Spain On This Day - April 28
Posted in: History
Apr 28, 2017 - 2:36 AM

Fiesta in the city of Vitoria today for San Prudencio

Spain Business Brief - Thursday April 27 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Apr 27, 2017 - 7:34 PM

According to the Survey of the Active Population (EPA) from the National Statistics Institute during the first quarter unemployment grew by 17,000 people to 4.255 million (compared to an increase of 11,900 for the same period in 2016).

An injured British woman who broke her leg when hiking in Huelva was rescued
Posted in: Andalucía
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:32 AM

The rescue happened on Tuesday at 1pm when the 062 Guardia Civil Central Emergencies were alerted and located the injured by tracking her mobile phone.


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Detained an Imam in Teulada for giving refuge to jihadists from Syria and Iraq
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:10 AM

The National Police swooped yesterday in Teulada-Moraira a new operation against jihadist terrorism in the province which ended with the arrest of the Imam ‘Abu Adam’, a 48 year old Egyptian named Hesam Shashaa accused of giving refuge to jihadists.

Spain Papers Review - Thursday April 27 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Apr 27, 2017 - 8:17 AM

El País leads ‘The PP admits it knew about the doubtful activity by González’ – Floriano and Juan Carlos Vera have recognised they were informed about the former Madrid President had a Swiss bank account but failed to report it’.
La Razón has the Swiss bank account number in the Anglo Irish Bank – where some of the Canal II commissions were placed – the judge has sent a rogatory letter – CH5408548010212210001.
La Vanguardia leads ‘the judge attributes Jordi Pujol the ownership of the son sent to Andorra – the magistrate now believes father and wife directed the family clan.



Spain On This Day - April 27
Posted in: History
Apr 27, 2017 - 3:00 AM

711 - in the Iberian Peninsula, while Rodrigo faces vascones, Tariq ibn Ziyad reaches Tarifa (Cádiz) with between 7000 and 12 000 men and defeat the forces of Sancho, nephew of Rodrigo, beginning the Muslim occupation of the territory .
1522 – Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
1565 - founding of Cebu, the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday April 26 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Apr 26, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The Ministry for Heath, Social Services and Equality and the CCAA Autonomous Regions have agreed on a new model to manage the 0.7% of the Income Tax for social causes with one regional and another national, although the delegated commission has been delayed to discuss exact percentages until next week.

The Police have searched the house and offices belonging to Jordi Pujol
Posted in: Barcelona & Cataluña
Apr 26, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Jordi Pujol is the former President of the Catalan Generalitat and his home and his professional office were searched today Wednesday on the order of National Court judge José de la Mata who also wanted Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, who from yesterday has been held in provisional prison.




Released a young Irishman detained in Magaluf on allegations of rape
Posted in: Mallorca
Apr 26, 2017 - 2:02 PM

From the cells to the streets, the 29 year old was detained on Monday for the alleged raping of a 22 year old British girl, however the witnesses were certain with their views, despite the version of the supposed suspect, and the duty judge dismissed all charges.

Detained in Málaga and Pontevedra, a Briton and a Spaniard for delivering child porn to more than 1,000 paedophiles
Posted in: National
Apr 26, 2017 - 1:21 PM

The Guardia Civil have named the operation ‘Titan II’ against the diffusion of infant and child pornography and both are accused to distributing child pornographic material to more than 1,000 paedophiles in distinct countries.

Spain Papers Review - Wednesday April 26 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Apr 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

El País leads ‘Corruption has placed the Rajoy Government into difficulty’ – the case uncovered with the detention of Ignacio González has complicated the political agenda for the Cabinet and has added uncertainty in the development of the legislature. Analysis – ‘the PP on the tightrope’

Spain On This Day - April 26
Posted in: History
Apr 26, 2017 - 2:19 AM

1238 - There is a revolt against Abd Allah Zannun after which Malaga passes to Nazari sovereignty.
1829 - Ferdinand VII approves a decree to proceed to the drafting of a new Penal Code.
1860 - the African War between Spain and Morocco ends with a peace treaty signed at Tetuan.

Spain Business Brief - Tuesday April 25 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Apr 25, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Foreigners realised 13.75% of all house sales in Spain in 2016, of which 19% were British, despite their weight falling by 6 points since the last quarter of 2015, derived from Brexit, according to the College of Registrars.

Captured for faking prescriptions to sell drugs
Posted in: National
Apr 25, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Once the false prescriptions were prepared, they acquired the pills via passers-by to visit pharmacies from across Spain. 18 people have been arrested implicated in the falsification, distribution of prescriptions and the acquisition and sale of the medicaments for the alleged crimes against public health, belonging to a criminal organisation and document falsification.


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Internet collection to repatriate the body of the British tourist rundown in Magaluf
Posted in: Mallorca
Apr 25, 2017 - 10:33 AM

The message which accompanies the petition is
‘Given the tragic and sudden death of A O’Kane we have created this page to cover the costs of bringing his body back home from Mallorca. Unfortunately he had not taken out holiday insurance and so his family need 8,000 pounds to pay for the costs. Everyone is destroyed, he was very young’

Spain Papers Review - Tuesday April 25 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Apr 25, 2017 - 8:11 AM

El País leads ‘the PP wave of corruption has reached Esperanza Aguirre’ – judge Velasco has singled the former minister Zaplana for his links with Ignacio González – among the 60 under investigation are several PP bigwigs and the businessman Villar Mir – offensive from the opposition for the Rajoy Government to explain his position.
The paper has a photo of the prime minister, 7,700 kms away in Brazil.

Spain On This Day - April 25
Posted in: History
Apr 25, 2017 - 12:23 AM

693 - The Sixteenth Council of Toledo was created.
1362 - Muhammed VI of Granada, usurper of the throne of Granada, killed by the soldiers of Pedro I ally and friend of the legitimate monarch Muhammed V of Granada.
1532 - Medina del Campo, is granted the title of City to Oaxaca, by royal decree signed by King Carlos I of Spain, denominating from that time, the very noble and loyal city of Antequera.
1607 - the Dutch have a major naval victory in the Eighty Years War when they defeat the Spanish Fleet in the Battle of Gibraltar.


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