National

A satirical take on Spanish national news

Milking Cancer Sympathy

Thursday, June 22, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Milking Cancer Sympathy

A 44-year-old man was arrested in Xàtiva (Valencia), suspected of fraud; he allegedly swindled 2,600 euros out of a friend, making her believe his daughter had cancer. »

Down The Drain

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
By Martin Myall
Down The Drain

According to the Bank of Spain, taxpayers will lose 70% of public funds used to rescue Spanish savings banks. »

Corruption and Heatstroke

Monday, June 19, 2017
By Martin Myall
Corruption and Heatstroke

School kids in the Madrid have been suffering from mild heatstroke in their classrooms this past week owing to this premature heatwave. »

D-Day Landings at Benidorm

Sunday, June 18, 2017
By Martin Myall
D-Day Landings at Benidorm

Yup, this weekend Benidorm has played host to a historical reenactment of the D-Day Landings, put on by 200 members of the Codex Belix historical group on the Playa Poniente. »

Out of the Blue

Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Out of the Blue

A 16-year-old girl was injured when a 10-year-old ficus tree in the Plaza de Santo Domingo in Murcia literally collapse around her. The fallen boughs and branches weighed around 12 tonnes. »

Brit Woman Stabbed

Friday, June 16, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Brit Woman Stabbed

A 42-year-old British woman was allegedly stabbed in the back by her husband using a large knife. »

Bye Bye Roaming

Thursday, June 15, 2017
By Martin Myall
Bye Bye Roaming

Today is the big day that roaming charges disappear in Europe - it only took ten years; before even smart phones existed - but the day has finally come. »

More Anti-Smoking Regulations

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Martin Myall
More Anti-Smoking Regulations

SPN Health WarningsThe Board of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree and a draft bill that should result in electronic cigarettes having to show health warnings on their packaging. »

Dutch Driver Kills Cyclist

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Dutch Driver Kills Cyclist

This time is was a Dutch citizen that knocked down a cyclists and killed him. It happened on the same stretch of road as a previous incident resulting in five such deaths. »

Looking Drier!

Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Martin Myall
Looking Drier!

Rivers are supposed to flow into reservoirs for later use but this late spring, reservoirs are being emptied to keep rivers alive in the interior of Spain. »