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Europe's most-sought drug fugitive caught in Barcelona
Crime/Incidents Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Europe's most-sought drug fugitive caught in Barcelona

EUROPOL'S most-wanted criminal on the run and the only woman in the organisation's top 70 fugitives, Tania Varela, has been arested in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona province) after four years of hiding from...

'Passenger seat' driver sought by police over youtube video hands himself in
Transport Fri, Feb 28, 2014

'Passenger seat' driver sought by police over...

A YOUNG motorist wanted by Spanish traffic police after uploading a video onto youtube of himself driving from the passenger seat has given himself up. He has since been released with a caution. The 21-year-old French...

New mum gives birth in the boot of a coach
Society Tue, Sep 4, 2012

New mum gives birth in the boot of a coach

A WOMAN gave birth to a baby boy today on a bus on the motorway near the exit for Sitges (Barcelona), with police acting as midwives. The 34-year-old new mum, a Nigerian national, called for help when her waters broke...

Long-distance runner 'sells' body fat for charity
Clubs/Charities Sun, Jun 10, 2012

Long-distance runner 'sells' body fat for charity

A BARCELONA man is 'selling' his body fat for charity. Óscar Rando, who started his 3,000-kilometre trek across Spain two years ago, weighed 20-and-a-half stone when he set out and has now dropped down to 16st...

Banks left red-faced by activist's 500,000-euro public fraud
Legal & Finance Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Banks left red-faced by activist's 500,000-euro public...

AN ACTIVIST who publicly admitted to defrauding various banks by nearly half a million euros and giving the money to charity is facing trial this week. Enric Duran, from Vilanova i la Geltrú (Tarragona) has been...

Train station security guard punched to death after confronting troublemaker
Crime/Incidents Fri, Apr 1, 2011

Train station security guard punched to death after...

A security guard at the Castelldefels railway station near Barcelona died this morning after being attacked by a troublemaker. According to eye-witness reports, 20-year-old S.M.G. was causing a disturbance in the...

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