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Google’s Madrid office latest to be searched in tax probe

Spanish tax investigators have stormed Google’s Madrid offices as the internet giant’s tax affairs continue to come under scrutiny. A spokesperson for the multinational...
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Gibraltar Port Authority anticipates a busy summer especially with pleasure craft

THE Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) advised in a press release that the last weekend in June proved to be a very busy one as...
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After four days play it’s not just Andy Murray at Wimbledon

FOR so many years, Wimbledon was seen as a graveyard for most British tennis players who tended to get knocked out in the first...

How to introduce a dog to a cat

PUPPIES and kittens that are raised together often will grow up as friends, not knowing that they’re not supposed to get along. Many times,...

Some sensible summer month plants for absentee owners

THIS week’s column is written especially for the many property owners arriving for a summer in Spain if their penthouse, apartment terrace or villa...
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Flogging a dead horse more than once!

THE Guardia Civil have broken up a massive conspiracy to defraud insurance companies by claiming for the death of pure breed Spanish horses which...
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Gove goes for it as Boris backs out

THERE were just five candidates for leadership of the Conservative Party, and therefore future Prime Minister, when the window of opportunity closed at noon...

Tourist tax takes off

July 1 marks the implementation of the new ‘eco tax’ to be charged on all tourists arriving in the Balearic Islands. Precise rates depend...
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Manilva council reassures foreign residents

MAYOR of Manilva, Diego Jose Jimenez Mayor and foreign residents’ councillor Dean Tyler Shelton have released the following official statement in response to the...

They removed his car

Q. I HAVE an apartment in a community which also has a private parking space. I bought a Spanish car and parked it on...

Sevilla’s gay pride posters spark vitriolic debate

THE Popular Party (PP) in Sevilla has denounced an LGBT exhibition in the Andalucian city celebrating gay pride and called for its removal, sparking...
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First Lady and daughters arrive in Spain

FOLLOWING the announcement of their proposed journey, Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia arrived at the Torrejon de Ardoz military base...
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Tour de force for cancer

Despite having a steady job and comfortable life in London, Eli Coory dropped everything three years ago in order to take on a round...

Autistic British youngster facing ten years for Donald Trump assassination attempt

“HE’S never shown any violent tendencies before, he’s never been a bad person, he’s a nice kid and literally wouldn’t hurt a fly –...

Cliffgate: Sir Cliff Richard, the police and a trial by media

THERE’s no denying he has that ‘Marmite’ effect, you either love him or loathe him. Yes, I’m referring to Sir Cliff Richard who’s in...

Lost deposit monies paid on off-plan Spanish property can be recovered

A LANDMARK judgement by Spain’s Supreme Court could finally offer closure to the estimated 100,000 Britons whose dreams of owning a place in the...

Britain has decided, what a historic week it has been

WELL, that really was the week that was. Now thoughts must be turned to the future. The first responsibility is to begin weighing up...
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Belarusian workers get naked following presidential gaffe

WHEN Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, urged citizens to “to get undressed and get to work till we sweat” during a rant about the importance...
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Beware rogue car parks near Gatwick airport

SO disturbed are the Sussex Police about rogue car parking near Gatwick Airport that they have resorted to Twitter to warn motorists about the...
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Scottish First Minister tests water by visiting the European Parliament

NICOLA STURGEON was pleased to have the opportunity to visit the European Parliament in Brussels to explain her view on why Scotland should be...