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Spanish crews help save 22 sailors from stricken cargo ship

The Spanish maritime service played a major role in the dramatic rescue of 22 sailors who were saved after their ship carrying 3,700 tons of wood and lorries titled dangerously on the rough Atlantic. The crew was ordered to evacuate after sending out a distress signal in the Bay of Biscay when hit by huge 18 ft waves and ...Full Article

Police dismantle drugs ring which introduced lethal “shabu” into Europe

An international drugs ring based in Spain peddled highly-addictive methamphetamine or “shabu”, often hidden in coffee, to the value of nearly two million euros. Following more than a year ...Full Article

Madrid urged to name plaza in honour of David Bowie

An online petition has been started to dedicate a plaza in Madrid to the late David Bowie. The city council intends to get rid of all names related to ...Full Article

Police warn over new email scam

Police have issued a warning about another Trojan horse scam which is doing the rounds. The email says it has come from the police but the address of policia@gobierno.es ...Full Article

Annoying noise and strange aroma led to cannabis discovery

A continuous strange smell and annoying noise coming from a house in Madrid and subsequent complaints from residents led to the dismantling of a marijuana factory. For some time, ...Full Article

Hotels in court threat as Balearics approve controversial tourist tax

Hoteliers in Mallorca have declared war on the new tourist tax which will see holiday-makers charged up to two euros a day extra to stay on the islands. The ...Full Article

Organ donations: Spain beats its own record with highest-ever increase

Spain has posted the highest donor number increase in history of the country’s National Transplant Organisation. Already the leader in organ donation and transplantation for 24 years,it has once ...Full Article

Spain performing well in permanent job creation and pledges more to come

Unemployment may still be very high in Spain but it is still out-performing most of Europe when it comes to creating permanent jobs. The Minister for Employment and Social ...Full Article

Helicopter adapted to carry 615 kilos of hashish

This helicopter was full to the limit when discovered by police, not with people but with the equivalent weight in hashish. Every conceivable space was being used to store ...Full Article

Farm workers exploited

Five people have been arrested in Spain for exploiting workers in the agricultural industry. Police say Romanians were tempted with offers of good salaries and conditons but were then ...Full Article
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