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Major prostitution gang smashed in Ibiza as 21 woman freed

Twenty-one women were forced to kneel for hours and beaten unless they bought in 1,000 euros a day as prostitutes. The victims, who were kept on the Spanish mainland in the winter before being taken to the holiday island for the summer, were forced to work 14 hours a day.Full Article

Woman police officer faces discipline for wearing her own bullet-proof vest

Police unions in Spain and the Canaries are claiming sexual discrimination after a woman officer faces jail for wearing her own bullet-proof vest “adapted to the female form”. They ...Full Article

Spain and UK urged to take action over alcohol at airports and on flights

Every airline travelling to and from the UK to Spain should consider introducing “dry flights” and start a blacklist of drunken passengers. The call is being made to both ...Full Article

Gangs use rainbow-dyed pigeons for new tourist scam

Police in one of Spain’s most popular cities have taken more than 20 pigeons into custody -because they had been dyed in rainbow shades as a tourist scam! Barcelona, ...Full Article

Spain pledges “accesible tourism for all”

Spain joined the celebration of World Tourism Day by renewing its commitment to accessible tourism. The Spanish Ministry of Industry says tourism and leisure are basic aspects of daily ...Full Article

Voter posted christening gift of 200 euros in ballot box instead of voting slip!

A hapless voter had to call in the police after mixing up an envelope containing a wad of money with his polling slip! The man was horrified when he ...Full Article

Two Moroccans arrested as fight against ISIS continues

Spanish police have arrested two Moroccan men who were planning to commit ISIS atrocities in Europe. Armed officers with shields and batons swooped on two addresses in Spain and ...Full Article

Drought fears as Palma bans beach showers

One of Spain’s most popular tourist resorts has banned beach showers as its water resources near crisis point. Tourism chiefs in Palma, the capital of Mallorca, say they have ...Full Article

Surprise for customs officers as man carries baby parrots in suitcase

A Chinese man has been arrested for trying to smuggle seven talking parrots through a busy aiport, complete with life support system! Customs officials at Madrid aiport became suspicious ...Full Article

Distress as dead brown bear found near nature reserve

Animal campaigners have voiced their “utter disgust” after a protected brown bear was found shot through the head near a nature reserve by a group of tourists in Spain. ...Full Article
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