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Young man dies and three new cases of meningitis in Spain

ONE young man has died, and a boy and two women have been admitted to hospital following more new cases of meningitis in Spain....
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Leading housebuilder in Spain lays solid foundations for future growth

SPANISH homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España is marking 60 years of Iberian success in 2018, and the just-published 2017 results reveal that the company certainly...
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WATCH: Police seize 1,300 kilos of hashish after high-speed chase near Gibraltar

POLICE have seized an estimated 1,300 kilos of cannabis after an elaborate chase involving five boats and a helicopter in the strait of Gibraltar...
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Snow in UK and Spain causing flight chaos with diversions, delays and cancellations

WINTER weather across the north of Europe is hitting flights hard in both the UK and Spain. Bilbao airport in northern Spain has seen...
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John Kiddell receives BEM from the British Ambassador

JOHN KIDDELL, a former accountant and resident of Madrid, was last night (Tuesday) presented with a British Empire Medal for his services to the...
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WATCH: Snow in Spain delays Formula One testing in Barcelona

THE third day of F1 winter testing in Spain has been delayed because of snow at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona. Cars have stayed in...
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‘Mercenary’ expat torturer who chopped off victim’s finger held in southern Spain

A FRENCH expatriate wanted for kidnap and torture in his home country has been held on the Costa del Sol. The Nantes-born man -...
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SHELL-SHOCKED: Police in Spain open slow-moving investigation

THE owner of a tortoise hatchery has been arrested in Spain for the illegal trafficking of a protected species. Officers from the Guardia Civil...

Training day is vital

OVER the past 60 years I have seen many changes, some excellent but many not suitable. I frown upon the harness as I...

I am ‘Relentless’

THERE is nothing that makes me grumpier than dealing with ignorant, stupid people.  Ryanair has recently introduced a ‘live chat’ facility which, after never...

What a state Britain’s in – how did it get to this?

WHAT’S going on in the UK?  We read that the NHS was forced to pay £1,500 for a £2 pot of moisturiser, people have...
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NOT PERRY CLEVER: Pop star Katy sparks outrage in Cataluña

POP superstar Katy Perry has been slammed by Catalan separatists. The rap comes after the I Kissed A Girl hitmaker, 33, used a Spanish...

Spain’s plastic bag ban postponed amid lack of support

PLANS to charge for plastic bags which were set to be enforced from tomorrow have been put on hold until the measures get further...
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UK and Spain fines for hand-held mobile phone use while driving among highest in...

SPAIN and the UK have some of the highest fines for using hand-held mobile phones while driving in Europe – but even so many...
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Mormons pray for missionaries and driver seriously injured in crash in Spain

THE Mormon church has called on people of faith to pray for their four Costa del Sol mission members and the driver who were...

Ryanair to axe 20 routes and Glasgow Airport base

LOW-COST AIRLINE Ryanair is set to close its base at Glasgow Airport, and reduce its routes from there to just three. Chief commercial officer...

STORM EMMA: Weather warnings for rain, wind and snow issued throughout Spain

A LATE-WINTER STORM is set to batter Spain starting TODAY (Tuesday) with weather warnings for rain, snow and wind issued. According to state weather...
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POLICE CORRUPTION SHAME: Five officers jailed for selling drugs on the Costa del Sol

FIVE Costa del Sol Local Police officers have been jailed for selling drugs after seizing them from traffickers. The men - all stationed in...
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Man beaten to death on the Costa del Sol during suspected kidnapping

A MAN was reportedly beaten to death on the Costa del Sol in a suspected multiple kidnapping. According to reports police received a call...
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Number of migrants arriving in Spain by sea tripled in 2017

THE amount of people who came to Spain by boat as migrants stood at almost 22,420 last year, with nearly 250 people losing their...
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WATCH: Euro Weekly News picks up national press prize for second year running

THE Euro Weekly News has bagged a national press association award for the second year in a row. It comes after Spain’s leading English-language...