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The amazing story of the baby’s rattle found in a Franco victim’s grave

The mysterious discovery of a pink and yellow baby’s rattle found next to the remains of a woman killed by firing squad during the Spanish Civil War has finally been solved, 83 years after her death. Archaeologists were stunned when they unearthed the perfectly preserved toy in 2011 during excavation work in Palencia, Spain. The rattle was in such ...Full Article

Unions warn of mental workload of airport security staff

Unions are warning about the occupational risks faced by security workers at Spain’s airports. Their alert follows the death of a woman employee at Palma airport following an altercation ...Full Article

Sweets, cakes and sugary beverages banned from schools in Balearics

The Balearic Government has announced tough new rules over the type of food served to school-children as it fights obesity and encourages a healthier lifestyle. The decree is based ...Full Article

Costa del Sol to set up jellyfish free zones

Popular beaches along the Costa del Sol are to set up jellyfish-free zones to save holiday makers getting a nasty sting this summer. Marbella has come up with the ...Full Article

Four stowaways found in 60cm wide space

National Police located four migrants hidden in a false compartment of a van in the control of vehicles prior to boarding in the port of Ceuta. The vehicle was ...Full Article

Hoteliers launch world-wide onslaught against illegal holiday rentals

Hoteliers from around the world, including New York, Paris, London and Tel Aviv, have joined forces to launch a global onslaught against the lettings giant Airbnb and illegal holiday ...Full Article

Eight more arrests in money laundering probe

The Civil Guard has dismantled an independent criminal organisation of money launderers through the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies. For the first time in Europe, two Bitcoins ATMs, four ...Full Article

“Stink boats” strike again with more dead cows washed up in Menorca

Unpleasant scenes of the bodies of dead cows washed up on the shores of the Canary Islands have been repeated in the Balearics. The bodies of three animals appeared ...Full Article

Funeral home blamed for mixing up two corpses

An investigation is underway after a funeral home allegedly mixed up two bodies and incinerated one of them by mistake. Government officials in Galicia, Spain claim the undertakers “did ...Full Article

Seven victims poisoned before money thefts

Spanish police have identified at least seven victims of a money scam involving poisoning by scopolamine. Three of them were afected so badly they had to be admitted to ...Full Article
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