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Two arrested for sending out false sailing qualifications

Two people have been arrested on the Spanish mainland for selling nautical qualifications when not authorised to do so. Within the framework of the operation “Portaviones”, police from Gran Canaria travelled to the province of Almería to arrest the two Spaniards, aged 63 and 50. Both are accused of a crime of falsification of a public document and another ...Full Article

Little girl survives ecstasy accident

A three-year-old girl who swallowed an ecstasy tablet after finding it in a park in Ibiza has won her battle for survival. The youngster, who was on holiday with ...Full Article

Korean official dies after mugging

A high-ranking official with the south Korean government died after being mugged in Spain. The woman, who served as vice president of the Presidential Commission of Culture for Asia ...Full Article

Chikungunya diagnosis from Alicante was a mistake, says Iceland lab

Health chiefs in Iceland have been left with red faces after admitting that a laboratory wrongly diagnosed three holidaymakers of contracting the chikungunya virus whilst on holiday in Alicante! ...Full Article

Father and son die whilst canyoning in Granada

A father and son drowned in Spain after the 17-year-old boy fell into a fast-flowing river whilst practising the adventure sport of canyoning and his dad jumped into the ...Full Article

Arrests in Fuengirola for labour exploitation

National Police arrested two people for labour exploitation of Pakistani citizens in fruit shops in Fuengirola (Málaga). The detainees are said to have exploited their com-patriots, taking advantage of ...Full Article

Botched 16th century St George statue is now “normal” again

A 16th century statue of St George and the Dragon, dubbed one of Spain’s most botched restoration jobs when given a “facelift” a year ago, has finally been returned ...Full Article

Warning over fake 50 euro notes

National Police arrested two men in Seville for trying to defraud several vendors of ONCE coupons. The strategy used by the alleged fraudsters was to buy tickets with fake ...Full Article

Four hurt as Pride float collapses

Four people were injured, one of them seriously, during the massive Gay Madrid 2019 festival after a barrier on their float collapsed and they plummeted to the ground. The ...Full Article

Pacma aims to stop July 25th bullfights with calves

Animal rights campaigners in Spain are calling for a ban on a bullfighting tradition involving calves which they describe as “grotesque”. The protest group Pacma says the fiestas are ...Full Article
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