Month: November 2021

INTERVIEW: Meet Quique Dacosta, Spain’s Michelin-starred chef behind the new gourmet experience at Madrid’s Mandarin Oriental Ritz

“THE first thing I’ll do if I meet Jamie Oliver is to give him a big hug for what he has done to paella.“ This is the surprising confession spoken by three Michelin-starred chef Quique Dacosta as we sit at the top table in Deessa, his newly opened fine dining restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental …

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Sweatshop owner is arrested in Alicante area of Spain for paying low wages and threatening Moroccan workers

AN Alicante area business owner has been accused of paying workers just €150 a week and forcing them to eat and sleep in his premises. The Policia Nacional have arrested a Moroccan man, 43, in Alcoy for breaking workers’ rights and human trafficking. He kept the passports of his fellow countrymen and women who he …

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Head found in new age community near Granada is not a missing Dutch woman, ‘but a man in his 40s’

POLICE have denied that the skull found in a new age community near Granada belongs to a Dutch expat.  It comes after expats in Beneficio, near Orgiva, told the Olive Press they believed the head found last week was believed to be that of a woman named Linda. They told the newspaper that the expat …

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WATCH: Ryanair drama as passengers restrain aggressive man who wanted to open plane door mid-air between Spain and Hungary

A passenger on a Ryanair flight between Sevilla and Budapest threatened to open the main cabin door and had to be restrained by his fellow travellers. The incident happened on November 11 but the full details have only just been reported, along with the release of a video showing the events that transpired. [embedded content]YOU …

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Alexia Putellas makes history as first Spanish Ballon d’Or winner since 1960

BARCELONA captain Alexia Putellas has become the first Spain international to win the Ballon d’Or since 1960 .  She was crowned the best female footballer in the world as she received the Ballon d’Or Feminin on Monday.  Putellas, who was born in Mollet del Valles,  is the first Spanish winner since Luis Suarez in 1960. …

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Electric scooter thief is trapped by modern technology on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A GPS tracker on a stolen rental scooter trapped a thief who took it across the Costa Blanca. The scooter was stolen from Playa del Albir in l’Afaz del Pi. The renter of the vehicle contacted the local hire company to tell them what had happened. Unbeknown to the the thief, 43, the scooter had …

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Ecologists demand national park status for Sierra Bermeja above Spain’s Costa del Sol in wake of devastating wildfire

HUNDREDS joined a protest held in Estepona last weekend (November 27) to demand greater protection for the Sierra Bermeja in the wake of a devastating wildfire in September. Led by Ecologists in Action and with the support of 46 non-profit organisations, a demonstration was held to call for authorities to award the delicate biosphere ‘national …

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Spain’s scrap cathedral to live on after death of the ex-monk who built it piece by piece with his own bare hands

JUSTO Gallego Martinez, a former monk who devoted the last six decades of his life to building a cathedral out of scrap in a town outside Madrid, died at the weekend at the grand old age of 96. Yet his life’s work remains unfinished, a towering vision rising up in the nondescript satellite town of …

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Family business as Marta Ortega takes control of Spain’s Inditex fashion empire

MARTA Ortega, the daughter of the founder of Spanish fashion retailer, Inditex, will become the company’s chairwoman next April. Ortega, 37, will replace Pablo Isla, who took the managerial reins from her father, Armancio Ortega in 2011. Forbes magazine says Armancio Ortega is the 11th richest man in the world with a net worth of …

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3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Calahonda with pool – € 215,000

Apartment Calahonda, Málaga   3 beds   2 baths € 215,000 Big 3 bedroom groundfloor apartment with a nice terrace and private garden facing direclty the swimming pools. The apartment is within a hotel complex and offers a great rental potential. The resort has 24h reception, security service and its own restaurant. Calahonda is situated …

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