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  • Spain shifts to the right at 2023 local elections
    THE CONSERVATIVE Popular Party was the big winner at Sunday’s regional and local elections, at which 12 of Spain’s regions and more than 8,000 local councils were up for grabs.  As was predicted by the polls, voters shifted toward the right at the cost of not just the Socialist Party, but also new parties such […]
    Simon Hunter
  • Opinion polls: Conservative Popular Party expected to win elections in Madrid, Valencia and Aragon regions
    OPINION POLLS released at 8pm today, as the polls closed in the 2023 local and regional elections, suggest that tonight will see the conservative Popular Party win an absolute majority in the Madrid region.  The PP is also predicted to wrest power from the Socialists in the Valencia and Aragon regions, albeit falling short of […]
    Simon Hunter
  • Spain’s 2023 local and regional elections: Voter turnout up on 2019 
    VOTER TURNOUT at today’s regional and local elections in Spain was at 51.4% by 6pm, an increase of 1.55 points compared to the last polls in 2019.  That’s according to data supplied by the Interior Ministry, which showed that turnout was up by 6.64 points in the Valencia region, 5.65 points in Madrid, 5.16 points […]
    Simon Hunter
  • Major Spanish writer Antonio Gala dies in Cordoba at the age of 92 
    BRILLIANT writer Antonio Gala has died at the age of 92 in Cordoba today (Sunday 28 May). Gala, born in Ciudad Real in October 1930, was a worldwide famous novelist, playwright, poet and essayist. He wrote his first story at the age of five, four years before he moved with his family to Cordoba.  Gala […]
    Alberto Lejarraga
  • Spaniards brave the rain to vote in 2023 regional and local elections
    MILLIONS OF SPANIARDS braved rain showers to keep their date with the polling booths on Sunday, as elections were held in 12 of the country’s 17 regions (Valencia, Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, La Rioja, the Balearic Islands, Asturias, Navarre, Murcia, Aragon and Extremadura) and more than 8,000 local councils in the country’s […]
    Simon Hunter
  • Dozens of Coldplay fans scammed with fake tickets in Barcelona 
    Dozens of Brits attending the Coldplay concerts in Barcelona this week have been scammed with fake tickets.  Police are dismantling a complex network that has swindled many people by selling them invalid tickets for the event.  Four alleged scammers have been arrested by the Mossos d’Esquadra, who believe over 100 fans could be affected.  Dozens […]
    Alberto Lejarraga
  • Local police officer who assaulted a man in Malaga sentenced to a two-year suspension
    A LOCAL police officer who assaulted a man in Torrox (Malaga) during lockdown has been sentenced to a two-year suspension.  The agent has been found guilty of striking the man’s head and breaking his phone during an arrest in March 2020.  The officer stopped a caravan with a German license plate which had expired the […]
    Alberto Lejarraga
  • 3 bedroom Townhouse for sale in Torrevieja with pool – € 279,000
    Torrevieja, Alicante   3 beds   2 baths € 279,000 Have you ever wanted in your life to live in a villa that is spacious enough and also has a large patio located in a private residence with a swimming pool? Well this is your chance. We present this spectacular semi-detached villa in Aguas Nuevas, […]
  • Government announces scholarships of up to €7,000 for people wanting to become civil servants
    SCHOLARSHIPS of up to €7,000 for those studying to become public servants have been announced by the Spanish Government.  The application process to benefit from them will open soon, the Ministry of Finance published on Friday.  They aim to cover candidate’s expenses during their time studying for the public examination, which can last several years.  […]
    Alberto Lejarraga
  • New mortgages slump as real estate market continues to slow down in Spain
    THE NUMBER of new property mortgages fell by 15.7% in March compared to a year earlier according to figures from the National Statistics Institute(INE). 36,182 mortgages were handed out in what was the biggest fall since January 2021 which was at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The news is another indicator of how the […]
    Alex Trelinski

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