Huelva man faces charges after attempting to sell 100 antlers
The antlers belonged to young deer which cannot normally be hunted in Andalucia A 37-year-old man has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Fuenteheridos, in the Andalucía province of Huelva, after.. Read More
 Barcelona butane lorry thief had indulged in an orgy of sex and drugs
The 32-year-old Swede is undergoing psychiatric evaluation in a Barcelona clinic It has now emerged that the 32-year-old Swede who caused a terrorist alert in Barcelona last Tuesday morning had.. Read More
French boy electrocuted at Tarragona rail station
The boy touched the overhead cables at the station of Les Borges del Camp A 15-year-old French boy died on Friday at the railway station of Les Borges del Camp in the Catalunya province of Tarragona.. Read More
Elderly Sephardic Jews spared language test for gaining Spanish nationality
Language and sociocultural exams hinder the reparation of a historical debt In an effort to encourage more Sephardic Jews to exercise their right to become Spanish nationals the Ministry of Justice.. Read More
Inflation in Spain remained at 3 per cent in February
Spain maintains its highest inflation rate since 2012 The latest provisional data regarding the retail price index in Spain show that the annual inflation rate in February remained at 3%, the same.. Read More
Fuerteventura celebrates Carnival with colourful regatta
The Regata de Achipencos is held every year in Puerto del Rosario Carnival celebrations were held during the weekend just ended all over Spain, and one of the most spectacular was the ''Regata.. Read More
Catalan separatist MP on trial for civil disobedience
Former regional president Artur Mas will give evidence on the trial of Francesc Homs Francesc Homs, the spokesman for the Catalan separatist party PDeCAT in the Spanish national parliament, appears.. Read More
King of Spain avoids separatist tension in Catalunya
Relations with the Catalan president appear cordial but strained These are difficult times in terms of the relationship between Spain and Catalunya, with the pro-independence regional government.. Read More
208 sub-Saharans intercepted while crossing the Mediterranean to Andalucia
Six boats were intercepted by Moroccan and Spanish authorities on Sunday Sunday was an extremely busy day for Spain's maritime rescue serviced in the Alboran Sea, which lies between Andalucí.. Read More
Carreno Busta downs Norwegian teen to reach Rio final
Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta came from a set down to beat Norwegian teenager Casper Ruud 2-6 7-5 6-0 and reach the final of the Rio Open on Saturday. Wildcard Ruud, playing in his maiden ATP semi.. Read More
Zidane warns Real to be wary of 'game of the year' for opponents
Real Madrid's players need to be prepared for rival teams raising their game when they meet the La Liga leaders, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday. ''We know we have to always improve but it.. Read More
 New Atlético Madrid Wanda Metropolitano stadium will be finished in July
The Club CEO says the stadium will be 100% finished in the second week of July Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, CEO of Atletico Madrid, said on Friday that the new 300 million euro Wanda Metropolitano.. Read More
Mother of murdered twelve year Asunta found unconscious in prison
Rosario Porto was condemned to 18 years in jail for the murder of her 12 year old daughter Rosario Porto, sentenced to 18 months in prison for killing her 12 year old adopted daughter Asunta.. Read More
Average property prices rose by 1.5 per cent in Spain last year
The Ministry of Development reports a more modest rise than other sources The latest property price data to be issued this week come from the Ministry of Development, who agree with other sources.. Read More
Broad daylight jewelry heist in central Barcelona
Four men attacked a jewelers in the Gracia district of Barcelona Passers-by looked on in astonishment on Thursday in the Barcelona district of Gràcia as four men wearing motorcycle helmets.. Read More
Spain could be the big winner in Peugeot-Opel merger
As the only European country where carmaker PSA's production overlaps with that of Opel, Spain could deliver the quick cost savings sought by PSA boss Carlos Tavares to convince investors to back.. Read More
Martian skies and blood rain in Andalucia and Melilla
Saharan dust clouds bring surreal sights to the south of Spain The weather phenomenon known as ''calima'' or ''blood rain'' provided some unusual photo opportunities in much of southern Spain on.. Read More
Las Palmas Carnival Queen 2017 elected
Fancy dress all round as Spain prepares for Carnival weekend All over Spain on Friday uninformed visitors might be surprised to see the streets full of little superheroes, cartoon characters.. Read More
Former vice-president of Spain sentenced to 4½ years imprisonment
All 65 of the accused are found guilty in the Tarjetas Black trial in Madrid Rodrigo Rato, the former vice-president of the Spanish government who later became the head of the International Monetary.. Read More
Brussels warns Spain of widening rich-poor divide
The economic recovery is not eliminating inequalities from Spanish society The European Commission's latest report on Spain warns that the country's much-vaunted economic recovery is not as solid.. Read More
