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Mafia slaves forced to farm cannabis. Victims trafficked from ...

Jack Troughton | July 12, 2021 close
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CATALAN police have rescued 10 people working as slaves for a Chinese mafia gang and forced to grow cannabis in four warehouses across the region. Officers of the Catalunya police Mossos d’Esquadra found them living in inhumane conditions – locked in rooms with no windows and sleeping on cardboard beds […]

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Spanish cabinet beef over ‘eat less meat’ campaign. Meat ...

Jack Troughton | July 12, 2021 close
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A SPANISH politician has been roasted by government colleagues over his efforts to entice the country to eat less meat. Consumer affairs minister Alberto Garzón was behind the message to eat less meat but has upset members of the coalition government in Madrid and producers – the industry accounts for […]

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Travel: Germany lists Spain as Covid-19 risk area. Worries over ...

Jack Troughton | July 12, 2021 close
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TOURIST industry chiefs believe the sector will suffer after Germany declared the whole of the country – including the Balearic and Canary Islands – a coronavirus risk area as infections rise. It means travellers returning home will have to provide a negative test but with tourism already struggling to recover […]

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Holidays: Spain cheers for new UK travel rules

Jack Troughton | July 9, 2021 close
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Fully vaccinated visitors spared quarantine on return THE Spanish tourism industry has welcomed new travel arrangements which will allow UK travellers the opportunity to visit without having to quarantine on their return. Residents fully-vaccinated against Covid-19 through the NHS will not have to isolate for 10 days on return from […]

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Covid: Rule changes from midnight. Valencia battles rising ...

Jack Troughton | July 9, 2021 close
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THE regional government in Valencia has tightened Covid-19 restrictions in a bid to tackle the spike in coronavirus cases with changes in force from midnight tonight (July 9). Nightlife and the hospitality industry bear the brunt of the new restrictions aimed at cutting the climbing infection rates, particularly amongst young […]

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Scorcheroo! Spain set to sizzle

Jack Troughton | July 8, 2021 close
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Temperatures could challenge record SPAIN faces its first heatwave of the summer this weekend with temperatures set to top 40C across the southern half of the country. Weathermen have warned that July, August and September will be hotter than average this year – the highest temperature recorded in Spain was […]

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Spain must act over “shameful’ migrant toll

Jack Troughton | July 8, 2021 close
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Hundreds dead or missing at sea SPAIN is urged to take urgent action as a “catastrophic” and unprecedented toll of migrants perished trying to reach the country. A leading NGO believes there are 2,087 people listed as dead or missing as they tried to reach the country in the first […]

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New law to protect against sexual violence

Jack Troughton | July 8, 2021 close
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Spanish cabinet approves ‘only yes means yes’ bill THE Spanish cabinet has approved sweeping legislation to protect people and assist victims of sexual violence. Popularly known as ‘solo si es si’ – or ‘only yes means yes’ – the law will consider all sex acts without explicit consent as rape. […]

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Covid: Valencia considers new health rules

Jack Troughton | July 7, 2021 close
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Concern at growth of Covid cases SENIOR members of the Valencia government will meet with health chiefs later today to assess the upturn in coronavirus cases in the region – and discuss the possibility of new health restrictions. President Ximo Puig announced yesterday the authority would consider adopting new measures […]

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Tennis star Arantxa Sánchez Vicario faces jail

Jack Troughton | July 7, 2021 close
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Player accused of bank fraud FORMER Spanish tennis star Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is accused of a massive scam on the Banque de Luxembourg – and faces a four-year jail sentence and a claim for €6.1 million in compensation. The 49-year-old and ex-husband Josep Santacana face charges related to hiding assets […]

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Covid: New controls for nightlife

Jack Troughton | July 6, 2021 close
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Virus soars amongst young party people SPANISH regional authorities are bringing back strict controls for nightlife only weeks after easing restrictions in a bid to contain a spike in Covid-19 infections amongst young people. While people aged under 30 are the most resilient to coronavirus, there are fears they will […]

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Investigation launched into level crossing tragedy

Jack Troughton | July 6, 2021 close
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Four people killed in collision between a car and train SPANISH railway authority Adif has launched an inquiry after four people dies after their car was hit by an intercity train at an unmanned level crossing south west of Alicante on Friday evening. The high-speed train was running from Barcelona […]