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Cooking up anxieties in build up to 2018

WHILE Epiphany on January 6 tends to mark the end of the Christmas school holidays and a full resumption of business as usual in...
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Ultralight plane and helicopter collide in Spain

THE pilot of an ultralight aircraft was seriously injured in a collision with a helicopter at Muchamiel aerodrome on the Costa Blanca in Spain....

United Nationalities of Marbella Summits producing results!

WE have held two annual United Nationalities of Marbella Now Summits so far, starting off with the first one on April 5, 2016.   In...
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WATCH: Brexit features in New Year messages from two UK party leaders

BREXIT was featured by Theresa May and Sir Vince Cable in their New Year messages but Jeremy Corbyn totally avoided the topic. Theresa May...
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Public appeal in Spain to find baby Jesus

AUTHORITIES in San Fernando in southern Spain have appealed for the help of the public to find baby Jesus. The figure was stolen from...
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British woman dies after falling from boat at Mallorca marina

POLICE in Mallorca are investigating the death of a Brtish woman at the Club de Mar Marina, in the capital Palma. The body 43-year-old...
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Spain’s 2018 car production expected to reach pre-crisis levels

SPAIN'S car manufacturers expect to produce 3 million vehicles in 2018, a level last seen ten years ago, just before the 2008 financial crisis...
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Man dies in fall from tenth floor while attempting to enter flat of ex-partner

A MAN has died in a fall from a balcony while trying to enter the tenth-floor apartment of his ex-partner in Spain. The Mossos...
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WATCH: Flash mob in Spain with a BIG surprise at the end

STAFF at an Amazon distribution centre in Spain have put on their dancing shoes and showed off their best moves in flash mob video...
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Sierra Nevada skier suffers fractures after falling into ravine

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil’s air support unit helped in the five of the six accidents in the Sierra Nevada near Granada in Andalucia...
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British girl plunges to her death from Costa del Sol hotel balcony in Spain

A 29-YEAR-OLD woman from Blackburn in Lancashire has died while on holiday on the Costa del Sol. Loran Atkinson died after plunging from a...

Winners and losers

SPAIN is shellshocked but not Cataluña. The popular theory that the pro-independence separatists were a noisy majority whose stridencies silenced the cowed and silent...
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Boy, aged three, has both ears ripped off after dog attack in Spain

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy has lost both ears and suffered bites to his face and left thigh after being attacked by a dog in Spain....
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HIV test kits get green light to be sold in pharmacies in Spain without...

SPAIN has passed a Royal Decree that will allow HIV testing kits to be sold in pharmacies in Spain without a prescription. The kits...
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Road traffic deaths up in Spain for second consecutive year

THE number of people killed on Spain’s roads has increased for the second year in a row after more than 14 years of reducing...
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Major wildfire in Spain brought under control by 100 firefighters

A HUNDRED firefighters have tackled a forest fire that was burning in Granada province in Andalucia, southern Spain. The 112 Andalucia emergency control centre...
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Legendary Costa del Sol entertainer Bunny Lane dies

THE much-loved Costa del Sol entertainer and drag queen Bunny Lane this morning died of unconfirmed causes. Hailing from Harrow in London, the international cabaret...
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Spanish government ‘abandons’ 50 migrants in bus station

THE government have been accused of dumping around 50 people in a Granada bus station without any help or explanation, according to Spanish media....
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Spain leads Brits’ top 10 travel destinations for 2018

AS Christmas comes to an end and the turkey scraps are almost finished over three million Brits will turn their minds to booking their...
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WATCH: Police recover more than 900 pieces of stolen food products in Spain

NATIONAL Police have recovered more than 900 pieces of stolen cheese, sausages and Iberian ham, alongside more than €25,000 from a warehouse in Madrid....
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WATCH: Teen Barca number 10 scores stunning hat-trick to draw Messi comparisons

REMEMBER the name: Cristobal Muñoz.   The Barcelona number 10 - just 12 when he signed for their youth team in March -...

An emerging hope

GODELLO, described by critics as “a sleeping giant of a variety waiting to be properly discovered,” is a Spanish white variety of grapes. Produced...

The charge of the tight brigade

These days ‘living dangerously’ is when your phone only has a 5 per cent charge, says LBA-sufferer Terence Kennedy.     NINETY PER CENT...

Sporting shambles takes the biscuit

SARAH LYNN and James White managed a first for the Apprentice (Final, BBC1) and became joint winners, sharing half £500,000 between them for their...