Archives for March 2010

March 31st, 2010

Local police have reported that a man living in Lleida doused himself with petrol and tried to set fire to himself in front of an estate agent’s office yesterday, the estate agent allegedly owed him more than three thousand euros. The events occurred at about 13:30 pm yesterday in Calle Sant ...

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March 31st, 2010

According to the head of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Michael Lynton, Spain could be the second country in the world, after South Korea, to be vetoed by the major DVD distribution companies in Hollywood. "People in Spain are downloading movies in such quantity that it is about to stop

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March 30th, 2010

According to unconfirmed reports, Seville FC have reached an agreement with the current manager of Bordeaux, and former France international, Laurent Blanc to take over their vacant manager's position for the next three seasons. As a player, Laurent Blanc's highlight was winning the World Cup with France in 1998, while his managerial ...

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March 30th, 2010

With just two working days left until the end of the month, the Federation of Automotive Dealers (FACONAUTO) is reporting that the passenger vehicle industry in Spain has shown a substantial 65.8% year on year increase during March 2010. The prediction is that March

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March 29th, 2010

With an appropriate policy for banning tobacco use, the Spanish national health system could save about 5,500 million euros in direct treatment expenditure, as well as saving 1,500 million euros in pharmaceutical costs. This was the opinion given today by Juan Ruiz Manzano, president of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic ...

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March 29th, 2010

The Easter processions began yesterday and many famous Spanish celebrities participated in the streets of Spain. In Andalucia, the Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas travelled to Malaga while Isabel Pantoja enjoyed the processions in Seville with her children Chabelita and Kiko. Antonio Banderas is a faithful devotee of the Easter traditions and returned ...

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March 29th, 2010

Police have confirmed the arrest of a man aged 39 years old at the weekend, the man is accused of illegally imprisoning his wife for over a year in the basement of a building of Viladecans in Barcelona. The victim, of Moroccan origin, lived in a basement in

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March 26th, 2010

José Carlos Fuentes, one of the favourites for the Chef of the Year 2010 competition, organized by Alimentaria as part of their International Food and Drink Exhibition, was awarded the prestigious honour in Barcelona yesterday. The Barcelona born chef, aged just 29 years old, is currently the head chef

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March 25th, 2010

According to reports and following the insistence of much of the Spanish press, British newspapers such as 'The Guardian' and 'The Observer', have decided to no longer use the acronym PIGS when referring to Portugal, Italy (sometimes including Ireland as PIIGS) ), Greece and Spain, due to the inherent connotations ...

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March 25th, 2010

The Spanish biologist Francisco Jose Ayala has become the first person from Spain to receive the Templeton Prize, which recognizes an individual's contribution to the dialogue between science and religion and who, in the judges’ opinion, "has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, ...

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March 25th, 2010

The former Spanish international football manager, Luis Aragones, has declined an offer from Seville FC to manage the team until the end of season. Seville are now left without a first team boss after dismissing their latest manager, Manolo Jimenez, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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March 25th, 2010

For the second year in a row, internet users worldwide are asked to vote for their favourite Spanish word, an initiative that the Instituto Cervantes launched in 2009 to mark the Día del Español (Spanish Day). Last year, the word chosen was "malevo" (outlaw) followed by "chapuza" (sloppy) and "albricias" ...

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March 24th, 2010

According to predictions by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), the start of the Easter holidays this weekend will be hit by bad weather, with cloudy skies and rain in much of mainland Spain. However, during Easter week the rain will cease and the temperature will begin to rise as we ...

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March 24th, 2010

Burger King have launched their latest venture in the Spanish fast food market, opening a Whopper Bar in the new terminal at Malaga Airport. The burger bar is the first establishment of its kind in Spain and the first Airport burger bar in the world. The new venture

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March 24th, 2010

Two brothers have been arrested in Reus in Tarragona for the theft of 300 million euros worth of jewellery and antiques, the theft has the higher value ever recorded in the province. The jewellery and 12th century antiques were stolen from a mansion in Riudecols, located on the edge of ...

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