Arrested the owner of a riding club for exploiting employees and animal maltreatment
Posted in: Mallorca
Jan 19, 2017 - 1:08 PM

From outside this horse riding centre on the outskirts of Palma was a select place used for weddings, baptisms and communions. According to their webpage if offered ‘a multiple space for the equestrian world’

The flu outbreak in Alicante is now an epidemic with children most affected
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Jan 19, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Nearly 95% of those affect have not been vaccinated and the medics alert the contagions will continue to increase over the next two weeks – an epidemic is when 80 people are infected in 100,000 inhabitants.

Ronda has been isolated by a heavy snowfall
Posted in: Málaga
Jan 19, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The snow storm hit the Málaga town at 9pm last night and has been snowing for more than 12 hours continuously, which temporally closed all the access roads.

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Spain Papers Review - Thursday January 19 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Jan 19, 2017 - 8:33 AM

El País headlines ‘Madina and José Carlos Díez are profiling as key to the PSOE future’ – the member and economist will direct the main powers in the next party congress.

Spain On This Day - January 19
Posted in: History
Jan 19, 2017 - 12:30 AM

1937 - Radio Nacional de España opens
1982 - Julio Iglesias Puga, father of the singer, Julio Iglesias, is freed by police after three weeks of being held in captivity by ETA terrorists.

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday January 18 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Jan 18, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, said he hoped the negotiations on Brexit would suppose ‘minimum disruption’ for the European Union and when completed we will be able to concentrate on the real problems which affect the citizens.

The Government and PSOE have agreed a way to return the fraudulent ground clauses
Posted in: National
Jan 18, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Government and the PSOE have reached an agreement for the banks to return the monies collected by the ‘ground clauses’ which were abusive in the mortgage documents, after the European Court ruled against the abuse.

Meteorological Red alerts for snow in Alicante and Valencia
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Jan 18, 2017 - 1:43 PM

First red alerts from the cold spell battering Spain since yesterday. The State Metrological Service (Aemet) has lifted the level for snow to red (extreme risk, and the highest possible) for inland, and the northern coast of Alicante, and the inland south in Valencia, where from 8pm tonight some 25 cms of snow is expected.

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Health service condemned for not diagnosing choking on a chicken bone
Posted in: Sevilla
Jan 18, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The Andalucía Superior Court of Justice (TSJA in Spanish) has confirmed the sentence which condemned the Andalucía Health Service (SAS) to pay a compensation of 320,446.54 € to a 44 year old woman from Écija (Sevilla) for failing to diagnose a trapped chicken bone over 13 days – putting the patient ‘at serious risk and in danger of losing her life’ and now ‘she is suffering important after-effects’.

Málaga has reduced housing stock by 16% and has land to build 82,000 houses
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Jan 18, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The Costa del Sol has continued to reduce from 2016, the empty housing stock resulting from the real estate collapse, and after three years of stagnation, new interests from promoters and builders are now completing unfinished buildings.

Spain Papers Review - Wednesday January 18 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Jan 18, 2017 - 8:18 AM

El País headlines ‘Pact for a new autonomous financing model’ – Rajoy agreed in the conference of the regional presidents to create a new system in 2017 – the absence of Cataluña and the Basque Country reduced the political value of the meeting – the Government has accepted to give stability to the summit after five years without doing so.

Spain On This Day - January 18
Posted in: History
Jan 18, 2017 - 12:43 AM

1174 - Alfonso II of Aragon and Castile Sancha marry
1535 - the Spanish explorer and conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, founds the city of Lima, which he named Ciudad de los Reyes.
1610 - The Moors were expelled from Murcia.
1762 - Carlos III promulgates a pragmatic to set the exequatur regium, which implies total control of the papal documents.
1764 - In Barcelona the Physical-Mathematical Experimental Conference is created, based on the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the city.

Spain Business Brief - Tuesday January 17 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Jan 17, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The conference of regional presidents, the busiest in six editions, was celebrated today Tuesday with the challenges of complying with concrete dates, among them the renovation of the autonomous regional funding, a common petition.

The 15 most wanted terrorists in Spain
Posted in: National
Jan 17, 2017 - 6:14 PM

Seven ETA terrorists are on the list headed by José Ignacio De Juana Chaos, condemned for terrorism and blamed for 25 assassinations. After escaping justice he has taken refuge in Venezuela.

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Talks in London Continue after Prime Minister’s Statement
Posted in: (Gibraltar)
Jan 17, 2017 - 5:44 PM

These objectives will not take anyone by surprise given what has been said over the last six months by different members of the United Kingdom Government.

30 provinces on cold alert: Aragón, Navarra and Cataluña could reach -10 degrees
Posted in: National
Jan 17, 2017 - 12:28 PM

In Aragón, an orange alert for all the provinces with a low of between -6 and -12 degrees depending on the height of the mountains; in Huesca and Teruel the orange alert for strong winds with gusts of more than 100km/h in Huesca and also an avalanche warning.

German woman detained in Barcelona for leaving her baby in a car to out dancing
Posted in: Barcelona & Cataluña
Jan 17, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Los Mossos d’Esquadra have detained in Cerdanyola de Vallès (Barcelona) a 34 year old woman who had left her baby in the car in the early hours of the morning with their boxer dog, and had been away for some considerable time.

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