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Man becomes organ donor, shoots himself in the head

Valencia - A 50-year-old man walked into University Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Spain on Monday morning with a revolver hidden in his belt. After applying to become an organ donor, he committed suicide in the bathroom.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Spanish supermarket offers free bread and water to customers

Every Tuesday for the whole of this year, customers will be queuing at 9 a.m. for the 200 free bottles of water and complementary bread on offer to Eroski supermarket customers in Carcaixent. They hope to help needy customers get by.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Ikea Spain server crashed by too many Spanish job seekers

Alfafar - The popular Swedish retail company Ikea is about to open yet another store, this time in Alfafar in the Valencian community of Spain. They have 400 jobs on offer, but received applications from 20,000 people, crashing their server capacity.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Spanish ham slicer a cut above the rest, wins world record

Paris - Dry-cured ham, or jamón, is an essential food item in Spain and the guys who slice this ham are pretty important too. They have a special name, "cortadores", and they often enter competitions or in this case, beat world records.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Police catch up with Spain's fake 'James Bond'

Valencia - It seems the James Bond movies are being taken to heart by some, as a Valencia man posed as a secret agent, recruiting female "trainees" in return for money, jewellery and sexual favors.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Spanish police rescue 8-year-old child from pimps (video)

Valencia - Three people have been arrested in Alzira (Valencia), Spain after they forced a woman into prostitution by holding her child prisoner. Another five women aged between 18 and 38 years were also rescued.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Spain heading for an 'African heatwave' on Thursday

While it has already been pretty hot in Spain so far this summer, things are expected to heat up even more in the coming days as temperatures head for 43 degrees Celsius in some areas from Thursday on.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Video: Spanish scientists lip-dubbing to YouTube success

Valencia - Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia, Spain needed some serious cheering up with the latest budget cuts, which led to almost half of their staff being let go. They decided to raise morale a bit by entering a lip-sync competition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Chinese sky lanterns spark Valencia fire, tourists blamed

Denia - A fire in a nature reserve near the coastal holiday town of Dénia in the Community of Valencia was started by Chinese sky lanterns, lit and sent up by tourists in the area.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Photos: Spain to limit visitor numbers for 'La Tomatina' festival

Valencia - Foreign party-people wishing to participate in the crazy La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Valencia in August will have to reserve a spot first through a newly introduced ticket-only system.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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