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Sabadell bank to shift domicile from Catalonia

Madrid - Spain's fifth-biggest bank Sabadell will shift its registered domicile away from Catalonia, a company spokesman said Thursday, after threats by the region's leaders to declare independence.

23 injured as jumping castles take flight in Alicante, Spain

Alicante - 23 people were injured when high winds blew away five jumping castles, with children still inside them, at a vintage cars exhibition in Alicante, Spain on Sunday. The event was held in the Esplanade area of the Mediterranean port.

Spanish Easter parade fail as statue falls from float (Video)

San Vicente Del Raspeig - Semana Santa (or saint week) in Spain sees a round of Easter celebrations. Several parades are held, including this Maundy Thursday parade in San Vicente del Raspeig. Turns out float bearers got a little overenthusiastic with their duties.

Spain says U.S. mom to blame in airport baby death

Alicante - In September last year, a tragic accident took the life of a five-month old baby at Alicante Airport in Spain. The baby died when the baggage conveyer belt on which her mother placed her started moving. Now blame for the accident has been established.

Cheap at the price: 'Anti-crisis' drug dealers nabbed by police

Alicante - A couple were arrested this week in the north of Alicante on charges of selling drugs to minors in a so-called "anti-crisis", or cheap, package. Police seized quantities of marijuana, hashish and a small amount of money.

Baby dies on luggage conveyor belt in Spain's Alicante Airport

Alicante - In a horrifying incident, a five-month-old baby of US and Canadian parents has died after being placed on a luggage conveyor belt in the airport, which then started moving without the parents being aware.

Police confirm identity of scuba-diving skeleton off Calpe, Spain

Tangier - Police have now officially confirmed the identity of the skeleton, wearing a neoprene scuba diving suit, found off the coast of Calpe in the Mediterranean sea in July 2013.

Biggest-ever baby born in Spain to British mother

Denia - Wednesday saw the arrival of the biggest baby ever born naturally in Spain, as a 40-year-old British woman gave birth to a baby girl, weighing in at 6.2 kilos (13 pounds).

Spanish mother who killed daughter's rapist gets reprieve

Alicante - María del Carmen García was packed and ready to head to the Fontcalent prison in Alicante on Thursday for killing her daughter's rapist. A last-minute reprieve suspended her sentence while the courts consider her request for a pardon.

Fire Fiesta in Alicante, Spain

The Hogueras de San Juan is one of the biggest summer fiestas on Spain's Costa Blanca with the city of Alicante being the centre point for the festivities. Fun, fireworks and especially fire are the most important aspects of the fiesta.

Touring the Neighborhoods, Beaches and Castle of Alicante, Spain Special

Alicante, located on Spain's southeastern coast, is not as popular as the country's more prominent destinations such as Barcelona and Madrid, but it offers a lively, fun, sun-bathed, and cheaper experience for travelers of all-ages.

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Spanish police nabbed two criminals  selling  anti-crisis  drug packages to minors.
Spanish police nabbed two criminals, selling "anti-crisis" drug packages to minors.
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