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Schools Less Populated Due to Fewer Children in Spain

The number of youngsters going to school in Spain has dropped by 51 thousand in this current academic year, due to the falling birth rate, according to figures from the education ministry in Madrid. The biggest impact has been in the three to six-year-old group, with statistics showing a reduction of nearly four percent. Experts

Rajoy Hopes for “Minimal Disruption” with Brexit Negotiations

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy says he hopes that the Brexit negotiations will mean “minimal disruption” for the European Union – and once they are over, the bloc can focus “on the real problems” that affect citizens like healthcare, immigration, security and youth employment. His comments came after British prime minister Theresa May outlined her

Battle to Become New Leader of the PSOE Party Commences

The former socialist leader in the Basque region, Patxi López, has become the first person to throw his hat into the ring to take over the national leadership of the PSOE. López has called for a “return to the basics of socialism” and a hard line against the Partido Popular government. It’s been a bad

Tourist Toppers

Spain has smashed the record for visits from foreign tourists last year, with a total of 71 and a half million visitors, and that’s before figures for December are factored in early next month! In November alone, four point one million foreign visitors arrived in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Up

Paved Walkways Installed in Torrevieja’s El Cura Beach

Torrevieja’s El Cura beach has become the first of three beaches in the city to have new paved walkways installed, which will be of special benefit to wheelchair users wanting easier access to local beaches. Los Náufragos and Los Locos are next on the list, with the walkways having the flexibility to be taken up

Minimum Wage Set to Increase 8% Next Year

The minimum wage in Spain will go up by eight percent next year as part of a gradual move towards it reaching 60 percent of the average salary in Spain, in line with European Union requirements. The aim is to reach a minimum pre-tax wage of 950 euro per month for a full time job

Easyjet to Launch New San Javier to Southend Route for 2017

Budget air carrier Easyjet is to launch a new service next year linking San Javier to Southend. It’s part of a package of ten new routes for 2017 with the company saying they want to increase their capacity in Spain by 11 percent.

Fashion Store ‘Blanco’ Goes Bust

A high-street fashion chain, which includes outlets at Zenia Boulevard, Torrevieja’s Habaneras shopping centre, and Cartagena, has gone bust. Blanco has announced all its stores will close and its 850 employees will be made redundant, after having declared itself bankrupt for the second time in Spain and Portugal. The company is said to owe all

Murcia Government Creates Special Brexit Committee

The Murcia regional government has a created a special committee to look at the economic effects on Brexit, in the first such move by any of Spain’s regions. The UK market was the second biggest in the world for Murcia’s products last year totalling around 956 million euro in sectors like fruit and vegetables, as

Dead Dolphin found at Pilar

The lifeless body of a young dolphin was found on the Playa Higuericas beach at Pilar de la Horadada on Monday. The sad discovery was made by a passer-by who alerted the police, who then contacted the municipal cleaning teams to remove the dead creature and clean the beach. The marine wildlife along the entire

Dead Dolphin found at Pilar

The lifeless body of a young dolphin was found on the Playa Higuericas beach at Pilar de la Horadada on Monday. The sad discovery was made by a passer-by who alerted the police, who then contacted the municipal cleaning teams to remove the dead creature and clean the beach. The marine wildlife along the entire

Nine Immigrants Rescued and Brought to Torrevieja

A maritime coastguard boat has rescued nine people from a boat off the coast of the Alicante province on Saturday morning, transferring them to Torrevieja to be dealt with. Those rescued are said to have originated in Ghana and were heading to Spain to start a new life. The Salvamento Maritimo crew delivered the rescued

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