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Crime on Costa del Sol slammed as a “scandal”

Organised crime on the Costa del Sol is so rife it has become a scandal, according to furious local politicians. The fatal shooting of an Irish gangster, Gerard “Hatchet” Kavanagh right in the centre of the busy tourist area of Marbella is regarded as the last straw, happening just one week after the murder of a Moroccan man who ...Full Article

Second man killed by huge branch causes concern in capital

A strange phenomenon of falling trees has claimed another life in the centre of Madrid after a huge branch crashed onto a 72-year-old pedestrian and cracked his skull. This ...Full Article

Doctor arrested for part in false medical papers’ scam

Eleven people have been arrested in Alicante and Alcoy for being involved in a network which falsified medical reports so people could claim higher benefits. Among those arrested as ...Full Article

No laughing matter as police raid Marbella fiesta

Party-goers in the fashionable resort of Puerto Banús watched as 30 Spanish police officers raided a fiesta where “laughing gas” balloons were being sold for five euros a time. ...Full Article

Strange case of the gravedigger

A very strange case of a gravedigger, a corpse and a relative’s photograph has been reported in the Spanish press and it’s all apparently very true! According to the ...Full Article

Cocaine hidden under boat anchor

Police say more and more drug smugglers are trying to use the so-called “Mediterráneo Oriental” route for illicit shipments. In one of the latest incidents, cocaine was found hidden ...Full Article

Electronic “tags” unite lost beach children

If you are a parent who has ever lost their child on a busy beach, you will appreciate how distressing the situation can be. The Red Cross in Spain ...Full Article

Man seriously hurt as plane drops water

Police are investigating whether a serious accident at an aerodrome in Girona was connected to an Ice Bucket Challenge which went wrong. A 51-year-old Beglian man was critically injured ...Full Article

Thirteen family members in Malaga cocaine ring

Thirteen members of the same family have been arrested in Malaga for cocaine trafficking and 22 million euros worth of assets seized. Police say two brothers were the ring-leaders ...Full Article

Silly drivers risk lives with selfies at the wheel

Police have once again warned about the huge danger of taking “selfies” in silly situations following a report about driving habits. A survey commissioned by the Ford motor company ...Full Article
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