Spain Papers Review - Friday November 24, 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Nov 24, 2017 - 7:54 AM

El País – ‘PP and PSOE will vote together for Basque Ceiling despite internal criticism’ – Cabinets of both formations censure that the Basque Level of funding be extended to the rest of the regions.

Massive urban corruption uncovered in Los Alcázares (Murcia)
Posted in: Costa Cálida
Nov 24, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Twelve years after agents from the National Police Fiscal and Economic Delinquency Unit raided the Town Hall at Los Alcázares, in what constituted one of the first large anti-corruption operations in the region, suspects accused of knowingly pillaging local funds.

Spain On This Day - November 24
Posted in: History
Nov 24, 2017 - 12:22 AM

700 - in present day Spain, the Visigothic king Égica orders the royal anointing of his son Witiza, who did not assume all the royal functions until the death of his father in December of 702.
1505 - Concordia de Salamanca: Ferdinand becomes the ruler of Castile and Felipe I the Handsome and his wife Juana are appointed kings.
1518 - Leaving Bornos (Cádiz) the Spanish military Fadrique Enriquez de Ribera pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
1700 - Establishment of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain with the proclamation of Philip of Anjou in Versailles as king of Spain with the name of Felipe V.

15 Griffin Vultures have been found poisoned by suspects at large
Posted in: Granada
Nov 23, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Fifteen Griffin Vultures have been found dead by poisoning in the Sierra de Zafarraya and the two investigating bodies with the collaboration of the Environmental Council in Granada.

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A married couple were brutally tortured in their own home for only 200 €
Posted in: Granada
Nov 23, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The Guardia Civil has opened an investigation to locate the two suspects who last Sunday night broke into a home, at the annex of Las Viñas in the municipality of Gor (Granada) to rob the couple. After torturing their victims, they fled with 200 €, two mobile phones and some earrings.

Spain On This Day - November 23
Posted in: History
Nov 23, 2017 - 7:46 AM

1097 - Alfonso VI confirms a letter of donation of land for his son, Henry of Burgundy, Count of Portugal.
1248 - Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
1554 - Royal Order authorizing the port of Malaga to exercise trade loading and unloading Barbary Muslims.
1808 - Spanish troops are defeated by French forces in the Battle of Tudela in the War of Spanish Independence.

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday November 22, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Nov 22, 2017 - 6:47 PM

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the banks with mortgages with ground clauses. This judicial decision considers that there is no lack of transparency nor any abuse in limit, so such contract should not be annulled.

British Ambassador meets British citizens in Alicante to talk about their rights as we leave the EU
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Nov 22, 2017 - 6:09 PM

The event, organised in conjunction with British citizens in Spain group Brexpats and the Diputacion de Alicante was held at the University of Elche.

British woman gains British Empire Medal for her public service
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Nov 22, 2017 - 1:01 PM

She arrived at Teulada-Moraira 46 years ago with her parents and brother. ‘This was paradise’ she said yesterday. Sylvia Tatnell was not content to be just another British resident. She has actively participated many associations, helping her compatriots and offering legal advice when new arrivals face the complexes of Spanish bureaucracy.

Minister assumes that Brexit is irreversible, to avoid a complete humiliation
Posted in: National
Nov 22, 2017 - 11:23 AM

In his point of view, Brexit will bring London economic and political problems, as is already happening, and after spending forty years of lukewarm membership regarding greater European integration, ‘now they have a begging bowl focused on what they want’

Spain On This Day - November 22
Posted in: History
Nov 22, 2017 - 12:20 AM

1462 - Is commemorated as the day the Romani people first arrived in Andalucía.
1504 - Fernando the Catholic grants the condition of town to Colmenar Viejo.
1559 - Ruling by Felipe II of Spain by which the Spanish were prohibited from studying abroad
1574 - The navigator Juan Fernandez, during a tour of the Pebble to Valparaiso, discovers the archipelago that bears his name, due to the deviation that produced a storm.
1822 - The Congress of Verona (Italy) decides the shipment to Spain of the Hundred Thousand Sons of Saint Louis.

Spain Business Brief - Tuesday November 21, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Nov 21, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The Supreme Court has condemned Blesa to respond over his patrimony for the ‘opaque’ cards – the Tribunal considers that the deceased banker committed the crimes of indebted appropriation and for a civil responsibility valued at 9.3 million € spent during his mandate.

Young Spaniard detained for capturing Jihadists in Melilla
Posted in: National
Nov 21, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Agents from the National Police, detained in the early hours of today in Melilla, a 21-year-old Spaniard for his presumed membership of the DAESH terrorist organisation and was fully committed to his duty

Spain On This Day - November 21
Posted in: History
Nov 21, 2017 - 1:08 AM

1564 - The Basque conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi, sets sail from Mexico for the Philippines. He became the first Spanish governor general of the Philippines and founded Manila.

Spain Business Brief - Monday November 20, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Nov 20, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Air traffic between Britain and Spain is already noting the storms of Brexit. Enaire, manager of air traffic in Spain, has already noted a certain impact during October, when only a 1% drop in the arrivals of flights from the UK, but compared to a 15% jump in traffic seen last October, according to general director, Ángel Luis Arias Serrano.

Briton wanted for a hit-and-run has been captured in Palmones (Cádiz)
Posted in: Andalucía
Nov 20, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Under the functions of searching for fugitives from justice by the Organic Unit of Judicial Police of the Guardia Civil Barracks in Algeciras, last September detained a suspected 42-year-old British man A.J.L. in Palmones, Los Barrios (Cádiz) on a European Arrest Warrant issued on 21 August 2007

Jaén – travel back to the time of the Iberians
Posted in: Andalucía Sightseeing
Nov 20, 2017 - 11:57 AM

The Iberians were known for introducing agricultural instruments and weapons of iron, boosting the production of cereals and the fruit trees, the vines, almonds and olives. This for the benefit of the aristocratic society which dates from the start of the Bronze Age and has an extensive lineage.

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The last British survivor of the International Brigades favours independence
Posted in: Barcelona & Cataluña
Nov 20, 2017 - 11:17 AM

98-year-old Geoffrey Servante is from London and took Spanish nationality in 2009 as an honour, and he hopes he can vote in the next Catalan election, given that when the Spanish Ambassador offered him becoming an honorary citizen he chose Barcelona to become Catalan.

Spain On This Day - November 20
Posted in: History
Nov 20, 2017 - 2:09 AM

1500 - They arrived chained to Cadiz, Christopher Columbus and his brothers who had been arrested by the Governor of the Indies Francisco de Bobadilla.
1542 - Promulgation of the New Laws, inspired by Fray Bartolome de las Casas.
1739 - Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

Spain On This Day - November 19
Posted in: History
Nov 19, 2017 - 1:28 AM

936 - Construction begins on the Medina Azahara, the Moorish palace city on the outskirts of present-day Córdoba, on the first day of Muharram in the Islamic year of 325.
1423 - Alfonso V of Aragon returns to Catalonia after the revolt of Naples, sacking Marseilles in the return trip.

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