Saturday, 10 December 2016

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Teenage girl missing in Mallorca

THE Guardia Civil is investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl from Inca, Mallorca. Naima Leon vanished from her home on Monday, December 4, and initial police reports suggest that she may have run away voluntarily, having been intercepted at Palma Airport while trying to leave for Barcelona earlier this…

The (not so) wild ones

BIKER gangs are famous for either racing across the open highway at breakneck speeds, or purring through small villages at attention-seeking noise levels. Four members of a local Mallorca biker club, however, were shocked to receive traffic fines for going too slowly on the Puig Major road. Each of them…

Event Report: The Last Straw Rally

Over 40 members took part in the Last Straw Rally organized by Ray and Sue Dodd. Weather wise, the sun shone and the rally got off to a great start where coffee and croissants were served in the large car park in Llucmajor. The six locations where the straws could…

Brit’s torture claims

DOCTORS have testified before a Mallorca court that a British man jailed on the island has endured severe beatings in prison. James Langford is serving a three-year sentence in Palma and has accused prison guards of assaulting and torturing him since he was incarcerated in January. His claims have been…

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Footy hero facing music

FORMER Mallorca star Samuel Eto’o could face more than 10 years in prison if Spanish prosecutors have their way. He stands accused of defrauding the national tax authority of more than €3m when he played for Barcelona from 2006 to 2009. Lawyers are demanding that the Cameroonian striker, who scored…

Packed in like sardines

MALLORCA and the Balearics have one of the worst-funded, most overcrowded health care systems in Spain according to a devastating new report from the National Statistics Institute. Decades of mismanagement, paltry funding and debt have led to a chaotic health service with public facilities swamped by patients offered a steadily…

Christmas Tapas Car Show

MALLORCA’S Classic Car Club is holding a pre-Christmas get together at The Boat House (opposite the Auditorium in Palma) on Sunday December 4 from 12 noon. As this is their last event of 2016 they will also be announcing the winner of this year’s ‘Club Championship’ competition, with marks having…

Former Mallorca and Atletico player Cleber Santana killed in tragic Colombian plane crash

A FORMER Mallorca player was among the 76 people killed in the horrific crash of an aeroplane in Colombia on Monday. Cleber Santana was the captain of Brazilian team Chapecoense who were flying to Colombia to play Nacional de Medellin in the Copa Sudamericana final, the biggest game in the…

War game island

THE geopolitical stand-off between the US and Russia might seem a world away from the peaceful serenity of Mallorca but, with Spain a member of the Nato alliance, war games are never far. In fact they are quite close to home. The Spanish army and air force have been conducting…

Claudia Schiffer pine saga axed

SUPERMODEL Claudia Schiffer no longer has the threat of court action looming over her after a Mallorca court finally closed the books on her long-running dispute with former Formula 1 chief Willi Weber. The German pair were involved in a bizarre spat over the felling of two pine trees on…

'False promises' accusations fly over Mallorca tourist tax

ECO group GOB are encouraging the regional government to use the tourist tax revenue as a bonus rather than a substitute for a smaller environment budget. The activist organisation, which has fought for Mallorcan nature and wildlife for decades, accused the government of exploiting the tourist tax to ‘compensate’ for…

Was it suicide or murder?

“Everything points to a suicide” ruled the Guardia Civil after the strange death of a local animal rights activist Araceli Currás. But her family feel differently and so do the more than 20,000 people who are demanding the investigation into her death be reopened. Known as Celia, the 55-year-old sheltered…

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