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UK drug runners caught by Catalan cops

Suspected members of a gang that had been transporting truckloads of marijuana to the UK from Spain have been arrested by the Catalan regional...

Race yacht used to run drugs

Eight suspects have been arrested – ‘several of them Britons’ – in a sting against smugglers who were running cocaine from Caribbean islands to...

Electricity price hits record high

Electricity bills will remain high until February, when prices will start to fall ‘slowly’, according to industry experts. The arrival of more renewable energy into...

Seven British fugitives arrested in Spain in three weeks

Seven British fugitives have been detained in the space of just three weeks as a result of joint operations between the National Police and...

Lockdown ruled unconstitutional

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court (TS) has partially upheld an appeal by far-right party Vox against the manner in which the government ordered people to stay...

Pensions reform deal sealed

The first agreement for the long overdue reform of the Spanish public pension system has been sealed by the government with the nation’s principal...

Government brings in ‘the right to die’

The law legalising euthanasia in Spain has come into force, thus ensuring that patients can decide about the process to end their life. A doctor...

Roman coins seized in police sting

A hoard of gold coins from the Roman era has been recovered by the National Police. A force spokesman said the 90 aurei had ‘great...

VAT cut to reduce soaring electricity bills

A temporary reform passed by the Cabinet yesterday (Thursday) will cut electricity bills for homes by over 10%, according to treasury minister María Jesús...

Catalan politicians due to be freed today

The pardons for nine Catalan politicians, who were jailed for holding the illegal independence referendum in 2017, were signed by the government yesterday. They are...

End to outdoor face masks

People will no longer have to wear face masks in the open air from June 26. PM Pedro Sánchez has just announced that the measure...

For and against wolf protection

A farmers’ union has presented objections to the ministerial order protecting the Iberian wolf. The animal is already on the list of protected species for...

Bank of Spain questions minimum wage rise

A report by the Bank of Spain has controversially claimed that the increase to the minimum wage (SMI) in 2019 prevented the creation of...

Jabs for the boys

A controversial ruling by the ministry for health will allow Spain’s national football team to be inoculated against Covid-19 before the start of the...

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