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Train hits buffers in Barcelona station

OVER 50 people were injured, three seriously, when a local commuter train ran into the buffers as it arrived at a station in Barcelona...

Home break-in gang busted

SEVEN people have been arrested in the break-up of a gang accused of dozens of home robberies in towns along the western Costa del...

Property market marches on

THE recovery of the Spanish property market was confirmed with week as March sales figures were 16.8% higher than the same month last year...

Human trafficking gang detained in Málaga

Fourteen members of a gang believed to have been trafficking Iranians into the UK have been detained at Málaga airport. A 15th member, believed...

Kidnappers arrested – and victim too!

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two 40-year-old men and a 36-year-old woman, all Spanish nationals, for simulating a kidnap. The three cooked up a plot, in...

Horsemeat scandal ringleader lived in Calpe

Police have dismantled a Europe-wide crime group who traded horsemeat unfit for human consumption. A Dutch man tracked down in Belgium, and who had been...

Málaga battered by €10m storm

It was one of the worst downpours in the history of Málaga. For two hours early on Sunday the city was pounded by torrential...

Ultimatum for Catalan president

PM Mariano Rajoy has given Catalan president Puigdemont until Monday to clarify if he yesterday (Tuesday) declared unilateral independence for Cataluña or not. The...

Costa crime rates lowest in 10 years

THE OVERALL crime rate in Alicante province has dropped to the lowest in 10 years, according to the final 2017 crime report issued by...

Snake Rescue

LOCAL police in Alhaurín de la Torre were called after a resident reported finding a snake which had become tangled in a thin plastic...

Cataluña in crisis

“WE ARE going to declare independence 48 hours after all the votes are in and the results are official.” These were the words of the...

Metamizole: woman’s near-fatal collapse

TAKING just one tablet of the controversial painkiller Nolotil triggered a severe allergic reaction in a Spanish woman – who was saved by quick-thinking...

Deadlock broken

SPAIN ended its political hiatus on Saturday when Mariano Rajoy, leader of the Partido Popular, was re-elected prime minister by Congress. The move brought...

Costa hotels post Spain’s biggest boost

By Oliver McIntyre MÁLAGA province posted the country’s biggest boost in hotel guest numbers in the month of April, according to data from the National Statistics...

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Animal shelter raided by police

By David Jackson Environmental police unit Seprona together with government vets raided an animal shelter known as Kim's Animal Shelter in Gádor last week after...

‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two Romanian women (age 28 and 38) as they were about to 'cuddle'-rob an elderly expat couple in La Senieta...

Top UK musician drowns in Níjar

By Richard Torné A top British rock musician has drowned while on holiday in Níjar. Session guitarist Michael Casswell, 53, who played in the West End...