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'You deserve Spain': Ad campaign to encourage holidaymakers to return
A THREE-MONTH Europe-wide campaign has been launched by Spain's tourist board urging foreign travellers to return, backed by an ?8 million investment and social media advertising.
'Roman ruler' Rafa Nadal clinches 10th Italian title against world number one
OFTEN dubbed 'the King of Clay', Rafael Nadal can probably also call himself the Emperor of Rome after his epic three-hour final at the weekend that saw him clinching his 10th title after beating one of his toughest regular rivals.
Is this mainland Europe's only 'true' desert? Why you should visit
SOMETIMES it really feels as though Spain is the part of the world where the Arctic and the tropics collide. Humid summers with temperatures pushing 40ºC, cacti and yucca growing wild, a country which harvests its own pineapples, avocados and bananas ? but also its own blackberries - where its biggest city once recorded the coldest daytime temperature of any capital on earth (on May 17, 2013, at 9.2ºC), where mountains and wooded areas can be thick with snow for two months of the year or more, and where ski resorts are packed out all winter.
Which beaches hold blue flags this year? Find your nearest one in our list
ANYONE who is still trying to decide where to go in Spain for their perfect beach holiday this summer is about to find their choice made even more difficult: The blue-flag unveiling means a whole 615 of them have been declared 'practically perfect in every way'.
Spain still top of the world for best beaches with 615 blue flags, unbeaten in 34 years
BEACHES in Spain have got the blues this year ? more so even than last summer.
'Mission accomplished': Spanish troops home from Afghanistan
THE last of Spain's service personnel deployed in Afghanistan have now arrived home, and King Felipe VI met them as they disembarked from their military craft at the air base in Torrejón de Ardoz (Greater Madrid region).
Cutting off from political life: Pablo Iglesias' new look causes Twitter sensation
FORMER deputy president Pablo Iglesias' radical new look could be a sign of his wanting to cut off ? literally ? from his life up to now and forge ahead with a new rôle, according to an acclaimed expert in non-verbal communication.
Santiago de Compostela cathedral without scaffolding for the first time in eight years
GALICIA'S spectacular 'pilgrims' cathedral' in Santiago de Compostela has shed its scaffolding at last after an eight-year-long restoration.
Amazon's anti-fraud swoop boosts business for Spanish traders
OVER two million items for sale on Amazon and found to be fakes or non-existent were deleted by the company's anti-fraud team in 2020 alone, according to its Brand Protection Report, and a handful of firms apparently bribing members of the public to give fake five-star reviews have had the plug pulled on them and can no longer be found if they are searched for.
Cervantes Award: King and Queen visit Oliva poet Francisco Brines at home
KING Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the Valencia-province coastal town of Oliva for the first time ever to present one of the nation's most prestigious awards to a former Oxbridge lecturer.
'Fallas' festival to take place in September, 'Covid permitting'
ALL IS NOT lost for this year's huge Fallas festival in the Comunidad Valenciana ? they will merely take place six months late.
Speed limit cut in all Spain's towns starts today
WATCH your speed when driving anywhere in Spain from today (Tuesday) ? more than you usually do ? since new, lower limits have come into force.
SNCF low-cost rail service Ouigo launches in Spain
FRENCH low-cost express rail service Ouigo launched in Spain today ? Monday, May 10 ? the first day ever when national train company RENFE has ever had to deal with competition.
Dream come true: Manuela, 95, meets Rafa Nadal after grandson Carlos' Twitter campaign
MANUELA has always wanted to met her idol Rafael Nadal, and thanks to her grandson's campaigning, the 95-year-old has finally been able to chat to the tennis ace in person.
'State of Alarm' over: What does freedom look like? Your regional guide 
WHILE the rest of the world was nervously looking up at the sky waiting for an out-of-control Chinese rocket to land on them (it fell in the Indian Ocean and civilisation is still standing and not pancake-shaped), Spain was counting down the seconds to the end of its long 'State of Alarm', and the new birth of normal life.