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Moroccans given path to formal employment in Spain through lorry driver visa amid labour shortage

Spain has announced plans to train and employ truck drivers from Morocco in an effort to ease labour shortages.  The move follows the recent release...

Two members of alleged Islamic State terror cell detained in Spain’s Andalucia

SPANISH and Moroccan police have dismantled an alleged Islamic State cell consisting of three people ready to commit terrorist acts. The Policia Nacional arrested two...

Gang that exploited undocumented migrant workers from Morocco busted in Spain’s Malaga province

A criminal group that exploited undocumented migrant workers, mainly from Morocco, in the agricultural sector has been broken up. The group is accused of selling...

TRAVEL: A wild 36 hours in Morocco – via the disaster of public transport

With such quick and easy access to Morocco across the Strait of Gibraltar, it’s something of a wonder that more people in the south...

Stormy weather catches out two Brits off Spain’s Andalucia coast with South America-bound drugs stash

TWO British men crewing a boat packed with drugs have been arrested by the Policia Nacional off the Andalucia coast. The 16-metre-long and five-metre-wide vessel,...

Amnesty International slams Spain and Morocco for migrant death disaster in Melilla

AMNESTY International has accused Spain and Morocco of trying to cover up what happened in the enclave of Melilla on June 24 when dozens...

Would-be migrants flee plane at Barcelona airport after fake medical emergency forces landing

TWENTY-EIGHT people fled an aeroplane travelling from Casablanca (Morocco) to Turkey on Wednesday morning, after an apparently faked medical emergency forced the aircraft to...

Police put on alert ahead of Spain-Morocco World Cup clash

SPANISH police are reportedly on alert ahead of possible altercations tomorrow related to the World Cup last-16 match between Spain and Morocco. Disturbances were...

Migrant reaches Spanish soil from Morocco by flying over border in paraglider

WOULD-BE migrants trying to reach Spanish soil from North Africa will go to desperate measures to get across the borders at the exclave cities...

Gang kept stolen cars from across Europe at base on Spain’s Costa Blanca before shipping them to Morocco

A criminal gang lived the high-life in luxury villas on the Costa Blanca with money earned from selling off high-end cars stolen across Europe. The...

Monster haul of drugs, luxury items in Spain linked to Moroccan drug lord

A Costa del Sol lawyer specialising in cases of drug trafficking has been arrested over allegedly working for 'one of the most wanted drug...

Opposition party calls on Spain’s interior minister to quit over Melilla migrant tragedy that killed 23

SPAIN’S main opposition Popular Party (PP) has called on Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska (pictured above) to be sacked over the Melilla migrant tragedy in...

BBC documentary about Spanish border tragedy prompts fresh calls from political parties for explanations

A DOCUMENTARY from the BBC about the tragic migrant deaths in June this year at the border between Morocco and the Spanish city of...

Murcia carer tries to flee Spain after stealing €18,000 from elderly client

POLICE intercepted a thieving Murcia region care giver as she was about to flee the country, having stolen €18,000 from her client's bank account. The...

Thirteen arrests made in joint Spanish-Moroccan swoop on suspected jihadists 

SPAIN’S National Police today arrested 10 people in the North African city of Melilla and one person in the Spanish city of Granada due...

ON a second visit to Spain’s unspoilt Costa de la Luz, Jo Chipchase was finally switched on to its...

I HAD visited the Costa de la Luz only once before, a decade ago with my young sons. At the time, I had only...

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Through the Moorway to Africa. A Trip from Spain to Morocco

Chances are, like many of the hundreds of thousands of northern Europeans who live in Andalucía, your idea of an adventure is a day trip to some perilously perched pueblo blanco or half an hour paragliding. Well, can I make a suggestion?

Spain vows to ‘defend national interests’ as Algeria suspends cooperation treaty in diplomatic row over Western Sahara

SPAIN’S government vowed to ‘defend’ its national interests just hours after Algeria announced the decision to suspend a 20-year-old treaty of friendship and cooperation. Foreign...

Land borders to reopen between Spain’s enclaves and Morocco 

PEOPLE will be able to cross between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla for the first time since before the...

Property developer claims Brexit has caused holiday home purchases to fall in Spain’s Murcia region

HOLIDAY home sales in the Murcia region have fallen from 72% of all real estate deals in 2015 to 47% last year, according to...

Ferry routes between Spain and Morocco resume after two year stop

FERRY crossings between Spain and Morocco were resumed this week after stopping more than two years ago as the pandemic hit. The first ferries crossed...

Dozens of arrests across Spain over newborn baby nationality scam aimed at getting residency for Moroccan women

THE Policia Nacional have busted a scam using newborn babies of pregnant immigrants as a way to get Spanish residency. Moroccan women paid up to...

EXPLAINER: Has Spain healed the rift with Morocco? What you need to know about talks in Rabat

SPAIN’S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited Rabat on Thursday to meet with Moroccan King Mohammed VI in what was widely viewed as an attempt...

Man, 61, fails to exit Spain via Murcia’s Corvera airport with underage girl who defied her parents

A man has been arrested at Murcia's Corvera airport for trying to leave the country with an underage girl. The youngster told her mother and...

Drug smugglers in Spain’s Andalucia lie about orca attack to cover up hashish shipment from Morocco

The Policia Nacional have arrested hashish smugglers who sailed from Morocco and lied about their boat being attacked by orca whales. Two people have been...

Marbled Duck quacks back in Spain with much-needed population rise

SPAIN'S Marbled Duck population is bouncing back after serious concerns about its decline. Falling numbers in the 2010s led to the official declaration of the...

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