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Truck driver kills eight in cycle route terror attack in New York

EIGHT people have been killed in a  terror vehicle attack on a cycle path near the 9/11 memorial site in Lower Manhattan, New York....

Creeping it real for Halloween in Spain

LIKE other religious holidays including Christmas and Easter, Halloween has become more commercialised in Spain over the years and has moved away from its...
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Hungry Brits hold Ibiza holidaymaker’s phone ‘to ransom’ for a pizza

TWO Britons working in Ibiza made the most of finding a fellow countryman’s mobile phone by holding it for ransom in exchange for a...
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PUIGDEMONT BACKS DOWN: Deposed Catalan leader says he accepts election call

OUSTED Catalan leader Carles Puigdemontsaid he accepts the election call made by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a press conference in Brussels today...
Europol

Europol launch new SIRIUS platform to facilitate online investigations

MORE than 100 professionals including law enforcement and government authorities from EU member states have overseen the launch of  a new tool to help...

Filming starts on TV series starring Antonio Banderas as Picasso

FILM CREWS have started  shooting scenes in Malaga for a National Geographic and Fox 21 production of a new season of Genius.  Malaga-born  actor...

Police seize €2 million cocaine stash after high-speed car chase

SPANISH police have seized €2 million worth of cocaine after a high-speed car chase that began in Villena on the Alicante-Madrid motorway. The police...
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Former Catalan leader to address press conference in Brussels

CATALUÑA’S deposed president is expected to make a public appearance and address a press conference after fleeing to Belgium. On Monday, Carles Puigdemont, and...
National Police

Four people arrested in Marbella after string of car thefts

NATIONAL police have arrested two men and women after four alleged crimes of car robbery. According to reports, the alleged perpetrators stole items from...
Blair Drummond Safari Park

Gibraltar macaques monkey around for Halloween

HALLOWEEN came early for a troop of macaques who emigrated from Gibraltar to Blair Drummond Safari Park, Scotland  in 2014. Getting ready for a special Halloween...
POLICÍA NACIONAL

Man wanted for beheading his two-year-old daughter arrested in Spain

ONE of the most wanted men in Germany has been arrested in the north of Spain. A huge international police manhunt swung into...

Rain and lower temperatures set for Spain as Atlantic storm rolls in

AN ATLANTIC storm is expected to hit Spain towards the end of this week, bringing rain and lower temperatures to most of Spain. According...
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Police in Spain clamp down on horse hobbling

GUARDIA Civil officers are clamping down on the mistreatment of horses in Spain and horse hobbling in particular. Horse hobbling is the practice of...
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Carles Puigdemont flies to Brussels as rebellion charges loom

EX-CATALAN president Carles Puigdemont has reportedly flown to Brussels the same day he has been summoned to Madrid to face sedition and rebellion charges....

Catalan leaders summoned to Madrid to face sedition charges

THE State Prosecution has summoned Catalan leaders to Madrid to face sedition and rebellion charges. Ex-Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, along with the rest of...
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Brits in Benidorm wreck hotel room and get banned from flight home

A GROUP of Brits on holiday in Benidorm have posted a shocking video of some of their drunken exploits on social media. The four...

Basque terrorist leaders detained in Berlin

TWO of the last remaining leaders of the Basque terrorist organisation ETA to be at large were detained in Berlin during a joint operation...

Are we jumping into unknown dangers, feet first?

IT’S amazing how many things we do without considering the consequences.   Just last week it was brought to my attention that the iPhone actually...
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12-year-old boy dies after fall from sixth floor window on Costa del Sol

A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD boy has died after falling from a sixth floor apartment window in Avenida de Juan Sebastian Elcano in Malaga, on the Costa...

The enchanted village still lives!

AS if someone waived a magic wand parking spaces have opened up, traffic has diminished drastically and you can once again walk into favourite...

Understanding dogs

MANY times in a week I am informed that a dog only understands German, French, Spanish, or English. I find that many owners and...

Lost in translation

AS usual Spain takes a beating in the European press. Despite applying the Constitution’s Article 155 and booting out the Catalan president and his...

Focus on Auntie Beeb, and she won’t like it

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU (BBC1, Friday) has returned to our screens for an unbelievable 54th series. If you can stand it, watch, turn...

Now is the printer of our discontent

TERENCE KENNEDY shares his love-hate relationship with the most treacherous of computer devices, the printer. EVER wondered why your printer won’t let you produce...