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Torres de la Alameda casino stalls but Spain’s love of gaming continues to grow

SPAIN might not have the bright lights of Las Vegas, but recent developments have shown that casino gaming is becoming an increasingly popular pastime...

Spain’s water crisis deepens as Rio Tajo dries up

THE longest river in the Iberian Peninsula is drying up. It comes as a series of dramatic images showing the extent of the crisis...

Teacher jailed for sexually abusing young students in Costa Blanca

A TEACHER in Cofrentes in Valencia (population 1,114) received a 30-year sentence for inappropriately touching six girl pupils. The Valencia High Court also barred...
Ministry of the Interior

Concerns for imprisoned migrants on the Costa del Sol grow

AROUND 500 migrants remain in an ‘unfinished’ prison in Archidona, with concerns growing about conditions at the facility.  Various groups and charities have called...
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Formal opening of the new Helicopteros Sanitarios Hospital in Puerto Banus

A LARGE crowd of press and local dignitaries arrived for the official opening of the Helicopteros Sanitarios Hospital today (November 30). Guest of honour...
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British man could be scarred for life after reaction to Benidorm henna tattoo

A 28-YEAR-OLD plumber from Leicester may be scarred for life after getting a moustache and chin beard henna tattoo while on holiday on Spain’s...

Three Lions set to roar in 2018 World Cup

THE 2018 World Cup Group draw is set to take place in the Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia, with England’s Three Lions set to roar....

Fake it till you make it

Would you buy a product with a one-star review? No, neither would Terence Kennedy, but you might both be wrong MY favourite TripAdvisor review,...
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‘Messi of hashish’ arrested in Spain

THE LEADER of one of the largest drug trafficking gangs in Spain has been arrested in a joint operation by Spain's National Police and...

Spanish value

TORO is a Spanish Denominacion de Origen (DO) for wines produced in the Castile and Léon areas of Zamora province. The DO takes its...

Kay raises the smiles but its heartache from rubber ducks

HOW could Kay Mellor make the day-to-day running of a register office interesting? Simply through her usual brilliant writing.  Welcome to Love, Lies &...

You really couldn’t make it up could you?

APPARENTLY, the term Black Friday refers to the chance for businesses to get back into profit (black ink) after being in the red for...
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Spain’s taxman nets another football star

REAL MADRID  midfielder Luka Modric has been accused of defrauding tax authorities in Spain of almost €1 million euros. Prosecutors have accused the Croatian...
Comunidad de Madrid

Archaeologists uncover mass grave in Spain

A MASS grave filled with the remains of at least 90 people has been unearthed in central Madrid. The discovery came during construction of...
Da Vinci Restauro

WATCH: Experts try to get to bottom of Jesus statue mystery in Spain

RESTORERS of an 18th-century statue of Jesus claim they have found a note hidden in its bottom written by a Spanish priest around 300-years-ago....
Hard work: a helicopter rescuer looks out to sea. Credit: Spanish Coast Guard

Two rescued, three dead as Coast Guard pull more people from the Mediterranean

THE Spanish Coast Guard rescued two migrants from the Strait of Gibraltar yesterday, but found the bodies of three of their fellow travellers. The...
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Mother-of-three dies after pit bull dog attack

A 40-YEAR-OLD woman has died after being attacked by her own pit bull dog in Spain. The mother-of-three died from her injuries before the...
Ministry for Europe

Spain supports Republic of Ireland over post-Brexit border

THE Spanish minister for Europe, Jorge Toledo has told the BBC that Spain backs Ireland on the question of the border between Northern Ireland...
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Spain’s Supreme Court to review jail orders for Catalan ten

A SPANISH Supreme Court judge is to review the imprisonment of eight former members of the ousted Catalan government and two pro-independence activists. The...