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Spectacular fireball was like “Star of Bethlehem”

On lookers watched in amazement as a Christmas fireball, said to look like the “Star of Bethlehem”, travelled 1,200 kilometres in just one minute across the earth. The phenomenon happened on Christmas Eve, with a video capturing the burning mass entering the atmosphere at a speed of 80,000 km an hour before re-entering space.Full Article

False two euro coins could have netted a million

Police who raided three counterfeiting workshops in Spain said the machinery found could have produced 12,000 two euro coins every month for five years. Three people have been arrested ...Full Article

Skoda driver skids into hospital reception!

A motorist who lost control of his Skoda after another car crashed into him ended up in exactly the right place – the foyer of a local hospital! The ...Full Article

Scam defrauds older people

Callous thieves are continuing to target older people across Spain with scams which promise prizes or a cash win. Police say they have detected at least 70 offences over ...Full Article

Three Kings’ Parade ends in tragedy

Not all the Three Kings’ Parades in Spain were occasions of joy. In the Andalusian town of Nijar, there was tragedy when one of the Wise Men sitting on ...Full Article

Little girl smiles again after surgeons grow nose tip from her ear

A little girl’s dream has finally come true after surgeons gave her a new nose grown from her ear. The pioneering operation took place several months ago but has ...Full Article

New British Consul takes charge of busy Spanish region

Sarah-Jane Morris is to take over as British Consul in Alicante, whilst the current consul Paul Rodwell moves to a new role within the Foreign Office. As consul in ...Full Article

Puppies seized as gangs flout import laws

Police have issued an alert and advice after 73 puppies were seized at Madrid airport. The animals were on their way to the south area of the capital from ...Full Article

Police alert as 250,000 dangerous toys seized from shops

Spanish police have launched an urgent appeal after they seized nearly 250,000 toys which can choke, strangle, burn, blind or poison small children. They say they were horrified to ...Full Article

Drug couriers recruited at welfare centres

Hard-up students and unemployed people were used to smuggle MDNA into Japan via Spain and America, police have revealed. The cocaine was disguised as chocolates and carriers would take ...Full Article
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