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Green campaigners call for tourist limit in Balearics

Furious green activists are calling for an urgent limit on visitors to the Balearic Islands, together with a cap on the number of cars which can be hired, cruise ship arrivals and even access to historic places. They have accused the local government of creating a “tourist bubble” which is saturating Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, leading to overcrowded ...Full Article

Police make 21 arrests as luxury strip clubs disguised as hotels

Police in Spain have swooped on a luxury network of brothels and seized assets and property worth nearly four million euros. The woman who controlled four strip clubs was ...Full Article

Man gets stuck in rubbish container after “searching for bag of clothes”!

This was the unbelievable moment a man got stuck in a bin after going on an ill-fated forage! Police turned up to find the unfortunate Romanian man half in, ...Full Article

Shocking case of child cruelty as two children held prisoners for seven years

Police on the Costa Blanca have arrested a Swiss couple on suspicion of holding two children prisoners in their own home for more than seven years. The man and ...Full Article

Brit drug trafficker, 40, arrested in Alicante

One of the UK’s most wanted criminals has been found hiding on the Costa Blanca, just days before the Spanish National Crime Agency and UK charity Crimestoppers revealed their ...Full Article

Flight attendants hurt during turbulence

Passengers on board a holiday jet coming into land on the holiday island of Majorca were caught up in a terrifying incident which left three air hostesses injured. The ...Full Article

Six arrested in 1.5 million euro people smuggling operation across Atlantic

Police in Spain have smashed an international people smuggling gang which netted more than 1.5 million euros by bringing illegal immigrants into Europe in tiny boats and decoy public ...Full Article

Spain pledges to take in more refugees from Greece, Italy and Lebanon

Spain is to take another 500 refugees from Greece and Italy and resettle 375 more people from Lebanon. Minister for Home Affairs, Jorge Fernández Díaz made the pledge whilst ...Full Article

Police alert over bogus workmen after spate of thefts

Police are warning householders to be on their guard over potentially “bogus” workmen after two men were arrested for multiple burglaries. The duo posed as representatives of the water ...Full Article

Four arrested for DAESH links as police remind public of help sites

Four members of two Jihadi cells linked to DAESH have been arrested in Spain and Morocco. Co-ordinated raids were carried out in Ceuta and Altea (Alicante) and two in ...Full Article
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