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Spain sets new record for organ donations and transplants

For yet another year, Spain has consolidated its position as world leader in organ donation and transplantation. The country has set another new record with a total of 4,360 transplant recipients last year – including all-time records in kidney and heart transplants – thanks to the generosity of 1,682 donors (an increase of 1.6 per cent). The Spanish organ ...Full Article

Spain’s record-breaking tourism will be the engine for growth

The Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, inaugurated the 15th World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit together with the President of the Autonomous Region ...Full Article

Tragedy as man vaults over sea wall

A UK tourist plummeted to his death just 24 hours after arriving on the Costa del Sol for a holiday with his girlfriend. The heartbroken woman, together with two ...Full Article

Luxury cruise ships “being used for drug smuggling”, police fear

Police fear luxury cruise ships are being used again to smuggle drugs. Their concern follows the interception of a haul of pure cocaine worth up to one million euros ...Full Article

Revised theft laws could clampdown on shop-lifting

Business owners plagued with shop-lifting hope a revision of the Spanish laws will help to act as a deterrent. The most stolen items from supermarkets are perfumes and alcohol ...Full Article

Vandal with the golden touch

A rather different kind of “vandal” has been causing a Spanish town an unusual problem. The usual type of graffiti artist either sprays paint on buildings or property or ...Full Article

Gang defrauded old folk after gaining their trust

A gang of unscrupulous Romanians deliberately befriended elderly folk to gain their trust and then robbed and attacked them. In some cases discovered by the police, they even managed ...Full Article

Gang homed in on clothes in recycling bins

Clothes put into recycling bins were supposed to help those in need but a gang of thieves have been helping themselves instead. In an operation developed in Valencia and ...Full Article

Loan scam dupes hundreds of people

Hundreds of people have been duped out of much-needed cash by a bogus company which offered them the chance to get loans. Spanish police say they have already identified ...Full Article

Drama as two Spaniards and rescuer are plucked from the freezing Thames

Two Spanish tourists had every reason to thank their lucky stars after they fell into the River Thames whilst visiting London. They shouted for help, in Spanish, and by ...Full Article
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