity hits one of the highest levels of...

Scottish drug lord arrested

A fugitive who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for drug trafficking in Scotland was tracked down by the National Police in Tenerife, according...

Two cyclists killed in road tragedy

The town hall of Rubí in Barcelona province declared three days of official mourning after a car collided with a group of eight local...

Energy saving measures ‘are working’

Spain’s efforts to save electricity have been praised by European Commission (EC) president Ursula von der Leyen, with the measures introduced last week reducing...

‘Common sense’ energy saving plan switched on

Measures designed to reduce electricity use in Spain came into force on Wednesday, with some clarifications made by the government. While some Partido Popular (PP)...

July – hottest month on record

July was the hottest month ever recorded in Spain, according to a press release sent out by the ministry for the ecological transition on...

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