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All in a day’s work for sniffer dog Pipo

A passenger who arrived at Barcelona airport thought they had got away with a drug-smug-gling mission. What they didn’t count on, however, was Pipo, an eight-year-old labrador who has been specially trained to detect the presence of drugs on people or in suitcases.Full Article

Pimps bar coded prostitutes with wrist tattoos

A group of Romanian pimps bar coded prostitutes to show how much they owed “in debt” and how much they had to pay off in strip clubs or brothels. ...Full Article

Spanish nurse to sue over ebola claims and loss of Excalibur

The Spanish nursing assistant who survived ebola is launching lawsuits against the Ministry of Health and says she will give her demand of 150,000 euros direct to animal charities. ...Full Article

Woman dies after eating “death cap” mushroom

A 56-year-old woman who wanted to enjoy a nice meal with her husband died after eating a highly toxic wild mushroom. The couple went out foraging in the forests ...Full Article

A life abroad is more than bricks and mortar

British nationals planning to retire abroad to learn more about their destination before moving. With six million British nationals planning to head overseas when they retire , the Foreign ...Full Article

Armed French mafia gang settled on Costa Brava

A French mafia group settled on the Costa Brava had an arsenal of guns, including a Kalashnikov and pistols, whilst accompanying a drugs’ shipment, say the Guardia Civil. Five ...Full Article

“Sting” victim left naked and spray-painted in street

A man who thought he was keeping an appointment for his professional services was tied up, robbed, threatened with a knife and then left naked and spray-painted in the ...Full Article

Prison for parents who left toddler “to go out clubbing”

A husband and wife who left their two-year-old child alone in their home in the middle of the night whilst they went clubbing have each been sentenced to nine ...Full Article

Cocaine found in banana boxes

Drug smuggling gangs use all sorts of ways to get their illegal shipments into Spain and the latest is banana boxes. Police have found 54 kilos of cocaine hidden ...Full Article

Sword-fighting boy plummets 100ft from eighth floor flat

An eight-year-old child plummeted nearly 100ft from the balcony of an apartment eight floors up and survived. The boy had a miracle escape from certain death after an awning ...Full Article
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