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Covid: Valencia tweaks rules over alcohol sales. New ...

Jack Troughton | July 26, 2021 close
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THE Valencia government has changed the rules regarding the sale of alcohol allowing a two-hour extension as new health restrictions come into force to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Retail outlets can now sell alcoholic beverages until 22.00 – previously ‘closing time’ for sales was to be 20.00 but the regional […]

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Hunt for missing British hiker – ‘human remains’ found

Jack Troughton | July 26, 2021 close
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SPANISH police have discovered ‘human remains’ close to the place where British hiker Esther Dingley disappeared in the Pyrenees last November. The hunt for the 37-year-old adventurer, who vanished near the French border, was halted because of winter snow fall but resumed in June when the annual thaw gave access […]

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Madrid wins two World Heritage awards

Jack Troughton | July 26, 2021 close
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UNESCO honours Retiro Park and Paseo del Prado MADRID has won its first World Heritage status awards for two neighbouring sites in the capital known for their historic and cultural value – Retiro Park and the Paseo del Prado. They were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List on Sunday; […]

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Covid: Spain considers need for a third jab. Possibility of ...

Jack Troughton | July 23, 2021 close
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SPANISH Health Minister Carolina Darias predicted today that people would need a third Covid-19 vaccine shot – and annual boosters. Interviewed on the Onda Cero radio network, she said another jab would counter the chance of new variants of coronavirus reducing the protection of existing immunisation. “Everything appears to point […]

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Cybercrime: UK national accused of hacking celebrity Twitter ...

Jack Troughton | July 23, 2021 close
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SPAIN’S National Police arrested a 22-year-old British man in the Costa del Sol suspected of being part of an international plot to hack celebrity social media accounts to request cyber-currency bitcoins. The suspect was arrested in Estepona and is accused of being part of a fraud that netted $117,000 – […]

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Covid: Spain hits July vaccinated target. Jab success as 25m ...

Jack Troughton | July 23, 2021 close
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SPAIN’S vaccination rollout has met its July target of having 25 million people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 – 53% of the country’s population now enjoys protection. The government’s health ministry confirmed the programme remained on track as Spain is in the midst of a fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic […]

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Covid: Valencia night curfew hits holiday industry. Half of ...

Jack Troughton | July 23, 2021 close
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THE night curfew imposed across 77 Valencia communities and some 2.6 million residents will also impact on tourist resorts at the height of the season. The Covid-19 health measure, imposed from 01.00 to 06.00 every night until August 16, affects such destinations as the famous ’24-hour’ world famous resort Benidorm, […]

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Covid: Valencia extends night curfew to more towns. New ...

Jack Troughton | July 22, 2021 close
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THE regional government of Valencia has announced new health rules designed to help combat the spread of Covid-19 – including extending the night curfew to more communities. Ximo Puig, the Valencia president, said restrictions scheduled to expire on Monday July 26 would remain in force until at least August 16. […]

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Border guards injured trying to prevent Melilla migrants

Jack Troughton | July 22, 2021 close
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Scores breach security to enter Spanish enclave MORE than 200 North African immigrants clambered over security fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla early this morning – three Guardia Civil officers injured trying to prevent their entry. The government reported 238 men managed to enter the Spanish territory from […]

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Gibraltar: EU draft proposal faces rocky road. Mandate ...

Jack Troughton | July 22, 2021 close
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THE European Commission’s proposal for the future relationship between the EU and Gibraltar has been soundly rejected by the British government and authorities on The Rock itself. The main area of conflict is the draft gives Spanish officers control of the border to the British Overseas Territory rather than the […]

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Covid: new infections hit unvaccinated in Spain

Jack Troughton | July 21, 2021 close
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Young adults affected in fifth wave of coronavirus HEALTH Minister Carolina Darias reports that 83% of new cases of Covid-19 in the fifth wave of the pandemic affect unvaccinated people. The number of infections continues to rise in Spain, but the minister said the rate the disease was spreading was […]

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Economy: Spain’s public debt at record levels. Bank of Spain ...

Jack Troughton | July 20, 2021 close
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SPAIN’S public debt has soared to more than €1.4 trillion and once again exceeds 125% of the country’s gross domestic product, according to the Bank of Spain. The May figures – released today by the Bank – again set a historic record after a respite over April and is 11.4% […]