SPAIN’S weather experts warn periods of extreme heat will become more intense and more frequent in the future because of climate change. As the country braces itself for the first heatwave of the summer – affecting the Balearic Islands and almost all of the Iberian Peninsula – predicted temperatures could […]
SPANISH company Hipra has won approval to carry out a first round of clinical trials on a Covid-19 vaccine it has developed, said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The country’s medicines agency AEMPS has authorised an early-stage clinical trial which will see volunteers recruited to test the drug’s safety and tolerability, […]
SPANISH customs successfully boarded an aging merchant ship ferrying a huge cargo of cannabis to Western Europe. The Palau-flagged ship ‘Natalie’ was intercepted 40km south of Fuerteventura by two customs ships and guided to the port of Las Palmas where the illicit cargo in its hold was discovered. The National […]
AT LEAST four migrants are feared drowned in rough weather as a merchant ship tried to pluck them from a boat 550km south of Spain´s Canary Islands. The ship went to the aid of a boat carrying some 34 people off the coast of Morocco but at least four were […]
THE “majestic” white-tailed eagle is being reintroduced to Spain after an absence of more than 30 years in a special wildlife programme. A total of nine young birds imported from a healthy population in Norway are currently living in a special acclimatisation enclosure in the northern region of Asturias ahead […]
WOMEN in Spain’s film industry are furious at the decision to hand Hollywood actor Johnny Depp a prestigious award at this year’s San Sebastian film festival. They condemned the decision to give the Pirates of the Caribbean star the top award after a British judge ruled allegations of domestic violence […]
SUPERMARKET Lidl is offering UK shoppers the taste of Spain they may be missing this summer including Sangria ice lollies and churros. With people choosing to holiday at home in the UK rather in the sun at their favourite destinations in the sun, the supermarket is bringing Spain to Britain. […]
CONTROVERSIAL film star Johnny Depp is set to receive the San Sebastian Film Festival’s highest honour next month. The 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star, who played the Captain Jack Sparrow character, will collect the Donostia Award on September 22. Judges at the prestigious event described him as “one of […]
THE mercury is set to rise across Spain this weekend with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees centigrade on Friday and Saturday – and could top 44 degrees in the southern region of Andalusia. A total of 10 Spanish provinces in six of the country’s regions are on high alert for soaring […]
THE number of Covid-19 infections across Spain continues to fall and hospitals say number of people admitted with coronavirus has also dropped – but pressure on intensive care units continues to mount. Numbers of cases in the fifth wave of the pandemic began to recede at the end of July […]
SPANISH police have arrested four suspected members of a dangerous Montenegro mafia gang working across the Canary Islands involved in a huge cocaine trafficking operation. The joint operation between the National Police and Guardia Civil also saw 408kg of the drug seized along with half a million euros in cash […]
FIREFIGHTERS mounted a successful rescue when a 2.5-metre-long snake was reported to be on the loose in the medieval town centre of Benissa. Spooked residents made an emergency call after spotting the monster reptile slithering along netting hung above the street to hold decorations to mark a traditional summer festival. […]
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