3½ years in prison for Mallorca rapper in offensive lyrics verdict
Outrage at the severity of the sentence in the National Court in Madrid There has been widespread outrage at the sentencing of Mallorca rapper Miguel Arenas Beltrán, alias 'Valtonyc.. Read More
230 trained fighting dogs rescued from cruelty across Spain
The dogs were trained for combat in Madrid, Alicante, Murcia and Tenerife In one of the largest operations ever mounted against cruelty to animals in Spain the Policía Nacional have rescued 230.. Read More
The brother-in-law of Felipe VI escapes immediate imprisonment
Iñaki Urdangarín is freed on bail in Palma pending his appeal Iñaki Urdangarín, the husband of Spain's Princess Cristina and former Duke of Palma, was most probably a.. Read More
Madrid Mayoress bemused by failure to complete social housing purchases
Manuela Carmena says the Town Hall pays good prices and does so quickly Manuela Carmena, the Mayoress of Madrid, has this week made a plea for cooperation in her bid to provide more social housing.. Read More
Five lynx released into the wild in Toledo and Ciudad Real
Repopulation continues as 19 lynx were born in the wild last year in Castilla-La Mancha The Life+Iberlince project to protect and increase the population in the wild of the Iberian lynx is continuing.. Read More
Secret meeting between Spanish and Catalan leaders revealed
Mariano Rajoy and Carles Puigdemont discussed the independence referendum on 11th January Following a good deal of speculation over the last week it emerged on Wednesday that Mariano Rajoy, the president.. Read More
Spanish courts rule that Facebook portraits may not be republished
Privacy is not violated but image rights are infringed In a controversial ruling which is causing much comment in the Spanish press the Supreme Court has ruled that it is illegal to publish images.. Read More
Drone patrol considered for Ceuta border fence
Airborne surveillance is being sought for the border between Spain and Morocco There has been considerable concern during the last few days over the situation in the north African Spanish enclave.. Read More
32 year old Swede detained after terrifying Barcelona speed chase in a stolen gas bottle truck
The vehicle was driving into oncoming traffic on the main Barcelona ringroad On Tuesday morning fears were sparked in Barcelona that a terrorist attack could be imminent when reports came in.. Read More
Court will decide on Thursday whether to imprison husband of Princess Cristina immediately
The husband of the princess and his business partner were both given prison sentences which are being appealed The court in La Palma, which has been overseeing the caso Nóos, has called a closed.. Read More
Spanish King and Queen to visit Japan in April
Their visit in 2016 was postponed due to the political uncertainly in the country last year when attempts were being made to form a government Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will travel to Japan between.. Read More
 Field tents installed in Ceuta as immigrant transit centre is swamped by new arrivals
The CETI centre is designed to hold 512 illegal immigrants but is bursting at the seams with over 1400 new arrivals The Comandancia General de Ceuta, one of Spanish two territories on the African.. Read More
Atletico Madrid  leave door open for goalkeeper Oblak to start
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak could start at Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League last 16, first leg tie having made the squad after recovering from shoulder surgery, coach Diego Simeone.. Read More
Pique annoyed by Barca fans' booing of coach Luis Enrique
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has decried the fans who booed manager Luis Enrique and the players in Sunday's laboured 2-1 home win over Leganes in La Liga as having a short-term memory. The.. Read More
Spain invited to participate in mini-Versailles summit on March 6th
French President Francois Hollande reiterated that invited nations Germany, Italy, Spain and France are ''four important countries''and ''it is up to us to say what we want to do with the others.. Read More
Striker Neymar, Barça and FC Santos will face trial for fraud
The High Court turned down all appeals and ruled that the case will come to court Top Barcelona player Neymar da Silva, along with football clubs Barcelona and Santos FC, will stand trial on.. Read More
Real Madrid expect Ramos boost for Valencia game on Wednesday
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is expected to return from injury when his team plays at Valencia on Wednesday, looking to move four points clear at the top of La Liga. Ramos missed Saturday.. Read More
Spanish news round-up week ending 24th February 2017
Spain celebrates Carnival as the King's brother-in-law escapes prison All over Spain this weekend there will be outrageous costumes and partying in the streets to celebrate Carnival - the image.. Read More
Spain's trade deficit falls 22.5 percent in 2016
Spain's trade deficit fell 22.5 percent to 18.8 billion euros (£16 billion) in 2016, the second lowest since 1997, as exports rose to their highest level on record while imports shrank.. Read More
Super-yacht held captive in Gibraltar port
