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Spanish ‘Holy Grail’ church flooded with hundreds of visitors

A Spanish church has been inundated with visitors after historians revealed that they believe it to be the site of the Holy Grail.  ...

Earl Grey tea could combat heart disease

Scientists have revealed that Earl Grey tea has the ability to lower cholesterol and reduce the chances of heart disease.   The drink contains...

UK pubs get extra time for World Cup matches

England pubs will be allowed to stay open later during the national side's opening World Cup match.   The UK Home Office turned down...

Senegal closes borders in wake of Ebola outbreak

As neighbouring country Guinea struggles to battle against a deadly outbreak of Ebola, Senegal has closed its borders in a bid to stop the...

British Ambassador gets cooking with Spanish chef David Muñoz

What can the British Ambassador to Spain and the Mohican-wearing, Spanish it-chef of the moment have in common?    Not much, it might appear,...

UK: New Hillsborough inquests

Today marks the start of the largest inquest hearing in the UK’s legal history.   Jury selection has got underway today to determine exactly...

Mallorca killer accepts 10 years in prison

A Religious Studies teacher who confessed to killing his younger brother and keeping his dismembered body at home has been sentenced to 10 years...

Guardia Civil arrest 26 in drug trafficking operation

Twenty-six members of a network bringing hashish into Spain by sea were arrested after a dramatic cliff top operation that left one smuggler in...

Alex Ferguson wanted Mourinho, not Moyes

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wanted him to take over from him when he retired....

Hostal Meson Arboleas has all you need

Hostal Meson Arboleas, located just a few metres off the A-334 (Baza-Huercal-Overa), is a convenient venue in Arboleas ready to cater to all your...

F1: Hamilton’s Malaysian Grand Prix Victory

British driver Lewis Hamilton dominated from start to finish, cruising to victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix.   This was Hamilton’s 23rd victory, 33rd pole,...

Climate change IS real – and it’s unstoppable

A new UN report says that the evidence of global warming is now overwhelming and the impact is "irreversible".   In the landmark Intergovernmental...

Dynasty actress Kate O’Mara dies

Former Dynasty actress Kate O'Mara has died following a short illness at a Sussex nursing home at the age of 74.   The star...

Andalucia Emergency service to have new heliports

In a bid to boost healthcare services throughout Andalucia there are plans to construct five new heliports in the region.   The Junta de...

Alicante city dragging heels over AVE links

The AVE, the Madrid-Alicante high speed train, is a runaway success.   Fares are reasonable and it is popular with the Madrid tourists who,...

Signs of cannibalism found at Pedreguer cave

The Cueva del Conde in Pedreguer continues to surprise archaeologists.   Its wall art depicting horses and goats was created 20,000 years ago, experts...

Alicante airport drugs haul

Authorities intercepted forty-two kilos of cocaine concealed in film equipment at Alicante airport.   Packing cases full of cameras and other material for film-making...

Spain rejects Catalonia referendum

Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, has said that Madrid cannot allow Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence because such a...

Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria freed

Two Spanish journalists who were abducted on 16 September 2013 in Syria by a group with links to al Qaeda have been freed.  ...

Spain’s Archaeological Museum reopens

Spain’s National Archaeological Museum reopened to the public this week after more than two years closed for refurbishment.   Entrance to the museum, located...

Couple arrested for fraud in Algeciras

A 50-year-old American man, and his British partner, 38, were arrested in Algeciras, Cadiz, for allegedly fraud and credit card forgery.   The investigation...

Positive outlook for Spanish tourism

Malaga is amongst the three Spanish provinces where overnight stays have risen the most so far this year.   In January and February, 207,203...

Alfaz filmmaker in running for big award

A documentary by Alfasina Andrea Berenguer has been nominated for an Alimara Award.   These are conferred each year by CETT, the international training...

Spain: Not enough refugees receiving asylum

Half of all immigrants who jump the fence in Ceuta and Melilla are refugees but only 10% of them manage to receive asylum.  ...