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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 nothing against the traditional black and white stripes but believes blotches on the road would help to remind people about the importance of the bovine industry. Galicia ...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! ...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 ...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 ...Full Article

Another spectator dies in bull run

Animal campaigners are once again calling for a ban on bull-runs and bull-fighting after yet another spectator was gored to death in a Spanish town. This ...Full Article

Chambermaids walk out for two days in “successful strike”

Tourists in Ibiza were lobbied by hotel chambermaids as part of a two-day strike over pay and conditions, including a call for blood pressure and heart ...Full Article

Defiant Benidorm warns Valencia against tourist tax

Benidorm is fighting controversial plans to introduce a tourist tax, saying it will make the resort unpopular and force holidaymakers elsewhere such as Tunisia, Turkey and ...Full Article

Raid on clandestine poker club prompts police warning

Police have issued a warning about illegal gambling after dismantling a clandestine club in which illegal poker tournaments were held in the Madrid town of San ...Full Article

Spain still happy with tourism fortunes despite some dips

Spain received close on 48.1 million inbound tourists in the first seven months of the year, a 1.9% rise on the same period of 2018, while ...Full Article

Make sure you are ready for Brexit, expats in Spain are urged

UK nationals who may struggle to complete their residency applications will be helped by measures announced by the UK Government Up to £3 million is being ...Full Article
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