Get Off Your Phone!!!

The DGT will launch a special campaign this week, aimed at clamping down on one of the primary contributing factors to road traffic collisions, using a mobile phone whilst driving. The campaign will start on Monday 17 September, running all week and through the weekend, with officers from the Guardia Civil, supported by colleagues in …

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Prosecutors Ask Police to Investigate Mobile Use Before Traffic Incidents

Combining statistical data from the DGT and the National Institute of Toxicology, there has been a consistent growth in road traffic incidents in Spain since 2015, compared to the previous descending trend from 2005. According to the research carried out by both institutions, the main causes are the deliberate violation, by drivers, of road traffic …

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THE LEADER IS OUT NOW IN VIRTUAL FORM

The latest copy of The Leader newspaper is out now in virtual form.
Available from hundreds of outlets across the Costa Blanca on Monday morning, this is your chance to be first to read the latest news from Spain, in English, on your computer, mobile…

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THE SPANISH WORD OF THE YEAR

As language evolves and changes and new words creep into everyday use, the relevant dictionaries grow with new words, some which may be magical and descriptive, others that may be annoying and truncated, but this year in Spain, the word of the year is…

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JUDGE ORDERS UBER WEBSITE SHUTDOWN

A court in Madrid has ordered the shutdown of the transport booking website and app Uber, “with immediate effect”.
The site was designed to allow travellers to connect with car drivers and “car share” for their journey, althou…

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ARE YOU TUNED IN?

As we are in the last month of the year, the Spanish Government has issued a reminder that the failure to retune televisions receiving Spanish national terrestrial TV broadcasts must undergo a re-tune, or some channels will be lost at the end of this …

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SPANISH TV RE-TUNE TIME

As you woke on Sunday morning, you should have paid attention to two important pieces of technology. The first item of attention would be your clocks, setting them back an hour. The second piece of equipment is your TV, re-tuning it to receive the cha…

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