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Terrazas del Rodeo

Sevilla

The number of COVID-19 cases have skyrocket in the province of Málaga. Marbella is one of the worst affected municipalities with an infection rate above 1.000 cases per 100.000 inhabitants during the last 14 days.

Junta de Andalucía has classify the entire province of Málaga as Level 3 and has also decided to propose curfew at night between 2am and 7am in Marbella and other municipalities exceeding the level of 1,000 cases. The level 3 restrictions take place from 23 of July. The curfew must be ratified by the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Andalucía) before it becomes valid.

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Nueva Andalucía

Terrazas del Rodeo had about 30,000 views on Google per month before the havoc of the Coronavirus pandemic, but plummet down tremendously during the lockdown a year ago, when people stopped looking for holiday homes, etc. The figure is today 30,210 views during the last month. The re-bounce shows that more and more people urgently wants to recover their lives they had before the politicians introduced the restrictions in the name of COVID-19.

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Can you really fake a covid test with soft drinks? K321/Shutterstock

Mark Lorch, University of Hull

Children are always going to find cunning ways to bunk off school, and the latest trick is to fake a positive COVID-19 lateral flow test (LFT) using soft drinks. So how are fruit juices, cola and devious kids fooling the tests and is there a way to tell a fake positive result from a real one? I’ve tried to find out.

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Madrid

Wearing face mask outdoors in Spain will no longer be mandatory from 26 June, as long as a minimum distance of at least 1.5 meters can be maintained, between people, except for groups of cohabitants.

The Regional coalition government of Andalucía, between Partido Popular (PP) and Ciudanos (Cs), has expressed disagreement with the central government's decision and has expressed that they would like people to continue to wear face masks.

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Marbella

Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional have carried out 18 searches, mostly in Marbella. 14 people have been arrested and 12 vehicles and an arsenal of weapons have been seized. This is linked to the intercepted of 1,500 kilograms of cocaine in April 2020, where five people were arrested.

Among the seized weapons are two US military assault rifles (M16A1) that exclusively are for military use.

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Andalucía

Policía Nacional has, in a joint operation with the Tax Agency (Agencia Tributaria), borded a sailing boat on 13 June 2021 and arrested its crew members for trafficking of drugs. These criminals belong to the same criminal organization led by a former member of the British Royal Navy who was among those 10 people being arrested in May 2021.

The boarded sailing boat, "Windwhisper", was loaded with nearly 1,000 kilograms of cocaine and it had been sailed from the Caribbean Sea.

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Terrorists exploit polarisation in society to pollute the social climate with violent ideologies. In recent years, polarisation of the political discourse has increased in the European Union. The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated this development.

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Andalucía

Policía Nacional have dismantled eight indoor plantations of marijuana. 15 people have been arrested as alleged perpetrators of the crimes of drug trafficking, membership in a criminal organization and fraud of electricity.

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Madrid

The Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) launches a campaign in which vigilance on the risk posed by alcohol and / or drug consumption and driving will be intensified, since in the last weeks have been recorded several accidents with fatalities in which those responsible for them have tested positive for alcohol and / or drugs.

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San Pedro de Alcántara

Guardia Civil has arrested one of the leaders of Dutch organized crime gang in San Pedro de Alcántara (Marbella).

The detainee is accused of having planned the death of a member of a rival gang in the Netherlands, although by the end another person was murdered by mistake.

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Andalucía

Guardia Civil has taken down a criminal gang trafficking cocaine from South America to the port of Algeciras. More than 16.5 million euros have been seized, which is up to now the largest amount of cash seized from a criminal organization in Spain during the last 10 years.

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Criminals have reasons to be worried since law enforcement agencies have obtained a huge amount of information that has been exchanged between criminals at different encrypted communications services. This has lead to lots of arrests and seizure of drugs, money, etc. Countless of spin-off operations are expected to take place meanwhile the Police is working through the vast amount of information.

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The PVPC tariff (“Precio Voluntario para el Pequeño Consumidor”) changed drastically on 1 June 2021, making electricity slightly cheaper during the nights, but making it much more expensive during peak hours during day-time.

The peak hours on the Spanish mainland are roughly between 8.30 am - 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm - 10.00 pm on 1 June 2021. The price has increased with approx. 60% during these hours in comparison with the previous day, making it much more expensive to run air-conditions and other electrical appliances.

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Málaga / Marbella

Guardia Civil has arrested 14 members of a well-known and dangerous criminal gang. The dismantled criminal organization was based mainly in the La Palmilla neighbourhood of Málaga, and its main distribution channels were centred in Marbella, through a Spanish businessman linked for years to drug trafficking, who has distributed drugs throughout almost all the Andalusian provinces and Madrid.

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Andalucía

Policía Nacional y Vigilancia Aduanera de la Agencia Tributaria, in collaboration with the National Crime Agency (NCA) in UK, have dismantled a criminal organization led by a historic British drug trafficker and have intervened more than one and a half ton of hashish.

A total of ten people have been arrested in the autonomous city of Ceuta and in the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga.

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Estepona

The 34-year-old man has been using a multitude of false profiles on Internet in which he pretended to be younger and, in this way, gain the trust of his victims. The minor reported the sexual assault through the AlertCops application.

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Madrid

The Spanish government has added the UK and Japan to the list of those countries where there is no need to present a negative COVID-19 test to enter Spain. This change takes affect from midnight on 24 May.

Further changes are expected to take place in June and July that will make it easier for more people to travel to Spain.

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Málaga

Policía Nacional has participated in dismantling a criminal organization allegedly dedicated to the trafficking of medicinal substances that they masked as nutritional products in a joint operation with the Carabinieri of Italy and the Romanian Police that has been coordinated by EUROPOL.

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