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Spain Business Brief - Monday March 30 2015 more
HSBC has warned about the risk of political fragmentation in Spain, prices are continuing to fall, with March the ninth consecutive month down, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England have made peace, and Caixa Bank agrees the take over of Barclays.
A British man, his Cuban partner and two girls have been found dead in Gibraltar more
One of the girls was a baby, just a few weeks old,and daughter of the Briton.
The Government has conceded eleven Holy Week pardons this year. more
The religious brotherhoods across the country name their proposals province by province, and the cabinet then decides is there is a judicial, equality or public use reason to grant each case.
The Andalucía Women’s Institute has attended to 10,829 women in risk of extreme exclusion more
The number is for last year and the protocol used by the Institute is orientated in giving accommodation, protection, reinsertion and advice.
A British couple has been found shot dead in their villa in Jalón (Alicante) more
The two bodies, which had been shot several times, we found on a sofa, with three empty 7.65 calibre cartridges on the floor.
Spain Papers Review - Monday March 30 2015 more
The UN to investigate unsolved ETA crimes, the political parties start campaigning and success for Nicolas Sarkozy in France
Every spring in Campanet (Mallorca) a spectacle of nature returns more
Called in Spanish Las Fuentes Ufanas which roughly translated in English means ‘The Proud Fountains’ they attract many visitors every year.
A man has been detained in Madrid for glorification of Islamic terrorism more
Another man has been detained in Águilas (Murcia) for inciting to hate and violence; both of them used the social networks
The man at the centre of Marbella corruption, Juan Antonio Roca, has now spent nine years in prison more
His attempt for an appeal has failed; the judge who could have granted his freedom based his decision on his lack of payment of civil responsibility bail which was imposed on him.
Spain On This Day - March 30 more
Saint’s Day for Juan Clímaco, Víctor, Domnino and Quirino.
The Junta de Andalucía has asked for ‘judicial help’ in appropriation of the land where the Algarrobico hotel stands more
This new step from the Junta has the end wish of the hotel being demolished and to that end they have called on the Andalucía High Court of Justice (TSJA) for help in formalising the withdrawal of the promoter’s contract, and thereby to take over ownership.
Spain Papers Review - Sunday March 29 2015 more
More on the tragedy in the Alps, plenty of electioneering, and the opening of the Pompidou in Málaga
Nearly half the children born in Málaga have an unmarried mother more
The birth rate in the province has fallen to its lowest level in the last four decades, with only nine births per thousand inhabitants.
Security alert at the central Post Office in Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid more
At 10am on Saturday a postal worker employed in the main Post Office in Madrid located inside the Cibeles Palace, called the emergency services after spotting a package leading a white powder.
Spain On This Day - March 29 more
Saint’s Day for Segundo and Jonás.



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A British man, his Cuban partner and two girls have been found dead in Gibraltar
Posted in: (Gibraltar) - Mar 30, 2015 - 7:04:20 PM
They were found today and had died by stabbing in a rented apartment, according to Police sources.

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The Government has conceded eleven Holy Week pardons this year.
Posted in: National - Mar 30, 2015 - 2:23:14 PM
One to be pardoned this year leaked ‘thousands of peoples’ personal data from the archives of Social Security, of the Police and other institutions.

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Jesús El Rico in Málaga with hooded released prisoner in 2014 - Photo practicaespanol.com


The Andalucía Women’s Institute has attended to 10,829 women in risk of extreme exclusion
Posted in: Andalucía - Mar 30, 2015 - 1:16:01 PM
The Andalucía Women’s Institute is managed by entities with no monetary interest and their work covers several areas.
Firstly, they give attention to women in situations of social risk, vulnerability, poverty and those lacking protection. In this area last year 20 projects were started, costing 233,800 € in total and benefiting 838 women.

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A British couple has been found shot dead in their villa in Jalón (Alicante)
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Mar 30, 2015 - 12:35:55 PM

The couple, Peter and Jane Tarsey who were both 77, was found yesterday afternoon after some friends of couple rang the Police to say they weren’t answering the phone and they always lunched together on a Sunday.

Every spring in Campanet (Mallorca) a spectacle of nature returns
Posted in: Mallorca
Mar 30, 2015 - 8:19:52 AM

On the island of Mallorca there is no river or lake, but the island has a vast supply of underground water, and in the spring the water from the Sierra de Tramuntana emerges from the ground a bit like mushrooms.

A man has been detained in Madrid for glorification of Islamic terrorism
Posted in: National
Mar 30, 2015 - 7:44:05 AM

The detained man in Madrid is a 30 year old Moroccan who visits Spain on an occasional basis, and he published on the social networks expressions which honoured terrorist attacks and made humiliating comments about the victims, according to a statement from the Interior Ministry.

The man at the centre of Marbella corruption, Juan Antonio Roca, has now spent nine years in prison
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Mar 30, 2015 - 7:22:09 AM

He entered prison on March 29 2006, and since then has had no prison pass, and the judges resolution said had be paid the bail for his responsibility he would have been granted the ‘third grade’, a monitored release which usually means he would have to sleep in prison.

Spain On This Day - March 30
Posted in: History
Mar 30, 2015 - 6:33:19 AM

1534: in England, King Henry VIII gives royal assent to the Act of Succession passed by parliament, invalidating his marriage with Katherine of Aragón and declaring his daughter with her, Princess Mary, as illegitimate. The Infanta Catalina de Aragón y Castilla, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic Kings, died at Kimbolton Castle less than two years later.

The Junta de Andalucía has asked for ‘judicial help’ in appropriation of the land where the Algarrobico hotel stands
Posted in: Costa Almería
Mar 29, 2015 - 2:15:52 PM

They have taken the step after the Azata prompter rejected the withdrawal. The contract concerned dates from 2006, but the environmental department of the Junta resisted until September last year formalising it, and offered Azata the 2.3 million € which they had paid the regional administration for the land. The action by the Regional Government was applauded by different ecologist collectives.

Nearly half the children born in Málaga have an unmarried mother
Posted in: Málaga
Mar 29, 2015 - 9:00:22 AM

The obligation to be married which was the norm in years gone by, is no longer so. The current number is 46.5%, and compared to forty years ago when in Spain such relationships were not blessed at the altar or the registry office the number was 2.39%, a percentage which has not stopped growing until 1975, according to the records in the Andalucía Statistics and Cartography Institute. The current level across Andalucía is 41.9%.

Security alert at the central Post Office in Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid
Posted in: Madrid
Mar 29, 2015 - 8:08:01 AM

First to arrive at the scene were the Madrid firemen and the City Council Civil Protection body (Samer) who installed a tent hospital and then the Tedax explosives group from the Guardia Civil arrived with decontamination equipment.

Spain On This Day - March 29
Posted in: History
Mar 29, 2015 - 7:32:28 AM

1956: Juan Carlos de Borbón, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, accidentally kills his younger brother, Alfonso de Borbón y Borbón, in a shooting accident at the family residence in Estoril, Portugal.

Dying of hunger and thirst when trying to reach Spain
Posted in: Gran Canaria
Mar 28, 2015 - 3:40:19 PM

The patera left from the south of Dajla, in Western Sahara, on March 1 with destination Canaries. After ten days adrift, and despite an intense search by the Maritime Rescue Service over that time, they were finally given up as lost.

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