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Campaign to support the deaf and blind launched by Specsavers Opticas and ONCE

ON the International Day of Deafblindness, Marcelo Rosado, ONCE representative for Andalucía, Ceuta and Melilla and José Ángel Moral-Tajadura, Retail and Business Development Manager for...

MISSING: 18-year-old Brit thought to be on Costa Blanca

JACK LAWS, 18-year-old Brit thought to have hitchhiked his way to Spain from his family home in France. Jack had previously mentioned heading to Benidorm...

PSOE’s Pedro Sánchez urges return to left wing roots

RECENTLY re-elected Spanish Socialist party (PSOE) secretary general Pedro Sánchez has said that in the absence of a three-way governing pact with left wing...

Spain lets the Moroccan truckers in

AS REPORTED in Moroccan news paper Al Massae, Spanish authorities have granted a new quota of permissions to Moroccan road hauliers crossing Iberian borders. Moroccan...

Mediterranean rescues show no signs of abating

ANOTHER 88 migrant adults and a baby have been rescued by the Spanish Salvamento Marítimo in the Alborán Sea. They were located aboard two boats...

End of the Spanish peseta in sight

DESPITE SPAIN dealing in the Euro currency for almost 15 years, estimates suggest that there is the equivalent of over €1.5 billion in pesetas,...

When Winston Churchill bribed Spain’s General Franco

THE SPANISH Civil War is widely considered a prelude to the Second World War. All the central powers were peripherally involved, and Spain owed a...

Barcelona v Notts County and St Mirren in 1922

NINETY-FIVE years ago, St Mirren became the first ‘foreign’ football team to visit Spain. They played seven matches in total during a three-week tour, starting...

Extra Spanish police to control hen and stag party nuisance

POLICE IN Granada will clamp down on over-the-top hen and stag parties with extra officers on the beat over the weekends from Friday to...

Spain’s highest civilian honour given posthumously to skateboard ‘hero’ Ignacio Echeverria

FOLLOWING THE murder of Ignacio Echeverria, Spain's government has bestowed its highest possible honour for civilians on the brave Galician who was murdered after confronting...

Of course Wonder Woman deserves an all-female showing

THERE ARE only few cinemas in Andalucia which show films in English. How would Spaniards feel if only English speakers were allowed in? That’s the ignorant...

Spain’s Vodafone, Orange and Telefónica to end EU roaming charges

SPANISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS companies, Vodafone, Orange and Telefónica, are preparing for the disappearance of roaming charges as from next Thursday, 15 June. The new regulations introduced...

McDonald’s launch McDelivery in Spain

IN CONJUNCTION with the Spanish startup company Glovo, McDonald's has launched its McDelivery – the home delivery service in Spain. Showing a 10% rise on...

Spain seeks victim identification improvements

IN THE tragic aftermath of the attacks in and around London Bridge at the beginning of June which saw the death of a Spanish...

Spanish draft Royal Decree on smoking products

THE SPANISH government has approved a Royal Decree and reviewed a draft bill that seeks to culminate with the implementation of the EU law...

Spain and India sign organ donation pact

THE DIRECTOR General of the National Transplant Organisation (ONT), Beatriz Domínguez-Gil and the Indian Ambassador to Spain, Venkatesh Varma, signed a collaboration agreement on...

Garden of Reflection planned to remember terror attack victims

IN THE aftermath of the murderous attacks in Manchester, communities up and down the Costa Blanca got together to pay their own respects to...

Madrid clamping down on ‘manspreading’

TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES in Madrid are beginning to clamp down on ‘manspreading’! The growing trend of seeing men taking up more seat space on public transport...
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