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UK benefit cheating great-gran - who secretly owned Spanish holiday home - avoids jail

UK benefit cheating great-gran - who secretly owned Spanish holiday home - avoids jail

Karl Smallman Feb 21, 2018 Costa Blanca South

SWINDLING great-grandmother, Sally Folan, who claimed almost £40,000 in job seeker's allowance while secretly owning a €120,000 Spanish holiday property has narrowly avoided a jail sentence. The 63-year-old, from Worthing, rented...

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Portugal demands urgent uranium mine meeting with Spain

Portugal demands urgent uranium mine meeting with Spain

Karl Smallman Feb 22, 2018 Spain

GOVERNMENT officials in Portugal have demanded a meeting with Spain over plans to open a uranium mine just 40km from Portuguese border over fears it could pollute rivers, soil or air. Portugal has made repeated requests for information from Spain, which environment minister, Joao Matos Fernades said had been either ignored...

Woman loses arm and 11 others injured after horror coach crash in Spain

Woman loses arm and 11 others injured after horror coach crash in Spain

Karl Smallman Feb 22, 2018 Spain

A FORTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD woman has lost her arm and three other people have been seriously injured after a horrific smash between a lorry and a coach in Spain this morning. There were 55 people on the coach, 12 were injured – four of them seriously. One person was airlifted to hospital by helicopter. The...

‘FAKE CHINESE BLOOD’: Gang who staged death of expat’s husband in €1m plot jailed in Spain

‘FAKE CHINESE BLOOD’: Gang who staged death of expat’s husband in €1m plot jailed in Spain

Matt Ford Feb 22, 2018 Costa del Sol

FIVE men - including an ex-police officer - have been convicted of staging the death of a wealthy man to extort €1 million from his wife on the Costa del Sol. They must each serve a year and nine months in prison for fraud after the terrified expatriate paid tens of...

Counterfeit cash print shop busted by police in Spain and Portugal

Counterfeit cash print shop busted by police in Spain and Portugal

Karl Smallman Feb 22, 2018 Spain

SPAIN’S National Police force has helped bust a group printing and circulating thousands of counterfeit banknotes across Europe. In nine property searches police found 1,131 banknotes of €20 denomination, 401 of €50, 49 of €500 with a total face value of €67,170, as well as 14 banknotes of 10,000 francs from...

Nine-year-old boy dies from suspected meningitis on Spanish holiday island

Nine-year-old boy dies from suspected meningitis on Spanish holiday island

Karl Smallman Feb 22, 2018 Canary Islands

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy has died in the Canary Islands after it is believed he contracted meningitis. The boy was taken to the El Doctoral medical centre in Gran Canaria where he died before he could be transferred to hospital. It is not known if the boy, of South American origin, had been...

Spanish police arrest three British men for 'mocking  and abusing’ gay couple on holiday flight

Spanish police arrest three British men for 'mocking and abusing’ gay couple on holiday flight

Karl Smallman Feb 22, 2018 Canary Islands

THREE British male tourists have been arrested Spanish police for 'mocking and abusing two people on a holiday flight for being gay’. The incident is alleged to have happened on a fight from the East Midlands airport to Gran Canaria and the abuse then continued on the airport bus from the...

Will Catalan independence happen?

Will Catalan independence happen?

Euro Weekly News Feb 21, 2018 Spain

LIKE with any story, whether it is newsworthy or not, there are many different views, and whether Catalan should gain independence from Spain or not is no different. For the Catalonians that want to be free of Spain, they think they are overtaxed, that their own culture is disappearing, and they...

‘Critically injured’ worker airlifted to hospital after explosion and fire in Spain

‘Critically injured’ worker airlifted to hospital after explosion and fire in Spain

Karl Smallman Feb 21, 2018 Spain

ONE person, with 80% burns to their body, has been airlifted to hospital by helicopter after an explosion and fire at a concrete plant in southern Spain. A second person was slightly injured in the incident on the El Esparragal industrial estate next to the N-630 in Guillena in the province...

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