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Europol launches “wish you were here” summer postcard campaign

Police in Europe have launched a novel new campaign to try and capture fugitives on the run: they have sent out the “most wanted” summer postcards! “While most of us are enjoying a well-deserved summer break, criminals are not taking time off from crime. Holiday destinations have proven to be popular hiding places for criminals on the run from ...Full Article

Animal group shocked at cruelty scenes during drag races

Anti-cruelty animal campaigners voiced their repulsion and disgust at scenes of the cruel abuse of horses during Spanish cart-pulling competitions. PACMA, the Animal Party against the Mistreatment of Animals, ...Full Article

Foreign workers in Spain show another increase

The average number of foreign citizens registered with Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,875,413 in June. The number of foreign workers rose by 13,822. The largest groups of ...Full Article

Plane “gets stuck” at end of runway before take-off

Passengers waiting to take off on a holiday flight from Spain were stunned when their plane was unable to take off because it got stuck on the runway. The ...Full Article

Prime Minister announces five billion euro road improvement plan

Spain’s Prime Minister has announced a five billion euro investment in highways through public-private collaboration. Mariano Rajoy says the extraordinary plan will affect more than 2,000 kilometres of highways ...Full Article

Podium kissing to be limited by Vuelta a España organisers

One of Spain’s oldest cycling races is to limit kissing on the podium and may employ male hostesses to head off claims of sexism in the sport. Organisers of ...Full Article

Nudism ban angers Spanish Federation of Naturism

A popular seaside town has come under fire for proposing some of the toughest beach regulations in Spain, including fines for urinating in the ocean, playing ballgames on the ...Full Article

Smuggling gang mixed illegal tobacco with horse manure!

Police in Spain have smashed a massive smuggling gang which mixed tons of illegal tobacco worth more than three million euros with horse manure! The pongy find has been ...Full Article

Costa del Sol to get motorised police paragliders

Sunbathers on the packed beaches of the Costa del Sol are to be watched over by police on motorised paragliders. Marbella council has confirmed it is to form a ...Full Article

Cash machine gang used firework gunpowder in new technique

A “hole in the wall” gang blew up cash machines in Spain using firework gunpowder in a new explosive technique pioneered by its Italian ringleader. Police say the ATM ...Full Article
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