• Mayor Tries to Calm Fears Over Illegal Zurgena Property

    After having been deemed illegal in 2007 by the Andalucia regional government for being constructed on non-urban land, around a thousand homeowners in the town of Zurgena have been assured that their properties will not be demolished. Despite assurances from …

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  • Five Soldiers Killed in Bomb Disposal Training Accident

    Five soldiers were killed and three injured today in an accidental explosion at a military facility in central Spain that houses a bomb disposal training centre, the defence ministry said. The accident occurred at the Military Engineering Academy at Hoyo …

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  • 30th Anniversary of Failed Coup Remembered

    We are much better” now than three decades ago, King Juan Carlos told Spaniards during yesterday’s observance of the 30th anniversary of a failed coup against what was then a fledgling democracy. The monarch made this remark upon his arrival …

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  • Costa del Crime Campaign Nets Most Wanted Fugitive

    Spanish police have arrested a suspected drug trafficker just hours after his name and photo appeared on a list of Britain’s 10 most wanted fugitives who are believed to have fled to Spain. Everardus Wijtvliet, 29, a Dutch national, was …

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  • Spanish Mother Reunited with Daughter After 40 Years

    A Spanish mother has been reunited with her daughter four decades after being told the child had died at birth. It is the first proven case in a growing scandal over babies stolen by Spanish hospital doctors and sold for …

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  • Barcelona Hosts F1 Testing as Bahrain Grand Prix Cancelled

    The final test of the pre-season will take place at the Barcelona circuit following the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Bahrain was scheduled to host the test from the start of next week, but with the news that the …

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  • Nun Kicked Out of Convent for Using Facebook

    A convent in Spain has expelled a 54-year-old nun for spending too much time on social networking website, Facebook. María Jesús Galán, 54, overcame the resistance of some of her companions at the 14th-century convent to install a computer. With …

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  • Average Speed Cameras in Full Operation

    Average speed cameras in the AP-6 tunnel located in Guadarrama (Madrid) and in the A-7 tunnel in Torrox (Malaga) have come into full operation this month following a trial period. In contrast to traditional speed controls these new cameras will …

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  • 30km/h Speed Limit proposed for All Single Lane Urban Roads

    The DGT, Spain’s highway authority, is investigating the possibility of imposing a 30km/h speed limit on all single-lane, two-way streets in urban areas, regardless of whether there is a speed-limit sign or not. “The intention is to pass a royal …

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  • Spanish Sport Facing Further Doping Scandals

    Police in Spain’s Catalonia region have dismantled a network that trafficked in performance-enhancing drugs, arresting seven amateur sportsmen. VNAMP42DWX28 Among the substances seized was clenbuterol, the drug for which three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador tested positive

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  • Spain to be Top Holiday Destination for UK in 2011

    Spain looks set to top the charts as the most popular holiday destination for Brits in 2011 with a huge 25% of car hire bookings made this winter confirmed to the land of sangria, salsa and sun. But who will …

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  • Spain Singled Out in Videogame Piracy Watchlist

    54 per cent of all illegal game file sharing takes place in France, Spain, Italy, China and Brazil, according to new research. A report filed by US trade group the Entertainment Software Association and reported by Gamasutra asks for 33 …

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  • Greenpeace Protest at Valencia Nuclear Plant

    Greenpeace Spain activists climbed one of the cooling towers Tuesday at the Cofrentes nuclear power plant near the Mediterranean city of Valencia to demand the facility’s closing. The environmentalists wrote the word “Peligro” (Danger) on the tower, which they climbed …

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  • Spanish Cycling Federation Clears Contador in Doping Case

    Spain’s cycling federation yesterday cleared three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of knowingly using a banned substance, his lawyer said yesterday , in a dramatic U-turn in the case. “We can confirm the dropping (of the case),” lawyer Andy …

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  • Government to Raise €2bn and Create 40k Jobs in Mobile Auction

    Spain hopes to raise between 1.5 and 2 billion euros by selling frequency space on the 310Mhz broadcast spectrum for mobile phones, the industry ministry said yesterday. The government predicts this will require an investment of 1.2 billion euros by …

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