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Authorities in Madrid have said they will allow cocktail bars and nightclubs to operate as restaurants, in an effort to help keep businesses open during the regional lockdown. Regional vice president Ignacio Aguado said that night-time venues will be able to offer a food service from the 15th October as part of a temporary measure […]

The Constitutional Court has upheld last weeks Supreme Court ruling over the disqualification of former Catalan regional president Quim Torra. In a hearing held yesterday, judges agreed unanimously to reject the appeal over the 18 month suspension of Mr Torra after failing to remove political symbols from government buildings in the run up to last […]

The Government has amended it’s economic forecast for the rest of the year, saying it expects further contraction in the economy than previously thought. In the latest update, they state that the Spanish economy is expected to contract by 11.2% – an increase on the earlier forecast of 9.2%. Finance minister Nadia Calviño added that […]

John McAfee, the antivirus software entrepreneur, has been arrested at Barcelona el Prat Airport after being wanted in the US for tax evasion. Officers detained the 75-year-old on Saturday as he was about to board a flight to Istanbul. His arrest comes a day after US prosecutors released an indictment against Mr McAfee for allegedly […]

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a further 2,099 cases of Covid-19 on Monday with 139 people dying as a result of the virus. Over the weekend the total number of cases increased by 23,480. The figures bring the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 813,412. Concerns are growing that […]

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to present his governments plan for the economy and its recovery in a presentation at the Moncloa tomorrow. The PSOE leader is to outline the ‘Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Spanish Economy’ which will explain his strategy for post-coronavirus pandemic economic recovery. After Mr Sanchez’s statement, deputy leaders […]

High street banks Unicaja and Liberbank have confirmed that they are undergoing preliminary discussions about a possible merger. It’s understood that the boards of both banks are likely to begin discussions in the coming days, as well as begin their due diligence processes ahead of any merger agreement. If the two were to merge, they […]

The first business day for Madrid under new restrictions has begun, as the country tries to control the most serious second wave of Covid-19 infections in Europe. Controls in place mean that people can travel outside their home districts across the whole region for essential journeys only. Bars and restaurants cannot serve after 22:00 and […]

The Speaker of the Catalan Regional Parliament – Roger Torrent – has said that elections may be held on the 14th February next year, after the region’s separatist leader Quim Torra was barred from public office. Spain’s Supreme Court upheld on Monday a ruling barring Torra from public office for 18 months, after he refused […]

An 18 metre high modernist Nativity scene will be installed this Christmas in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Alicante from December until three kings on the 6th January. The sculpture, designed by Manuel García Esquiva as part of his ‘Pachi’ project, is expected to be the centrepiece of the city’s festivities this year. Joseph will […]