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Sea of red as La Tomatina marks 70th year

Is it a complete waste of food and money or another spectacular Spanish tradition kept alive? The jury seems to be out concerning the massive tomato-throwing festival known as “La Tomatina” held in the Valencian town of Buñol.Full Article

More arrests in anti-terrorism campaign

Spain has pledged to continue its fight against terrorism. Fourteen arrests were made last week in a major counter-terrorism operation carried out jointly by Spain and MoroccoFull Article

High-speed train projects will bring “enormous benefits” to Spain

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy has confirmed the arrival of the AVE high-speed railway to Galicia in 2018. He said the innovation would improve citizen mobility and benefit the ...Full Article

Spain clampsdown on wave of copper thefts with new action plan

The theft of copper has become such a problem across Spain that the government has drawn up a major policing plan. This is aimed at improving response times and ...Full Article

Safety experts call for study into Spanish riptides

Experts are calling for an urgent investigation into Spain’s riptides as new figures show 18 people drowned in the space of just four days in August. It brings the ...Full Article

Jobless figure drops for sixth successive month

The number of unemployed registered in Spain fell by 74,028 in July. This is the largest reduction in July since 1998 and more than twice the reduction posted in ...Full Article

Lloret de Mar latest resort to get tough

Lloret de Mar, one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa Brava, is following the lead of Magaluf with a new “get tough” warning to rowdy tourists. ...Full Article

Couple smuggling designer drugs used child as decoy

Designer drugs destined for pop festivals in Ibiza and Barcelona were smuggled by a gang using a two-year-old todder as a decoy, police have revealed. The little girl frequently ...Full Article

Stowaway suffocates after seven hours in suitcase

A 26-year-old stowaway died after spending at least seven hours hiding in a suitcase inside a car on a ferry to Spain. Medics tried to revive the illegal immigrant ...Full Article

Police warn about “Samsung” prize draw scam

Spanish police are warning about a new scam which is using the Samsung brand name to try and extort cash from unsuspecting people. The false claims have been posted ...Full Article
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