Thursday, 27 April 2017

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Three dead climbers discovered in the Picos de Europa

THE bodies of three climbers have been found in the Picos de Europa in Cantabria and bad weather is hampering their removal. When it was realised that the three climbers aged 46, 21 and 19 had not contacted their families by April 24 and their vehicle was discovered unattended, the…

Sol Times newspapers acquired by Euro Weekly News parent company

EWN Media Group (EWNMG) has further expanded its portfolio of newspapers in Spain by taking over the Sol Times publications. The takeover announcement comes just weeks after EWNMG, the parent company of Euro Weekly News, added the well-established three-edition RTN Costa Blanca newspaper firm to its expanding empire. Originally launched…

British paedophile arrested in Spain

THE Guardia Civil has arrested two paedophiles, one from Wales, who were distributing child pornography. As part of an international investigation which has seen dozens of people in different countries arrested, officers discovered that a Briton and a Spaniard were running a website which was streaming child pornography to more…

Suspected terrorists linked to Brussels attack arrested in Barcelona

MOSSOS D’ESQUADRA arrested nine suspected terrorists in Barcelona, four of which are believed to be involved with the 2016 Brussels attack. Police raided 12 properties throughout the region as part of the anti-jihadi terrorism operation, Apollo. Some of those arrested are believed to have been in contact with Yassime Atar,…

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50,000 fake prescriptions issued over a period of two years

A GANG which was responsible for the forging of 50,000 medical prescriptions has been broken up with 18 members arrested. Both the Guardia Civil and National Police were separately investigating claims of fake prescriptions emanating initially from Cadiz in 2015 and they decided to work together to track down those…

Hungry caterpillar loves to eat Spanish plastic

SOME discoveries come after years of painstaking research and others appear as if by sheer chance. In this case, Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria keeps bees as a hobby and one day she discovered her hives were infested with caterpillars known as waxworms which…

WATCH: Out-of-control ferry crashes into Canary Islands harbour wall

THE Government of the Canary Islands has implemented an emergency plan to minimise pollution after a ferry ploughed into the Nelson Mandela Quay in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. Reports indicated that 13 passengers were injured when the Volcán de Tamasite, operated by Naviera Armas, slammed into the…

EWN reader wins new car in €15,000 Marbella draw

VIRGINIA DELATORRE UNCETA is the winner of the Euro Weekly News’ Win a Car competition. Her name was picked from thousands of entries submitted to EWN over two months as part of a readers’ survey. The prize, a new Dacia Sandero Ambiance, plus insurance and a luxury meal for two,…

Spanish Royal’s state visit to UK postponed for the second time

THE state visit by the King and Queen of Spain to the United Kingdom has been cancelled and moved to July. Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain have agreed that, in light of the General Election, the…

Lorry hijackers arrested by Guardia Civil

STOLEN goods to the value of €250,000 have been recovered in a Guardia Civil operation in a number of Spanish cities. The investigation first started in Cuenca where four heavy lorries and their goods were stolen and it became apparent that this was part of a planned operation which targeted…

Delegation of expatriates meets at British Embassy in Madrid

BREMAIN IN SPAIN, a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain, was part of a delegation to the UK Embassy in Madrid on April 19. The purpose of the meeting, attended by representatives from a coalition of 11 UK citizens' groups working in Europe, was to discuss…

Fraudster arrested in joint operation between Mexican and Spanish police

WORKING with Interpol in Mexico and Spain, the National Police have arrested a Mexican citizen said to have been involved in major corruption. Javier Nava Soria was allegedly the main collaborator of former governor of Veracruz in Mexico Javier Duarte who was recently arrested in Guatemala at the request of…

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