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Marijuana farm shut down in Sevilla as police launch raid

NATIONAL POLICE have raided an enormous marijuana farm in the Sevilla town of Alcala de Guadaira, where plants had been subjected to a chemical...
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Don’t cry ‘cat’: false call for help may land Spanish citizen with very real...

A 40-YEAR-OLD man from Calatayud in Zaragoza, in North-East Spain may potentially be fined €600,000 for wasting police time. The incident occurred when the...

Tasteful tourism for Mojacar

THE controversial ‘bikini by-law’ was passed this week in a Mojacar plenary meeting. The ‘coexistence and citizenship’ law, initially announced in November 2015, prohibits,...

National Police arrest four American roulette fraudsters

ON May 28 officers of the National Police force arrested four skilled fraudsters who specialised in manipulating American roulette wheels in amusement arcades. Those...

Decapitated wolf’s head found hanging in Asturias

A SPATE of wolf murders has led to uproar and a Guardia Civil investigation in the Asturias region of northern Spain, with the decapitated...
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‘Black top’ newspaper has red face after incorrectly quoting Chief Minister

TO PARAPHRASE a quote by Mark Twain concerning his reported death, ‘the report of Gibraltar’s annexation was an exaggeration’ promulgated by The Independent, which...
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New kind of hazard as gigantic alligator moseys across golf course

An enormous alligator pootled its way across a Florida course as horrified golfers looked on, with one even managing to film the bizarre sight....
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Dozens arrested for massive document forgery and migrant smuggling

With the support of Europol, 16 persons suspected of forgery of documents on a large scale and the smuggling of irregular migrants have been...
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Messi tax trial starts without the star player

BOTH Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and his father who manages his affairs were charged with multi-million euro tax evasion several years ago and...

Endesa users warned of scam email with invoice leading to virus attack

IT has come to the attention of Euro Weekly News that a fraud campaign targeting energy users in Spain is masquerading as an official...
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Norwegian tourist’s blood-stained body found in Mallorca

NATIONAL POLICE officers are investigating the death of a 61-year-old Norwegian woman who was holidaying in Mallorca. Her bloodied body was discovered shortly before...
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No towel required

A NEW app called ‘Book My Sunbed’ may help relieve the stress for tourists this summer, allowing users to reserve sun loungers at a...

Lucky escape in Almuñecar

A WOMAN had a lucky escape on Tuesday morning (May 31) when, for unknown reasons, her car went over the edge of the CN340...
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Former Greek finance minister speaks of his admiration for Thatcher’s line on Europe

YANIS Varoufakis, the former Greek Minister of Finance, who only occupied the post for a controversial six months, has spoken words of admiration for...

Is David Cameron too rich to represent Britain on migration?

RISING Conservative starlet and increasingly shrill Brexit campaigner Priti Patel has launched a last-ditch attack on her supposed leader, arguing that the Prime Minister’s...
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Fifteen years for swimwear model who murdered her British ex-boyfriend

THE Slovakian model convicted of killing British jeweller Andrew Bush has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Malaga judge. Mayka Kukucova,...
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Daughter of the Duke of Wellington marries in Illora near Granada

LADY Charlotte Wellesley, youngest daughter of the current Duke of Wellington and Princess Antonia of Prussia, married American-Colombian business man Alejandro Santo Domingo on...
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Giant Pandas may be escaping extinction

CHINESE officials have reported that Giant Pandas may no longer be classified as endangered due to a 17 per cent rise of their population...

European property finals

IN a nod to the upcoming European Championships the international property experts CBRE have released their very own tournament results if the competition were...
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Man suspected of spreading Islamist propaganda arrested in Barcelona

A MAN of Pakistani origin accused of fomenting Islamic militancy via social media was detained in Barcelona on the morning of Tuesday May 31....

Duke of Edinburgh donates DNA to help unravel royal Russian murder mystery

PRINCE PHILIP has provided his DNA to the Russians so that investigators may identify whether the remains of two children uncovered nine years ago...
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Mallorca villa snapped up by Brad Pitt

BATCHELOR pad or romantic hideaway? Only time will tell, but what is certain is that Brad Pitt has become the latest member of the...
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TOWIE star Jake Hall taken to a Marbella hospital ‘amid stabbing fears’

THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX star Jake Hall has been taken to hospital following an alleged stabbing in a Marbella nightclub on Sunday May...

Spain set to lead new NATO task force

FOLLOWING the Balkan wars the European Union set about creating a rapid reaction task force which could deploy military specialists to continental hotspots in...