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Police probe French link to Barcelona terrorists

Terrorists who carried out the atrocities in Barcelona and Cambrils on August 17th had visited France and the Eiffel Tower just five days before the Spanish attacks, police have revealed. Four of them were known to have been in an Audi 3 on August 11th and 12th, the same vehicle used on the promenade of Cambrils with the intention ...Full Article

Canary link to illegal steroids gang which used parcel post for smuggling

An international criminal organisation which smuggled illegal steroids and sexual enhancers into Spain from all parts of Europe used the Post Office to send more than 4,400 parcels weighing ...Full Article

August a good month for car sales, including in Canaries

Car sales grew 25.8 per cent in the Canary Islands in August, compared to the same month last year, to a total of 4,528 units. The data from manufacturers’ ...Full Article

Spanish town reviews “Running of the Balls” security

OFFICIALS in a Spanish town which replaced the use of live bulls for fiesta races with giant balls have decided to look again at the popular event following injuries ...Full Article

Cannabis farm had sophisticated music system to help plants grow!

Police on Ibiza have uncovered a major cannabis farm where continous music was played to the plants to make them grow faster! Police say the electronic system was “very ...Full Article

Balearics doubles its tourist tax in 2018 despite fears of adverse effects

Tourists visiting Mallorca and Ibiza next year will pay double as much “ecotax”, despite claims that the increase will put people off, cause serious harm to Menorca and dent ...Full Article

Foreign tourists are spending more in Spain, including the Brits

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in July spent 11,902 million euros, 16.3% more than in the same month of 2016, according to the Egatur survey released by the National ...Full Article

Spain sounds warning to treasure hunters after ship relics recovered

The Spanish authorities have sent out another “clear warning” to treasure hunters after the third part of a government-funded expedition unearthed two 16th century cannons from the seabed. They ...Full Article

Twelve Brits arrested in Magaluf for selling high purity cocaine

Twelve Brits were arrested by police in Magaluf for peddling cocaine following a major drugs swoop in the tourist resort. Officers raided a number of premises as part of ...Full Article

Double pledge by Prime Minister on terrorism and immigration

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has reiterated that terrorism is a global problem that must be tackled on a joint basis. He has proposed a meeting of intelligence and ...Full Article
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