African crocodiles lived in Mediterranean 6 million years ago

Ancient crocodiles from Africa swam across the Mediterranean to live in Spanish coastal waters, a new study claims.  Scientists have described fossils of two crocs measuring about 10 feet (3 metres) in length that likely dispersed across the Mediterranean Basin multiple times and colonised both Spain and Italy around five million years ago. Analysis of … Read more African crocodiles lived in Mediterranean 6 million years ago

Ex-king Juan Carlos I’s mistress says €65M gift ‘not unreasonable’

Juan Carlos I reigned as king of Spain from November 1975 until his abdication in June 2014 Juan Carlos I reigned as king of Spain from November 1975 until his abdication in June 2014.  He was a popular monarch for most of his four-decade reign who played a critical role in the country’s transition to … Read more Ex-king Juan Carlos I’s mistress says €65M gift ‘not unreasonable’

African crocodiles lived in Spain six million years ago

Ancient crocodiles from Africa swam across the Mediterranean to live in Spanish coastal waters, a new study claims.  Scientists have described fossils of two crocs measuring about 10 feet (3 metres) in length that likely dispersed across the Mediterranean Basin multiple times and colonised both Spain and Italy around five million years ago. Analysis of … Read more African crocodiles lived in Spain six million years ago

Three tons of cannabis is washed up in Spain after speed boat ferrying the £14m cargo ran aground

Three tons of cannabis is washed up in Spain after speed boat ferrying the £14 million cargo ran aground in Storm Barbara   90 bales of cannabis resin washed up on Isla Canela beach in southwest Spain Speed boat that ran aground is thought to have been ferrying the drugs  The resin was washed in by … Read more Three tons of cannabis is washed up in Spain after speed boat ferrying the £14m cargo ran aground

Unilever sees ice cream sales plummet as tourists avoid hotspots during Covid

Ice cream sales at consumer goods giant Unilever took a hit as tourists stayed away from the hotter climates of Italy and Spain during the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the company behind Dove soap, Lynx, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Pot Noodle said it continues to benefit from the Covid-19 crisis … Read more Unilever sees ice cream sales plummet as tourists avoid hotspots during Covid

King Juan Carlos’ mistress accuses Spanish royals of launching a ‘smear campaign’ against her

The former mistress of Spain‘s King Juan Carlos has accused Queen Sofia and other members of the country’s royal family of launching a ‘smear campaign’ against her following their affair.  Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 56, had a relationship with the ex-monarch, 82, between 2004 and 2009 and became caught up in scandal following the revelation that … Read more King Juan Carlos’ mistress accuses Spanish royals of launching a ‘smear campaign’ against her

STEPHEN GLOVER: So much for rule of law when police won’t probe a burglary…

We British are brought up to believe that our country is the freest in the world. It is supposedly the home of liberty — in contrast to more repressive nations on the other side of the Channel. In France, Italy and Spain, the police tend to be overzealous — and are widely distrusted. The State … Read more STEPHEN GLOVER: So much for rule of law when police won’t probe a burglary…

Spain becomes first European nation to exceed one million coronavirus cases

Spain becomes first European country to top 1million coronavirus cases despite imposing tough measures to curb second wave Health ministry said cases reached 1,005,295, a rise of 16,973 in 24 hours  The country’s death toll also increased by 156 to 34,366 during the same period  Many have blamed impatience to be rid of state-imposed restrictions … Read more Spain becomes first European nation to exceed one million coronavirus cases

UK weather: Commuters endure miserable journey to work as Storm Barbara hits

Workers endured a miserable commute today as heavy gales and a fortnight’s worth of rain hit Britain following the arrival of Storm Barbara from Spain. Yellow weather warnings issued by the Met Office run until 5pm today, with the downpours covering the south coast, the Midlands, London and East Anglia throughout the day. Meteorologists expect … Read more UK weather: Commuters endure miserable journey to work as Storm Barbara hits

UK weather: Britain will be hit by 40mph gales and heavy rain in Storm Barbara tomorrow

Parts of Britain will be hit by up to two inches of rain in six hours and 40mph gusts tomorrow as Storm Barbara sweeps in from mainland Europe, bringing flooding and treacherous conditions on the roads. The storm, named by Spanish meteorologists, has been striking Spain and Portugal today, with some areas on the Iberian … Read more UK weather: Britain will be hit by 40mph gales and heavy rain in Storm Barbara tomorrow