Tagged: Spain

Forget The Rumours

British people living in Spain have been told not to listen to Internet rumours and misinformation in the aftermath of this year’s Brexit vote. Alicante’s British Consul, Sarah-Jane Morris, on a visit to the Northern Costa Blanca, also encouraged British nationals to register on the local council padrons.  Morris hosted special meetings for the British

Zombies Take Flight

Greenpeace campaigners say that six Spanish nuclear plants that are now in disuse have not been properly shut down and dismantled. Taking down nuclear plants when their useful life ends and replacing them with renewable energy supplies would, as well as eradicating the health hazards they pose, create around 100,000 new jobs, according to the

Bizarre Turn

The director of a Valencia regional park has been charged with negligence in a big twist over two male bison that were beheaded after being brought over to Spain last year as part of a bison reintroduction programme funded by the European Union. Carlos Álamo, the director of Valdeserrillas Nature Park, is said to have

Bench Detention

A Finnish vagrant has been arrested by the Guardia Civil over the death of Steven Allford, a 51-year-old British man found dead a fortnight ago outside Malaga airport, with ham on his buttocks and his body bound to a bench. Investigators believe the British tramp was targeted by a fellow vagrant, described as a “giant”, following

Healthy Awards

Torrevieja Hospital and Elche’s Vinalopó Hospital have been voted amongst one of the best in Spain in the annual Global Hospital Management awards. Torrevieja makes it into the country’s top 20 list, with 79 facilities across Spain being graded by a special committee, with the facility singled out as doing well in heart, kidney, urinary tract, and stomach

Rajoy At The Reins

Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s acting prime minister for the last 10 months and leader of the Partido Popular was sworn in as prime minister today (Monday) after winning a parliamentary vote at the weekend which ended the uncertainty of who was going to rule Spain. Rajoy took the oath of office in front of King Felipe at

Bizarre Turn

The director of a Valencia regional park has been charged with negligence in a big twist over two male bison that were beheaded after being brought over to Spain last year as part of a bison reintroduction programme funded by the European Union. Carlos Álamo, the director of Valdeserrillas Nature Park, is said to have

Dodgy Painting

A 31-year-old Nigerian resident of Spain was arrested at Alicante-Elche airport before boarding a Milan-bound flight with 1.6 kilos of cocaine hidden in a painting. The Guardia Civil thought there was something suspicious with the painting when it was going through a scanner and found the drugs stashed in the frame. The Guardia said that

Ruth’s Record

Murcia-based singer and UK X Factor star, Ruth Lorenzo, has set a new world record as she spent a day performing in eight different venues across Spain in a record title attempt to raise money for breast cancer research, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ruth, who came fifth in the 2008 series of

Dino Skin Found

A fossil containing skin impressions made by a dinosaur nearly 66 million years ago has been found in Spain. Researchers believe the impressions in the sandstone rock are from the scales of a dinosaur that died in the mud in the Late Cretaceous period. The fossil was discovered by scientists in the Vallcebre near Barcelona,

Catalan Clash

Catalunya’s ban on bullfighting in its region introduced in 2010 has been ruled as illegal by Spain’s constitutional court in what is set to be another major clash between Madrid authorities and Catalunya politicians that are pushing for independence. Nine of the 12 judges ruled that the “preservation of common cultural heritage” was the responsibility

Captura Capture

A suspected British pervert on the run from UK authorities has been arrested less than a day after his picture appeared in the latest Operation Captura list of fugitives trying to escape justice. Matthew Sammon was detained on the Costa del Sol after undercover police swooped on his camper van in the Fuengirola area. He

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