Category: News

SUPERMARKET SWEEP

The Alcampo supermarket chain has been declared as the cheapest across 16 Spanish cities in a nationwide supermarket price survey conducted by Spain’s equivalent of the UK Consumers Association, the OCU (Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios). Alcampo was followed by Sabeco in six cities, with the Valencian-based Mercadona group in third, having the cheapest prices

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Sanchez Showdown

The PSOE socialist party is turmoil after half the executive committee resigned on Wednesday night in a bid to force out Pedro Sánchez, raising the prospect of an end to the country’s nine-month political deadlock. The PSOE leader’s dogged refusal to allow right-wing Partido Popular to form a minority government after two inconclusive general elections

Strong Whiff

A truckload of garlic destined for Holland had more in it then met the eye, as the National Police arrested three men for stuffing the vehicle with 130 kilos of marijuana. The trio, from Poland, the Ukraine, and Holland, hoped that the aroma of the garlic would mask the smell of the drugs, but officers intercepted the lorry

Nightclub Jailings

A Madrid court has jailed five men over the stampede deaths of five young women at an overcrowded Halloween event they organised in the capital in 2012. The court found the five guilty of negligent homicide and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from two-and-a-half to four years. Another two men were fined 3,600 euros for their

JUICIOS

83,000 Convictions

The latest figures released by the Attorney General this month show that in 2015 there were a total of 83,283 convictions for road traffic offences in Spain, 34% of all sentences handed down by the courts. Of the 83,000 plus Read More …

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253 Summer Deaths

During the summer months of July and August, a total of 253 people lost their lives on the main inter-urban roads of Spain, 27 more deaths than in the same period last year, representing an increase of 12%, based on Read More …

More Wheels

The number of cars made in Spain went up by nearly 10 per cent in the first eight months of 2016, compared to the same period last year. The figures, released by the Association of Car Manufacturers, show that close to two million cars were produc…

Gauntlet Thrown

PSOE Socialist party leader, Pedro Sanchez, has called on his party to either back him or sack him. Sanchez said he was willing to put his leadership to the vote at a primary election for party leader to be held at a PSOE federal congress on October 23rd.  Sanchez threw down the gauntlet in the wake

Homeward Bound

A British man wanted on charges of sexually abusing children in the UK has been picked up by the National Police on a European Arrest warrant in Alicante Province. The location of the arrest and the man’s identity were not revealed by the National Police, with authorities saying that he was wanted by a court in Newcastle upon

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