Category: News

Agent Arrested

A National Police officer has been taken into custody and had bail refused by an Alicante police court, after being accused of crimes of sexual abuse and assault involving under age teenage boys. Extensive investigations by the National Police led to the arrest of the 32-year-old agent, with indecent images of children found on his

Limit Changes

The British Government has announced plans to scrap the current 15-year time limit on British citizens who live in Spain registering as overseas electors. The changes would give all eligible British citizens who have lived in the UK a lifelong right to vote in parliamentary elections. It would mean all eligible overseas electors are able

Up In Smoke

The Guardia Civil has seized the largest amount of contraband tobacco ever in Spain. Officers swooped on 100 tonnes of tobacco worth 16 million euros and arrested 13 people suspected of selling it over the internet. The tobacco was found in warehouses in Valencia and in Badajoz in the west of the country, with the Guardia detaining 13 Spanish and Polish

Unholy Robbers

A 48-year-old man has been arrested in Alicante Province for being part of a four-strong gang which stole valuable church artefacts. The other arrests by the Guardia Civil came in Zaragoza. 200 pieces, including an 18th century statue which had been taken from a church in the Monte Rioja area last year, were recovered in

Independence Move

Catalunya’s pro-independence regional government won a confidence vote last week, which it hopes will boost support for its efforts to split from Spain, and will hold a referendum next year. The motion to support the separatist parties in power in the region was won by 72 votes against 63, The region’s president, Carles Puigdemont, has said that winning the vote

A Mere Snip

Amancio Ortega, Europe’s richest man and founder of global fashion group and Zara owner Inditex, has bought one of Madrid’s most famous skyscrapers for 490 million euros through his property investment arm. The purchase marks another step in the famously-reclusive billionaire’s strategy to build a property empire through Pontegadea Inmobiliaria, one of the biggest property

Circus Ban

The use of wild animals in circuses across the Valencia region is now illegal. The Valencian vice-president, Mónica Oltra, said that the cabinet rubber-stamped the change to the region’s animal welfare law after it was unanimously voted for by the regional parliament (Les Corts) earlier this year.

Sanchez Quits

The leader of Spain’s opposition PSOE Socialist party, Pedro Sanchez, resigned amidst dramatic scenes last Saturday, in a move that could end months of political deadlock. Mr Sanchez stood down after losing a vote by the party’s federal committee over supporting the formation of a conservative-led governing coalition – a move he had strongly opposed. The lead

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