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One in three homes bought without a mortgage 
MORTGAGE-LENDING has reduced dramatically in Spain in the past year, but that has not stopped homes on sale being snapped up: Over a third were purchased in cash, according to the latest figures.
Goya Award for Ghostbuster Sigourney Weaver...and other winners for 2024
SIGOURNEY Weaver and survivors of a South American plane crash took centre stage at Spain's answer to the Oscars this week, the Goya Awards ? and one film netted 12 prizes out of its 13 nominations.
Vueling to 'multiply' low-cost flights ahead of Olympics, Euros and America's Cup
SPANISH national low-cost airline Vueling has announced numerous extra flights this summer, increasing frequency and destination choice for 2024.
Budget fuel station Ballenoil unveils major expansion plans following CEPSA takeover
LOW-COST self-service petrol station chain Ballenoil plans to open a further 110 premises in Spain this year on top of the 233 it already operates nationally.
Primark seeks 200 employees for new store in Madrid
BUDGET clothing store Primark has announced plans to open another branch in Madrid next month ? the chain's 61st retail outlet in Spain.
Madrid airport to undergo ?2.4bn expansion 18 years after T4 opening
SPAIN'S president Pedro Sánchez has announced plans to expand Madrid's Adolfo Suárez-Barajas airport with a budget of ?2.4 billion ? the largest investment in aviation infrastructure in the country in more than a decade.
Aldi to open a string of new stores across Spain this year
GERMAN supermarket chain Aldi has announced a major expansion plan for Spain in 2024, with its distribution centre in Sagunto (Valencia province) set to open next month and a another one on the cards for the north.
New Year price changes in Spain: What's gone up and come down?
EVERY January in Spain sees the start of a new tax year and, with it, changes in prices of utilities, commodities and certain consumer goods, along with amendments to State benefits, the minimum wage, and contributory pensions.
Masks mandatory again in medical centres across Spain
MASKS are once again compulsory in medical centres and hospitals in some regions in Spain, and strongly recommended in others, the ministry of health has announced.
Kyriam and Carla, first babies born in 2024, beat the chimes
SPAIN'S first two babies born in 2024 arrived with the final chime that heralded the New Year, and almost simultaneously ? one in Vigo (Pontevedra province), and one in Salamanca.
King's Christmas speech focuses heavily on Constitutional rights
KING Felipe VI's annual Christmas Eve speech once again included a covert appeal to secessionist politicians, as well as raising concerns about young adults' struggle to afford housing and violence against women.
Spain's president's Christmas message to troops abroad: ?We're ending 2023 in a world full of conflict?
'BRAVE' servicemen and women who will spend Christmas overseas are 'making Spain proud', president Pedro Sánchez assured them during his annual festive message via video-call.
Home sales showing recovery amid cautious interest rate optimism
RESIDENTIAL property sales have been shrinking consistently throughout 2023, but latest figures show this trend is relenting.
Financial help in Spain for learner drivers and would-be transport workers
LEARNING to drive may sound as thrilling as it is daunting, but can be one of the most frustrating times in a young adult's life ? and one of the most expensive, too.
Minimum wage 'could rise soon': How much do Spain's workers really earn?
JUST two weeks after socialist president Pedro Sánchez was sworn in for a fresh term, his deputy Yolanda Díaz has expressed a desire to increase the minimum wage in Spain.