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A BRITISH teenager has survived after plunging from the fifth floor of a Magaluf hotel whilst celebrating England’s World Cup win over Colombia.

The 18-year-old was taken to hospital after falling from the Flamboyan Caribe hotel where he had been partying with his friends and girlfriend.

A kebab shop worker called an ambulance after finding him lying outside the hotel.

According to reports he was in a “serious but conscious” condition when he was taken to Son Espases Hospital in Mallorca.

It is believed the young England fan fell at around 1.30am, just hours after England beat Colombia on penalties to earn their place in the quarter finals.

Thousands of British holidaymakers poured into bars at the Punta Ballena strip near the hotel to watch the game.

The Guardia Civil have launched an investigation in a bid to rule out foul play.

Two British people have already died in falls in Magaluf this year.

RYANAIR pilots have voted to back strike action, putting holiday flights at risk.

Members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association at the low-cost airline voted almost unanimously in favour with 99 per cent supporting downing the tools.

The union said Ryanair was not taking their demands over working and pay conditions and how annual leave is dealt with.

Some 120 union members, most of them captains, are directly employed by Ryanair and are able to strike.

The Dublin-based airline said it would contact customers affected if the strike goes ahead and has invited the union to its offices for talks.

A Ryanair spokesperson said in a statement “Since Ireland accounts for less than 7 percent of Ryanair flights, we expect that 93 percent of our customers will be unaffected by any strike.”

Pilots are planning to down the tools for 24 hours from 1 am on Thursday, July 12.

The budget airline also faces strike threats from cabin crew members across Europe, who are calling for Ryanair to follow labour laws in each country staff are employed and to guarantee the same conditions for agency workers.

Sources say the unions will be giving a longer notice than the ten-day minimum in an attempt to give the low-cost airline a chance to restart negotiations.

A HEATWAVE heading to Spain is expected to send temperatures up to 45 degrees next week.

A warm front from Africa is forecast to scorch areas such as Badajoz and Zaragoza on Monday, with maximum temperatures of 40 degrees. Madrid and Sevilla will hover around 38-39 degrees, with the Valencia and Barcelona areas feeling ‘fresher’ with highs of 33 for Monday but they are set to raise as the week goes on.

The rest of Andalucia is set to stay above 40 degrees, with meteorologists fearing parts in land will hit 45 degrees in the shade.

Malaga will see highs of around 36 on Monday but again they are expected to increase over the course of the week.

Mallorca and Valencian health officials have also issued warnings due to the expected rise in temperatures, with children and the elderly advised to stay in the shade as much as possible and to drink plenty of water.

Murcia has already seen high temperatures, with the hottest day of July in Spain so far at 35 degrees and is set to get warmer from next week.

A MOTHER and her daughter have been injured after safety mechanisms ‘malfunctioned’ on a fairground ride in Spain.

The woman, who was seriously injured, told news outlets that “no supervisor came to check” the bar was secure and that she had to pull it down herself before the ride began.

She said the moment the ride began the bar “half opened” flinging her out of her seat and was left hanging on with one arm.

The woman was then slammed “against the floor and fencing that surrounded the perimeter.”

When asked why she had not fastened her seatbelt, the mother said she was “unaware it had one.”

According to the Security Councillor of Vigo the ride has two safety mechanism in place, a sensor which tells the computer system monitoring it that it has locked and a supervisor to visually check each seat before the ride begins. Two mechanisms which “clearly failed,” he concluded.

TERRIFIED Ryanair passengers were shocked to find that they were charged €3 for a glass of water after a technical fault caused the plane to violently shake.

Holidaymakers were left clinging to each other after the fault forced the flight, bound for Dorset from Murcia, to divert to Madrid.

According to reports the aircraft spent around 20 minutes circling the capital awaiting a slot whilst violently shaking.

Retired driving instructor Clive Block said his wife Bev asked for a glass of water to help calm her nerves following the ordeal.

But she was told by a flight attendant she would still have to pay for a bottle of water.

