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Pilot and student killed in another training flight crash

A 50-year-old flight instructor with the Spanish Air Force and his 20-year-old female student both died as their plane crashed into the sea off a popular tourist beach and narrowly missed boats in a luxury marina. The two victims were Commander Daniel Melero Ordóñez from Cádiz and third-year student Rosa Almirón Otero of Lucena, Córdoba. This was the second ...Full Article

Eight arrests as police smash cocaine-smuggling gang

The Civil Guard, in collaboration with police from Madrid and Switzerland, have broken up an organisation dedicated to drug trafficking and detained its eight members. The investigation began in ...Full Article

Spain looks at its tourism promotion to attract new markets

The government has agreed to allocate 33.3 million euros to develop advertising campaigns in countries where Spain is not a consolidated tourist destination. The Council of Ministers authorised the ...Full Article

Dog walker dies of meningitis after fox bite

A dog walker aged 60 has died of meningitis after being bitten by a fox, health chiefs in Spain have confirmed. The man was attacked by the infected animal ...Full Article

Drivers warned: “Don’t be distracted!”

Distractions are the cause of one in four accidents in Spain, a new study has confirmed. In 2018, 446 people died in an accident caused by distraction and 1,983 ...Full Article

Gang ramraided telephone shops across Spain

National Police have broken up an organisation dedicated to theft with force by “ram raiding” telephone shops throughout Spain. They operated at night and quickly, even in less than ...Full Article

Spain loves zebras but wants crossings to have cow spots instead!

A campaign group in Spain is aiming to get all the country’s zebra crossings replaced with cow spots instead! The ecological group “Casa Grande de Xanceda” says it has ...Full Article

Beach thefts so common that police hand out survival boxes!

A beach thief in Spain got more than he bargained for when he jumped into the sea to escape but two police officers swam after him! The dramatic incident ...Full Article

Terrorist suspect found hiding in Spain

A terrorist suspect who was helping to plan an attack with kalashnikovs in Paris in 2016 has finally been arrested hiding in Spain. National Police have detained E.M.A, a ...Full Article

Arsonist started fires so he could be a hero

Police on the Costa del Sol arrested a man who deliberately started eight fires along the coastline so he could become a hero by helping to combat the blaze ...Full Article
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