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British expat discovers El Niño win 'by accident'
Entertainment Mon, Jan 7, 2019

British expat discovers El Niño win 'by accident'

A BRITISH pensioner who does not speak Spanish found out almost be accident that he had won €75,000 on the El Niño lottery, which was drawn on Sunday, January 6. Gary, in his late 60s and living on the urbanisation...

El Niño winning number: 37142
Entertainment Sun, Jan 6, 2019

El Niño winning number: 37142

ANYONE who misses out on the famous annual El Gordo Christmas lottery gets another chance in January – the El Niño national draw has slightly lower prizes, but higher odds. Drawn every year on the Three Kings, as the...

New Year’s Day dip: Chilly charity tradition
Entertainment Tue, Jan 1, 2019

New Year’s Day dip: Chilly charity tradition

ONE of coastal Spain’s most gruelling traditions, this morning brought crowds of hardy – or foolhardy – swimmers onto the beach for their annual icy New Year’s Day dip. The January 1 sea swim takes place all...

Hefty VAT drop on arts and entertainment
Entertainment Fri, Dec 28, 2018

Hefty VAT drop on arts and entertainment

ARTISTS, writers, performers and everyone else connected with the entertainment world have had their Christmas wish granted: for VAT on their work to drop from the top band of 21%. They have been clamouring for a...

Undressing bather photo-bombs weather programme
Entertainment Wed, Dec 26, 2018

Undressing bather photo-bombs weather programme

A NATURIST photo-bombed a Catalunya TV weather programme – much to the embarrassment of the presenter – in a clip that has now gone viral on social media. Viewers watching the slot on regional channel TV3 did a...

Christmas lottery: Spain's luckiest (and unluckiest) places
Entertainment Sat, Dec 22, 2018

Christmas lottery: Spain's luckiest (and unluckiest)...

PLAYING the El Gordo can turn out to be a postcode lottery – literally – depending upon how much you believe in fortune and history repeating itself: some locations seem to have all the luck, and others have never...

El Gordo winning number: 03347
Entertainment Sat, Dec 22, 2018

El Gordo winning number: 03347

THIS year's Christmas lottery jackpot has gone to holders of tickets bearing the number 03347 – worth €4 million for a full ticket or €400,000 for a , or tenth of a ticket. Winners are spread out all over the...

Shakira's hairdresser appointments 'prove she was tax resident', report claims
Entertainment Mon, Dec 17, 2018

Shakira's hairdresser appointments 'prove she was...

SPAIN'S tax authorities are digging into Colombian-born pop-rocker Shakira's affairs and are claiming over €14.5 million from her which was reportedly channelled through companies in tax havens. The singer, 41...

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