Electricity bills set to soar across Spain

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Jan 182017
 
 Hourly charges will be upwards of €95 per megawatt hour at 8pm
ELECTRICITY prices are set to soar in Spain from January 19 as prices edge towards a previous record set in 2013. Wholesale prices will rise to €85.79 per megawatt hour according to market experts Omie. Consumers who have smart metering and pay hourly charges will pay upwards of €95 per…
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Five Spanish bankers jailed

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Jan 182017
 
Five Spanish bankers jailed
FIVE former bank executives for Novacaixagalicia bank have been jailed over their combined severance packages of €19 million, which they took while knowing that the bank was on the brink of collapse. Spain’s highest court has ruled that the five men should be jailed because “these are people who managed…
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Animals shot in ‘barbaric’ attack

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Jan 182017
 
One of the dogs shot.
FIVE dogs were shot and killed and a horse nearly blinded in a ‘barbaric’ attack which is being blamed on hunters in a national park near Granada. The plight of Illona Mitchell’s animals has led rescue centres and animal charities from around the world to offer their help. Enough money…
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Frozen felines: Guardia Civil issue warning that could save thousands of cats’ lives

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Jan 172017
 
Cats will often seek the warmth coming from a car engine.
THE cold snap sweeping through Spain has led police to issue warnings about the potential dangers people can face. Their latest tweet warns people that cats often seek shelter from the cold inside car wheel arches and engine compartments. “Have you seen that due to the cold stray cats are…
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Guardia Civil arrest two Albanian robbers in Madrid

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Jan 172017
 
Arrest of the Albanians
A PAIR of Albanians aged 25 and 30 travelled to Madrid on a ‘city break in’ to rob houses in affluent areas near to the A6 road with the intention of returning home within a matter of months taking their ill-gotten gains with them. Officers of the Guardia Civil noticed…
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Winter is here: mass of polar air brings freezing conditions to much of Spain

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Jan 162017
 
IT’LL BE ALL WHITE ON THE NIGHT: Heavy snowfall in Reinosa, Cantabria.
THE freezing conditions which have gripped Europe over the last week are set to descend on Spain from Tuesday, January 17. The Spanish meteorological service, AEMET, has issued a yellow severe weather alert for low temperatures in Jaen, Granada and Almeria, with a coastal warning also in place for the…
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Weapons ‘capable of shooting down aircraft’ seized by Spanish police in €10 million raid

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Jan 162017
 
GUNNED DOWN: The majority of the weapons were found in a secret underground workshop near Bilbao.
SPANISH police have seized around 12,000 illegal weapons, some of which are ‘capable of shooting down aircraft.’ Five suspects, including one woman, were arrested during the sting, which involved raids in the northern towns of Olot (Girona), Liendo (Cantabria), Galdakao and Getxo (both in the Basque Country). In the latter…
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Spain’s King Felipe arrives in Saudi Arabia to strengthen economic ties

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Jan 152017
 
King Felipe in Saudi Arabia
AS WAS forecast several months ago in Euro Weekly News, King Felipe finally arrived in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on Saturday January 16 on an official visit which may earn Spain several billion euros. The delayed visit following the death of the brother of the Saudi King is ostensibly to discuss…
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A licence to drive a car or lorry… and now ride a bike?

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Jan 132017
 
A licence, Insurance and a licence plate would be required before you could ride.
THE Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) has suggested cyclists should require licences before they can go on the road. A points system for the licence, compulsory insurance and even a licence plate are also included in the proposals. As it stands, cyclists share almost identical rights as pedestrians, except…
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Illegal cigarettes discovered in Valencia by National Police

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Jan 132017
 
Some of the illegal cigarettes
CIGARETTE smugglers are looking further afield as it becomes more difficult to obtain illicit supplies locally and the latest seizure by the National Police saw 475,000 packs arrive from the United Arab Emirates. Working closely with the Spanish Tax Agency, officers were alerted to the possible arrival of a container…
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