BLOG: ONLY IN SPAIN
There’s a special place in our hearts for the Spanish news. We get simply the best headlines with the wackiest of stories. We took our inspiration from The Guardian’s section of world news and The Metro to find our favourites.So settle in with a cool glass of cava and get your dose of what’s been happening in our beloved España.
'I'M GOING TO BE LATE'
Spanish civil servant who skipped work for years ordered to repay £21,000. Only when Joaquín García, a Spanish civil servant, was due to collect an award for two decades of loyal and dedicated service did anyone realise that he had not, in fact, shown up to work for at least six years – and possibly as many as 14. The man was up for an award, and that’s how he was caught. We think that says it all.
'MY DIARY IS PRETTY EMPTY'
Spain's acting PM tells hoax caller Spain’s government is currently a little bit in limbo at the moment, which may explain the free time. But seriously, this was told to a prank caller from a Radio Station.
'THE RUM DIARIES'
Spanish police officer suspended for drinking rum in brothel on duty Member of Guardia Civil caught talking to workers while enjoying cuba libres at establishment near Toledo. The officer, who was on patrol with his partner, told his bosses that he was simply speaking with friends outside the establishment when he saw some "suspicious” movement and went inside to investigate. According to the owner of the establishment, the officer was exchanging banter with the women who work there while drinking cuba libres for an hour and a half, and entreating his partner in a loud voice to do likewise. We get it; we all love a cuba libre.
'A BOTTLE OR FOUR A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY'
107-year-old says the trick to long life is four bottles of red a day Vineyard owner Antonio Docampo Garcia, from Ribadavia in north Spain, said that he would drink a couple of bottles of tinto at lunch and a further two at dinner. His son, Manuel Docampo Lopez, told La Voz de Galicia that his father could drink ‘a litre and a half all at once.’ Absolutely inspiring, we say.