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Prime Minister Rajoy Ordered to Testify in Gurtel Corruption Case

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been ordered to testify in proceedings relating to corrupt practices by a number of companies, which are suspected of bribing leading officials of Rajoy’s ruling Partido Popular in exchange for contracts as part of the so-called Gurtel scandal. It is not yet clear on what date exactly Rajoy is to take the

Prime Minister Rajoy Ordered to Testify in Gurtel Corruption Case

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been ordered to testify in proceedings relating to corrupt practices by a number of companies, which are suspected of bribing leading officials of Rajoy’s ruling Partido Popular in exchange for contracts as part of the so-called Gurtel scandal. It is not yet clear on what date exactly Rajoy is to take the

Whatsapp Child Pornography Distribution Ring Busted with 17 Arrests in Spain

The National Police say that 17 people have been arrested in Spain as part of an international operation against a major group that distributed child pornography via the online chat application WhatsApp.  The police said the network operated some 100 chat groups with 135 identified users in 18 countries in Europe, Central and South America,

World’s Biggest Ever Street Dinner Held in Northern Spain

The northern town of Avilés is a potential world record breaker by staging what they claim is the biggest-ever street dinner on Monday. A group of notaries acted as witnesses for the Guinness Book of Records, with 11,836 diners partaking of a meal at the food fair held at the Asturias Province town. The record

Swarm of Bees Scare Off La Marina Pub Goers

A swarm of bees got people running out of their seats outside a La Marina village bar on Monday lunchtime. The swarm appeared close to premises on the main Avenida de la Alegría in the village at around noon, with customers fleeing as the swarm approached. Emergency services were called, with a beekeeper (picture from

Firefighter Dispute With Regional Management Blazes On

A long-running dispute between firefighters in Alicante Province and regional management has reached a new level  with a number of vehicles found daubed in graffiti slagging off bosses. The province has 13 fire stations with union leaders saying that most of them had been in hit in Elche and Torrevieja with slogans calling for the

San Pedro Residents Give Their Opinion on Town Centre Revamp Plans

Over fifteen hundred San Pedro del Pinatar residents took part in a recent survey to see what they would like to see happen in a proposed plan to revamp the centre of the town. Two-thirds of those who voted, said that they wanted to see the Plazas de la Constitución and España linked up by

Summer Season Looks Bright for Tourist Numbers

Costa Blanca Easter hotel bookings were up by ten percent on last year’s period helped by good weather, and the holiday falling later in mid-April. Valencian region tourist chief Francesc Colomer said that the area was in for a excellent year for tourism, and it would continue be one of the major destinations in Spain

Only Bank in Daya Nueva Is Set to Close Down

Banco Sabadell is to close down its branch in Daya Nueva, meaning that there is no bank in the municipality, with the nearest one some five kilometres away in San Fulgencio. Daya Nueva mayor María Teresa Martínez told the Informacion newspaper that Sabadell’s decision to pull out of the two-thousand population town was “shameful”, and

Passenger Numbers Using Local Airports Rose Almost 5% in March from 2016

Air travel numbers are continuing to rise in Spain with the March national figures standing at just over 17 million passengers, an increase of four and a half percent on the same month last year. 907 thousand people used Alicante-Elche airport last month, a yearly rise of eight point four percent, whilst 53 thousand passengers

European Police Investigation Leads to Five Arrests for Cyber-Hacking Crimes

The National Police have linked up with their UK colleagues to arrest five men on cyber-hacking charges, with three people detained in Spain in swoops in Barcelona and the Canary Islands. The group were developing and selling sophisticated software to provide ‘invisibility’ to all types of malicious computer malware which had the potential to affect countless computers around the

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