Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Player of the Year award

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Player of the Year award

Benjamin Park Oct 24, 2017

REAL Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best player in the world for the second year in a row at FIFA’s ‘The Best’ awards in London. The 32-year-old won by...

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'Mid-air' collision between plane and helicopter in UK

'Mid-air' collision between plane and helicopter in UK

Karl Smallman Nov 17, 2017 UK

THAMES VALLEY POLICE have confirmed an 'air accident' near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Reports suggest a collision between a plane and helicopter. A statement released by the force said, "Thames Valley Police is currently at the scene of an air accident near the village of Waddesdon near Aylesbury. "The force is coordinating the...

Belgium seeks prison details from Spain ahead of ex-Cataluña leader’s extradition hearing

Belgium seeks prison details from Spain ahead of ex-Cataluña leader’s extradition hearing

Karl Smallman Nov 17, 2017 World News

SPAIN has sent a Belgian prosecutor details of the jail conditions former Cataluña leader, Carles Puigdemont,  and four ex-ministers would be held under if they are extradited from exile in Brussels to Madrid. An international arrest warrant was issued by Spain alledging offences of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. The Interior Ministry confirmed that...

Two dead after second fatal level crossing accident in three months

Two dead after second fatal level crossing accident in three months

Karl Smallman Nov 17, 2017 Spain

TWO elderly people have died after their car was struck by a passenger train on a level crossing and dragged 300 metres down a railway track. It is the second fatal accident in three months on the crossing that is protected by lights and acoustic warning signals -  but not barriers...

Alleged victim set to become first person sent to prison over Spain’s Franco-era baby-snatching case

Alleged victim set to become first person sent to prison over Spain’s Franco-era baby-snatching case

Benjamin Park Nov 17, 2017 Spain

AN alleged victim of the Spanish Franco-era baby-snatching scandal is set to be the first person to go to jail in connection with the incident. Ascension Lopez was found guilty of slander in 2015 after reportedly claiming that a nun, Sister Dolores Baena, acted as an intermediary in her sale from...

Rafael Nadal wins doping claim case against former French Sports Minister

Rafael Nadal wins doping claim case against former French Sports Minister

Benjamin Park Nov 17, 2017 Sport

FORMER French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot has been ordered to pay ATP World Number One Rafael Nadal €12,000 in damages over a doping allegation. Nadal, who recently pulled out of the ATP Tour Finals with a knee injury, sued Bachelot for damages after claiming comments she made in a TV interview...

Police seize 4 tonnes  of cocaine and €13million in cash from drug ring in Spain

Police seize 4 tonnes of cocaine and €13million in cash from drug ring in Spain

Kat Ashton Nov 17, 2017 Spain

SPANISH police have arrested 40 people belonging to a criminal gang accused of drug trafficking and money laundering. During the Europol-led operation, police seized more than 4 tonnes of cocaine, 105 kilograms of hashish, 18 high-end vehicles and more than €13 million in cash. Two interlinked groups were dismantled, one in the...

WATCH: Roads to Spain's 'City of Dreams' are a nightmare claim residents

WATCH: Roads to Spain's 'City of Dreams' are a nightmare claim residents

Karl Smallman Nov 17, 2017 Spain

RESIDENTS of Andalucia’s third most-visited city have launched a video calling for improved communication links. Ronda, famous for its breath-taking El Tajo gorge spanned by the 100-metre-high ‘New Bridge’, attracts 1.5 million visitors from all around the world every year. But getting to the city that sits 739m (2,400ft) above sea level...

Big fine for traditional pig slaughter offence in Spain

Big fine for traditional pig slaughter offence in Spain

Karl Smallman Nov 17, 2017 Spain

AN association in the Avila region in the north of Spain has been heavily fined for not-complying with a European directive prior to a matanza – a traditional slaughter of a pig. A fine of €3,600 was imposed for not stunning the animal prior to the killing. The complaint was presented by...

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