Tuesday, 30 May 2017

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Taxi drivers protest against Uber and Cabify in Barcelona

TAXI drivers in Barcelona will be going on strike to protest against transportation network companies Uber and Cabify tomorrow (May 30). Some 3,000 drivers will be driving to Madrid to demonstrate against the car sharing apps, claiming they provide unfair competition due to legislations for taxis. The rest of Barcelona’s…

Hospital's 'disappearing' drugs mystery

ANAESTHETICS and drugs used during operations disappeared for years from the pharmacy of a Valencia City hospital. The shortfall at the Doctor Peset teaching hospital was so conspicuous that Health department inspectors alerted the Public Prosecution’s anti-drug section to the need for an in-depth investigation. “A considerable quantity of opiates…

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.…

BA flight cancellations still causing problems

THE problems of BA flight cancellations continue with Ryanair lampooning them and some staff calling for the resignation of their Spanish Chief Executive. It is estimated that the airline will have to accept the loss of a huge amount of revenue including about £150 million (€172 million) in compensation to…

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UPDATE: Ten injured after drunk British driver hits pedestrians and cars in Marbella horror incident

TWO British men aged 20 and 30 remain in police custody after a driver mowed down several people and ploughed into traffic in Marbella, leaving ten wounded with two seriously injured. Video footage captured the dramatic moment, with screaming holidaymakers sprinting to avoid the vehicle. The mayhem unfolded just after…

Allegedly drunk British driver rams pedestrians in Marbella, causing multiple injuries

TWO British men have been arrested after their car slammed into pedestrians on avenida Lola Flores in Puerto Banus, Marbella. Initial reports suggest they had left a nearby nightclub with four friends who were also in the car, and that all six had been drinking. The car, a black Audi…

Dark weekend for domestic violence in Spain with three dead

THREE women have died at the hands of their partners over the last 24 hours in Spain. The first case occurred on Saturday night in the Madrid neighbourhood of Ciudad Lineal, where a man strangled his 55-year-old wife before attempting to kill himself with a knife. After failing to do…

‘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…

Helping to make sick children a little happier

A VERY special evening at the Sunset Beach Club Benalmadena saw €11,290.80c raised and shared between three children’s charities. A sell-out audience each paid just €10 to attend a concert featuring the talents of the irrepressible Ricky Lavazza and the delightful Nikki Rae who between them sang their hearts out…

British Airways flights expected to resume after cancellations spark bedlam at Gatwick and Heathrow

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) flights from London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports are expected to resume today after a worldwide computer crash plunged travel plans into chaos. All flights from the two hubs were eventually cancelled on Saturday in a move which sparked chaos for tens of thousands. In Spain, a number…

Parents and two children dead after building burns down in Bilbao

A FAMILY of four, including two children aged three and five, have died in Bilbao after a devastating house fire. Nine people have also been hospitalised, with two in a critical condition, while 12 were treated at the scene for minor burns or smoke inhalation. The three-storey residential building in…

Driver of Transit van carrying 27 people charged in Cordoba

THE driver of a 9-seater van is the subject of a Guardia Civil probe after he was caught carrying 26 Romanian passengers in Santaella, Cordoba. According to an official statement, the vehicle failed to respect a stop sign on the A-386 road, leading a traffic patrol to pull it over.…

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