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‘Phishing’ gang steal at least €443,600 from hacked online bank accounts in Spain

A bank 'phishing' con netted a nationwide gang at least €443,600 from 146 victims. The Policia Nacional have arrested 13 people across Spain and are...

One dead and dozens injured after trains collide in Barcelona area of Spain

A cargo train collided with a commuter train in the Barcelona area on Monday, killing the passenger train driver and injuring 86 people. Nine people...

Plain clothes policeman battered by drunk tourists after being mistaken for a robber in Barcelona

A POLICEMAN in Barcelona has been assaulted by drunk tourists who thought he was a robber. The mix-up left the officer, who was in plain...

Pro-Putin Ukrainian journalist accused of treason is arrested in Spain’s Catalunya region

A Ukrainian journalist and blogger accused of treason in his home country has been arrested in Tarragona under an international arrest warrant. Anatoly Shariya, 43,...

Three men die in suspected arson attack on Barcelona area apartment block in Spain

THREE men died in an Barcelona area apartment fire on Wednesday with police believing it was an arson attack. A fourth person suffered serious injuries...

Spain’s hospital operation waiting lists are longest in 18 years

SPAIN'S operation waiting lists in public hospitals have reached their highest level since 2003. Health Ministry figures going up to the end of 2021 show...

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has mobile phone hacked by Pegasus spyware

A mobile phone owned by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, was hacked twice in May 2021 according to the Spanish government. The unit was hit by...

Catalan president, Pere Aragones, among dozens of separatists hacked by specialist spyware in Spain

A cybersecurity rights group claims dozens of phones belonging to prominent Catalunya independence politicians were hacked by sophisticated spyware. The software is normally available at...

Spain calculates enormous tourism losses during Covid-19 pandemic

SPAIN lost €155 billion in tourist revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Statistics Institute(INE). Easter tourism seems to be bouncing back...

Right-wing weapons collector who made WhatsApp death threats against Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez, is jailed

A 66-year-old right-wing gun enthusiast from Catalunya has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after making threats to kill Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. The National Court...

British girl, 14, sexually assaulted in Barcelona area hotel during family holiday in Spain

A 14-year-old British girl was sexually assaulted last Thursday while on holiday with her parents in Callela on the Costa del Maresme- 50 kilometres...

Pedro Sanchez gives brand new estimate of Ukraine refugee numbers in Spain

AN estimated 110,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Spain since February's Russian invasion, according to Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Visiting a specially set-up reception centre...

Barcelona in Spain bans smoking on all beaches from July to boost health and environment

BARCELONA'S beaches will become 'no-smoking' areas from this summer. The permanent ban on lighting up follows a successful pilot on four beaches in the Catalan...

Spain’s Barcelona picked to host yachting’s America’s Cup in 2024

THE oldest trophy in international sport, the America's Cup, will be fought for in the waters off Barcelona in autumn 2024. The yachting team event...

Car giant Volkswagen to produce electric car batteries at new site in Spain’s Valencia area

VOLKSWAGEN'S car battery cell plant in Spain will be located in Sagunto, 30 kilometres north of Valencia City. The factory, costing around €7 billion to...

Dog owner in Spain’s Catalunya drowns during sea rescue at Costa Brava beach on Lloret de Mar

A man drowned after trying to save his dog at a Costa Brava beach in Catalunya. The owner, 46, responded fatally on Sunday while walking...

Spain seizes Russian oligarch superyachts in Barcelona and Mallorca

A €140 million superyacht owned by an oligarch friend of Russian leader Vladamir Putin has been seized by authorities in Barcelona. Another craft has also...

Cybercriminals in Spain’s Barcelona steal €1.6 million of broadcasting cash from Italian football club Florentina

THE Policia Nacional have arrested 11 people in the Barcelona area over a €1.6 million fraud against Italian Serie A football club, Florentina. They sent...

Holiday bookings to Benidorm are rising but bars and restaurants say ‘big-spending’ Russians will be missed in Spain

BENIDORM tourist groups say bookings are picking up but add that 'big-spending' Russian visitors will be missed due to grounded flights prompted by the...

Nationwide survey reveals ‘most-valued’ and cheapest supermarkets in Spain

HIPERCOR owned by department store chain El Corte Ingles has been ranked as Spain's 'most-valued' national supermarket retailer. The verdict comes in a customer survey...

Wife-killer in Spain’s Barcelona who slashed partner over 100 times with knives and scissors is jailed

A Barcelona area man has been jailed for 24 years and ordered to pay €550,000 in compensation after stabbing his wife 102 times at...

Britain’s ‘Most Wanted’ woman arrested while walking dog in upmarket area of Spain’s Catalunya

THE Guardia Civil have arrested a UK fugitive in Catalunya branded as Britain's 'Most Wanted' woman. Sarah Panitzke,47, was sentenced in her absence to eight...

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2022 in Spain removes Russian pavilion from next week’s event due to Ukraine invasion

THE world's biggest telecoms fair, the Mobile World Congress(MWC) in Barcelona has scrapped a dedicated area to Russian exhibitors due to their country's invasion...

Costa Blanca shoemaker famous for coloured trainers opens its own shops in Spain

ELCHE footwear manufacturer, Hoff, has opened its second branded store in Spain in Palma de Mallorca. Since it started in 2016, Hoff has sold over...

Barcelona hackers hoodwink phone shops into issuing SIM cards used to clear out bank accounts in Spain

A Barcelona-based gang emptied out people's bank accounts by tricking phone shops to give them replacement phone SIM cards. Eight people have been arrested in...

Catalan Queralt Castellet wins Spain’s first medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics in women’s snowboarding halfpipe 

THE first medal awarded to Team Spain at the Beijing Olympics has gone to an athlete from Catalunya.  Someone had to be the first, and...

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