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First €10,000 of lottery winnings to be tax-exempt
Entertainment Wed, May 16, 2018

First €10,000 of lottery winnings to be tax-exempt

THE first €10,000 of lottery winnings will be tax-exempt from this year, rising to €40,000 by the year 2020. Opposition parties UPN, from Navarra, Ciudadanos, and the Basque National Party (PNV) have voted in favour...

'Happy Hour' could be axed in underage drinking clampdown
Entertainment Sun, May 6, 2018

'Happy Hour' could be axed in underage drinking...

A RADICAL overhaul of alcohol sales in a bid to reduce underage drinking means 'happy hours' could be banned and only soft drinks sold at bowling alleys, among other family venues. Bars could be fined or even...

Martin Scorsese wins Princess of Asturias Award
Entertainment Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Martin Scorsese wins Princess of Asturias Award

LEGENDARY film director Martin Scorsese has beaten 35 candidates from 21 countries to clinch this year's Princess of Asturias Arts Award. The annual prizes, which used to be the Prince of Asturias Awards until Crown...

Australian 'The Voice' contestant sings Asturias' regional anthem
Entertainment Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Australian 'The Voice' contestant sings...

A CONTESTANT on in Australia sang the regional anthem of Asturias, northern Spain, in the programme's 'blind audition'. Oskar Proy, 18, is a descendent of Asturian migrants and sang ('Asturias, beloved...

Queen Letizia's news-reading suits stolen from TVE studio
Entertainment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Queen Letizia's news-reading suits stolen from TVE...

OLD costumes used on programmes by Spain's national television company TVE – including suits worn by Queen Letizia when she was a news reporter – have been stolen from a storage building in Madrid. Outfits worn...

Catalunya marks Sant Jordi's Day with yellow 'protest' roses
Entertainment Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Catalunya marks Sant Jordi's Day with yellow...

WHILE England celebrated Saint George's Day today (Monday), so did Catalunya – but instead of dragons and Master Carvers, Sant Jordi in the north-eastern region of Spain is associated with books and flowers....

Belarus' Eurovision singer reunited with Murcia 'parents'
Entertainment Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Belarus' Eurovision singer reunited with Murcia...

EUROVISION Song Contest representative for Belarus has met his Spanish 'parents' again after 16 years in Murcia. Nikita Alekseev, 24, originally from Ukraine, will sing the track at the contest in Lisbon,...

Richard Gere marries Galician girlfriend Alejandra Silva
Entertainment Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Richard Gere marries Galician girlfriend Alejandra Silva

actor Richard Gere and his Spanish partner Alejandra Silva are now husband and wife – a fortnight earlier than the wedding date they reportedly announced last week. Gere, 68 and Silva, 35, first met in Positano on the...

Sevilla's Feria de Abril lights up: Andalucía's biggest and most globally-renowned festival now open
Entertainment Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Sevilla's Feria de Abril lights up: Andalucía's...

SEVILLA'S world-famous April Fair, or is now officially open and the southern city will be a giant round-the-clock festival ground for the next 10 days. Everything stereotypical about Spain springs unapologetically...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fans of 'Benidorm' series
Entertainment Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fans of 'Benidorm'...

DUKE and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate are huge fans of the TV comedy series , which is shot on location at a hotel in the Costa Blanca tourism capital. Actors and actresses from the ITV show, which satirises...

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