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Heritage chiefs lament restoration of 17th century Spanish religious statue

This is the latest “botched” art restoration project in a Spanish village which has led to a few raised eyebrows, quite literally in this case! Residents of Peñaranda de Bracamonte in the province of Salamanca are incensed by the so-called “facelift” of a 17th century statue carried out by a well-wisher.

Bone marrow register receiving 120 new donors a day

Spain’s National Bone Marrow Plan is picking up speed after reaching its target of 200,000 donors per year ahead of schedule. According to data from the ...Full Article

Petrol station robberies

The Civil Guard have arrested five people for committing robberies in stores and petrol stations in the province of Valencia. They have also seized clothing used ...Full Article

Drug squad finds man’s six-pack isn’t all it seems

A six pack took on a rather different meaning when this man was stopped by police at a Spanish airport. Customs officers became suspicious over his ...Full Article

Exports reach historic high and surpass Eurozone

Spanish exports of goods were up by 2.4 per cent in the first five months of 2016, reaching 105.36 billion euros, an historic high for cumulative ...Full Article

Cutting back on tourism waste: Canaries lead the way

The Canary Islands are leading the way to cut-ting back and better management of tourism waste. The centres of Adeje, Arona and Puerto de la Cruz ...Full Article

Red-faced tourist causes alert after locking suitcase to bench

A hapless tourist caused a major bomb scare and evacuation of a busy Costa del Sol beach after locking her suitcase to a promenade bench! The ...Full Article

Civil Guard seize huge haul of illegal tobacco

Police who intercepted a tobacco trafficking gang estimate they probably distributed 54 tons worth more than eight million euros since 2014. The Civil Guard has arrested ...Full Article

Mojitos with marijuana? Drink sellers peddle drugs

Police have launched an undercover operation on the packed beaches of the Costa del Sol after discovering drug peddlers disguised as drink sellers. The gang is ...Full Article

Six arrested as police discover cocaine lab in underground bunker

Police who raided a drugs lab in the heart of the Spanish countryside found a massive stash of cocaine inside an underground bunker. The gang also ...Full Article
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