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#Spain

# spain - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Bungee instructor's poor English 'led to Dutch teen jumping off bridge unsecured'

The instructor is in court to face charges that he caused the teenager’s death.

# spain - Monday 26 June, 2017

Shark that sparked panic among tourists in Mallorca captured

While blue sharks mostly feed on fish, they have attacked swimmers in some rare instances.

# spain - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Forest fire near Spanish national park forces evacuation of 1,000 people

The regional president of Andalusia said authorities are not “ruling out the human factor” as a possible cause.

# spain - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Manspreading is now banned on buses in Madrid

Buses have been kitted out with stickers banning the habit

# spain - Friday 9 June, 2017

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain

A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.

# spain - Thursday 8 June, 2017

From The42 Pique blames the media after being subjected to whistles by Spain fans Boo Boys This post contains videos

Pique blames the media after being subjected to whistles by Spain fans

The Barcelona defender is angry with the press, while Radamel Falcao became Colombia’s all-time record goalscorer in last night’s game.

# spain - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Catalan independence referendum receives the backing of FC Barcelona

Catalonia is currently governed by the Junts Pel Si (Together for Yes) coalition that backs breaking away from the rest of Spain.

# spain - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Court acquits priest accused of sexually abusing altar boy despite Pope pushing for investigation

Pope Francis said he heard of the case “with great pain, very great pain, but the truth is the truth and we should not hide it”

# spain - Monday 10 April, 2017

Spanish policewoman reprimanded for taking 'menstruation break' while on duty

The policewoman has since alleged harassment against the officer who reprimanded her.

# spain - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Basque separatists ETA hand over weapons and completely disarm

ETA says its initiative will bring the final curtain down on a decades-long armed campaign.

Christy Kinahan Snr tracked to Switzerland as gardaí, CAB and Interpol work to tackle drug cartel Exclusive

A number of investigations has the head of the crime syndicate scrambling to hide his assets.

# spain - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why are tempers flaring about it?

There had been suggestions made that the UK would be “prepared to go to war” over Gibraltar.

# spain - Monday 3 April, 2017

Former Tory leader inflames Brexit tensions with Spain over Gibraltar by bringing up the Falklands

Lord Michael Howard says he can’t “see any harm” in reminding the Spanish “what kind of people we are”.

# spain - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect

Free public healthcare and a state pension guaranteed to increase with inflation are just two of the perks expats could lose when Brexit takes hold.

# spain - Friday 31 March, 2017

Over 100 suspected paedophiles arrested in Spain

The victims’ ages ran from a few months to around 14-years-old.

# spain - Friday 24 March, 2017

British man convicted of murdering 'gentle giant' Irishman in Costa del Sol bar row

John O’Neill was on his first foreign holiday.

# spain - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Eurogroup chief under fire for saying southern Europeans 'spent their money on drinks and women'

Jeroen Dijsselbloem had said: “I can’t spend all my money on drinks and women and then ask for help.”

# spain - Sunday 19 March, 2017

After threats it would be taken off air, millions of Spaniards tune in to Sunday Mass

A far-left party had tried to end the weekly broadcast.

# spain - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Police arrest suspected ringleader of 100 people who fled two restaurants without paying bill

A group of 100 people racked up an enormous bill in two restaurants without paying.

# spain - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Spanish police hunt more than 100 people who fled without paying restaurant bill

The party enjoyed a banquet before promptly doing a runner.

# spain - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Abducted by a dictator - Spain's 'stolen babies'

Thousands upon thousands of infants were taken during Franco’s dictatorship.

# spain - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Gas-packed truck speeding wrong way down Barcelona motorway stopped by police gunfire

The Swedish driver of the truck has been arrested.

# spain - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tributes paid to Ranelagh restaurant manager who died in Spain

Keith Lawless ran Dillingers restaurant in Ranelagh.

# spain - Friday 3 February, 2017

Want a salad for lunch? There's a lettuce shortage

Some supermarkets in the UK are limiting the amount of produce customers can buy.

# spain - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From The42 Messi, Luis Suarez and Denis Suarez on target as Barca advance with rout DEVASTATING This post contains videos

Messi, Luis Suarez and Denis Suarez on target as Barca advance with rout

It was another clinical performance by Luis Enrique’s charges.

# spain - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Disabled people stage protest against Ryanair in Spain for 'systematic discrimination'

A statement from the airline said the claims were untrue and that the protest was baseless.

# spain - Monday 9 January, 2017

Animal shelter boss jailed for killing hundreds of healthy cats and dogs

Carmen Marin Aguilar (72) was also fined €19,800.

# spain - Friday 16 December, 2016

From heroic, distraught Spanish father to alleged fraudster

The man had raised over €900,000 for his sick daughter after a series of media appearances.

Spain might move its clocks back in a bid to end long working days

Its Labour Minister wants to bring Spain’s working day into line with the rest of Europe.

# spain - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Need to confess sins? New app in Spain finds nearest priest

Confessor GO detects a user’s location and shows the location of nearby priests ready to hear their confession.

# spain - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Prime Time shows footage of suspect in Trevor O’Neill murder

The father-of-three was gunned down in Majorca in August.

# spain - Saturday 26 November, 2016

From The42 Danish duo extend lead at World Cup of Golf, Irish pair eighth Review This post contains videos

Danish duo extend lead at World Cup of Golf, Irish pair eighth

Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen carded a 70 to increase Denmark’s overnight lead by one stroke at Kingston Heath Golf Club.

# spain - Friday 25 November, 2016

From The42 Denmark take World Cup lead as Lowry and McDowell fall back Danish Delight

Denmark take World Cup lead as Lowry and McDowell fall back

Ireland are nine shots off the pace heading into tomorrow’s third round at the World Cup of Golf.

# spain - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Spanish police arrest man who had 'macabre' tattoo of the date of his girlfriend's murder on his arm

The man is suspected of having used his girlfriend’s mobile phone after he killed her to update her Facebook and other social media profiles to try to throw off investigators.

# spain - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU ECJ

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU

The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.

# spain - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

From The42 'He doesn't need to apologise, I'll see him soon' - Dier accuses Herrera of elbowing him In The Face

'He doesn't need to apologise, I'll see him soon' - Dier accuses Herrera of elbowing him

The players will be in opposition when Spurs play Manchester United next month.

# spain - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

From The42 Gareth Southgate's England denied victory by two late Spain goals at Wembley Spanish Lesson This post contains videos

Gareth Southgate's England denied victory by two late Spain goals at Wembley

Former Liverpool player Iago Aspas scored in the 89th minute before Isco levelled with practically the last kick of the game.

# spain - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'New politics' and a minority government: Spain's recovery is looking a lot like Ireland's

Last week, Mariano Rajoy was re-elected as Spain’s prime minister after ten long months of negotiations

# spain - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Questioning of Irishman held over Gary Hutch murder continues

The man was arrested yesterday in relation to the September 2015 death.

# spain - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Parent protests: Spanish children are told not to do weekend homework Don't Need No Education This post contains a poll

Parent protests: Spanish children are told not to do weekend homework

Protest-related news is everywhere at the moment – so here’s one with a twist.

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