HEALTHCARE

Beware Madrid’s bogus dentists

Over 30 lawsuits against unqualified personnel are making their way through city’s courts

EVICTION

Madrid police evict 350 squatters from abandoned student residence

Eighty arrested for “drugs and immigration” offenses during operation to clear famed dorm

CRIME

The hunt for the Camino killer

A step-by-step examination of the unprecedented search for Denise Pikka Thiem’s murderer Flight of main suspect and pressure from US Senator McCain triggered deployment in León

MURDER INVESTIGATION

DNA of missing US tourist found on tools belonging to murder suspect

Investigators believe body found is that of Denise Thiem, who went missing in April A number of assaults along the Camino de Santiago are now being investigated

MISSING PERSONS

300 soldiers and police deployed in search for US tourist missing in León

Officers, horses, trained dogs and a helicopter are all looking for Denise Pikka Thiem

CORRUPTION IN SPAIN

Bankia will ask court for freeze of former IMF chief Rato’s fortune

Ex-politician facing charges of money laundering, tax fraud and asset stripping

CORRUPTION IN SPAIN

“I trust in the justice system,” says ex-IMF head Rato after arrest

The former government minister was detained last night during the search of his properties He is suspected of committing tax fraud, asset stripping and money laundering offenses

Customs officers conduct search of ex-IMF chief’s Madrid home

Rodrigo Rato, a former minister, is allegedly being investigated for money laundering

POLITICS

Rajoy calls 600 officials to Madrid to discuss Popular Party’s future

Meeting of National Executive Committee will address ways to improve the group’s image

OPERATION PÚNICA

Madrid PP mayoral hopeful Aguirre’s campaign aide targeted in Púnica case

Isabel Gallego under scrutiny over use of public money for work to improve officials’ images

Five years of drug busts thrown into doubt after arrest of crooked cop

Dozens of investigations at risk due to detention of head of narcotics unit in Murcia

Murcia prostitution ring used WhatsApp to exploit teenagers

Police arrest 14 gang members and 15 clients, including four lawyers and an ex-civil guard

AIR TRAGEDY

Crashed F-16 fighter fell in “worst possible place,” says military

One of the 21 injured in Albacete disaster dies in Madrid, bringing death toll to 11

CORRUPTION

Púnica graft investigation ensnares another top Madrid official

Suspects in bid-rigging probe point at Salvador Victoria, regional government's number two

A spirited trade

The authorities have busted a gang peddling illicit alcohol to restaurants and hotels Bogus labels, pure alcohol and hundreds of kilograms of antifreeze were seized

Mainstream political parties laud King Felipe’s first Christmas address

But each group claims monarch's words support its own recipe for fixing Spain’s troubles

“Ruined businessman” rams car with explosives into PP headquarters

Gas canisters failed to explode. Man blames ruling party for his financial woes

SPANISH SOCCER

Police report reveals warnings were issued about Depor soccer hooligans

Authorities denied knowledge that group of ‘ultras’ was planning on traveling to Madrid

SPANISH SOCCER

How Depor ‘ultras’ got their tickets to fatal Madrid fan battle

Riazor Blues and Frente Atlético groups had not clashed in six years, security forces say

CRIME

Vigo bank robber tried to flee with €120,000 before being shot by police

Probe opened into why dead and injured officers were not wearing bulletproof vests

CRIME

Police officer and bank robber dead after shootout in northern city of Vigo

Would-be thief had tried to take customers and staff at branch hostage

CRIME

10 tons of hashish go up in smoke as smugglers try to destroy cargo

Two traffickers injured in blaze during joint Spanish-Portuguese operation off Almería

L@w enforcement the Twitter way

Spain’s National Police have made effective use of the social network to raise their profile

How six policemen became prime suspects in murder probe

Officers are in custody in Murcia, after the death of a man who had sought their help

EBOLA IN SPAIN

Doctors hopeful for Spanish Ebola patient as condition remains stable

Medical teams express cautious optimism about possible outcome for Teresa Romero

BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalan government vows to push on with battle to hold referendum

“Nothing changed yesterday,” says spokesperson, announcing start of “legal initiatives”

67,000 phony magazines to cover up a €15 million fraud

Spanish police foil ad-space scam that tricked thousands of small businesses over 13 years