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TRASH BEHAVIOUR: Man rescued from underground rubbish bin on the Costa del Sol

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued a homeless man who plummeted into an underground rubbish bin on the Costa del Sol. Medics confirmed that the 60-year-old had...
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Expat man held on suspicion of killing partner in area popular with Brits in...

A LITHUANIAN man has been held on suspicion of murdering his partner in the British expatriate hotspot of Albox, Almeria. The 48-year-old victim reported...
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WATCH: ‘Drunk’ Brit held after stealing delivery lorry in Benidorm

THIS is the shocking moment that a 'drunk' British holidaymaker was held by Spanish police after allegedly stealing a Coca Cola delivery lorry in...
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Franco symbols get the boot in Mallorca

THE Balearic Islands Parliament approved measures to do away with Franco-era symbols and references in the region at a meeting held on Tuesday. The...
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WATCH: Cross of Jesus Christ smashes into red traffic light during Easter procession in...

A HUGE Semana Santa (Easter week) procession in Spain was brought to an abrupt halt after a float of Jesus Christ carrying the cross...
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Spanish queen’s peerless blue diamond at Royal and Noble jewels sale

AFTER the Wars of Spanish Succession were concluded more than 300 years ago; at Parma, in Italy, Princess Elisabeth Farnese married Philip V of Spain....

Passports are a hint of things to come

WITH little surprise, it turns out the ‘new’ blue British passports are now to be made by a Franco-Dutch company. The irony can’t hit hard...
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Irish boy, 10, killed on Canary Island family holiday by hit-and-run driver

POLICE have launched a manhunt after a hit-and-run driver killed an Irish boy while he was on a family holiday in Spain’s Canary Islands....
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Teen dies after moped smashes into parked vehicle on Costa del Sol

A SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy died last night (Friday) after his moped hit a parked vehicle on Spain's Costa del Sol. Paramedics were unable to save...
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“HE’S A LIFE-SAVER”: Costa del Sol expat found by Easter holidaymaker

A FAMILY on the Costa del Sol has publicly thanked a holidaying geologist who found an expat who had been missing for a week and...

Ten quizzed over ‘kidnap and rape’ of minors in Alicante

TEN men accused of giving three escaped girls from a juvenile centre drink, drugs and money before taking them to an Alicante apartment and...
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37 earthquakes in THREE MONTHS shake town in southern Spain

GOOD FRIDAY got off to a shaky start in southern Spain this morning as several earthquakes were recorded across Andalucia. The provinces of Cadiz...
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Woman missing, dragged out to sea, as waves lash coast of Spain

EMERGENCY SERVICES are searching for a young woman who was dragged out to sea in Spain in an area that was on an orange...
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FROST BITES: Valencia region suffers ‘€35 million in crop losses’ due to weather

THE region of Valencia has reportedly suffered significant production losses in fruit crops across thousands of hectares of farmland due to the recent poor...
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Wind and snow wreak havoc on Axarquia roads

EXTREME weather conditions have wreaked havoc on some of Axarquia’s roads. Strong gusts of wind felled trees in some areas, while others experienced snowfall...
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Anger at Spanish military instruction to fly flags at half-mast for Easter

A ROW has broken out after Spain’s Ministry of Defence issued an order for all military installations to fly flags at half-mast over Easter...
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“HE’S HOME”: Missing Costa del Sol expat found safe but ‘confused and distressed’

A FAMILY  is celebrating Easter with the news that 48-year-old expat chef missing for a week on Spain’s Costa del Sol has been found...

Brit jailed for nine years over €11million VAT con

A BRITISH businessman who used cash from an €11.2 million international tax scam to buy a luxury Costa del Sol home has been jailed....

An unnatural fizz

VINHO VERDE is not a ‘green’ wine nor a grape, but a region (DOC) for its production. It may be red, white or rose,...

Amazing hotels, singing and a touch of class

I HOPE that springtime has sprung wherever you are reading this. I’m writing this week’s piece in the beautiful Boulevar Cafe in Estepona,...

Give us a break

THERE’S rejoicing aplenty in our household when a device breaks. It means we can buy a new one without a guilty conscience. Filling your...

I really do lose the will to live

GREAT contender for our, ‘You thought you’d heard it all’ trophy this week. British police will now no longer attend any shoplifting episodes unless...
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Environmentalists slam €6.5m Costa del Sol football academy project

A €6.5 MILLION scheme to build a new academy for Malaga Football Club behind one of the Costa del Sol’s last virgin beaches has...
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Gibraltar Minister in London for Brexit discussions

THERE seems to be at least one Gibraltar Minister travelling somewhere all of the time in this Brexit Year countdown. The latest is Minister...