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Sport Sun, May 20, 2018

Rafa back at No.1 with Rome win

Rafa Nadal notched up a record eighth Rome Masters 1000 title at the iconic Foro Italico on Sunday and claimed the No.1 spot back of Roger Federer in the process. The 31-year-old Spaniard ousted Germany's Alexander...

Economy Sun, May 20, 2018

Carrier bag charges compulsory from July this year

CARRIER bags in all shops in Spain will be charged for from July 1 this year, according to a new Bill of Law, or Royal Decree published this weekend. Supermarkets already charge now for plastic bags – typically two...

Transport Sat, May 19, 2018

Summer rail strikes announced

FURTHER rail strikes have been announced for this summer as staff remain unsatisfied with working conditions and pay. Employees of the national rail boards ADIF and RENFE say both companies need more staff to enable...

Economy Sat, May 19, 2018

Traders will have to accept card payment from €30,...

ALL traders in Spain will soon have to offer alternatives to cash payments for customers for purchases over €30, thanks to a new law under construction in Parliament. The legislation responds to a European directive,...

Environment Sat, May 19, 2018

Wet weather returns this weekend

WARM temperatures that graced Spain this week will vanish overnight again at the weekend, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET – a total of 11 provinces are on weather alerts for rain and storms. Teruel...

Legal & Finance Sat, May 19, 2018

Court orders woman to return son, 5, to father in UK

A WOMAN who took her son on holiday to Spain and never returned has been ordered to give him back to his father in the UK. The court in Palencia (Castilla y León) said its verdict was not a custody resolution, but...

Crime/Incidents Fri, May 18, 2018

African migrants kidnapped for ransom on arrival in Spain

MIGRANTS who risked their lives on the high seas to reach Spain were kidnapped and held to ransom by a gang based in Algeciras (Cádiz province), the southernmost town on the mainland. After following one of the most...