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PILOTS’ STRIKE IN SPAIN: Hundred of flights cancelled by low-cost airline THIS WEEK

STRIKING pilots at a low-cost airline in Spain have forced the cancellation several hundred flights by calling a strike on May 3 and 4....

Real estate advice from Adrian Barbudo

WELCOME to this the second column from estate agent Adrian Barbudo with tips and information on the real estate market. Here are just a...

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HERE’S a message for all people - mostly of the younger generation who walk along the street or in aisles of supermarkets or inside...

Flagging appetite for dining out eats a big hole in profits

RESTAURANT chains on the UK High Street have recently been facing a combination of a squeeze on incomes, rising costs and falling demand. Prezzo,...
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ADIOS BENIDORM: Show creator Derren Litten confirms sitcom will end THIS WEEK

BENIDORM, the long-running, award-winning ITV sitcom will air its final episode this week after TV bosses decided to axe it after a ten series...
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Several injured by shrapnel after fairground ride motor ‘explodes’ in Spain

THREE people have been injured by flying shrapnel after a motor on a fairground attraction ‘exploded’ at fair in southern Spain. Witnesses said there...

‘SHEIK’ UP: Man faces prison for spreading terrorist propaganda online in Spain

ON Thursday the national court will try Abdallah Lachiri, the mastermind behind a Daesh radicalisation network used to make “war on twitter and Facebook”....

Death rate of migrants crossing to Spain ‘quadruples’ this year

A TOTAL of 213 migrants died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Spain, with 602 killed or missing on the journey to Europe...
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Brit expat held on suspicion of sharing child porn on the Costa del Sol

A 63-YEAR-OLD British man has been held on the Costa del Sol for allegedly distributing child pornography. The unnamed suspect was arrested at Malaga...
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FIRST EVER Ireland to Spain ferry launches THIS WEEK

BRITTANY FERRIES are pushing the boat out with the first ever direct ferry link between Spain and Ireland this week (May 6). The company...
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Key-less young man plunges to death scaling building in Spain

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has fallen to his death while climbing a building in Spain to gain access to his home after forgetting his keys....

Poison jellyfish found on Axarquia beaches

AUTHORITIES have requested people visiting Axarquia’s beaches take precautions after several specimens of Portuguese man o’ war jellyfishes were found washed up on the...

Fraud allegations and errors force Costa Blanca chiringuito axing

ORIHUELA authorities have faced criticism from locals and businesses amid claims council decisions on contracts left the town’s beaches without chiringuitos and other services....
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Open verdict on Brit tourist, 21, who died after Benidorm balcony fall

THE family of a 21-year-old British tourist who plunged to her death from a ninth-floor Benidorm balcony may never know why she died. Danielle...
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Man dies in bed after roof collapse in Spain

AN elderly man has died in his bed after part of the roof collapsed while he slept. Firefighters and paramedics found the body of...
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Iconic bulls cleaned up following graffiti strike in Costa Blanca

CAMPELLO’S two Osborne bulls are graffiti-free thanks to the local MEC cultural association. Scrawled with slogans condemning machismo and bullfighting these have now been...
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Aborted take-off pilot tells passengers plane is ‘normal’ – but you can get off...

THE captain of a plane bound for Spain gave passengers the chance to leave the flight after an aborted take-off and three hours of...
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WATCH: Record drugs bust near Gibraltar

EUROPE’S biggest ever haul of cocaine from a container ship has been seized near Gibraltar. It comes as almost nine tonnes of the drug...

‘NATIONAL DISGRACE’: Father speaks out following drink driver sentence

THE father of a British businessman killed after being knocked off his bicycle by a car in Menorca has spoken out in the wake...
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Brit adult film-makers luring women to Mallorca with free flights, holidays and cash

ADULT filmmakers are placing ads across UK internet websites offering free holidays to Mallorca and cash for ‘ladies aged 18-40’. It comes as the...
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ONE YEAR ON: Kirsty Maxwell’s family prepare to mark anniversary of Benidorm death

THE grieving family of Kirsty Maxwell, the Scottish woman who plummeted from a hotel balcony while holidaying on the Costa Blanca, have paid tribute...
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Woman dies after being hit by tourist train in Spain

AN ELDERLY woman has died after being struck by a tourist train in a Spanish city. After the accident, the 78-year-old woman was treated...
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END OF AN ERA: Iniesta confirms Barca exit

ANDRES INIESTA, one of the most decorated footballers in history, has confirmed that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season. The...
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Costa Blanca rejects Manada sexual abuse verdict

FIVE men who gang-raped an 18-year-old girl during the Pamplona bull-running fiestas in 2016 received nine-year prison terms. The sentence prompted spontaneous demonstrations in...