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Lorca's skeleton speaks of a new Spain
The horror of the Spanish civil war had roots in every town, every village. But until recently, the past was left undisturbed, like the communal graves, writes Daniel Hannan.
"It was five in the...

Started Aug 30th, 2009 at 2:22pm by Nigel
1 1449 Last Post Aug 30th, 2009 at 2:35pm
By: PlanesPete
tax rises
The cabinet decided on Friday to make an immediate move to generate income by increasing taxes on petrol and cigarettes. The move will bring in 2.3 billion € as a packet of 20 cigarettes will cost 19 ...

Started Jun 14th, 2009 at 8:20am by spanishcatfishing
5 3152 Last Post Jun 17th, 2009 at 7:56am
By: hazelnut - Ex Member
Cataluña declares itself independent from Spain
Cataluña declares itself independent from Spain, in the area of education’. The paper, never a fan of the Catalan language, tells its readers that the Education Commission from the Catalan Parliament ...

Started May 8th, 2009 at 10:35am by spanishcatfishing
3 2352 Last Post Jun 8th, 2009 at 11:47pm
By: Jislaaik - Ex Member
Queen Sofía Ryanair
Doña Sofía has gone to London on a private visit to see her brother Constantino, and chose Ryanair for the trip.
Before the Irish airline publicity department gets into gear over this, it should ...

Started Jun 2nd, 2009 at 8:18am by spanishcatfishing
4 2484 Last Post Jun 7th, 2009 at 10:52am
By: Jislaaik - Ex Member
flu jabs
Vaccinations against the A(H1N1) virus are expected to start at the beginning of autumn, the Health Minister has confirmed. The estimated cost is almost 2 million € and with this outlay between 25 and...

Started Jun 4th, 2009 at 9:57am by spanishcatfishing
0 1058 Last Post Jun 4th, 2009 at 9:57am
By: spanishcatfishing
The crisis causes an increase in abandoned dogs
  • El 37,4% de las causas de abandono están relacionadas con la crisis.
  • Los mayores aumentos se registraron en Galicia, La Rioja y Murcia

La crisis ha causado un aumento en el número de perros aband...

Started Jun 4th, 2009 at 9:19am by Nigel
0 1312 Last Post Jun 4th, 2009 at 9:19am
By: Nigel
Petrol prices
Petrol prices in Spain have increased by 19% since January and once again drivers can expect to pay close to a Euro on the forecourts. Experts say the price will continue to rise, although it will not...

Started May 27th, 2009 at 9:34pm by spanishcatfishing
0 1073 Last Post May 27th, 2009 at 9:34pm
By: spanishcatfishing
New bylaws
New bylaws which are described as ‘scrupulous’ are to be introduced in Granada City by the PP controlled City Hall. The list of measures has taken 18 months to prepare and is supported by the PSOE Soc...

Started May 19th, 2009 at 7:20pm by spanishcatfishing
2 1866 Last Post May 20th, 2009 at 10:10pm
By: Michael
Burgler dies
A man who owns a holiday home on the outskirts of Morón de la Frontera, Seville, is recovering from the shock he received when he arrived there this Tuesday, when he discovered a corpse inside the chi...

Started May 14th, 2009 at 7:51pm by spanishcatfishing
0 1028 Last Post May 14th, 2009 at 7:51pm
By: spanishcatfishing
Cataluña top of flu cases
The Spanish Ministry of Health says there are now 73 confirmed cases of the A(H1N1) flu across the country, 16 more over the past 24 hours. A further 56 cases are under study.
Cataluña is the re...

Started May 6th, 2009 at 9:15am by spanishcatfishing
3 2375 Last Post May 7th, 2009 at 7:00pm
By: Tony - Ex Member
Taro Aso, the Japanese prime minister, has arrived in Beijing at the start of a two-day official visit aimed at stepping up cooperation to tackle the global economic crisis.
Aso's visit, his firs...

Started Apr 30th, 2009 at 7:31pm by sujay (Ex Member)
13 6540 Last Post May 3rd, 2009 at 10:32pm
By: old nelson
Gas prices
The price of a Butane Gas ‘bombona’ is to fall by three € from April, in what will be the largest reduction in its price in ten years. The fall, 22.4% on average, will take the maximum price down to 1...

Started Mar 10th, 2009 at 8:03pm by spanishcatfishing
14 7164 Last Post Apr 23rd, 2009 at 12:50pm
By: Nobrot the Great - Ex Member
U.K. Change of currency
A cross section of 1000 people in the UK, made up of Afghans, Pakistanis, Indians, Poles, Iraqis, Somalis, Africans, Albanians, Bosnians, Turks, Geordies, Brummies, Glaswegians and Liverpudlians, were...

Started Apr 2nd, 2009 at 6:24pm by sujay (Ex Member)
11 5380 Last Post Apr 9th, 2009 at 9:07pm
By: hazelnut - Ex Member
Compulsory Catalan
Multas de hasta 600 € para los locales de hostelería que no sepan atender en catalán
"Fines of up to 600 euros for (bars/restaurants/hotels) that can't attend in Catalan"
The Generalitat hav...

Started Apr 1st, 2009 at 9:34am by Nigel
6 3753 Last Post Apr 2nd, 2009 at 10:49am
By: Debbie - Ex Member
Richard Timney the husband of Jacqui Smith has been accused of ordering porno's on commons expenses. What I would like to know is - How does he  stand now and should he be arrested for abusing his Mem...

Started Apr 1st, 2009 at 5:10pm by sujay (Ex Member)
1 1247 Last Post Apr 1st, 2009 at 5:15pm
By: sujay - Ex Member
electricity Bills
A vote in Congress on Tuesday calls on the Government to force the electricity supply companies across the country to return to billing every two months.
The vote was proposed by the Partido Popu...

Started Apr 1st, 2009 at 2:35pm by spanishcatfishing
0 970 Last Post Apr 1st, 2009 at 2:35pm
By: spanishcatfishing
Changes to Spanish language by Academia Espanola
You'll be interested to learn of some changes to the Spanish language as promulgated today by the Real Academia Espanola, the august body that oversees the correct use of the spoken and written langua...

Started Apr 1st, 2009 at 9:26am by ColinB (Ex Member)
0 935 Last Post Apr 1st, 2009 at 9:26am
By: ColinB - Ex Member
Ryanair new routes
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is to open 39 new Spanish routes in 2009 despite a sharp drop in tourism due to the global economic crisis, chief executive Michael O'Leary said Tuesday.
"At a tim...

Started Mar 25th, 2009 at 9:50am by spanishcatfishing
1 1318 Last Post Mar 25th, 2009 at 3:40pm
By: Nobrot the Great - Ex Member
Benefit cheats
The British Government has started advertising on the internet about its new campaign to catch benefit cheats in Spain. They say they are closing in on benefit thieves wherever they are, and are worki...

Started Mar 19th, 2009 at 8:36am by spanishcatfishing
1 1552 Last Post Mar 19th, 2009 at 1:27pm
By: hazelnut - Ex Member
satellite tv
Seven Britons have been arrested in the coastal area of Orihuela for distributing pirated television signals to more than 15,000 clients, most of them also British.
The Guardia Civil made the arr...

Started Mar 18th, 2009 at 10:17am by spanishcatfishing
0 948 Last Post Mar 18th, 2009 at 10:17am
By: spanishcatfishing
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