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Elaborate scam to sit false driving tests with bogus applicants

Police have uncovered an elaborate plot on the Spanish mainland which enabled foreigners who did not speak the language to pass their driving tests. The gang used all sorts of methods, including impersonating the person who was supposed to be taking the practical driving test to giving instructions and answers to those siting the theory through hidden microphones.Full Article

Tourist finds gun in Puerto

A gun wrapped in a towel was discovered in Puerto de la Cruz, thanks to an observant tourist.   The suspicious package had been left around 200 metres from ...Full Article

Spain spends more on tobacco, alcohol and gambling

Despite the economic difficulties faced by many people in Spain last year, expenditure on cigarettes still increased, a new report shows. The average spend on tobacco per person rose ...Full Article

Rajoy says Spain is winning the war over lost jobs

Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy has pledged to make job creation a major priority for the years ahead after new figures suggest the youth unemployment situation is getting better. ...Full Article

Sub-Saharans now risking dangerous swim to find a new life!

This is the moment an illegal immigrant who tried to swim 30 miles to freedom decided it wasn’t such a good idea after all. The exhausted man very nearly ...Full Article

Warning over new bank machine robbery scam

  Customers going to a bank machine to take out money are being warned about a new scam called “scalping”. Police say they should be very aware of people ...Full Article

Top singers back major new campaign against sex trade of women

Stars from the world of entertainment are backing the Spanish police as they launch their biggest ever campaign against the exploitation of women for sexual services. The singers Malú ...Full Article

Luxury car heist gang caught under “Operation Driven”

Police have arrested six people on the Spanish mainland for organising an elaborate luxury car heist which netted cars worth more than 800,000 euros. The gang homed in on ...Full Article

Spain backs Niger’s efforts against people trafficking

Efforts by the African country of Niger to fight illegal people trafficking are being backed by Spain which shares the same problem. Due to its geographic location, Niger is ...Full Article

Magaluf aims to “clean up its act” but will campaign really work?

Magaluf has always been one of the party capitals of the world but now the authorities are desperately trying to clean up their act. Whether proposals by the local ...Full Article
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