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Spain braces for heatwave of ‘extraordinary intensity’

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Temperatures in parts of southern Spain are forecast to exceed 42C (107F) on Saturday as a heatwave of “extraordinary intensity” brings dusty skies, a heightened risk of forest fires and blistering conditions more usu...

Cod is a DJ! Bakalao, the extreme club scene that divided Spain

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On carretera de El Saler, a highway leading through the Albufera natural park half an hour from Valencia, the road is flanked by paddy fields growing rice for paella. Tourists ride bikes, and horse-drawn carts plod ar...

Spain to ease abortion limits for over-16s and allow menstrual leave

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Spain’s Socialist-led coalition government is preparing a law that would allow women over the age of 16 to have abortions without permission from their parents or guardians, and introduce up to five days of menstrual ...

Workers discover ‘unprecedented’ Phoenician necropolis in southern Spain

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Workers upgrading water supplies in southern Spain have come across an “unprecedented” and well-preserved necropolis of subterranean limestone vaults where the Phoenicians who lived on the Iberian peninsula 2,500 year...

‘Spain is ugly’: El País editor takes on his country’s ‘cultural catastrophe’

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For nearly two decades Andrés Rubio pored over photos of Spain’s magnificent cathedrals, delicate Moorish architecture and quaint cobblestone streets. But as the editor of newspaper El País’ travel supplement, what of...

Spring time: why an ancient water system is being brought back to life in Spain

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High in la Alpujarra, on the slopes of the majestic Sierra Nevada in Andalucía, the silence is broken only by the sound of a stream trickling through the snow. Except it is not a stream but an acequia, part of a netwo...

Rail route of the month: Barcelona to Cádiz, the slow train right across Spain

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Two long-distance trains leave Barcelona Sants station just after nine each morning. There’s the French TGV to Paris, 668 miles and almost seven hours to the north. The other train, much the more interesting of the tw...

Spain: call for return of stolen kit containing radioactive material

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Spain’s Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) has appealed for people to be on the lookout for a soil-testing kit containing radioactive material that was stolen from a van in the Madrid region. In a statement released on Tues...

Spain plans ban on influencers pushing unhealthy foods to children

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Spain has announced plans to ban influencers, TV presenters and sports stars from advertising unhealthy food and drink to children. Under the proposals, which have just been put out for public consultation, anyone in ...

Could sanctions leave oligarchs’ super yachts high and dry in Spain?

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Among the many gleaming white boats lining Barcelona’s historic port, the super yachts of the super-rich stand out. If there are fewer of them than usual at the moment it’s because most are still wintering in the Cari...

Lauren Hemp comes closest for England in absorbing goalless draw with Spain

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There may have been some raised eyebrows at the unusual starting XI to play Spain but a gutsy and focused performance against a team laden with Barcelona’s Champions League winners earned a 0-0 draw and demonstrated t...

Spain mourns worst fishing tragedy in 38 years after sinking of Villa de Pitanxo

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Spain was in mourning for its worst fishing tragedy in almost 40 years, as rescuers warned on Wednesday that it was unlikely they would find any more survivors from a ship that sank in rough seas off Newfoundland. Sea...

Spain to drop Covid vaccine requirement for UK teenagers

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Spain has announced it will loosen its border requirements, with children over 12 from non-EU countries no longer needing to be fully vaccinated. The Spanish government announced that it is relaxing its travel rules f...

‘Galician Rambo’ arrested in north-west Spain after nearly a year on the run

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A 63-year-old convicted murderer and former soldier known as the “Galician Rambo” because of his survival skills and history of jailbreaks has been arrested by police in north-west Spain after spending almost a year o...

A local’s guide to Cádiz, Spain: ancient sites, beach bars and great tapas

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The Mercado Central de Abastos is the heart of Cádiz and where we locals go to buy our fresh fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables. It also has a lot of cafes where you can order anything from fried fish to an empanada....

Spain reports more Covid reinfections in one fortnight than rest of pandemic

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The number of Covid reinfections reported in Spain in the past fortnight has exceeded the total number of repeat infections documented during the rest of the pandemic, according to the latest data from Spanish researc...

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