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Rajoy agrees pension increase in exchange for budget support
SPAIN'S president Mariano Rajoy has agreed to increase State pensions in line with inflation this year and next as a concession to the Basque National ...
Cristina Cifuentes quits as Madrid regional president
MADRID'S regional president Cristina Cifuentes has resigned after CCTV footage of her about to leave a shop with unpaid-for face creams was ...
Queen Letizia's news-reading suits stolen from TVE studio
OLD costumes used on programmes by Spain's national television company TVE - including suits worn by Queen Letizia when she was a news reporter ...
Wet weather forecast for May Day bank holiday weekend
DISAPPOINTING weather is on the cards for the May Day bank holiday weekend, with a drop in temperatures, rain - torrential in some cases - and ...
Mums injured in ball-park brawl
A BRAWL between at least 30 mums at a children's ball park in the far south-western city of Huelva (Andalucía) has left several of the women ...
Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted
AT LEAST one beach on the Costa Blanca has been shut after a Portuguese Man O'War was found on the shores.

Ikea recruits via 'anonymous' CVs in Sevilla and Madrid

FURNITURE giant Ikea is requesting 'anonymous CVs' from candidates at its branches in Sevilla and Madrid as part of a move to avoid discrimination on any grounds. No names, surnames, ages or sexes are to be included on ...
British historian Mary Beard thrilled with Sant Jordi debut
BRITISH historian Mary Beard visited Barcelona during Sant Jordi for the first time yesterday (Monday), and said the massive patron saint fair was ...
'Europe's most dangerous' ISIS terrorist financed by Malaga husband, say police
THE husband of one of Europe's most dangerous and hunted ISIS terrorists has been arrested in Málaga for financing her trip to Syria, National ...
Catalunya marks Sant Jordi's Day with yellow 'protest' roses
WHILE England celebrated Saint George's Day today (Monday), so did Catalunya - but instead of dragons and Master Carvers, Sant Jordi in the ...
Collapsed balcony evacuates Mallorca hotel
A HOTEL in Palma de Mallorca had to be evacuated last night (Sunday) after a balcony collapsed, sparking fears of major structural damage.

Dominant Rafa reigns once again in Monte Carlo
Spain's Rafael Nadal beat Japan's Kei Nishikori in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) to take the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 crown on Sunday, extending his extraordinary legacy at the event. The 31-year-old Spaniard won in just 94 ...
Facebook saves suicide victim's life
A YOUNG woman based in Madrid saved the life of her suicidal mother hundreds of kilometres away in the Region of Murcia - thanks to ...
Barcelona migrants stage lock-in over 'institutional racism'
A GROUP of around 30 'paperless' immigrants have barricaded themselves into a Barcelona council-owned building to denounce 'institutional ...
Barca thrash Sevilla 5-0 for 30th Copa del Rey crown
Barcelona, led by an Andrés Iniesta in spectacular form, produced a footballing masterclass to beat Sevilla and win the Copa del Rey for the fourth successive season and a record 30th time overall on Saturday. Sevilla ...
Death will be 'optional' and ageing 'curable' by 2045, say genetic engineers
DYING will be 'optional' within just 27 years and the ageing process will be 'reversible', according to two genetic engineers during the ...
'Stolen baby', 54, meets his real mum - who never realised he was alive
A 54-YEAR-OLD man 'stolen' from his parents at birth by nuns has been reunited with his biological mothe and four siblings - who believed ...
Mercadona opens buying centre in Harrogate, UK
SUPERMARKET chain Mercadona has now launched in the UK with a trading office set up in Harrogate, North Yorkshire to handle purchases of fish from the ...
Belarus' Eurovision singer reunited with Murcia 'parents'
EUROVISION Song Contest representative for Belarus has met his Spanish 'parents' again after 16 years in Murcia.

British bar-crawlers leave kids alone in holiday hotel
A BRITISH couple on holiday in Palma de Mallorca has been arrested after leaving their young children alone for two days in their hotel while they went off ...
Barcelona air-traffic controllers to strike this summer
AIR-TRAFFIC controllers in Barcelona have announced a series of strikes starting June 20 in protest over short-staffing.

Diana Quer killer 2005 rape case reopened
THE case has been reopened against Diana Quer's killer for the reported rape of his wife's twin sister when the victim was just 17 after a lady ...
ETA 'apology speech' convinces nobody
A SPEECH by Basque terror organisation ETA 'apologising' for the thousands of deaths and serious injuries its attacks across Spain caused over more ...
Petition to stop Spain extraditing HSBC whistleblower Falciani
PODEMOS members are among 15 MEPs who have signed a petition calling for Spain not to extradite HSBC whistleblower Hervè Falciani, saying that ...
Truce between Spain and Venezuela: Ambassadors return
DIPLOMATIC relations between Spain and Venezuela have seen tentative improvements after both countries agreed to reinstate their ambassadors.

ETA to announce dissolution on May 5
BASQUE terrorist organisation ETA says it will formally disband and will announce this in public in Bayonne, southern France, over the first weekend in May.

Richard Gere marries Galician girlfriend Alejandra Silva
PRETTY Woman actor Richard Gere and his Spanish partner Alejandra Silva are now husband and ...