Flooding Could have been Avoided with Proper Plans

For year, residents on one area of Torrevieja have had to put up with severe flooding, whilst the rest of the municipality has foot the bill through taxes. Now, it looks like both of the problems could have been avoided if the previous government had ensured that proper plans were in place, or at least …

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Cinema Ticket IVA Discount Questioned

The FACUA consumer group has asked the Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao, to hold a meeting to discuss the price of cinema tickets, after the government reduced IVA (VAT) from 21% to 10%. The group are insisting that it is the cinema visitors who are still missing out and the cinemas themselves profiting …

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Nine Deaths due to Heat Wave

Although today is expected to be a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday, caution is still advised, especially after nine fatalities have now been attributed to the heat wave Two people have died in Tarragona as a result of the heat wave, the first was a homeless man who was taken into hospital after being …

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No Additional Risk at the Canary Islands

Authorities in Spain, including from the police headquarters, are assuring everyone that supposed threats of terrorist attacks on the Canary Islands this summer are false. The notice has come about after a number of U.K. national newspapers reported that the threat level had been increased due to an impending threat of an attack on at …

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Warning Issued over Unicorns and Flamingos

Consumer groups and life saving associations are warning of the dangers of inflatables in the sea. Although not restricted to the two most popular styles, unicorns and flamingos have been seen in the seas already this summer, inflatable devices designed for use in swimming pools, rather than the sea. The warning is not only issued …

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Major Anticorruption Case Reveals Potential Traffic Signal Fraud

Almost 600 officers from the National Police are involved in an investigation linked to municipal councils installing traffic systems, including traffic lights, radar controls and others. The investigation has led officers to look into councils run by different political bodies in Madrid, Asturias, Castilla y León, Aragón, Andalucía, Comunidad Valenciana and Cataluña. So far, the …

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Truck Stop Robbers Arrested

In a joint operation between officers from the Guardia Civil and the National Police, working under the operational name of “TOLVAJ”, a criminal group dedicated to robbery in trucks parked in service areas and industrial estates of the A-2 motorway has been disbanded. The area where the gang would operate was specifically in sections of …

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Psychoactive Substances worth Millions Seized

Investigators have dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to the production and distribution of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), with more than 100 types NPS having been seized in two laboratories in the provinces of Granada and Valencia, with a market value in excess of 12 million euro. In addition, more than 4.5 million euro in cryptocurrencies …

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Almost a Million Passengers Per Day at the Airports

This weekend sees the first major operation on the roads of Spain where traffic is set to increase tremendously, but a similar picture can also be painted at the airports. Estimations collated for Operation Output 2018 is showing an estimated 7.6% growth in airport passengers compared to last year, reaching an average of 960,000 passengers …

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