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Cheaper tests for travellers to the UK

Eligible fully vaccinated passengers and ‘most under 18s arriving from non red-list countries’ can use a lateral flow test on or before day two...

Travel ‘risk’ to the UK – travellers could be told to...

Britons in Spain have highlighted potentially ‘unpleasant’ consequences of travel to the UK due the British government’s policy on Covid-19 vaccines. The British Embassy confirmed...

Law to cut food waste

A law to prevent food waste has been drafted in order to drastically reduce the amount being thrown away, and enable use to be...

Eruption continues unabated

The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma has continues – combining mild explosive phases producing pyroclastic deposits...

Booster shot for pensioners approved

Residents aged 70 and over will receive booster jabs to further protect them from Covid-19, starting at the end of October. The government announced that...

Green light for minimum wage rise

An agreement to increase the minimum wage by 1.58%, to be effective retroactively from the first of this month once confirmed by the Cabinet...

Measures to slash bills approved

Government measures to reduce the average electricity bill by 22% until the end of December, given the ‘extraordinary situation caused by record prices in...

‘Sixth generation’ fire under control

President of Andalucía region Juanma Moreno announced this morning that the devastating wildfire in Málaga province is now ‘under control’. He noted that there would...

‘Sixth generation’ fire hits Spain

A total of 2,670 people have now been evacuated from six municipalities in Málaga province in Spain’s first ever ‘sixth generation’ fire. The blaze has...

Transmitters used to find out more about bears

An electronic transmitter has been fitted to a young female bear which was ‘searching for easy food’ in villages of the Alto Sil area...

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...

Sabadell bank to shed staff

Banco Sabadell called in union representatives today to announce that it intends to make job cuts. Chiefs at the financial giant explained that they have...

Electricity price scandal rumbled

Electricity prices were due to hit yet another record high today (Thursday), a day after the national competition watchdog (CNMC) assured some companies were...

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Infections rise hits hospitals

The increase in Covid-19 infections is starting to affect the running of some hospitals in the Valencia region. The number of people being treated in...

‘Vuelta’ returns in 2022

Law to limit light at night