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Bigger ferris wheel to Malaga

The company that operates the Ferris wheel in the port of Malaga has extended the concession for the operation of the wheel and now they want to replace it with…

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Eagles catching drones

A special “Eagle Patrol” is being trained to patrol the Royal Palace in Madrid. Their task will be to guard the airspace and capture drones that comes too close to…

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Clearance of Spanish properties

The Spanish finance and restructuring company Sareb has started a new round of sales of 2,337 homes along the entire Spanish coast. The properties are of all sizes and all price…

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Soup Festival in Monda

Now on Sunday the 10th of April 2016 the small, pleasant and genuinely authentic Andalusian town of Monda is celebrating its twentieth soup festival, XX Día de la Sopa Mondeña. Monda…

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Santander Bank is closing several offices

Spain’s largest bank, Banco Santander, is planning to close nearly 450 offices throughout Spain in an effort to reduce costs and improve profitability. The closures means that 13% of the…

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Uber is back in Spain

The Taxi rival Uber which was banned in Spain in December 2014 is now starting up again, but this time legally with licensed drivers. A Spanish judge has ruled that the…

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The siesta could be scrapped

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy suggests that Spain should shorten the working day by saying adios to the siesta. In addition he wants to change the time zone to Western European Time. The Siesta…

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Risky WiFi

A survey conducted on the Canary Islands shows that nine out of ten free wifi connections are fully open to hackers. It is the local company Wificlick who has been…

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Air traffic controller strike affects Spain

A French air traffic controllers strike affects airports in France and affect flights in French airspace. Many flights to and from Spain are being canceled. Ryanair is one of the…

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Primark increases in Spain

The Irish fashion chain has had a great succes in Spain. During the past year the turnover in Spain has increased by 20%. They had a turnover of 1.17 billion euros…