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There were angry scenes in Barcelona on Friday, as several thousand Catalan separatists protested the visit of King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to Barcelona. Crowds gathered as activists of the pro-independence grassroots group Catalan National Assembly (ANC) set fire to a portrait of the Spanish monarch during a demonstration in the centre […]

Three UK nationals living in Spain have been recognised in the Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list. Dr Janet Anscombe has been awarded an MBE for services to the British community in Tenerife; Georgia Hague receives a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the British Community in the Balearic Islands; and Ian Warren receives a […]

The Government has invoked a state of emergency to impose a partial lockdown on Madrid, one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 hotspots, after a court had struck down the measures. The move escalates a standoff between Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE government and the PP-led Madrid regional chief – Isabel Diaz Ayuso – who opposed the […]

The Government has invoked a state of emergency to impose a partial lockdown on Madrid, one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 hotspots, after a court had struck down the measures. The move escalates a standoff between Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE government and the PP-led Madrid regional chief – Isabel Diaz Ayuso – who opposed the […]

A judge at the Audiencia Nacional has said that the Supreme Court should launch an investigation into deputy Prime Minister and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias. The statement came as investigations continue into the so-called “Dina case,” which centres around the theft of – and leaking of information from – a mobile phone belonging to a […]

The government has said it wants to change the law to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to seek an abortion without parental permission. Equality Minister Irene Montero said women should have the right to “decide about their bodies”. The change in the law would be a repeal of changes introduced by PP in 2015. The law […]

Spain and Portugal’s football federations are to launch a joint bid for the countries to host the 2030 World Cup. There has also been interest from Morocco in hosting the tournament, and talk of a joint bid by Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile. A statement from the Royal Spanish Football Federation said it had signed […]

Pedro Sanchez has said that the Government plans to create over 800,000 new jobs in the next three years with aid it will receive from an EU rescue plan. Mr Sanchez made the pledge in a speech yesterday, where he said that Spain would use around €140bn in aid to generate further jobs and employment […]

One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested by Policia Nacional in Tenerife and is now facing extradition back to the UK. The man – who is wanted on an international arrest warrant – was on the run after being suspected of attempted murder, assault and reckless driving. He was located to a friends […]

The Ayuntamiento de Alicante has launched a regional infrastructure project which will repair broken pathways and curbs on six hundred streets in the area. In a statement issued yesterday, the regional authority said that the works – which began at the end of September – are running to schedule. Works are at the moment focusing […]