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DAESH suspect called his home “Al-Andalus”

A 51-year-old man arrested for terrorist links was so firmly rooted in his DAESH beliefs that he called his home region “Al-Andalus” instead of Andalusia. Police said he would spend the entire day chatting to other supporters on at least 20 sites, as well as downloading information, training plans and pictures of fighters, including young children armed with guns. ...Full Article

Barcelona proposes massive hike in its tourist tax

Visitors to Barcelona are facing a massive hike in the tourist tax which could mean paying nearly six pounds a night when staying in the highest category of accommodation. ...Full Article

Evasive seaweed causing major problem on Costa del Sol beaches

A massive seaweed problem is causing such a headache for authorities in holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol that tourist chiefs fear the algae might spread out of ...Full Article

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 ...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
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