CRIME IN SPAIN

Spanish woman tries to stage suicide of her ex’s new girlfriend

The alleged attacker, who is from northwest Spain, forced her victim to take sleeping pills before slashing her veins and putting her in the bath

DIGITAL WORLD

“If you want to see God, send him a WhatsApp while you’re driving”

Spanish priest’s effort to get people to turn off their phones during Mass proves a hit on social media

INTERNATIONAL

Spanish couple among the 253 killed in the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks

The two Spaniards, from a small town in Galicia, were on vacation in Colombo when their hotel was hit by one of the multiple bombings on Easter Sunday

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE

Spanish prisoners find solace on the Camino de Santiago

Inmates from a penitentiary in Segovia are completing the last stage of their sentence on the famous pilgrimage as part of a program to help them integrate into society

Vandalism

Court unsure how to deal with 79-year-old vandal who terrorized a neighborhood

The senior citizen, who is alleged to have damaged a thousand cars in Vigo, is being sent to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation

Vandalism

The 79-year-old vandal who terrorized a Spanish neighborhood

The man was arrested in Vigo after scratching more than 100 cars and causing damage to numerous buildings and locks

DRUG TRAFFICKING

Spain becomes Europe’s top interceptor of cocaine

Seizures have increased by 5,000% since 1987, which is when the drug was first introduced into the country

DRUG TRAFFICKING

Arrest of 85-year-old drug lord confirms return of historical gangs to Galicia

Manuel Charlín and his son Melchor were held as part of a major raid against a cocaine shipment

THE COURTS

Who planted the rock that left a Spanish mountain biker paralyzed?

A simmering conflict between forest owners and amateur cyclists ended in tragedy

PUBLIC HEALTH

The new drugs slipping under the radar in Spain

Experts warn about substances arriving on the market that cannot be detected by traditional testing

Social networks

How an online date saw a Spanish woman cheated out of €53,000

Using a fake social media profile, the trickster claimed he had a rare form of epilepsy in a bid to to wheedle money from his girlfriend

Politics

Political rivals with a twist – they’re twins

The González brothers may look identical, but they hold views that sit on very different sides of the political spectrum

FOOD INDUSTRY

Why your Spanish octopus might not be Spanish after all

Northern region of Galicia resorts to imports of ‘pulpo’ to satisfy the demands of mass tourism

Galicia drought

“You turn on the tap one day and suddenly nothing comes out”

Plan to divert river to supply water to Vigo meets with resistance in drought-affected countryside

Tourism

How tourists are making waves for Spain’s shellfish harvesters

Seafood collectors in Galicia demand action against visitors smuggling clams in their swimsuits

Verne

Spanish lottery ‘winner’ ordered to pay back €320,000

Number beginning with 13 proves unlucky for woman who found ticket and cashed it in

LOCAL POLITICS

The Spanish town council that pays for its employees’ dental treatment

New Socialist leaders in O Porriño vow to end “abusive” perks that cost taxpayers €1 million a year

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

The avoidable end to 16-year-old Spanish gymnastics champion’s dream

Orthopedist blamed for diagnosis failure that led to Desirée Vila losing a leg

TRAIN ACCIDENT

Excessive speed caused train crash in Galicia that killed four people

Initial analysis of data from the train’s black boxes confirms human error likely cause of accident

MISSING TEEN

Avalanche of volunteers searching for missing teen in Galicia

Local mayor “overwhelmed” by public's response in a case that keeps yielding new twists

business

Judge fires Pescanova chairman amid insider-trading suspicions

Security supervisor to take over the reins of the stricken seafood-processing company

The photos causing a scandal

Galicia chief vacationed in Cascais and Ibiza with drug lord

Premier Alberto Núñez Feijóo made trips in mid-1990s with convicted criminal

The photos causing a scandal

Marcial Dorado and the golden age of smuggling in Galicia’s waterways

The man at the center of latest PP scandal gained notoriety in the 1980s

Galician Popular Party leader under fire for drug trafficker link

Núñez Feijóo promises public explanation of photographs

The web of property deals that let a retired drug dealer launder a fortune

Authorities uncover complex ring of fronts set up to regularize cash haul

NEWS

Why a lack of resources caused a €5m fall in value of a drug trafficker’s assets

Property prices slump and unattended vehicles turn to rust

OPERATION POKEMON

Police chief arrested in widening Galician corruption probe

Mayor of Ourense refuses to step down despite being stripped of Socialist Party membership