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Controversial law to trap wild boar, new proposal use ...

Jack Troughton | May 6, 2021 close
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NEW legislation to combat the explosion in numbers of wild boar by trapping the animals in cages is being considered by the regional government in Valencia. The growing numbers of boar and the increasing number of problems they can cause has triggered a need to take action. The proposed use […]

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Travel: Spain plans new motorway tolls, plans to make polluters ...

Jack Troughton | May 6, 2021 close
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SPAIN is planning to charge drivers to use ‘high capacity’ motorways by 2024 and may later roll out tolls to national roads. The plan has been outlined to the European Commission as part of the country’s ‘national recovery plan’ and will affect both passenger cars and lorries. It would mean […]

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Madrid election – Partido Popular celebrates victory

Jack Troughton | May 5, 2021 close
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Isabel Diaz Ayuso takes region’s crown SPAIN’S conservative Partido Popular was today celebrating victory in Madrid after one of the most bitterly fought election battles of recent times. The PP’s leadership candidate Isabel Díaz Ayuso underlined her position as a political heavyweight and a rising star of her party after […]

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Crime: Spanish police snare “slippery” suspect

Jack Troughton | May 5, 2021 close
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Fugitive arrested at holy communion celebration SPANISH police arrested a ‘most-wanted’ suspect 10 months after he went on the run at a family party to celebrate a first holy communion. Alleged to be part of a major drug trafficking gang, the “extremely slippery” man came out of hiding to attend […]

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Politics: Voters cast ballots in high-stakes Madrid election. ...

Jack Troughton | May 4, 2021 close
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MADRID went to the polls today to determine the political future of Spain’s richest region after two weeks of aggressive electioneering and drama – including death threats mailed to politicians. Polling stations opened at 9am and people can vote until 8pm in an election currently seen as a litmus paper […]

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Crime: Pharmacy worker touts fake Covid certificates, ...

Jack Troughton | May 4, 2021 close
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POLICE have arrested a pharmacy worker for selling fake Covid-19 test certificates so they could travel to Morocco. The 24-year-old charged Moroccan nationals €130 for the bogus papers showing they had tested negative for the disease, allowing them to fly home from Spain, dodging strict coronavirus health rules. It was […]

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Politics: Madrid goes to polls in epic battle, high tensions ...

Jack Troughton | May 4, 2021 close
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MADRID goes to the ballot box today in a snap election to decide the look of the regional government in a bitter battle between left and right. Not since the 1936-39 civil war has Spanish politics seemed so polarised with echoes of the past appearing in party rhetoric as opposing […]

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Travel: smuggler snared with wild birds in luggage. Customs ...

Jack Troughton | April 30, 2021 close
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SPANISH border guards have arrested a passenger travelling from Cuba who arrived at Valencia airport with 161 wild birds hidden in two suitcases.Guardia Civil officers were waiting at customs at Manises Airport to intercept the traveller who had flown from Havana via Madrid. Tipped off by colleagues in the Spanish […]

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CBD Companies are Ignoring the Risk that CBD Products can make ...

BayRadio | April 29, 2021 close
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CBD companies are failing to provide accurate information about how CBD can reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill, putting users at risk of unwanted pregnancy and breakthrough bleeding. Many well-known CBD companies actively target young women with their branding and advertising yet no reference to this issue can be […]

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Partido Popular tipped to win snap Madrid election, tensions ...

Jack Troughton | April 28, 2021 close
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VOTING polls reveal the Partido Popular is poised to win the May 4 election in the key Madrid region but falling short of an overall majority. The result would probably see Isabel Diaz Ayuso back at the regional government helm; as president she has clashed with central government over social […]

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Spain: Nurse is no angel. Police arrest medical imposter

Jack Troughton | April 27, 2021 close
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POLICE have arrested a 48-year-old man suspected working as a nurse after faking professional qualifications. Guardia Civil officers alerted by suspicious employers launched ‘Operation Fake Nurse’ and discovered the suspect boasted on social media how he had intervened in medical emergencies. And it was found he allegedly used fake certificates […]

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Scam alert: police warn of post office threat

Jack Troughton | April 27, 2021 close
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Cybercriminals use Correos as bait SPAIN’S National Police warn a new scam is circulating the country allowing criminals to access personal data from computers and other devices. Victims are invited to download a post office app that would allow them to track mail – but which installs a bug enabling […]