The 190 passengers continued their route on a different plane that was then diverted to Birmingham Airport due to an airport curfew at Bournemouth Airport.

The low-cost airline then paid for taxis for all the passengers to take them to the south coast.

ONE of Britain’s most wanted fugitives, originally believed to have been hiding in Spain, has been arrested in Switzerland.

Avon and Somerset Police appealed for help in Spain when Mark Acklom, 45, vanished in 2012 after conning a divorcee out of her £850,000 (€960,525) life savings.

The victim stated that Acklom first claimed to work in the banking world in Switzerland and was very wealthy.

He then went on to claim he worked for an intelligence agency.

Acklom arranged for the victim to live in one of the properties he claimed to own in Bath.

He stated he had cash flow problems that were hindering renovation work, and the victim gave him numerous loans totaling £850,000. It later transpired that Acklom did not own the property. The victim never received any of her money back.

Police believed Ackon was with his wife Maria Rodriguez and their two daughters in Murcia but a spokesperson confirmed the 45-yea-old was in Zurich awaiting an extradition hearing.

A 19-YEAR-OLD tourist has died after falling from a third-floor hotel window in Magaluf.

According to reports the French national was found in the early hours yesterday (Monday) and was taken to the Son Espases Hospital in a critical condition.

Doctors were unable to save the teenager, who suffered multiple traumas from the fall.

The Guardia Civil have opened an investigation in to the incident but initial theories point towards an accident.

Three people have died from balcony fall related accidents in Magaluf over the past few months.

19-year-old Jack Walsh died after falling from a hotel balcony in June while celebrating the end of his exams with friends.

Scottish teenager Natalie Cormack, also 19, plunged to her death from the fifth-floor in April whilst trying to gain access to her apartment from an adjacent balcony after leaving her house keys at work.

THE man who beat his British wife in their home in Spain has been jailed.

Jayne Railton, 58, was so severely beaten she had virtually all her ribs broken and her pancreas split in a vicious attack in July 2016.

She died just over a month after the assault at Doctor Negrin Hospital in Gran Canaria after failing to recover from her injuries.

Jayne’s husband Angel Perez Reyes, 64, has been sentenced to 22 years, six months and one day in prison after a jury found him guilty at a court in Las Palmas.

The pair had been together for 11 years and shared a home in La Angostura but on July 21, Reyes beat his partner so hard one rib was fractured four times according to reports.

He then tried to cover up his assault by telling one of Jayne’s daughters she had fallen after drinking too much and insisted on putting her to bed himself.

Judge Nicolas Acosta Gonzalez said jurors had agreed Jayne’s common-law husband had “dealt her a series of direct and very violent blows with kicks to her chest and abdomen with which he intended not only to cause her death but also to increase her suffering.”

A doctor who gave evidence at the trial describe her injuries as some of the most severe she had ever seen.

Reyes has also been ordered to pay his victim’s children €150,000.

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy has drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Ibiza.

The Dutch national was on holiday with his family in Sant Antoni when he fell in to the pool at around 2.30pm on Sunday (July 1).

Emergency services were unable to revive the boy despite carrying out CPR for some 45 minutes according to reports.

It is not yet clear how the boy fell in to the pool, but authorities have reiterated warnings to holidaymakers over children and swimming pools and have called for parents to ensure their children wear arm bands and are supervised at all times especially if they cannot swim.

112 emergency contact psychologists were also sent to the family to help deal with their loss.

RYANAIR cabin crew unions in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium will be going on strike this summer following a break-down in talks.

According to reports union chiefs will hold a meeting in Dublin on Wednesday and Thursday to decide what dates to schedule the walk-outs for.

Strikes are estimated to affect more than 115,000 passengers a day in Spain alone.

Sources say the unions will be giving a longer notice than the ten-day minimum in an attempt to give the low-cost airline a chance to restart negotiations.

Ryanair cabin crew chiefs called for the airline to follow labour laws in each country staff are employed and to guarantee the same conditions for agency workers.

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