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Maserati and Heidi Klum

MASERATI, continued to celebrate its 100 years of history with a seven page pictorial featuring supermodel Heidi Klum called 'Beyond the Swimsuit' in the...
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Hazarding a Mercadona guess

MERCADONA owner Juan Roig is Spain’s fourth-richest man and worth €3.78 billion according to the Forbes Rich List. But how much is his supermarket...
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Living in a rotating dictatorship

WESTERN politicians are stained and disdained; the parliamentary system of governance is deeply flawed.  Never this side of the Berlin Wall have I seen...

Longer stays in Spanish prisons

Spain comes sixth in Europe on the list of where prisoners receive the longest sentences.   Spanish prisoners spend an average of 19 months...

Are you turning into your dad – or mum?

ACCORDING to a new survey of 2,000 adults by the TV channel Gold, the average British man is turning into his dad at the...
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Only 47% say ‘yes’ to independence

Contrary to popular belief only 47% of Catalonians would say ‘yes’ to an independent Cataluña if they were asked right now.   This is...

Rot set in with trendy teachers

THE reports this week that British schoolchildren were some of the most badly behaved in Europe didn’t surprise me one bit. This particular rot...
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Housework for Spain’s children

Under a new draft law approved in the Spanish Parliament last week children will be legally obliged to do housework and respect their school...
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Real Madrid v Bayern Munich 4-0

Real Madrid knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League last night (Tuesday) at the Allianz Arena in spectacular style.   There was a...

Brits to meet with PP over illegal homes

Almanzora Valley residents to meet with PP politician next week over illegal house issues.   The association of Britons affected by planning irregularities in...
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Bob Hoskins dies at age of 71

British actor Bob Hoskins has died from pneumonia at the age of 71.   The star died in hospital with his family at his...
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On Spain holiday – as son killed teacher

The mother of the teenage boy suspected of stabbing Leeds teacher Ann Maguire, 61, to death on Monday was on holiday when the news...

Mallorca €700,000 swindle of ‘dyed’ cash

A Cameroonian man, 31, is going to court in Palma accused of swindling €700,000 out of a local Palma businessman.   The prosecution is...
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Terminally ill holidaymaker evicted

A terminally ill British woman was evicted by police from a holiday villa in Mallorca, after the travel company failed to inform her that...
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John Terry: I’m ready for Atlético

Last week, Terry feared his season might be over, cut short by a twisted ankle during the goal-less first leg of the Champions League semi-final...

Summer Launch Party at Aqwa Mist

Come to our summer launch party!    Aqwa Mist Nightclub, the best party venue in Marbella, is having its annual summer launch - and...
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Woman falls at Wells Cathedral

A UK woman had to be rescued after she became wedged between two turrets following a 20ft fall at Wells Cathedral.   The woman...
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Prince Harry’s back on the market

Prince Harry, the UK’s most-eligible bachelor, is back on the market after splitting up with Cressida Bonas.   The high-society pair have been going...
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Diamonds are forever – at this price!

Fancy treating yourself to something really special? Why not go for a one-of-a-kind blue diamond ring?   Sounds like a good plan until you...
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Star Wars cast confirmed – finally!

The new Star Wars film cast has been announced – and fans can expect a good mix of old faces and new in the...

€3000 massage stall Mallorca tax

The number of illegal masseuses on the beaches of Calvia has pushed the council to ask for a license fee of nearly €3,000 from...

Police disband organised crime group

Spain’s National Police, aided by the German and Bulgarian police, have broken up an organised crime group.   The group was sexually exploiting Bulgarian...

Hoteliers want lighting on Mallorca beach

The tourist sector in Palmanova has welcomed the night time illumination of the beaches in the Magaluf area which have helped deal with the...

Mallorca to have cheaper flights

A plan to make flights to Mallorca cheaper and improve connections to the rest of Europe has been discussed.   The president of the...