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Traffic controls before Christmas

Spanish traffic authorities, DGT, are warning that the Guardia Civil in cooperation with local police forces are going to perform over 25,000 daily checks before Christmas. The campaign started yesterday…

Estimated distribution of mandates. Click to enlarge picture.

Uncertain election in Spain

Spain is arranging its parliamentary elections on Sunday December 20th 2015, and according to the investigations made, no party will win a majority. Metroscopia has just published a survey that clearly shows that the…

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Drug trafficking boss arrested

One of Europe’s most dangerous drug trafficking bosses, 44 years old Robert Dawes from Nottingham, has been arrested in Benalmádena under a crackdown coordinated by Europol. Dawes has been under investigation…

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Justin Bieber is coming to Spain

Justin Bibeber will be visiting Spain during his next European tour. Tickets will available within a few days. The European tour that starts in Berlin on September 14th 2016, according to the organizers…

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Cycling teams in Spain

Spain’s coasts are attracting cycling teams like never before. Most professional teams from across Europe have set up a training camp in Spain. If you want to see the world’s best cyclists at close…

Día de la Constitución. Photo: er Guiri.

Long weekend in Spain

This Autumn’s long weekend is about to begin. On Sunday it is the Spanish Constitution Day and on Tuesday there is a religious holiday to celebrate the Immaculate Conception. It…

Employment Service. Foto: Chema Sanz.

Unemployment in Spain drops

November was a good month for the Spanish labor market. The number of unemployed fell so much that it was the best November since compilation of unemployment statistics began. Although the number of contributors to…

The weather on December 3rd 2015 at a.m. 13:00. Source: eltiempo.es

Nice weather in December

The weather forecast is promising nice high pressure weather, with hot and dry air in the weeks before Christmas. The forecast, which extends until December 14, promises a stable high pressure and not a…

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…