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Drone used to spy on nude sunbathers in Mallorca

SEVEN women, five of them in the nude, weren’t impressed when their tranquil afternoon on a private yacht was interrupted by the overhead buzzing of a remote control drone with a spy camera. Furious at the intrusion, just off the waters of Portocolom, several women whipped out the mobile phones…

British man's 'sex game' defence rejected by Mallorca prosecutors

A BRITISH expat faces murder charges after Mallorca prosecutors rejected his defence that he accidentally killed his wife during a sex game. Warren Lyttle, who owns a Costa de la Calma home, has been locked up for 18 months while police investigated the death of wife Lisa Jane. The Londoner,…

Fugitive child abuser jailed in Mallorca

A SADISTIC paedophile who performed on the X-Factor in Britain while on the run from Spanish police had his 23-year sentence confirmed by a Mallorca court. Manuel Pons Sanchez, 46, was found guilty of raping and abusing his daughter. She was aged just six when the four-year campaign of terror…

Blue Peter hero John Noakes dies aged 83

DAREDEVIL, action man, one of the greatest presenters in BBC history. The tributes keep rolling in for John Noakes, the former Blue Peter presenter, who has died aged 83. Close family revealed that Noakes, who lived in Andratx, Mallorca with his wife Vicky, passed away in his sleep on Sunday.…

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‘Giant’ bear-huggers on the rampage in Magaluf as British holidaymakers targeted

TWO African men described as “giants” by their British victims have been arrested in Magaluf, Mallorca. They are suspected of committing a string of violent muggings using a technique police are calling the “bear hug,” which involves squeezing their targets so hard they are “nearly asphyxiated.” As things stand at…

Elderly couple's bodies found partially eaten by pet dogs in Mallorca

A DAUGHTER who went to her parents’ country house near Llucmajor after becoming worried about them found the elderly couple dead in the garden. Their corpses were in a serious state of decay and had been mostly eaten by their seven starving dogs. The horrific discovery was made on Tuesday,…

Selling Saharan sand to Mallorca

THE Cook Islands registered Southwester cargo vessel sailed from Laayoune in Western Sahara with 7,000 tons of sand headed for Palma. Western Sahara was annexed by Mauritania and Morocco in 1976 following the withdrawal of Spain from the area once called Spanish Sahara and there has been heavy fighting between…

New bullfighting law bans bloodshed in Mallorca

A new Animal Welfare Law has been agreed by the Balearic Council which establishes strict limitations on future bullfighting spectacles on Mallorca and the islands. The legislation, which the government hopes to pass before summer, bans the killing or injuring of the bull. No horses will be permitted during a …

Ryan Giggs in Mallorca melee

FORMER Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was involved in a minor ruckus on Mallorca. The 43-year-old Welsh wizard, who spent 24 seasons playing for the club, was spotted at an unidentified seaside bar while enjoying a lad's holiday on the island. Pictures published by UK tabloid newspapers, however, suggest that…

British leukaemia fighter in desperate appeal for blood

A BRITISH family living on Mallorca has launched a desperate appeal for their 11-year-old daughter, who suffers from leukaemia. Serena Maria Chappell was born in Spain and attends the CEIP Nicolau Calafat school in Valldemossa. She is being treated at the Son Espases Hospital in Palma de Mallorca, which does…

Hiker dies after 30 metre fall from a cliff

EMERGENCY services went into action when a roommate of a Bolivian woman advised that she had gone hiking in Arta and hadn’t returned. Thanks to the fact that the friend had some idea of where the 34-year-old intended to walk, the search operation concentrated on the area between Betlem and…

City crackdown on tourist revellers in Mallorca

Sex, drink and drug advertising have been banned in Palma under punitive new bylaws designed to clear up the city’s decadent summer scene. Having sex in public places, including parks and beaches, can also now incur a substantial €3,000 fine. The ban on public sex only applies in El Arenal,…

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