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  1. SOME of Spain's biggest designers showcased their autumn-winter collections at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, which included bespoke masks now on sale as part of their accessories ranges.
  2. A 'HOME-MADE' vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus is expected to be in use in Spain by the end of this year, meaning it could be in time for inoculating young adults in low-risk occupations with no key physical health conditions.
  3. IN EXACTLY one week's time, Saint George's Day will be celebrated – in Catalunya, where the tradition is very different but the patron in question is the same as the one honoured in England.
  4. NEWS that the 'State of Alarm' in Spain will not be renewed after it ends on May 9 has caused holiday bookings to soar, especially on the islands.
  5. SPAIN'S two-million-strong community of Muslims started celebrating the festive month of Ramadan on Tuesday, and tomorrow (Friday) is the first holy day of the holidays – another which will see major restrictions.
  6. A VALENCIAN artist's engraving in homage to Spanish and other victims of the Nazis is now on display again at Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, meaning visitors to the grounds of this notorious torture site will see it as part of their tour.
  7. A VARIETY from Spain is officially the World's Most Admired Wine Brand, according to the annual survey of the same name carried out by and among the most prestigious professionals on earth.