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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 exports in this period. By volume, the increase was over twice that figure, at five per cent, due to prices measured by Unit Value Indices (UVIs) falling by 2.5 per cent.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 are all taking ...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 woman from South ...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 three people, two ...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 said to be ...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 hid chemicals and ...Full Article

Bobbies not back on the beat in the Balearics

British bobbies on the beat who patrolled Mallorca and Ibiza last summer won’t be joining officers from other parts of Europe. Government officials in the Balearics have not revealed ...Full Article

New campaign launched to boost cornea transplant donations

The Spanish National Transplant Organisation has launched a Cornea Plan to reach 5,000 donors in 2020. The campaign includes improvements in the donation, processing, distribution and transplantation of corneas, ...Full Article

Warning as first case of deadly drug “krokodil” found in Spain

Health experts have issued a warning after discovering the presence of the deadly new flesh-eating drug “krokodil” in Spain for the very first time. Described as “the world’s deadliest ...Full Article

Unemployment hits lowest level since 2009

The number of unemployed registered with the Public Employment Services in Spain fell in June by 124,349 on the previous month. This decline is the second largest on record, ...Full Article
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