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“Virtual kidnapping” scam still sweeping Spain

Police believe the “virtual kidnapping” scam sweeping Spain from South America is reaching epidemic proportions. Around 2,000 people are thought to have been duped into believing that a loved one, usually a child, has been kidnapped by a gang who threaten to kill them unless a ransom is paid.Full Article

Plundered artefacts sent back to Italy

Thirteen archaeological finds described as of great historical value have been returned by Spain to Italy. The artefacts, including pots and figurines, were discovered by the Civil Guard in ...Full Article

Beware of new bogus “Correos” email

A warning has been issued about a new bogus email virus which locks computers. The message appears to come from the Post Office (Correos) and it does look authentic.Full Article

Spanish students take part in maths and science tests

Around 10,000 students from 364 Spanish schools begin international tests of Mathematics and Science Primary 4, in which 45 countries and 300,000 students around the world participate. TIMSS (Trends ...Full Article

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 ...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
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