Brexit Cost
A HARD Brexit would wipe €9 billion off the Spanish economy and slash more than 100,000 jobs, according to a report which highlights the full impact of the UK and the EU failing to reach a deal.
In a document from the Bank of Spain titled ‘Brexit: Balance and Perspective’, the Spanish central bank warned the country’s economy would suffer hardest in the first few years following a no-deal Brexit. The Spanish economy would shrink by 0.8 percent.
Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos said the report suggested the costs on the country’s economy from a no-deal Brexit “could be significant, depending on the final scenario.

Body Found
A CHILDREN’S game ended in a macabre find when two girls found the body of a man in the basement of the ruined Lagomar de la Manga Hotel.
The girls – whose ages have not been released – had entered the building on an exploration trip and made their way to a basement.
There they found the body of a middle-aged man. Local police were called who notified the Guardia Civil who have started an investigation.
Early indications are the man had died after a blow to the head, with police saying he appeared to have died after hitting his head in an accidental fall.
A post mortem will be carried out.

Ride Hailing
CABIFY, the Spanish ride-hailing app, has expanded its operation in southern Spain.
Anyone in the cities of Cartagena and Murcia can now use the Cabify app
Vehicles are driven by their owners, who are self-employed service providers.
The system is operative in many other major cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Alicante and A Coruña, as well as in Latin America and Portugal.
Taxi drivers have staged several massive strikes in Spain protesting about the ‘unfair competition’ from Cabify.

Gerard Pique and Xavi have come out of international retirement in order to play for Catalonia against Venezuela next week.
The legendary Barcelona duo, were named in Catalonia’s 20-man squad for the friendly on Monday.
Catalonia are not registered with either FIFA or UEFA but can still play friendlies. The game will be Pique’s 10th for Catalonia.
La Liga teams Rayo Vallecano and Huesca have joined fellow top division struggler’s Valladolid in preventing a number of their players from joining up.
All three teams have insisted the decision is sporting, rather than political as tensions continue to rise between Catalunia and the Madrid central government following an illegal referendum on independence in October 2017.