The masts of the 400-million-euro Sailing Yacht A are over 100 metres high Sailing Yacht A, one of the largest yachts in the world, has been detained in the port of Gibraltar while the shipyard.. Read More
Thousands watch on as lovers die tragically in Teruel
The legend of the lovers of Teruel is 800 years old this year A crowd of thousands looked on in Teruel on Sunday as two lovers tragically died of broken hearts, re-enacting the legend of ''The.. Read More
Catalan separatists ready to negotiate but sceptical of Spanish stance
The government of Catalunya refuses to renounce planned referendum As the Catalan government continues to stand firm in its intention to hold an independence referendum during the course of this.. Read More
Bootlaces against homophobia in Madrid football teams
The CD Leganes team was among those commemorating the birthday of Justin Fashanu Partly as a result of the suicide of Justin Fashanu in 1998, the issue of homophobia in sport is now prominent.. Read More
Ceuta immigrant centre overwhelmed as over 300 more cross the border fence
Hundreds more sub-Saharans break cross the Spanish frontier in Ceuta The pressure on the Spanish border in the north African enclave of Ceuta, on the southern side of the Strait of Gibraltar.. Read More
Malaga suffers flood damage in spectacular 2-hour cloudburst
130 millimetres of rain and hail in just two hours cause chaos in Malaga For the second time in two months the city of Málaga suffered torrential rain and flooding in the early hours.. Read More
Princess Cristina not guilty but fined, Iñaki Urdangarin guilty but not in jail
The Noos case verdicts and the effect on the monarchy explained as Spain digests the news The biggest news story of the week has without any shadow of a doubt been the announcement of the verdicts.. Read More
Noos case trial in Palma: the full verdict
The longest prison sentence is for the former business partner of Iñaki Urdangarin The main news in the verdicts of the Noos Case trial in Palma, which were made public shortly after.. Read More
500 illegal immigrants break into Ceuta
At least 400 injured clambering over the barbed wire fence on the Spanish border Immigration authorities and the Red Cross in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, on the African side of the Strait of.. Read More
Asturias kennels offer a horse in exchange for a missing dog
Pumba the bulldog went missing from Quintueles over a month ago Pumba, a two-year-old English bulldog, is at the centre of an escalating controversy in the Asturias village of Quintueles as his owners.. Read More
The Noos Case saga involving the sister of the King of Spain and her husband
Eleven years of investigation prior to the verdicts in Palma this Friday When Princess Cristina married Olympic handball star Iñaki Urdangarín in 1997 there was general satisfaction.. Read More
Princess Cristina found not guilty by Palma court
Iñaki Urdangarin is sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison The attention of the Spanish media was almost exclusively focused on the court of Palma in Mallorca on Friday morning.. Read More
Heroic school bus driver saves lives while suffering fatal heart attack
The driver safely stopped the bus near Carmona before passing away A 46-year-old school bus driver was hailed as a hero on Tuesday when he managed to steer his vehicle safely off the A-462 road in.. Read More
Francoist cross removed from Tarragona coastal town
The cross at the Torre de Guardiola commemorated the victory of Franco in the Civil War Work began on Thursday to remove the monumental cross from outside the 15th century fortress known as the.. Read More
British Airways launches new summer sun flight from Scotland to the Balearic Islands
New routes from Dublin and Edinburgh to Palma-Mallorca and Ibiza As passenger numbers through Spanish airports continue to increase, with the UK the principal source of traffic for Spain, airlines.. Read More
First cannabis smokers club in Catalunya busted by police
ABCDA members are accused of growing marijuana to sell it to users in Barcelona The Mossos d'Esquadra, the regional police force of Catalunya, has arrested the former president and various members.. Read More
64-year-old Burgos woman gives birth to twins
The woman from Palacios de la Sierra lost custody of a previous daughter A 64-year-old woman has given birth at the Recoletas hospital in Burgos (Castilla y León) to twins after receiving artificial.. Read More
Cantabria ranger prepares to open the largest maze in Spain
The maze has been created by just one man in Villapresente The tourism sector of the region of Cantabria in the north of Spain can give thanks this week to the initiative and creativity of one.. Read More
Ryanair extends flights schedule for Sevilla with more winter 2017 routes
Seville is increasing in popularity as an Andalucían destination The numbers of British passengers choosing Spain as a holiday destination continues to increase, and Ryanair has announced its most.. Read More
Spanish Police commissioner investigated for snakeskin handbag imports
Nicloas Meca is stationed at the Spanish Embassy in Senegal Police commissioner Nicolás Meca Rodríguez de Rivera has been placed under investigation by the customs authorities of Spain.. Read More
Constitutional Court annuls Catalunya independence route map
