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Earthquake causes widespread alarm but no injuries

Strange weather patterns in Spain this winter took a new turn when the centre of the country was hit by an earthquake measuring 5.2 degrees at its strongest point near Albacete. The tremors were felt as far afield as Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Valencia and Murcia.Full Article

Cable gang put train safety in jeopardy

An organised gang dedicated to the theft of copper cabling across Spain put the safety of trains and maintenance workers at serious risk, say police. Six people have already ...Full Article

Drug gang used vehicles with hidden compartments

Police have bro- ken up yet another major or-ganisation dedicated to drug trafficking. Twenty people have been arrested on the mainland for dealing in cocaine and heroin and four ...Full Article

More Spanish arrests in fraudulent contracts controversy

An ongoing investigation into possible corruption in public office has had implications in the Canary Islands. In the latest round of the operation, members of the Civil Guard arrested ...Full Article

Massive haul of pure cocaine hidden inside cattle hides

Police have arrested eleven drug traffickers for trying to smuggle 500,000 euros worth of pure cocaine hidden inside cattle hides. Drug squad officers had to slash open the skins ...Full Article

Remote snow village seeks new residents to save village school!

A tiny snow village situated at the highest and coldest point of Spain is seeking new residents – so it can keep its school open! Just 70 people live ...Full Article

Spain sees drop in crime to maintain “safe” reputation but not murders

Spain is still one of the safest countries in the world, new crime figures have revealed. A total of 2,093,621 offences  were registered in Spain last year, which is ...Full Article

Shell-fish could have caused serious health problems

Shell-fish seized by police in Spain had been collected in areas where health authorities had recorded high levels of the E-coli bacteria. The illegal trade could have made people ...Full Article

Drugs sold to children for just a euro

Four people have been arrested on the mainland of Spain for selling drugs to school-children for as little as one euro per transaction. Police said the activity was being ...Full Article

Car shoots off road and ploughs through roof

Even experienced firemen raised an eyebrow after finding this bright pink car embedded head first in the roof of an old cottage! The Honda Civic flew several feet through ...Full Article
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