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Helicopter helps fight Playa Flamenca blaze

  Firefighters in Orihuela Costa had to call in a helicopter to a tackle a scrub blaze as it approached perilously close to apartments....
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England beat Peru and now fly to Miami

ENGLAND fly to Miami tomorrow (Sunday) to make final preparations for the Brazil World Cup with some optimism after a 3-0 win over Peru...
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Dog causes stink on American airline

A dog has made a big stink after it forced a US Airways plane to make an emergency landing after it relieved itself twice...
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Arsene Wenger signs new deal with Arsenal

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has signed a new £8million a year three year deal and vowed to build another 'great team'. With a reported...

Canary Islands unhappy over drilling

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment has approved the exploratory drilling operations to be undertaken by Repsol in the Canary Islands. The...
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Crime group dismantled in Valencia

National Police have dismantled a group in Valencia which was dedicated to drug trafficking, swindling, falsifying documents and violent robberies; 13 people have been...
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“Bolivarian alternatives a catastrophe for Spain”

Ex-President Felipe Gonzalez has commented that a ‘Bolivarian’ alternative, like the newly successful political party Podemos, would be a catastrophe for the country. He...

Drugs, alcohol and road deaths in Spain

Data released by the DGT (national traffic authority) shows that 12% of drivers on Spanish roads are stoned or drunk- sometimes both. This is...

Arrested for stealing from charity

National Police in Malaga have detained two women for stealing charity collection boxes from various establishments in the city. They stole a total of...

Six held in Melilla anti-Jihadist operation

The jihadist cell which has been discovered in Melilla stands accused of recruiting, and later sending, Jihadist fighters to Syria, Libya and Mali. The...

Ex-bankers get suspended sentences

The Supreme Courts have condemned the ex-directorship members of Caixa Penedes to up to two years in prison. The courts consider them to have...

Unexpected rise in spending

The National Institute of Statistics (INE) has released data showing that public spending has gone up by 0.4% in the first three months of...
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Queen jokes with Stephen Hawking

The Queen and world-famous scientist Stephen Hawking were among the stars who gathered in St James's Palace at a reception paying tribute to the...
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Goat piggy-back bike-ride goes viral

Check out this hilarious video of a cyclist giving a goat a piggy-back ride, filmed on a mobile phone by a bemused onlooker. The...
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‘Harem’ businessman has goods returned

An Iranian businessman, 57, arrested in Marbella for allegedly abusing nine women who lived with him, has recovered goods worth €4 million which he...
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Tarantino and Uma spark rumours

Rumours are swirling that cult director Quentin Tarantino and Hollywood actress Uma Thurman are an item. The pair enjoyed spending time together at the...
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Real Madrid punished for racist fans

Champions League winners Real Madrid have been punished today (Friday) by UEFA for racist behaviour from fans during their semi-final match against Germany’s Bayern...
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Barcelona violent clashes rage on

Police in Barcelona have clashed with gangs of hooded youths over three nights of violence on the streets of the city. Rioting began last...
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UK royals scotch baby rumours

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been visiting Scotland. Yesterday the royal pair enjoyed a tour of Glenturret distillery near Crieff, Perthshire. During...

Drug arrests in sa Rapita

The Guardia Civil and the Local Police in sa Rapita have dismantled a high tech, hydroponic, marihuana growing operation. Investigators found 121 plants in...
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‘Unbreakable’ glass breaks – at 1,353ft

Although it has been described as ‘unbreakable’, the glass of Chicago’s Willis Tower viewing platform cracked yesterday (Thursday) – while tourists were standing on...
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UK universities employ Twitter staff

UK universities are employing members of staff just to deal with Facebook and Twitter messages from students. The institutions need to employ the social...
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Google agrees to erase search results

Following a recent EU ruling, internet giant Google has put in place an option for users to erase disputed search results. The company is...
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Top 10 weirdest holiday complaints

A recent Skyscanner survey which questioned 400 hotel staff in 49 countries has revealed that kooky customers are a global phenomenon. The research showed...