The Catalan president is personally warned not to go ahead with the referendum The latest blow to be landed in the conflict over the proposed independence referendum in Catalunya was delivered on.. Read More
Madrid and Barcelona handed EU pollution ultimatum
Spain has two months in which to clean up its act in major cities It has been calculated that in the whole of the European Union approximately 400,000 people die every year as a consequence of contamination.. Read More
Banco de España advocates raising retirement age beyond 67
The Spanish state pension system is under threat from population aging The standard retirement age in Spain is gradually being increased from 65 to 67 in Spain at present, the aim being to ensure.. Read More
71-year-old arrested in Barcelona after 6 bank and pharmacy hold-ups in 6 days
The elderly bank robber had no previous criminal record until last Thursday A 71-year-old man who inexplicable embarked on a spree of armed robberies in Barcelona has been arrested by the Mossos.. Read More
12-month suspended sentence for cruelty to dogs in Caceres
19 dogs were found without food and water in the outskirts of Caceres A young man has been handed a 12-month suspended prison sentence by the courts of Cáceres, in the region of Extremadura.. Read More
Malaga man received the pension of his late grandmother for 17 years
200,000 euros were withdrawn from Malaga cashpoints after the woman died A 47-year-old man has been arrested in Málaga after it was discovered that he had received the pension corresponding.. Read More
Spanish homicide figures fell below 300 for the first time last year
The number of gender violence victims in Spain continues to cause concern Mixed reaction greeted the publication of the official crime data for last year on Tuesday, with the figure for homicides.. Read More
New Balearic parliament Speaker epitomizes the changing face of Spanish politics
Heavy metal hairstyle and nose rings for the new Speaker in Palma Over the last three years there has been much comment on the ''changing face'' of Spanish politics as the emergence of new political.. Read More
Gurtel corruption scam leaders begin 13-year sentences in Valencia prison
The three now face the next Gurtel trial in Madrid It was not a happy Valentine's Day for the three men found guilty of leading the ''Gürtel'' corruption ring in Valencia, as they spent.. Read More
Bank of Spain backs its officials over doomed Bankia listing
The Bank of Spain said on Tuesday its staff had acted correctly in their oversight of Bankia and its ill-fated stock market listing, after a court said it would investigate several former officials.. Read More
Two separate Yihadi arrests in Bilbao and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria
Spanish police continue an intensive campaign to prevent the spread of Yihadist propaganda on Spanish soil The British media however, are stirring up fear and warning of the Yihadist threat to.. Read More
British press sensationalising Spanish Jihadism security report
The Spanish security forces have NOT identified any direct threat to British tourists Headlines claim British tourist hotspots are being targeted: ''HOLIDAY TERROR ALERT: Fears at THIS holiday.. Read More
Spain could block British EU air access over Gibraltar dispute
All EU States must agree if the UK is allowed free access into European airspace As the UK seeks the best possible terms for its exit from the European Union a new threat has emerged in the shape.. Read More
Brits still account for over 2 per cent of property purchases in Spain
Brexit dents the figures but Spanish property still attracts buyers from the UK The residential property market summary for 2016 which was published on Monday by Spain's registrars shows that.. Read More
Registrars report 5.7 per cent rise in Spanish property prices
The market price of Spanish housing continues a 3-year bounce All of the data related to Spain's property market at present suggests that in the country as a whole both prices and sales figures are.. Read More
Mallorca company to pay 12,500 euros compensation after banning Islamic veil
The Palma company claimed that the employee was not adhering to their dress code An employee of one of the companies operating at the airport of Palma in Mallorca has been awarded 12,500 euros in.. Read More
Barcelona YouTuber fined over toothpaste biscuit incident
A homeless man in Barcelona was humiliated by the immature prankster A 19-year-old ''YouTuber'' has been placed under investigation by the courts of Barcelona after he uploaded a video in which he.. Read More
Lleida rappers fined for threatening the Mayor
The Mayor of Lleida felt threatened and intimidated by offensive lyrics A rap artist named Pau Rivadulla and a singer called Eloi Yebra have been handed fines of 540 euros each for uploading a video.. Read More
Passenger numbers rose by 10 per cent at Spanish airports in January
The upward trend of the last two years shows no sign of slowing The increase in passenger traffic at Spanish airports showed no signs of slowing down in January 2017, with the record results of.. Read More
Spanish High Court will investigate Bankia officials over bank listing
The Bank of Spain's former head and seven other Spanish regulatory officials will be placed under investigation over their roles in the ill-fated listing of the now state-controlled bank Bankia, a court.. Read More