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Spain Today – Tuesday 30 April 2024



A special traffic operation takes place from today and through the weekend in Castilla la Mancha, Madrid and Valencia in preparation for the Labour Day holiday on Wednesday.

In the UK, the FDA, the union representing civil servants, are expected to launch legal challenge today against the Rwanda Bill which their members would be forced to apply.

Also in the UK, today’s the day scheduled for the new post-Brexit border controls implemented by the UK government.

Tuesday will see the latest Air Quality in the UK report released.

We will also find out the latest figures on the latest statutory homelessness figures.

In Tuesday´s Spanish news, rubber dinghy carrying two tons of hashish intercepted, disabled workers report to be published today, and tobacco farmers to protest in Madrid.

Spain Today – Tuesday 30 April 2024

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Spanish News Headlines

The Guardia Civil has seized 2,345 kilos of hashish after intercepting an inflatable boat on the coast of Gran Canaria. The two crew members – aged 36 and 26 – have been arrested for a crime against public health.

The police device, in which agents from the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police and the Provincial Maritime Service of the Guardia Civil in Las Palmas have participated, has been deployed by land and sea.

The ONCE Foundation, through its entity Inserta Empleo, will present the Informe 9 Odismet report on the labour market in Spain today, and the employment situation of people with disabilities, prepared by the Observatory on Disability and the Labour Market of ONCE Foundation (Odismet), which is also celebrating a decade since its creation.

The presentation will take place at the Por Talento Digital headquarters in Madrid, and will be broadcast live on the You Tube channel. In addition, it will be narrated on social networks with the hashtags #Informe9Odismet and #Odismet10Aniversario.

UPA-UCE and Asaja, together with Agro-Food Cooperatives and the Interprofessional Tobacco Organization (OITAB), will hold a mobilisation in front of the Ministry of Agriculture today, in an attempt to save tobacco cultivation in the Extremadura region after the ban on dichloropropene and the implementation of generic packaging included in the Comprehensive Plan for the Prevention and Control of Smoking.

The convening parties stressed in a press conference that “more than 20,000 Extremaduran families who live, directly or indirectly, from tobacco cultivation cannot be abandoned to their fate.” Furthermore, it is a sector that helps maintain life in rural areas by developing in an area without any other type of alternative.

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Traffic and Travel

The roads will be busier than normal due to the holidays this week, Wednesday being a national holiday, and Thursday a significant day for Madrid. A special traffic operation will take place in various areas from Tuesday and through the weekend.

Remember to check the traffic and weather conditions before you set off, and plan your journey in advance.

For information and updates about driving in Spain, visit

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