• 20m Viewers Watch Spain Canter to World Cup Quarter Finals

    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 …

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  • Tuenti Tops Facebook with Spanish Youths

    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 …

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  • Spanish Roads: Safer than Ever

    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 …

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  • Iberian Battle: Spain vs Portugal Tonight

    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 …

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  • April Mortgage Figures for Spain Released

    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 …

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  • 9 Year Old Charged with Driving Without a Licence

    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 …

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  • Low Tobacco and Alcohol Prices in Spain

    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 …

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  • Spain Expects: “A Weekend of Sporting Possibilities”

    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 …

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  • Spanish Electricity Price Hike Turnaround

    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 …

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  • Air Traffic in Spain Expected to Grow Substantially

    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 …

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  • 12 Killed in Barcelona After Being Hit by Train

    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. …

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  • Banco Santander Boss: Spain’s Most Influential Businessman

    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 …

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  • Spanish Schoolchildren Offered Internet for 9 Euros per Month

    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 …

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  • One in Four Spanish Pensioners Considered “Poor”

    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 …

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  • Spanish Birth Rate Falls for First Time in a Decade

    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 …

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