National

A satirical take on Spanish national news

Forgeries with a Difference

We often read articles about forged brand-name articles, such as sunglasses, belts, handbags, etc, but it is probably the first time that you have come across one about fake military and police equipment – read on.

Briton Sentenced to Jail

Alan M.D. has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend on the 29th of May 2009. The man, who resides in Orihela (Alicante) stabbed her to death, inflicting 47 knife wounds.

No Longer A Crime

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that giving money to a jailed terrorist or his family is not a crime, thus acquitting a Moroccan man and liberating him from a 5-year prison sentence for having sent funds to the wife of a jailed terrorist

Figueres & Forest Fires

Fires in the North-West corner of Spain have resulted in two tourists jumping to their deaths from a cliff in an attempt to escape the advancing flames. A reader from nearby Figueres has written in with news from that town.

Spanish Military Cuts

The crisis – or the way it is being handled – is affecting every sector of public spending, so it comes as no surprise to learn that the Ministry of Defence will be cutting troop numbers by 15,000 plus 5,000 civilians employed by the ministry over the next 13 years.

Did you know?

In the last cuts passed into law by the Government through a Royal Decree a section deals with the amount of councillors the country has, which at present stands at 68,578. After applying a ‘culling’ the figure will stand at 47,240, which will not take place until the next municipal elections

Stubborn Tax Increase

The rise in purchase tax, IVA (Impuesto de Valor Añadido or Value Added Tax) is attracting a good deal of criticism from every opposition party, as well as the general public – even conservatives from the governing party’s own ranks, but the Government is determined to see it through.