• Man Threatens to Set Himself Alight in Lleida

    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. …

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  • Spain Could Lose DVD & Blu-Ray Due to Piracy

    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 …

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  • Blanc to Take Over Sevilla FC?

    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 …

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  • Spanish Vehicle Sales Rise by 65.8% YOY

    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 …

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  • Spanish Smoking Ban Would Save Over €5,000m a Year

    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 …

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  • Antonio Banderas in Malaga for Easter Processions

    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. …

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  • Man Arrested For Imprisoning Own Wife

    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, …

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  • José Carlos Fuentes: Chef of the Year 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 …

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  • Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain Are Not PIGS

    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 …

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  • Spanish Biologist Awarded €1.2m Templeton Prize

    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 …

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  • Ex-Spanish Manager Declines Seville Post

    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, …

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  • Voting Begins for “Favourite Spanish Word”

    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 …

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  • Poor But Improving Weather for Easter Week in Spain

    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 …

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  • Whopper Bar Opens in Malaga’s New Airport Terminal

    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 …

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  • Two Arrested in €300m Antiques Theft in Reus

    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 …

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