Archives for June 2010

June 30th, 2010

There was success for Spain last night, as the Spanish national football team beat Portugal 1-0 in the second round of the 2010 World Cup. The match had a TV audience of more than 13 million viewers, being shown to viewers on Telecinco, Canal Plus and C+Liga. The free to air ...

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June 30th, 2010

In a survey by webtools, social networking site Tuenti is leading the way from Facebook with 74% of young Spaniards, between the ages of 16 and 21, having an account with the social network. And, of this age group, more than half are using the service for at least 83 ...

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June 30th, 2010

The Royal Automobile Club of Cataluña (RACC) has revealed that Spain is at the forefront in Europe with regards to reducing the number of deaths caused by traffic accidents. Deaths on Spanish roads have been reduced by nearly 53%, against a European average of 40.1% and Miquel Nadal, director of ...

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June 29th, 2010

All sports fans in Spain are looking forward to tonight's second round World Cup football match between Spain and Portugal. It is exactly two years ago to the day that Spain achieved their greatest success to date by lifting the European Championship and the team will be hoping to relive ...

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June 28th, 2010

According to data published today by the National Statistics Institute, the number of mortgages issued in April has fallen by 4.3% compared to the same month last year, the drop being attributed primarily to a 31.6% fall in the number of mortgages issued for rural property, compared to a 2.4% ...

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June 28th, 2010

A 9 year old boy has been charged with a road traffic safety offence after being caught by police officers driving a quad bike on the NA-134, the main road between Tudela and the villages of Ribera del Ebro with Logroña in Navarra. A police patrol that had been posted ...

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June 28th, 2010

According to Eurostat, the prices of tobacco and alcoholic drinks in Spain during 2009 were one of the lowest in the European Union. Taking the average price of alcohol in the European Union as 100 percent, the price of alcohol in Spain was 84 percent, the same as Hungary and ...

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June 25th, 2010

Football, Motorcycling and Motor Racing offer the chance for glory or pain for Spain this weekend. For the second consecutive weekend, Jorge Lorenzo has taken pole position in the MotoGP qualifying session. The Spaniard was over a quarter of a second faster than second place, Randy De Puniet, who is ...

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June 24th, 2010

The Government has decided to suspend the electricity price rise that was scheduled for July, a move that has been welcomed by the Consumers and Users Organisation (OCU), but that, in their view, also demonstrates that the cost of electricity "is not decided by any objective criteria, such as the ...

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June 24th, 2010

The aircraft manufacturer Airbus has estimated that Spain will need 392 new aircraft over the next 20 years, which will require an investment of over 39 million euros - this is according to the group’s annual projections of Spanish airspace requirements that were presented by their vice president for consumers,

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June 24th, 2010

Twelve people were killed and another fourteen were injured after being struck by a train in Playa Castelldefels, Barcelona, late last night. The wounded, some in a critical condition, have been transferred to several nearby hospitals in the Barcelona province. The accident occurred at about 23:25 last night

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June 23rd, 2010

According to a research report by Ipsos, the chairman of Banco Santander, Emilio Botin, remains the most influential businessman in Spain, with the chairman of Inditex, Amancio Ortega, in second place and third for the head of Telefónica, César Alierta . This is the third time that Botin has been

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June 23rd, 2010

The Ministry of Education and Vodafone Spain have signed an agreement today to expand the framework of the 'School 2.0' education program, which will enable primary and secondary school students in Spain to have mobile Internet access outside of normal school hours, so that they can continue their studies at ...

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June 22nd, 2010

More than one in four households of the elderly in Spain, 27.6%, is classed as "poor", with an income of less than 646 euros per month for those who live alone and less than 969 euros for those living with a partner. These figures are according to a report released ...

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June 22nd, 2010

According to data from a Natural Population Movement survey, released today by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the number of births in Spain fell by five percent in 2009, the first decline in 10 years, after a decade of steady increases in the Spanish birth rate. This decrease is believed to ...

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