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A BRITISH COUPLE in Mallorca have been arrested after they allegedly left their children with strangers so they could go out and get drunk whilst on holiday.

According to reports the youngsters’ mother was held after allegedly staggering home and assaulting another British tourist who agreed to look after them.

Amanda Wignall, 37, told British press she became extremely concerned when she spotted the two girls dancing on their own in the holiday resort whilst there with her husband and son.

The mother-of-two from Blackpool claims the children were left with four different families in just two days and had to stay with the hotel’s children entertainer when the couple were arrested.

“When I left the hotel to go to the airport I couldn’t stop crying,” Mrs Wignall said

“It could've been another Maddie McCann story, they didn't know how much danger they were in.”
A spokesperson for the National Police said that the carer was also under the effects of alcohol when the mother was arrested.

“Security staff were alerted to the abandonment of two children by their parents.

“The family of four had arrived two days earlier. Following their arrival, the parents were usually drunk and would regularly leave the hotel and leave their children there.

“After security staff warned them about their illegal behaviour, they convinced another British couple who they didn't know, to look after their children while they went drinking in different bars in the resort.

“They would return totally drunk.”

The two children, aged four and 11, were taken into emergency care after their arrest, but have since returned to the UK upon the mother’s release.

SOCIAL MEDIA users across southern Spain posted ‘post-apocalyptic’ images as skies appeared to turn orange and muddy rain lashed the area.

According to state weather agency Aemet, African dust – specifically from Morocco and Algeria - was carried in a storm across the Mediterranean and is expected to continue to cover most of the country in dirty rain.

Across Malaga Province the sky went from orange to black over the space of a few hours (pictured below).

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Parts of Almeria were also affected by the ‘dust storm’.

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THE Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

She arrived in the early hours of this morning (Monday) at the Lindo Wing, at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London along with husband Prince William and her two children Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two.

Royal family fans have been camping outside the hospital for over a week after Kensington Palace confirmed the baby was due this month.

AN 84-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to prison for shooting a violent burglar dead in his home in the Canary Islands.

The court found that although he was acting in self-defence, both for himself and his family, there were other ways the incident could have been resolved that did not involve killing one of the burglars.

In 2015, two men forced themselves into the property in Arafo armed with a chisel and a gun – which was later found to be fake – and took the man’s wife hostage, demanding money to release her.

Instead of going to get cash, he took his own gun out of a safe and came back and shot one of the assailants, who later died while attempting to leave the property.

Both the wife and husband had been beaten before hand, with the wife suffering from fractured bones. They also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after the events.

The man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for homicide and ordered to pay the mother of the deceased €20,000 in compensation.

A BRITISH TOURIST has been airlifted from a Britannia cruise ship off the coast of Spain after the crew’s doctor called for his rescue.

Footage released by Spain’s coast guard Salvamento Maritimo showed the sick passenger being carried on a stretcher by a team of rescuers and then pulled up to a helicopter, before being transferred to an airport in A Coruña, which was some 200 kilometres away.

It is unclear what was wrong with the passenger at the time of writing, but he was taken to hospital shortly after arriving at the airport.

SHOCKING footage of a street fight that left three people injured in Spain has emerged as police hunt for those involved.

The incident occurred in the La Gavarra neighbourhood in Cornella, Barcelona, where two groups of men began to brawl on the street, with some using bottles and pieces of wood as weapons.

The disturbing footage showed two men being stamped on and beaten with weapons despite being on the ground, with one clearly unconscious.

One of the injured was in a serious condition at the time of writing and was being treated at the ICU unit in Bellvitge Hospital.

Cornella’s mayor Antonio Balmon said in a press conference that according to initial evidence, the fight broke out between “radical FC. Barcelona fans and young men from the Can Espinos neighbourhood.”

A Mossos d’Esquadra ‘special unit’ has been deployed to the area to avoid a repeat of the scenes.

WARNING: Some may find the following footage disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

SPAIN’S traffic directorate (DGT) is considering plans to reduce the speed limit on main roads across the country in a move to improve road safety.

The proposed reforms would see many main roads have their maximum speeds reduced from 100 to 90 kmh. Regions would be allowed to revert the limit “if the route is safe and well maintained.”

A DGT spokesperson said that signs are often ignored because the limit “makes no sense with the type of road.”

“If a driver sees a road in good condition they don’t understand why there’s a low speed limit and vice versa.”

The proposed changes in law will be sent to the Spanish Home Office “soon” according to reports.

PASSENGERS have been warned that the introduction of a new digital air traffic information system could cause delays this week.

The change, starting today (Wednesday), is due to the National Air Traffic Services saying it can “no longer deal with the demand.”

While the new computerised system is being implemented, it says it needs to reduce the amount of air traffic in south-east England to allow controllers to get used to the new system.

The London Air Traffic Control Centre, said it will be limiting the number of aircraft that fly into Heathrow and Gatwick for three weeks.

A spokesperson for Nats said “it’s very difficult to predict exactly what that delay will be – there are many other factors like the weather and industrial action in France.

“As a rule of thumb, we anticipate that where aircraft are delayed – going into Heathrow for example – the average delay per aircraft will be about 20 minutes.

“It’ll be about half of that at Gatwick – about 10 minutes.”

People living under flight paths may also be affected, as overnight curfews and landing and departing curfews will be relaxed over the adjustment period.

AS MANY as half of all European flights today (Tuesday) could suffer from delays due to an air traffic management system failure.

Eurocontrol, which co-ordinates flights across the continent, said almost 15,000 routes “could have some delay.”

In a series of Tweets, Eurocontrol said they were close to re-establishing normal Network Manager operations, which is “expected later tonight.”

“We have never had anything like this before,” a Eurocontrol spokesman told news outlets.

Many Spanish airports including Alicante-Elche and Malaga Costa del Sol are experiencing delays according to reports.

A LORRY transporting elephants has overturned on a motorway in Spain, with the animals now roaming the road.

The A-30 in Pozo Cañada, Albacete has been closed off whilst authorities deal with the situation.

There have been no reported injuries, however in the footage one of the elephants can be seen struggling to get up.

Traffic has been diverted to the N301.

UPDATE: One elephant dies and two injured after lorry overturns on road in Spain

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