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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...

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...

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...

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...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Mar 7, 2011

Sitges carnival-goer run over by train

A 19-year-old boy died early this morning after being run over by a train as he made his way home from Sitges carnival (Barcelona). The accident happened around 06:30 in the morning when the boy and his three friends...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 12, 2010

Drug-smugglers 'earned 20 million euros a year'

A GANG thought to have earned a whopping 20 million euros a year by smuggling 12 tonnes of drugs a month into Spain has been broken up after Catalán police arrested four people. According to the Mossos d'Esquadra...