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Speed consumption in Spain on the up as street value falls

NATIONAL Police have warned that consumption of amphetamines – or 'speed' – is rocketing in Spain now that its street value has come down.Also known in the country as pinini or pitxu, speed is no longer exclusively a northern European designer drug, says ... [Published Think Spain - 39 mins ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-economy minister Miguel Boyer dies in hospital

FORMER minister of the economy and treasury Miguel Boyer has died aged 75 from a pulmonary embolism in a Madrid hospital.Known as the 'super-minister' because of his multiple roles, Boyer was part of president Felipe González's socialist government between ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Catalunya's president passes law to facilitate referendum 'in all but name'Catalonia -

CATALUNYA'S regional government has approved a new law allowing 'public consultations', or non-binding referenda to be held.President Artur Mas says this is not just to provide a legal instrument for the independence vote he intends to hold on November ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Fuel spillage a kilometre wide off Gran Canaria beachAgüimes -

A HUGE oil slick has affected a kilometre of Gran Canaria's El Cabrón beach in the Arinaga area of Agüimes, reports the Guardia Civil's environmental wing, SEPRONA.The waste and fuel spill was reported at 14.30hrs yesterday (Thursday) and emergency services ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

CCTV installer attacked by residents who thought he was Madrid's serial paedophileMadrid -

A SECURITY camera engineer had to run for his life when residents in a Madrid block mistook him for the serial paedophile wanted for repeat kidnaps of little girls.The unnamed victim was measuring up and taking photos of the block of council flats in ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Spain starts queuing at the crack of dawn for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

CUSTOMERS started queuing at around 06.00hrs yesterday to be the first to get their hands on the eagerly-anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which was due to hit the shelves that morning.Already, over 10 million phones have been sold at Spain's Apple ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Monsoon in Mazarrón washes cars away and brings walls down

A SUDDEN downpour hitting urbanisations in Mazarrón (Murcia) saw roads turned to rivers, cars floating away down the street, walls knocked down and swimming pools overflowing on Thursday, with further rain aggravating the problem yesterday (Friday).Residents ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Málaga and Granada now joined by A-7 coastal motorwayAndalucia -

MÁLAGA and Granada are now linked up by motorway along the coast – the A-7 has been extended by 10 kilometres.This means a faster, safer and more comfortable route between the two cities than on the N-340, a secondary road which is mostly single carriageway ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Missionary doctor Manuel García, 69, dies from Ebola in Madrid

DOCTOR and missionary Manuel García Viejo has died from the Ebola virus in Madrid's Carlos III hospital.A member of the San Juan de Dios religious order since the age of 17, García Viejo, 69, had been manager of the charity's self-titled hospital in Lunsar, ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Catalunya follows Scottish referendum and Spanish politicians travel to EdinburghCatalonia -

AS SCOTLAND goes to the polls today to decide whether or not to become a separate country, Catalunya will be watching just as closely as the UK and seeing it as a 'dry run' for their own independence referendum.Politicians from all over Spain have travelled ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Legionnaire's outbreak in SabadellSabadell -

AN OUTBREAK of Legionnaire's disease in Sabadell (Barcelona province) has left two dead and another 20 ill, 17 of whom are in hospital.All patients caught the disease between September 5 and 14.They are said to be 12 men and 10 women aged between 45 and ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Own-brand groceries and choice of supermarket 'could save shoppers thousands'

SHOPPERS could save between 1,300 and 3,400 euros a year according to which supermarkets they visited and by always buying own-brand groceries, a study by a leading consumers' union reveals.Catalunya rewmains the most expensive region for buying food ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 26 2014]

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The PPC says there was no need to pass new regional legislation "to help the public take an active part in political decisions" , since there is already a law which makes this possible
He added that women should "watch where they are walking at six in the morning"
She "saw them every time she went to get food from the freezer" , prosecutor Gracia García said
A third friend, Aida, says they were 'sitting quietly enjoying the fresh air' and cannot believe they have been fined for "being in possession of two plastic bottles of water, which were not even full"

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Speed consumption in Spain on the up as street ... [Published Think Spain - 39 mins ago]
Ex-economy minister Miguel Boyer dies in hospital [Published Think Spain - Sep 29 2014]
Catalunya's president passes law to facilitate ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 29 2014]
Fuel spillage a kilometre wide off Gran Canaria... [Published Think Spain - Sep 29 2014]
Spain starts queuing at the crack of dawn for i... [Published Think Spain - Sep 27 2014]
Monsoon in Mazarrón washes cars away and brings... [Published Think Spain - Sep 27 2014]
CCTV installer attacked by residents who though... [Published Think Spain - Sep 27 2014]
Málaga and Granada now joined by A-7 coastal mo... [Published Think Spain - Sep 27 2014]
Missionary doctor Manuel García, 69, dies from ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 26 2014]
Legionnaire's outbreak in SabadellSabadell - [Published Think Spain - Sep 26 2014]
Own-brand groceries and choice of supermarket '... [Published Think Spain - Sep 26 2014]
Catalunya follows Scottish referendum and Spani... [Published Think Spain - Sep 26 2014]
Alicante town trades rubbish lorries for horses... [Published Think Spain - Sep 25 2014]
Madrid paedophile may have been caught: Suspect... [Published Think Spain - Sep 24 2014]
Ruth and José buried three years after being mu... [Published Think Spain - Sep 24 2014]
Gallardón resigns and quits politics as abortio... [Published Think Spain - Sep 24 2014]
Ashya King reunited with parents as court agree... [Published Think Spain - Sep 23 2014]
Asunta murder trial: Mother and prime suspect h... [Published Think Spain - Sep 22 2014]
Another Spanish missionary doctor with Ebola re... [Published Think Spain - Sep 21 2014]
Girl, 12, electrocuted by fairground ride [Published Think Spain - Sep 21 2014]
Long-distance runner 'sells' body fat for chari... [Published Think Spain - Sep 21 2014]
Fire brigade chief fined for refusing to evict ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 20 2014]
Ice-bucket challenge nominees in Spain raise 60... [Published Think Spain - Sep 20 2014]
Málaga fair 'gang rape' victim admits she inven... [Published Think Spain - Sep 20 2014]
Ashya King's parents released from custody in M... [Published Think Spain - Sep 18 2014]
Woman 'killed her two babies and stored them in... [Published Think Spain - Sep 16 2014]
Mass exodus from immigration internment centre ... [Published Think Spain - Sep 16 2014]
'How to survive the bulls of Pamplona' author g... [Published Think Spain - Sep 16 2014]
North African migrants sail into Torrevieja shores [Published Think Spain - Sep 16 2014]
Friends fined 101 euros for 'playing Ludo and d... [Published Think Spain - Sep 15 2014]
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