National

A satirical take on Spanish national news

Spain’s Refugee Pledge

Friday, August 18, 2017
By Martin Myall
Spain’s Refugee Pledge

Spain has just 40 days to take in over 15,000 refugees if it intends to meet its pledge before the international community. There is no way it will acheive it, even if it had the intention. »

Another Angel of Death

Monday, August 14, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Another Angel of Death

An assistant nurse at the Hospital Príncipe de Asturias in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) Has been arrested, suspected of the murder of an 86-year-old patient. »

German Fugitive Caught

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
German Fugitive Caught

A joint operation between Policía Nacional and the Catalan Mossos d´Esquadra the resulted in captured of a German fugitive in Barcelona, wanted for alleged murder. »

English Teacher Arrested

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
English Teacher Arrested

Police in Valladolid have arrested an English teacher of British nationality for having stored on his computer and distributed child pornography via internet. »

Dead on a Roof

Friday, August 4, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur

The body of a man was found on the roof of a house in barrio de Basurto in Bilbao. At was at 10.10h yesterday that a neighbour had noticed a man lying, without moving, on the roof tiles. »

Double-Edged Tourism

Thursday, August 3, 2017
By Martin Myall
Double-Edged Tourism

Cataluña has been in the Spanish headlines for a while, thanks to the independence movements and the proposed illegal referendum in October, but now it’s something else. »

Danish Toddler Drowns

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Danish Toddler Drowns

A Danish toddler drowned in a private pool on a rented rural property in Llucmajor, Mallorca on the last day of July. »

Children Saved from Drowning

Friday, July 21, 2017
By Martin Myall
Children Saved from Drowning

Two adolescents, aged 11 and 14, were lucky that two Guardia Civil policemen were to hand after they had gone swimming in the sea, despite the surf and strong current. »

Boy Dies in Quad Accident

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Boy Dies in Quad Accident

A 13-year-old lad died in an accident involving a quad in San Pelayo de Tehona, (Asturias). »

Franco’s Revenge?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Franco’s Revenge?

The locals of Larrabetzu, in Vizcaya (Basque Lands) have long wanted to demolish a large stone cross erected in honour of the fascist dictator, Franco - then the day came. »