Fires threaten Costa Blanca resort of Jávea

A huge forest fire is raging across the hills surrounding the Costa Blanca resort of Javea, threatening to scorch homes and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of holidaymakers. Three separate fires appeared to have been started deliberately on Sunday afternoon between Jávea and Benitatxell and spread quickly as the flames were fanned by strong winds. […]

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World’s first ‘poo powered’ home in Spain

A startup based in northern Spain has developed the first house in the world to be entirely heated by its own waste products. California-born Meghan Sapp, founder of PlanetEnergy has created an “energy island” in the form of a Navarra farmhouse to prove that it is both feasible and profitable to be completely self-sufficient, even […]

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National China’s richest man eyes up €1.2 bn stake in ‘Las Vegas of Spain’ resort The resort Marina d’Or. Photo: Diego Tuson/AFP. China’s richest man eyes up €1.2 bn stake in ‘Las Vegas of Spain’ resort

China’s official newspaper People’s Daily reported on Tuesday that the real estate and cinema mogul is working on the deal to acquire a 75 percent stake in the resort under his company Dalian Wanda. Wang has already visited the site which has been largely empty and abandoned after its developer went bankrupt during the financial […]

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Skyscraper in Benidorm for sale to highest bidder

The 200 metre tall twin towers linked with a golden inverted ziggurat are visible for miles around, a monument to excesses that caused Spain’s construction boom and bust and left a nation mired in debt and crippled by economic crisis. Started in 2006, The In Tempo building was destined to be the tallest residential block […]

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Stolen Dali masterpiece recovered

Dutch art detective Arthur Brand announced on twitter that he had recovered two works stolen from the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art in the village if Spanbroek in the northern Netherlands in May 2009. The artworks Salvador Dalí’s gouache Adolescence (1941) which features the Catalan artist and his beloved nanny and Tamara de Lempicka’s oil […]

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Spain’s top 10 awesome summer music festivals

As the summer sets in and temperatures soar across the country, it’s the perfect time to dance away your days and nights at one of Spain’s many music festivals. Here are some of our favourites. Vida Festival One of the best international music festivals in the country, Vida is held on the weekend of June […]

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Spanish general election: What next?

Spain’s ruling conservatives emerged stronger from weekend repeat elections even if they still don’t have a majority, and will make a fresh push to form a government in the face of hostile rivals. As it prepares to enter into tough coalition negotiations, will the conservative Popular Party (PP) manage to unblock months of political paralysis triggered by […]

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Spanish study proves that fat is not bad

A health study came to the defence of certain dietary fats on Tuesday adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedevilled dieters for nearly half-a-century. The low-fat movement has not prevented a global epidemic of obesity linked to health concerns such as diabetes heart attacks and stroke said researchers who probed […]

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The Spanish gum that cures hangovers and boosts libido

The startup from Córdoba is marketing a range of gums that offer hangover cures, energy boosts, stress reducers and “more pleasurable long-lasting” sexy time. Co-founder Jose Luis Rojano told that he and business partner Jordi Claramonte came up with the idea after a trip to Los Angeles four years ago when he met his cousin’s […]

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British woman braves jellyfish for Balearic swim challenge

A British endurance swimmer is preparing to brave jellyfish to make a record-breaking attempt to swim between the Balearic Islands. Anna Wardley 40 will attempt to swim a total of 215 km between Menorca and mainland Spain without a wetsuit. She is due to embark on the first stage of the challenge on Wednesday with […]

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5 reasons why it’s good to be gay in Spain

The Local takes a look some of the major advantages for the LGBT community in Spain. 1. Legalizing gay marriage was so last decade A group of celebrates in June 2005 the Spanish parliament’s approval of same-sex marriage. While the US grapples with its own countrywide stance on gay marriage Spain made gay marriage legal […]

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Ten ‘English’ words adopted and adapted into Spanish

The Spanish language is now peppered with words that sound English and often denote a modern sort of concept for which there isn’t a Spanish word. These slang terms have been adapted and adopted to mean something entirely different so to a native English speaker they sound familiar yet strange at the same time. Some […]

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Kitesurfer speared through ankle by fish off Costa Blanca

A man kitesurfing off the Costa Blanca was treated in hospital after being speared through his ankle by a fish. Marcos Gomez Mora was surfing off Torrevieja in Spain’s Alicante province when he felt a sharp pain to his ankle. The unfortunate water sports enthusiast discovered that he had collided with what is thought to […]

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Top Ten: Barcelona’s coolest rooftop bars

#Barcelona – The crowds, the smells, the noise and the sights – as amazing as it is Barcelona at ground level can at times be an overwhelming place. But if you are willing to pay a little premium for a drink or bite to eat then head upwards for breathtaking views and a fresh breeze. […]

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Spain launches campaign to stop English ‘invasion’

The Royal Spanish Academy is fighting against the anglicization of Spanish with a new campaign. The Spanish language has over the past few years been soaking up more and more anglicisms – from slang words to business vocabulary – these days many sentences in Spanish are peppered with a good dose of English… much to […]

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Magical mystery tours’ among top Spanish startups to watch

A company that organizes surprise trips for people who don’t find out where they are going until 48 hours before departure could be one of Spain’s most interesting new startups. The Wonder Trip is pioneering a different style of travel providing weekend break travel packages with a difference: you have absolutely no idea where you […]

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5 reasons why Extremadura should be on your bucket list

Experience one of Spain’s most untouched regions with its delectable food culture Roman architecture and beautiful natural landscapes. Extremadura just received a coveted spot on Lonely Planet’s top ten list of European destinations you need to see in 2016. You’ve heard of Venice Paris and Berlin but chances are you haven’t given a thought to […]

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Beach hogger fined in Spain for saving spot with umbrella

The local government of a Costa Blanca beach town said the use of the umbrella to make a ‘reservation’ was obstructing public access to the sandy shores. A Madrid resident must pay out €150 in a fine for having reserved a spot on the El Cura beach of Torrevieja with an umbrella in the first […]

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Spain and the Eurovision song festival

As the Eurovision final approaches it’s time to swot up on some facts about Spain’s history in the most celebrated singing contest in the world. 1) False starts Only three times in the 60 year history of Eurovision has an act been allowed to start their performance again and two of these were Spanish. In […]

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English couple looking for long term rental, Torre del mar

Hello, we are presently renting in the campo near Colmenar but would like to continue our Spanish adventure by moving closer to the coast. Hoping someone out there might be able to help with our search. Required from September/October; long term rental (12 months) 700 Euros pm max. 2 -3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with […]

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Busco apartamento en alquiler, Ibiza

Somos una pareja de joven y responsable que vamos a trabajar de temporada empezamos a trabajar el dia 15 de Mayo y buscamos piso o estudio también habitación en piso compartido por un precio mas o menos asequible teniendo en cuenta como están los alquileres. Entre 600 y 800€ al mes entre los dos. Gracias

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Busco estudio en alquiler, Malaga

Tengo 22 años soy universitaria y estoy buscando el aquiler de un estudio por la zona de teatinos carlos haya carrefour de alameda o zona centro. Máximo 400 euros con los gastos incluidos. Responsable.

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Busco chalet en venta, Candelaria

Interesados en la compra de una vivienda unífamiliar independiente ubicada en la zona intermedia entre el aeropuerto del norte y el sur de la isla: caletillas igueste candelaria barranco hondo tabaiba radazul. Zonas tranquilas. Se escuchan ofertas serias y realistas trato serio.

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