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Record-breaking urban slide is finally demolished

Spain’s longest-ever urban slide has now been demolished after lasting just 24 hours before controversy erupted over its safety. Estepona council on the Costa del Sol confirmed the fleeting attraction has been removed following a three-month review. The authority is also stressing that the demolition of the slide will cost them nothing as it was carried ...Full Article

Police make 14 arrests after discovering network smuggling cocaine by sea

The Civil Guard, within the framework of the Man-salva operation, has dismantled a criminal organisation dedicated to introducing cocaine by sea, which it later distributed to ...Full Article

Hotels across Spain were clients of illegal TV centre

National Police agents have dismantled an IPTV centre – internet television protocol system – that fraudulently provided audiovisual content and payment channels. The detainee provided access ...Full Article

Drones to fly over Spanish roads to spot offences from the air

Motorists in Spain have been warned they are being watched by drones and if offences are spotted from the air, they can be immediately fined. The ...Full Article

Smuggling gang disguised tobacco smell with scented rubbish bags

An internet gang which sent smuggled tobacco through the post to all parts of Spain disguised the strong smell by using scented rubbish bags or putting ...Full Article

Paedophile “put relatives’ faces” on other sexual images

National Police agents have arrested 24 people and investigated nine others for sharing child pornography through a well-known social network. Two of those arrested were mother ...Full Article

Balearics taking first step towards discouraging car use

The Balearic Government has opened the door to a new mobility strategy for the islands which will encourage the use of public transport as opposed to ...Full Article

Beach users wake up to anti-tourism messages

Campaigners against mass tourism in Ma-llorca have made their feelings known again by daubing messages on an historic building on a popular beach, telling holidaymakers: “You’re ...Full Article

Why Estepona is smelling rather fruity!

A Costa del Sol holiday resort has decided to spray its streets and squares with fruity water to make it smell extra special. Estepona council says ...Full Article

“Looky looky” man sold cocaine inside hairbands

Police in the Balearics were shocked to find potentiallyj deadly cocaine hidden inside children’s hairbands. The plastic trinkets, in bright colours such as vivid purple and ...Full Article
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