Month: September 2021

BREXIT: New rules means Spanish travellers to UK must show passport not ID card to enter from Oct 1

EUROPEAN travellers visiting the UK will no longer be allowed entry by showing an ID card and from October 1 must present a valid passport. Until now, citizens from across the EU have been able to travel using just their identity card to enter the UK, but from Friday this will no longer be permitted. …

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Illegal animals have been seized in Madrid at ExpoTerraria animal fair

POLICE have had to turn zookeepers after they seized 30 fruit bats, a boa constrictor and a python from an animal fair in Madrid. Agentes de la Unidad de Medio Ambiente intervinieron una boa imperator, una pitón y 30 murciélagos “Eidolon Helvum”, más conocido como murciélago de la fruta, en Expoterraria, que se celebraba en …

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Spain leads among UE countries in honey production

SPANISH beekeepers care for an astonishing 3 million hives, making it the leading EU nation for honey production. A survey by EU Agriculture designed to show the robustness of each country’s pollinators, which are vital for crops to flourish, revealed the figures for each country. ? #Beehives in ??: 18.9 millions. Beehives by country (thousands):?? 2,967?? …

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Alicante nougat maker sets new record for biggest ever turron in Spain

LOVERS of Spanish nougat ‘turron’ had a treat at Alicante’s Gastronomy Fair 2021 – they had the chance to tuck into the biggest turron bar in the world which measured a massive 56 metres long. Nougat maker Roberto Pico was in charge of making the monster bar which beat the previous record of 55 metres …

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Outrage: Phone company threatens fine over missing router lost in house collapse that killed two in Spain’s Castellon

A MAN whose partner and son were killed when his house collapsed has been threatened with a fine by telecommunications company MasMovil for not returning the router that lies buried among the rubble of his former home. On August 25 the house in Peñíscola, Castellón collapsed in an incident which has left the small town …

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Off-the-beaten-track: Ten destinations in Spain that should be on your travel bucket list 

Looking for a destination that is picturesque but also tourist-free, well look no further, here is a list of the top ten hidden destinations to visit on your next holiday. El Rocío, Andalucía  Nuestra Señora del Rocío – Pixabay This small town feels very apart from the outside world and is only half an hour …

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Debate rages in Spain’s Valencia region over introduction of tourist tax

THE controversy over the introduction of a tourist tax in the region of Valencia rumbles on in the region’s parliament after a debate which lasted almost ten hours on Wednesday. The introduction of the tax is a divisive issue with left wing parties Compromís and Unidas Podemos supporting the idea. The governing socialist party (PSPV) …

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