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Twelve-year Operation Shovel fizzles out with ‘Dapper Don’ Christy Kinahan Sr facing just four years in jail over passport...

Christy Kinahan Sr, the alleged head of a drug trafficking empire, is facing a return to Spain to stand trial and a potential four-year...

Fake physiotherapist accused of raping female clients at his Murcia home in Spain

A bogus physiotherapist from Totana, Murcia, has been jailed after he was arrested for raping at least three women. He was denied bail after a...

Two dead and four-year-old injured after car overturns in Spain’s Antequera

A WOMAN and a man have lost their lives and a four-year-old child has been injured in a tragic traffic accident on Wednesday night,...

DROUGHT CRISIS: Viñuela reservoir in Spain’s Malaga equals all-time low

THE Viñuela reservoir in Axarquia is at 9.2% of its capacity, a figure it has only reached once before, in 2008. The lack of rainfall...

Horse meat gang banked €4.5 million by selling sick animals from Valencia farm in Spain

A joint Guardia Civil and Europol operation has dismantled a criminal gang that illegally marketed horses to be slaughtered for meat that was not...

Victim allegedly shot 12 times with steel BB gun in horrific attack in San Pedro de Alcantara

Police have arrested two people for allegedly punching a person in the face and then shooting them 12 times with a BB gun on...

Booze bust with over 20,000 bottles missing tax labels seized from Costa Blanca distillery in Spain

AN Alicante Province distillery and warehouse has been raided and 20,231 bottles of wine seized for not having official tax seals on them. It followed...

Spain’s Mallorca plans €1 million fine for graffiti artists vandalising heritage areas

VANDALS daubing graffiti on protected elements of the Serra de Tramuntana could be fined up to €1 million under plans for a new law. The...

Spain’s telecoms giant Telefonica puts up prices for packages and mobile phones from New Year

SPAIN'S biggest telecoms provider Telefonica is putting up its prices from January 13, 2023. The firm is putting up tariffs for all of its Movistar...

Revolutionary drug that reduces chances of catching HIV from sex by 99% now available in Gibraltar

HEALTH chiefs in Gibraltar announced they would start offering a 99% effective HIV medication to those most at risk on World AIDS Day. It formed...

Spain’s Balearic Islands wants to restrict non-resident property buyers but EU law forbids it

THE Balearic Islands regional government is looking to see if can limit property sales to non-residents. High prices and availability of homes to islanders have...

Valencia’s largest ever bust nets entire roomful of 5.5 tonnes of cocaine

Valencia has set a new - if unwelcome - record for its largest ever seizure of cocaine.  A staggering 5.5 tonnes of Colombia’s finest -...

New letter bombs discovered in Spain at arms factory in Zaragoza and Madrid area air force base

A third suspected letter bomb has been found in less than 24 hours in Spain. The latest incident involves a device mailed to a European...

Puzzling mass arrival of ‘penguin birds’ to Spanish coasts

THE mysterious mass arrival of penguin-like birds to Spanish coasts is surprising experts. According to wildlife experts, several specimens of 'Alca torda' or 'penguin birds'...

Mysterious and thunderous acoustic wave shakes Spain’s Gran Canaria

A METEOR has exploded over Gran Canaria setting off panic across the island. It is believed that the sonic boom which shook Gran Canaria has...

Cursach case: Sobbing prosecutor begs forgives and drops all lurid corruption charges against Mallorca’s king of the night

In the latest sensational twist to the long-running Cursach saga, a sobbing prosecutor begged forgiveness and dropped all the lurid corruption charges against the...

Bright green swimming pools catch out marijuana farmers in Alicante area of Spain

TWO indoor marijuana farms have been raided on an Aigues urbanisation in Alicante Province, with 100 kilos of the drug seized by the Guardia...

Controversial plans blocked for development on unspoilt part of Spain’s Costa Blanca

A controversial seafront development near Benissa is in doubt after the local council suspended its building licence and ordered a new environmental study. The news...

Letter bomb explodes at Ukraine Embassy in Spain’s Madrid

AN employee at the Ukraine Embassy in Madrid suffered minor injuries after a letter bomb detonated on Wednesday lunchtime. The letter had been addressed to...

Teenage children threaten young victims with gun during street thefts in Spain’s Valencia

TWO children aged 15 and 17 have been charged with a series of violent robberies after threatening victims with a gun in Valencia. The thefts...

Primark to spend €100 million on eight new stores and refurbishments in Spain

FASHION retailer Primark has announced €100 million plans to open eight new stores and refurbish existing outlets in Spain. 1,000 new employees will be added...

LISTED: Walk-in flu vaccination points in Spain’s Malaga

MALAGA has set up walk-in points for flu jabs this week. Several primary care health districts are enabling schedules and spaces so that those people...

Four days of rains forecast as Spain’s Malaga gears up for cold, wet weekend

THE arrival of December will be accompanied by rainfall in almost the entire province of Malaga. According to a five-day forecast issued by the Spain’s...

Spain’s government unveils new plan to fight human trafficking

SPAIN'S Justice Minister, Pilar Llop, has unveiled plans for a bill to fight human trafficking and to help victims of it. A draft bill was...

Man jailed for 54 years for trying to kill stepdaughter and five others in Valencia house fire in Spain

A man has been jailed for 54 years on six counts of attempted murder after setting fire to an apartment in the Cabanyal ...

Home sales reach levels not seen since 2007 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

HOME sales in the Valencian Community in the third quarter of 2022 have reached levels not seen since before the bursting of the real...

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