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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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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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Seven Drownings this Spring

Seven people have drowned across the Comunitat Valenciana in the first 4 months of the year, according to the National Drowning Report from the Spanish Royal Federation of Rescue and Rescuers. The Valencia figure...
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Syrian Refugees Arrive in Spain

A total of 56 Syrian refugees have arrived in Spain from Turkey in compliance with the National Resettlement Program, as reported by the Interior Ministry. They will be welcomed in Sevilla (7), Malaga (25),...
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Thousands of Police Places Approved

The Spanish Government has approved the provision of 2,615 National Police and 1,734 Guardia Civil officers. For the police, there will also be 125 new senior positions created, and there will be 250 internal promotions to manage the new intake. The Police training college in Avila, the Escuela Nacional de Policía de Ávila, will return […]
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On-Line Daters Hiding Tracks After Data Breach

Following a data breach by dating website Ashley Madison, it was revealed this week that over 75,000 users from the Valencia region of Spain had signed up in order to try to meet a partner for an illicit affair. The data has been revealed after 118 members from across Valencia have contacted the site to […]
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Wheelchair Bound Smuggler Arrested

Officers from the National Police have arrested a man for smuggling drugs into the country on a boat from Algeria. The drugs were found stashed in a cushion which was being used by a second person travelling in a wheelchair. In a separate action, officers also located 100 kilos of drugs hidden in a van […]
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Hostess Club Fraudsters Arrested

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested 20 members of an organised gang believed to be responsible for fraudulently obtaining around 45,000 euro from credit cards of mostly British visitors to hostess and strip clubs in the Magalluf area of the island of Mallorca. The investigating officers believe that the amount of money stolen could […]
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