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SAFFRON RIP-OFF in Spain as crooks put new labels on ‘bulked-out’ cheap Iranian imports

A massive saffron con has been busted which involved cheap Iranian imports of the expensive spice being rebranded as coming from the Castilla La...

Car import con as gang is arrested over €7 million tax scam in Spain

EIGHT people have been arrested over a second-hand car scam that defrauded Spanish tax authorities of €7.3 million over four years. A joint operation between...

Two bullets mailed to Spain’s ex-Prime Minister Zapatero in latest threat to politicians

FORMER Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has become the latest politician to be sent a threatening letter, accompanied by two bullets. Correos staff at...

Spain’s world-famous Pamplona bull runs are cancelled for a second year due to COVID-19

SPAIN'S famous Pamplona bull runs have been scrapped for a second successive year due to the COVID pandemic. The official confirmation came today(April 26) from...

Pyromaniac firefighter used petrol to start a forest blaze in Spain’s Cantabria region

A volunteer firefighter has been jailed for three and half years for starting a forest fire in Cantabria in 2019. Luis Trueba was also fined...

Driving licence scam causes Spain to scrap all exchanges with Venezuelan nationals

802 people have been arrested since the start of 2020 for trying to swap forged Venezuelan driving licences for legitimate Spanish documents. The Policia Nacional...

GOING GREEN as Spain’s politicians give thumbs up to radical climate bill

SPAIN'S new climate bill should become law next month once it is ratified by the country's Senate. Congress in Madrid yesterday(April 8) backed the measure...

Two-year home imprisonment ordeal ends for Madrid woman abused by her husband in Spain

A Madrid woman was rescued by the Policia Nacional after her husband refused to let her out of their home for two years. The 23-year-old...

‘THE MASKED BACKLASH’ as controversial new rules for Spain’s beaches are being reviewed within hours of starting

A new rule that orders mask wearing on Spain's beaches 'until the end of the pandemic' is to be reviewed just hours after it...

Spain’s lockdown bar closures produce less boozing but people have turned to other vices

SPAIN'S lockdowns have seen people turn away from alcohol but replace it with online gambling and the taking of drugs. That's the conclusion of a...

Spain set to exhume Franco victims from controversial Valley of the Fallen and return them to relatives for burial

SPAIN'S government is set to approve an immediate €650,000 of funding to exhume and identify victims of the country's Civil War that were buried...

Top Muslim in Spain is arrested and questioned over the funding of terror groups in Syria and the Middle...

SPAIN'S leading Muslim figure has been arrested and released by the Policia Nacional after he was quizzed over terrorist group funding. Ayman Adlbi is in...

CaixaBank takeover of Bankia to create Spain’s biggest bank set to be done by this Friday

PLANS to create Spain's largest retail bank through CaixaBank buying out Bankia have cleared a major legal hurdle and should be sealed by this...

AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccinations to be suspended by Spain for 15 days after blood clot concerns

SPAIN has suspended the use of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines for the next 15 days after fatal blood clots were reported by people getting the COVID-19...

Former Catalunya separatist president Carles Puigdemont faces Spanish extradition after losing EU immunity

EXILED former Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont who organised an illegal independence referendum in 2017 has had his immunity from prosecution stripped by the European...

Health chiefs in Spain propose tough Easter COVID-19 curbs across whole country including the Costa del Sol and Costa...

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health is proposing a tough package of measures to stop a new wave of COVID-19 cases being created over the Easter...

Fresh hint that Spain could reach travel deal with UK if vaccine passports are not introduced in the European...

TOURISM Secretary, Fernando Valdes, has hinted that Spain would consider bilateral travel deals and corridors with 'third party countries' if the European Union does...

Spain’s Emeritus King Juan Carlos coughs up another massive chunk of his tax bill

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos, who quit the country last August with financial scandals hanging over him, has paid a €4.4 million tax bill. It...

SIBLING SHOCKER as children are jailed for killing their infirm mother and stealing her pension in Spain’s Aragon region

TWO siblings have been jailed after killing their mother, stuffing her body into a closet, and continuing to collect her state pension for two...

Rapper in controversial free-speech jailing is forcibly removed from university campus in Spain’s Catalunya

SPANISH rapper Pablo Hasel was detained in Catalunya this morning(February 16) after a day-long stand off with police involving himself and dozens of his...

Catalunya judge orders insurance pay-out over enforced restaurant closure during Spain’s first State of Alarm

A court in Spain's Catalunya region has ordered an insurance company to pay €6,000 in compensation to a restaurant forced to close during the...

FRENCH CONNECTION as young people head south to Spain’s Madrid for bar and restaurant life

YOUNG French people chasing an open bar or restaurant are travelling to Madrid, where COVID-19 restrictions are less restrictive. The Madrid regional government has been...

Judge in Spain’s Santander rules that shop worker was rightly sacked over half-wearing her mask

A supermarket worker was 'rightfully sacked' for not wearing her protective mask properly, according to a judge in the northern city of Santander. The ruling...

Hotel in Spain used as HQ for massive international credit card scam totalling €12 million

A Spanish-led criminal group who scammed over €12 million in a credit card con has been broken up in a joint operation between the...

Douglas perfume chain in Spain to close 103 shops as online sales rise

DOUGLAS Perfumes are to shut 103 stores across Spain which will see up to 600 people lose their jobs. The company says that the move...

BRA ROW sparked transgender attack on lingerie shop assistant in Spain’s Valladolid

A transgender customer has been given a six month prison sentence after hitting a shop assistant who would not let her put on a...

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