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Troubled Monarch airline given 24-hour extension to sell holidays in UK

BUDGET British airline Monarch has been handed a 24-hour emergency extension to its license to sell package holidays. The troubled Luton-based carrier's Air Travel...

Two arrested after string of dog owners held to ransom in Sevilla

PET owners in Sevilla have received a police warning after a spate of dog thefts hit the province. Distraught owners were called from a...

REFERENDUM LATEST: Thousands take to streets across Spain as Catalan police mobilise

DEMONSTRATIONS are breaking out across Spain as tensions reach boiling point a day ahead of Cataluña's controversial independence referendum. The rallies come as Mossos...
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Squatters held after girl kidnapped and used as sex slave in Valencia

NINE Polish and Romanian squatters have been held by police and a young woman freed after she was abducted and forced to prostitute herself...
La Opinion A Coruña

WATCH: Drunk Spanish students in underpants try to break into Catholic girls’ flats

A GROUP of drunk male university students could face criminal charges after they tried to break into a girls' hall of residence dressed only...

Prison for five Costa Blanca police officers for manslaughter

FIVE police officers have been sentenced to four years in prison over the death of a man in Costa Blanca. They admitted in a...

Waking up to a flightmare and a flight old mess!

NEARLY half a million passengers hit by Ryanair’s cancellation fiasco, half a billion pounds wiped off the airline’s value and CEO Michael O’Leary’s own...
Catalan Government Twitter

Catalan parliament defiant as referendum ballot box revealed

DESPITE the ongoing seizure of ballot papers and ballot boxes, it became clear today (Friday) that the Catalan regime would not capitulate over the...

Spectre from the past

THEY got Al Capone for unpaid taxes and they’re digging for dirt on Cataluña’s regional president Carles Puigdemont. Allegedly Puigdemont can be linked...

Moving on up! Costa sales soar as recovery continues

REAL ESTATE is once again thriving on the Costa del Sol. The booming housing market is the reason behind a 43 per cent...
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Warner Brothers order Spanish ship to cover up characters

ENTERTAINMENT giant Warner Brothers have demanded that Spanish authorities cover up Looney Tunes cartoon characters displayed on a ship used to bring riot police...
Guardia Civil

Major arms dealer held by police in northern Spain

ONE of the largest dealers of weapons on the black market has been held by police in Navarra.  The 24-year-old, who has no qualifications...

Four cemetery employees arrested for stealing from corpses

FOUR workers at the Municipal Cemetery of El Salvador in the city Oviedo  in the Asturias, northern Spain have been arrested by police for...
Sabor a Malaga

Costa’s international journalists get a taste of Malaga

MORE than 30 Costa del Sol-based  journalists  were treated to a tasting session to introduce them to the ‘Sabor a Malaga’ campaign which features...
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WATCH: Spanish hotel opens ‘sanctuary’ for abandoned pool inflatables

A HOTEL in Mallorca has set up a  unique ‘sanctuary’ for blow-up pool toys that are left behind when holidaymakers return home. A recent...
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Police issue warning after thefts from British expats on Costa Blanca

A CRIME warning has been issued after expensive mobile phones and jewellery were stolen from British expatriates in Orihuela Costa on the Costa Blanca....
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Man fires gun during Madrid metro brawl

POLICE in Madrid arrested two men following a fight on an underground train after one reportedly pulled out a gun and fired it above...
Guardia Civil

Costa Blanca cannabis club smoked out

GUARDIA CIVIL officers raiding an Alfaz cannabis club found almost 10 kilos of marijuana stored there. As well as the drugs, the Guardia Civil...

Russian hackers allegedly interfere with the Catalan referendum

AS the government in Madrid continues to block any website providing information on the upcoming Catalan referendum, hackers from across the globe are getting...

Animal rights activists call for electric alternative in Mallorca

ANIMAL activists have launched a new campaign against the exploitation of horses. AnimaNaturalis are demanding the replacement of Palma’s famous horsedrawn carriages with...

It’s not exactly rocket science is it?

WELL, well. For the first time ever, this week I had a post removed from my Facebook (FB) pages. The short video was...

EXCLUSIVE: Outrage as ‘poor management of water’ bleeds Axarquia farms dry

RESIDENTS of Colmenar are up in arms after facing almost two months of water shortages. Two hundred people have signed a petition urging the...

Obsessed Costa Blanca officer faces jail for poisoning colleague

A GUARDIA CIVIL officer accused of poisoning a female colleague and her family faces a 30-year sentence if convicted. Both were stationed at the...
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Really no Picasso

LIKE many mothers (I assume... but have never asked) I am continuously on the look-out for a special and genius talent in my children...