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World's most expensive Christmas tree on display in Estepona hotel
The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona has put up what's alleged to be the world's most expensive Christmas tree. The tree, decorated with 11.9 million euros worth of pink, red, white and black diamonds and other ...
Traffic police to increase alcohol and drugs tests this week
In a bid to clamp down on drink driving and driving under the infuence of drugs, traffic police will be carrying out over 25,000 controls every day this week in light of the number of Christmas lunches and dinners being ...
Turron with a twist
Anyone who has ever spent Christmas in Spain will know that the Spaniards' go-to sweet treat at this time of year is turrón - a confection typically made with honey, sugar and egg whites, mixed with ...
Greta Thunberg arrives at UN climate conference in Madrid
Teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, arived in Madrid this morning after a 10-hour trip from Lisbon, and will lead this evening's protest calling for action on global warming. Honouring her self-imposed ban on ...
Spanish flag raised in Madrid to celebrate Constitution Day
This morning, in Madrid's Plaza de Colón, the Presidents of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate, Meritxell Batet and Pilar Llop respectively, presided over the traditional raising of the Spanish flag to mark the 41st ...
Cancer & sugar: Spanish scientists prove the link
After many years of speculation and investigation, research scientists at the Bellvitge-IDIBELL Hospital and the University of Barcelona (UB) have finally demonstrated the involvement of glucose in the growth of tumour cells and have ...
Greta Thunberg offered donkey for journey from Lisbon to Madrid
A neighbourhood association in Toledo has offered climate activist Greta Thunberg a donkey to make her journey from Lisbon to Madrid to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP25. The 'Fray Hernando ...
Air Europa will be like a 'sister' says Iberia Chief Exec
Iberia Chief Executive Luis Gallego said on Wednesday that Air Europa, once approved for purchase by the competition regulators, will be like "a sister" to the Spanish airline which is part of the IAG group together with ...
Stolen artefacts returned to Spain by British collector and philanthropist
Seven Celtiberian bronze helmets, stolen from the town of Aranda de Moncayo (Zaragoza) in the 1980s, were returned this Wednesday in excellent condition to Spain by their current owner in an official ceremony at the Unesco headquarters ...
House prices in the Canary and Balearic Islands up 11.3% in November
Average prices for both new build and second-hand homes in the Balearic and Canary islands grew by 11.3% in November compared with the same month last year, according to Tinsa, one of the leading real estate valuation ...
Full steam ahead for Valencia's pedestrianisation project
The city of Valencia is currently undergoing a major transformation, with the redevelopment and pedestrianisation of many of its squares (plazas) moving along at great speed. Ten squares have already been pedestrianised, two are ...
Malaga's Picasso Museum open over whole bank holiday weekend
The Picasso Museum in Málaga (MPM) will be open every day from 10am to 6pm (last ticket at 5:30pm) over the coming bank holiday weekend (puente de la Constitución) for those who wish to take advantage of an extra day's ...
Was Spain the panda's last natural home in Europe?
Paleontologists studying fossils in Las Casiones (Teruel) have discovered the presence of the species Indarctos, a relative of the giant panda found in China today. A study published back in 2012 concluded that ...
Messi wins record 6th Ballon d'Or
Argentine ace Lionel Messi has won the 2019 Ballon d'Or. It is the sixth time he has walked away with football's most prestigious prize, breaking his five-title tie with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. The ...