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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! The dramatic incident happened on the packed Barceloneta beach in Barcelona which has been plagued by robberies. More than 850 thefts have been reported so far this summer and on this occasion, holidaymakers ...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 detained E.M.A, a ...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 combat the blaze ...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 time, the victim ...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 rate checks and ...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 Egypt. City leaders ...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 Sebastián de los ...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 spending increased by ...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 provided for organisations ...Full Article

Spain’s biggest ever outbreak of listeria prompts international alert

Health officials in Spain say they are doing all they can to investigate and control the serious outbreak of listeriosis detected in Andalusia and “will leave recriminations” until later. ...Full Article
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