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Two men sentenced to prison for scamming pensioner out of his savings in Malaga

TWO men have been sentenced to three and a half years in prison and fined €5,400 for scamming a pensioner out of his life...

Illegal dog breeding ground raided in Costa Blanca

AN illegal breeding ground for dangerous dogs was raided in Crevillent on the Costa Blanca. Agents from Seprona, the Guardia Civil's animal protection unit,...
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Driver of car that killed Fatima Dorado may be involved in ‘plea bargain’

A REPORT by the Daily Mail suggests that 39-year-old Westley Capper who was arrested in May 2016 after hitting and killing Fatima Dorado in...

‘Europe’s first’ sex doll brothel opens in Barcelona

A BROTHEL has opened in Barcelona that offers the chance to fulfil a person’s fantasies with hyper-realistic silicone dolls. The dolls have three orifices...

Inquest into death of British father in Axarquia eight years after brutal attack

AN inquest has heard how a British man was killed defending his twin teenage sons from a violent mob armed with knuckledusters, bricks, bottles...
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Two men die after ‘who can drink the most’ competition in Palencia

TWO men are believed to have died after having a drinking competition in Palencia. The bodies of the pair, both aged 39, were found...

SpaceX to fly two tourists around the moon in 2018

PRIVATE rocket company SpaceX has announced two people have paid to be sent around the moon. SpaceX CEO Elon musk said the mission is...
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Take the La Sala Gibraltar challenge

HERE is a challenge that even if they lose leaves diners at the La Sala Sapphire Bar in Gibraltar as absolute winners. The luxuriously...
Jubilee Debt Campaign

Sir Gerald Kaufman, oldest Member of Parliament dies aged 86

SIR GERALD BERNARD KAUFMAN British Labour politician, former minister and most recently Father of the House who was an MP for more than 46...

Aspiring racer from Costa del Sol jets to US to pursue his dream

AN ADRENALINE junkie raised on the Costa del Sol has moved to the US to launch his professional racing career. Joachim Holmstoel got his...
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Marbella Leukaemia fighter loses battle as thousands attend funeral

A YOUNG Marbella man who became a hero for millions as he bravely documented his fight against leukemia has died from the disease. ...
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New Code of Conduct for teachers in Gibraltar

AWARE that unlike the UK, which has had one for 20 years, no formal Code of Conduct for teachers existed in Gibraltar, the government...
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EU nationals may lose certain rights in UK as soon as Article 50 is...

SOME but not all mainstream newspapers or TV channels in the UK are reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May intends to use the trigger...
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French youth, 15, electrocuted at a train station in Tarragona

A FRENCH teenager has died in Tarragona after being electrocuted while climbing onto a train carriage. The 15-year-old was waiting for a train to...
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Spanish film industry continues its Oscars drought

ONLY one Spanish entry managed to make it to the final shortlist for the 2017 Academy Awards, continuing the country’s nine-year Oscar drought. ‘Timecode’,...

EWN Media Group takes over the RTN

SINCE the RTN was first published on 1st October 1999 Geoff Gartland and his team spent the subsequent years establishing a newspaper that represented it’s...
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National Police arrest five burglars in Madrid

FIVE individuals have been arrested in Madrid known to have been involved in robberies in that city, Barcelona and Denia although it is suspected...

Endangered eagles under attack in Valencia

THE regional government’s decision to allow hunting when endangered eagles were nesting was described as an attack. The Sociedad Valencian de Ornitologia warned that...

Restaurant fire forces evacuation in Elche

A FIRE in an Asian restaurant in Elche forced the evacuation of an apartment block. It was one of the residents of the building...

Motril teams up with Granada

FLOR ALMON, the mayor of Motril, has taken part in the first forum organised by the councils of Motril and Granada. The meeting was...

Forgery group caught in Almeria

A GROUP which faked residence permits to enable Moroccan driving licences to be exchanged for Spanish ones irregularly has been busted in a joint...

Opel and Vauxhall sale

 GENERAL MOTORS (GM) which owns the Opel and Vauxhall car brands has indicated that despite both companies turning in regular losses over the years,...

Musselling in on unpopular scheme

TRINIDAD HERRERA, mayor of Almuñecar, together with representatives from all municipal political parties plus a number of local business owners, associations, federations and clubs...

Olive trees threatened on the mainland

XYLELLA FASTIDIOSA, a bacterium known as ‘ebola for olive trees,’ could be approaching the Spanish mainland. It has already decimated thousands of trees in...