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Spain On This Day - August 25
Posted in: History
Aug 25, 2016 - 12:07 AM

1580 - In the Battle of Alcântara, troops of Felipe II defeat to the prior of Crato, in the fight for the crown of Portugal.
1937 - The Sober Council of Asturias and León is proclaimed in Gijón

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday August 24 2016
Posted in: Business Brief
Aug 24, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Rajoy will be in the G-20 summit in China after his failed investiture. The summit is being held on the 4th and 5th of September in Hangzhou, also attending the leaders of Argentina, France, Russia, USA, Germany, United Kingdom and Mexico. The acting Prime Minister will attend two days after his predicted failure, after the majority opposition in Congress will oppose his re-election. Wednesday August 30 is the first vote and Friday September 2 is the second.

24 detained for distributing child porn
Posted in: National
Aug 24, 2016 - 2:41 PM

The Guardia Civil with police from different European countries and coordinated by Europol, have detained 75 people in different countries for the possession and distribution of files showing the sexual abuse of minors, and in Spain 24 arrests in Madrid, Murcia, Cataluña, Málaga, Granada, Badajoz, Tarragona, Guadalajara, Sevilla, Valencia and Girona.

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Dismantled an international drug trafficking organisation in Almuñécar
Posted in: Costa Tropical
Aug 24, 2016 - 2:16 PM

In the framework of the operation ‘ESCOTA’ coordinated by EUROPOL, agents of the Guardia Civil, Border Guard and Central Investigation Bureau in Poland, the Italian Guardia di FInanza, the National Crime Agency and the Customs Police in Gibraltar, have dismantled a criminal organisation integrated by Polish citizens dedicated to the international trafficking of narcotic substances from Morocco to the EU, mainly to Poland, Britain, Sweden, Germany and Ukraine.

A German youngster has been caught selling fake gold in Torremolinos
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Aug 24, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The 26 year old German was detained in Torremolinos for his presumed responsibility for the crime of fraud related to the sale of false gold ingots over the internet, informed the National Police in a statement.


Did Shakespeare and Cervantes meet in Valladolid?
Posted in: Culture
Aug 24, 2016 - 1:16 PM

There is no evidence or witness statement, but coincidences happen and here both physical and timing could have coincided.
William Shakespeare could have made the trip in the spring of 1605 on a peace mission to Valladolid, as a member of a Royal delegation.

A Briton died of a heart attack after saving his daughter from drowning in Torrox
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Aug 24, 2016 - 12:01 PM

A dozen of bathers rushed into the sea to try to help the man who had managed to rescue his ten year old daughter, but when the father was out of the water he collapsed on the beach.

Spain Papers Review - Wednesday August 24 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Aug 24, 2016 - 8:31 AM

El País headlines ‘The pact between PP-Ciudadanos will limit the reasons for dismissal for corruption’. They would only expel those under investigation for personal enrichment or illegal financing. Rivera has proposed to extend the agreement to other parties.

Spain On This Day - August 24
Posted in: History
Aug 24, 2016 - 12:34 AM

1238 - Fernando II conquers Montoro in Andalucía

Spain Business Brief - Tuesday August 23 2016
Posted in: Business Brief
Aug 23, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Spain would create 156,000 new jobs with the money saved by companies which do not pay overtime. According to a study by CCOO, 56% of total overtime hours are not paid for, an epidemic in the services sector.

The Briton who fell in Formentera continues unconscious in ICU
Posted in: Ibiza
Aug 23, 2016 - 7:44 PM

The news of his continued unconsciousness was reported today by the Formentera and Ibiza Health Area, and they confirmed via the Guardia Civil that the 42 year old British man continues stable but serious.

Santa Eulària has sanctioned the owner of an illegal settlement 35,000 €
Posted in: Ibiza
Aug 23, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The Santa Eulària Town Hall has imposed a fine of 35,000 € on the owner of the illegal settlement in the area of Sant Carles. The infraction is considered a serious crime against the environment given the accumulated rubbish and remains in this forestry zone classified as a Natural Area of Special Interest.

The SUV which ran over a British man in Guardamar has British number plates
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Aug 23, 2016 - 1:44 PM

So explained to the media the Government delegate for the Valencia Community, Juan Carlos Moragues, who was visiting the laboratory which manages the substances of illegal trafficking in Alicante where the drugs from the State Security Forces are analysed.

An Englishwoman died after being run over while jogging in Pollença
Posted in: Mallorca
Aug 23, 2016 - 1:28 PM

A doctor from the PAC health centre in Pollença was quickly at the scene, but could only certify the death of the woman.

A German woman has drowned on a beach in Torre del Mar
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Aug 23, 2016 - 1:11 PM

The tragedy happened 150m from the lighthouse, and at 10.19 am an individual called 112 the emergency coordination service to report a woman had died despite attempts to reanimate her.

Spain Papers Review - Tuesday August 23 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Aug 23, 2016 - 8:03 AM

El País headlines ‘Ciudadanos and the PP have clashed over employment at the start of the negotiation’. The parties disagree on the types of work contract and the legislation to control the autonomous regions.
The court cases for corruption are complicating the position of Rajoy for a new investiture.