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Increase in Domestic Violence Complaints

According to figures released by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) on Monday, Spanish courts received a total of 42,689 domestic violence complaints in the second quarter of 2017, representing an increase of 18%. Of the 42,689 complaints, 40,366 were women, although there has also been an increase in the number of males coming …
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Phone Repair Worker Charged with Installing Spy Software

An employee of a mobile phone centre in Elche has been arrested accused of having installed a spy camera in a mobile client without the consent of the owner. According to the National Police, the complainant left his mobile phone for repair and, having collected the device, noted that the terminal was hot and the …
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Pilot Dies in Military Plane Crash

The pilot of a Spanish air force Eurofighter has died after a plane crash when returning from the Spanish National Day celebrations in Madrid. The incident occurred just after noon near the Albacete Air Base in the area of ​​the La Pulgosa park. Politicians, dignitaries and the Royals attending the Madrid event have all expressed …
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Local Police Exhibition in Orihuela

Auditorio De La Lonja, in Orihuela, is the host of an exhibition celebrating the history of the local police. “Historia De La Policía Local De Orihuela 1950-2017” is the title of the exhibition, which runs until Sunday, 10th of September. The inauguration is on Tuesday, 5th of September, at 21:00, and the exhibition is open …
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Alicante Attic Fire Threatens Building

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a third-floor Alicante apartment attic that had endangered the roof of a building in calle Castaños. The fire service received notice at around 14:00 on Monday that the building was on fire, sending three crews to the scene. The fire was located in the wooden attic, hampering extinction because of …
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Motorcyclist Killed in Alicante

A 24-year-old has died Saturday after crashing his motorcycle against a lamppost on a curve driving along Avenida de Elche in Alicante. The crash happened at around eight o’clock with ambulances sent to the scene, but resuscitation attempts failed. There were no visible signs on the road of the motorcycles braking before crashing into the …
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Police Detain Brutal Gang

Four men and a woman, of Spanish, Colombia, Argentina and Ukraine nationality, one of them a minor, were arrested for a brawl in the port of Alicante where three other people were almost killed. According to the National Police, the incident occurred during the early hours of Aug. 19 on Paseo de Gomis, by the …
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Back to School – Eventually

As children get set to return to school for the 2017-2018 calendar, the dates for that return have been published but offer considerable differences depending where in Spain you are located. Because of these differences, teachers and parents groups are calling for a standard system of dates across the country. A few examples show how the …
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Fifty More People Drowned This Year than in 2016

A total of 375 people have died from drowning in Spain in the first eight months of the year, of which 235 have drowned over the summer, with July the most tragic, with 95 deaths, which means that, on average, a person died every 8 hours. The national report, prepared by the Royal Spanish Federation …
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Karaoke-Singing Parent Arrested for Leaving Child Alone at Home

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante) for allegedly leaving his 5-year-old daughter alone in the house in order for him to go to a local karaoke bar. As reported by the Guardia Civil, at about 03:25 on Friday morning a neighbour called them to report the cries and screams of …
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Pedestrian Knocked Down in Petrer

A man was killed on Friday morning when he was hit by an articulated lorry as he crossed the A-31 (Alicante-Madrid) in Petrer. According to the Guardia Civil, the incident occurred at around eight o’clock at kilometer 202.4 of the road in the Madrid direction. The Guardia Civil are investigating the causes of an incident …
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Britain Bound Drugs Haul Seized

Officers from the National Police, in collaboration with Merseyside Police, have broken up a group of suspected drug traffickers who sent trucks from Spain to Britain with marijuana hidden in packages allegedly containing marble...
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