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News » ECB may act to bring down Spanish borrowing costs

Wednesday 11 April 21:57:31 UTC 2012

The European Central Bank may intervene to pull down Madrid's borrowing costs as prime minister Mariano Rajoy warned that debt had created a "vicious circle that strangles Spain". [Link]

News » Spain accused of 'draconian' plans to clamp down on protests

Wednesday 11 April 20:21:03 UTC 2012

Spain has been accused of planning "draconian" new laws against street protests by curbing the use of social networking. [Link]

News » Spanish police investigate how grandson of King shot himself in foot

Wednesday 11 April 20:21:02 UTC 2012

Police are investigating how the teenage grandson of the King of Spain was allowed access to a firearm after shooting himself in the foot on the family estate north of Madrid. [Link] – Spanish News in English » 2,000€ a month to watch the grass grow

Wednesday 11 April 20:18:38 UTC 2012

Describing it as "the best job offer this spring" Husqvarna is advertising for a "lawnkeeper" for a central Madrid park with a salary of 2,000 euros a month. The company, which specialises in manufacturing machinery for woodland, parks … [Link] – Spanish News in English » Mayor of Rasquera resigns over cannabis plantation referendum

Wednesday 11 April 19:42:28 UTC 2012

The mayor of Rasquera, Bernat Pellisa, today announced his resignation after failing to get 75% of the votes in yesterday's referendum on the possibility of planting cannabis on public land. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Felip Puig, … [Link]

News » Lionel Messi fans could miss key matches amid Spanish football TV rights row

Wednesday 11 April 18:27:54 UTC 2012

Broadcasters will not bid for key matches unless prices fall by 50pc. [Link] – Spanish News in English » Rajoy defends reforms and denies Spain is heading for a bailout

Wednesday 11 April 13:25:09 UTC 2012

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy, today denied that Spain was heading for an EU bailout and guaranteed that he would continue along his "reformist path", convinced that it is the "necessary" route for "a great nation in great … [Link]

Madrid Museums – Google News » John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, April 11 – Cadiz Record

Wednesday 11 April 13:03:11 UTC 2012

John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, April 11Cadiz Record“Hidden History of Western Kentucky” by Berry Craig, this book covers from Mommoth Cave to Madrid Bend in western Kentucky. The hidden history of western Kentucky will no longer linger in the shadows. “True Tales of Old Time Kentucky Politics” by Berry … [Link] – Spanish News in English » Abidal "making good progress" after liver transplant

Wednesday 11 April 12:26:29 UTC 2012

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, and his cousin, who has donated part of his liver to the Primera Liga star, are "making good progress" according to Barca president, Sandro Rosell, who added that if they both continue to recover in the same … [Link] – Spanish News in English » Body of Orihuela's missing Brit found

Wednesday 11 April 10:48:57 UTC 2012

Police have confirmed that the body of a 54-year-old British man, missing from Orihuela since last Wednesday night, was found on Tuesday morning. Specialist divers with the Guardia Civil found the body at around 10am on Tuesday submerged … [Link]

Solar Panels » Gardening for green fingers in Valencia

Wednesday 11 April 9:37:05 UTC 2012

You´ll just have to face facts…! Your Summer gardening will consist of either a hosepipe ban, or a wash out, depending on the British and Irish weather – and as for an outdoor party or barbeque – ha! – forget it! If you are of the common garden variety then come to Spain instead … and explore […] [Link]


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