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Car crash insurance scam: 61 arrests

Police on the mainland have made 61 arrests after breaking up a network which reaped hundreds of thousands of euros through fraudulent car accident claims. In some of the cases, the gang sought compensation for people injured in collisions which never occurred in the first place. In others, they would mock up accidents, using old cars and causing the ...Full Article

Spain says Gibraltar must act

The Spanish Government is at logger-heads with the executive of Gibraltar over drug smuggling and money laundering. Spain says it is doing all it can to clampdown on the ...Full Article

Drugs hidden everywhere and now in implants!

A 43-year-old Venezuelan woman has been arrested at Madrid airport – for trying to smuggle cocaine hidden in her breast implants! The latest discovery took even police by surprise ...Full Article

“Selfie” disaster as balcony collapses

Police have once again reiterated the dangers of taking “selfies” in potentially dangerous situations following another very serious incident in Barcelona. Five people were seriously injured, one of them ...Full Article

Girls charged 100 euros an hour

Police have broken up a prostitution ring in the centre of Marbella where girls were forced to work seven days a week, even when ill. Clients were charged 100 ...Full Article

Owners want more dog-friendly beaches

Spain is “tailing” behind when it comes to dog-friendly beaches and residents are not impressed. According to the website Playea.es which you can visit to find your ultimate choice ...Full Article

Living at home with mum and dad

More than three out of four Spaniards under the age of 30 are still living at home with their parents, according to a new report. According to the country’s ...Full Article

Cars double in value as clocks turned back

Police have made 27 arrests on the mainland for a con which involved turning back the clocks of cars and doubling their value. In some cases, the speedometers “lost” ...Full Article

Call to denounce domestic violence

An appeal is being made to anyone who suspects domestic violence to report it immediately to the authorities. Spain’s Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato made ...Full Article

Conmen use “Game of Thrones” ploy

Thousands of people are believed to have been duped into applying for a role in the fifth series of “Game of Thrones”. Two conmen apparently took advantage of a ...Full Article
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