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New mosquito virus is not that desperate

A NEW mosquito species has arrived in Spain for the first time, and it could be carrying a deadly virus, according to the Health Alerts and Emergencies Co-ordination Centre. But experts believe it is relatively safe. It started with a simple photograph of one of these creatures being sent to the Mosquito Alert site, from […]

Minor earthquake, just beneath Teide

THE National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered an earthquake of 2 degrees on the Richter scale, just below Mount Teide. The tremor took place at 12.30am on Tuesday, some two kilometres deep, under the volcano. A tremor of this scale is classed as a “micro earthquake”, which can’t be felt by people. But seismographs are […]

Child-abuse network is hammered by cops

POLICE in Spain have smashed one of the biggest child-abuse networks operating across Europe and America. Their raids enabled them to seize 16TB (terabytes) of data storage devices, containing some 2 400 000 pieces of footage of children, between the age of 0-8 years, being abused. The Spanish National Police, with the support of Europol […]

Diners are shocked as a mafia chief is seized

POLICE in Spain made a dramatic arrest, among others, in front of stunned diners at a busy Costa del Sol restaurant in southern Spain, seizing a man they believed to be the Russian mafia’s No.3 worldwide. National Police officers pinned the wanted man to the ground in front of those dining at the Marbella eaterie, […]

Officers wreck gang of people-smugglers

SPAIN’S National Police officers have arrested seven people, suspected of large-scale, migrant-smuggling, with an organised gang. They smuggled the migrants from French-speaking African countries to Northern Spain, and from there to France. The gang members were able to get almost 300 migrants into France. The group, made up of individuals of sub-Saharan origin, arranged for […]

Pilot is found dead in airport car-park

A RYANAIR pilot, aged 45, was found dead last Friday in an airport car-park at Malaga, on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Colleagues of Captain Jouke Schrale were said to be “in shock” over the tragedy after the pilot was believed to have killed himself, hours before a scheduled short-haul flight. Dutchman Captain Schrale, known to […]

PM Sanchez hits the perfect pitch

AN opinion survey poll reveals that Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) would win a general election, should one be called early. The poll, from the Sociological Research Centre (CIS), found that almost 30% of its respondents would vote for the PSOE in an early election, even though the party came to power […]

Political chief’s fake degree?

PABLO Casado, the new PP party leader, is being investigated over a master’s degree he says he attained, because it is believed to be a fake. A probe into the way Casado obtained the law degree in 2009, at Madrid’s Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), is being reviewed by the Supreme Court, which will decide […]

San Miguel go-ahead for its housing grants 

PEOPLE living in San Miguel de Abona resident can now apply for a series of grants to renovate their properties, or help with rent payments. The Town Hall has given the official go-ahead, having publishing the deadline dates for their State Housing Plan 2018-2021 in the Official Bulletin of the Canary Islands. There are five […]

Terrorist planned an attack in Spain

A MOROCCAN man, arrested on suspicion of belonging to the ISIS terrorist group, is believed to have been planning an attack in Spain. Police say the 21-year-old, who works as a ticket-seller for the Algeciras-Morocco ferry, had formed a cell in Algeciras with another suspect, who was arrested last year. The pair, said police, were […]

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