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Total eclipse of the Moon visible from Spain due this month

A TOTAL eclipse of the Moon is due to take place this month, and it will be visible from Spain according to the country's...

ELECTION CALL: New poll shows more than half of Spaniards want early national vote

ALMOST 55 per cent of Spaniards want to go to the polls early for a snap general election if the government's budget is voted...

GENDER VIOLENCE: Total of 47 women killed in Spain in 2018

A TOTAL of 47 Spanish women died in proven or alleged gender violence cases in 2018, according to figures from the country's Equality Ministry. Data...

Lobster launches with unlimited calls and texts in Spain, to the UK and other...

Lobster launches competitive tailor-made tariff plans for British expatriates, and other English speakers, who reside in Spain, with unlimited calls and texts and...

Spain proposes law changes to tackle child abuse

THE statute of limitations for cases of physical or sexual abuse of children could be extended in Spain after a draft was law was...

IMPOSTER CAUGHT: Fake priest kicked out of the Catholic Church in Spain after 18...

A FAKE priest who was never ordained has been dismissed from the Catholic Church in Spain after 18 years carrying out weddings and taking...

Spanish Guardia Civil break up gang that laundered €2.75 million of drugs money

THE Guardia Civil has broken up a criminal organisation that allegedly laundered €2.75 million of drugs money. They have now closed two companies in the...

AIRPORT PROTEST: Frozen airport security staff staging month long strike in Spain

AROUND 300 staff at one of Spain’s biggest airports have staged a month-long walk-out – because it’s too cold to work. Employees with the company...

People who drink alcohol in moderation are 11% less likely to go to hospital

A STUDY has shown people who drink alcohol in moderation are 11 per cent less likely to go to hospital. A study by Harvard University,...

WORD FOR 2018: Environmental baddy ‘microplastic’ word of the year.

MICROPLASTIC, the name given to the tiny particles of plastic widely viewed as a serious threat to the environment, is the Fundeu BBVA foundation...

ADOPTION: Magnificent Marty is in need of a loving Forever Home on the Costa...

MARTY is a 2-year-old, male, Border Collie dog. Marty is an energetic, smart and affectionate dog. He gets on well with other dogs and is also...

ADOPTION: Placid Petra is looking for a quiet and comfortable Forever Home on the...

PETRA is a 6-year-old, female, pointer/cross dog. She mixes well with other dogs, loves people and is very friendly. Petra is intelligent and has a pleasing...

ADOPTION: Peaceful Prince is in need of a Forever Home in Mallorca

PRINCE is a 6-year-old, male, mixed breed cat. He has distinctive stripes and a cute button nose. Prince is one of the 50 other cats at the...

WATCH: Open Arms rescue ship docks in Spain

RESCUE ship Open Arms has docked in Spain after failing to gain permission to land 308 migrants in Italy, Malta and France. Some 30 Red...

ADOPTION: Affectionate Angus is looking for a second chance at a Forever Home in...

ANGUS is a 5-month old, male, mixed breed cat. He was found with his sisters and brothers after their mother did not come back. Angus is...

ADOPTION: Amiable Amigo is in need of a Forever Home in Almeria

AMIGO is a male dog with a huge heart. This young adult is in need of a lasting Forever Home. Amigo is a friendly, playful and...

CAUGHT: 17-year-old arrested for hacking over 200 social media accounts in Spain

SPANISH National Police have arrested a 17-year-old individual for hacking over 200 social media accounts. The hacker requested a cryptocurrency payment from victims in exchange...

ADOPTION: Fabulous Fangoria is looking for a Forever Home on the Costa del Sol

FANGORIA is a 7-year-old, female, Podenco dog. She is a rough-haired beauty that weighs 11kg. Unfortunately, she was abandoned by her former owner and was found...

Travel for free while you petsit for someone

PLANNING your holidays for 2019? One way to enjoy authentic travel experiences is to live in real homes while you discover a new environment....

Wada eyes Moscow laboratory

THE World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has said it is “another step closer” to gaining full access to the former Moscow anti-doping laboratory. A team of...

Ant McPartlin set to return to TV hosting in January for BGT

Ant McPartlin is expected to return to his TV work next month after taking time off to go into rehab. The host is preparing...

Prefab-ulous

WITH an ever-growing population, property developers are constantly looking for ways to create enough new housing to meet supply. And while house prices also continue...

How to survive a politically correct Christmas

You can tell Christmas isn’t far off when the annual "UK families ripped off by unscrupulous and entirely predictable seasonal Winter Wonderland theme-park extravaganzas"...

The best Christmas dinner ever!

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Calashares his Christmas...