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This is an early variety that gives good eating oranges. The news editors have been harvesting from these trees for over a week now. The picture is from December 1st 2015.

Orange harvesting season

The harvesting of citrus fruits has already been in progress for several weeks in many parts of Spain. 60% of the crop becomes juice. The main harvest of citrus fruits takes…

The spruce in Torrevieja

Genuine spruce christmas tree

There are very few public Christmas trees in Spain of real spruce. But the Christmas tree in Torrevieja is a shining exception. It comes from the deep forests of Småland…


Sierra Nevada is opening

You may not associate Spain with skiing, but Spain has many wonderful ski resorts. One of the best is Sierra Nevada and opening date for the 2015/2016 season is Saturday November…


Diesel under 1 Euro per liter

There is a price war on diesel in the Málaga province. It is the low cost company Petro Prix who has initiated the low prices. The company, which has offices in Barcelona…


Black Friday in Spain

Black Friday or Viernes Negro as it is called in Spanish, is the start of Christmas shopping. Most shops and especially the big ones offer great discounts. It is a tradition…

The front of the new 20-Euro banknote

New 20 Euro banknotes

The new 20-euro banknote is being put into circulation today, Wednesday November 25th, and has several new innovations to enhance security and prevent counterfeit. There are 5, 10, 50, 100,…

The border in Melilla. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Immigrants in Melilla stopped

One hundred migrants were trying to climb over the border fence in Melilla this weekend. Two succeeded and four were sent to a hospital in Morocco. Moroccan security forces managed to…


Temperatures are dropping

A polar front is sweeping down across Europe ending the exceptionally warm autumn. The temperatures will now drop rapidly throughout Spain. The temperature is expected to fall between 6 to 10 degrees, especially…


Tapas in Torrevieja

The thirteenth edition of the Ruta de la Tapa now begins in Torrevieja. This year there are as many as 57 different tapas bars participating in the highly popular event….


Antibiotic resistance

Spain has become increasingly vulnerable to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Their occurrence has increased dramatically in recent years, but it is also a global problem.  November 18th is the European Antibiotic Awareness Day….