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Pedro Sánchez welcomes Catalan prison sentences and advocates “new era”

The decision by Spain’s Supreme Court to impose prison sentences on nine Catalan independence leaders for their role in the illegal October 2017 referendum has been welcomed by acting Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez. They were given jail terms ranging from nine to 13 years for sedition and embezzlement but were not convicted of the more serious ...Full Article

Burglar gets stuck down chimney!

A young thief got rather more than he bargained for when he got stuck down the chimney of a house he was trying to burgle in ...Full Article

Rare white tiger found in cage next to swimming pool!

Police in Spain were astonished to find one of the world’s rarest white tigers in a cage next to the swimming pool of a luxury villa! ...Full Article

Two die in firework explosion as town suffers new tragedy

Two people died as a result of an explosion in a Spanish fireworks factory just a short distance from the scene of a triple tragedy last ...Full Article

Gang steals medical equipment worth 60 million euros from Spanish hospitals

Police have dismantled a criminal organisation dedicated to the theft of medical material in hospitals throughout Europe. The seven arrested mainly subtracted endoscopes – medical equipment ...Full Article

Spain heeds warnings of global warming

The United Nations Inter-governmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change has made public in Monaco its special report on “Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate”. ...Full Article

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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...Full Article
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