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Police officer in Spain ‘killed by Russian ultra fan’ ahead of football match

A POLICE officer has been killed in Spain during an organised fight between supporters of two rival teams. The planned brawl took place last night...

Thousands of OAPs protest on the streets of Spain calling for pension security

PENSIONERS in their thousands have taken to the streets of Spain to demand decent pensions. Demonstrating across Spain to ask the government to guarantee pensions...

Gin on toast? There is now a Gin and Tonic flavoured marmalade

YOU can now spread Gin and Tonic on your toast every morning.  Online retailer Firebox has created a gin and tonic flavoured marmalade. The Spreadable Gin...

Alleged Russian mafia boss arrested in Marbella for money laundering released after posting bail

ALLEGED Russian crime boss Arnold Spivakovsky has been released on bail. The reported mafia boss, who goes by the name Tamm, posted a €750,000 bail ...

Drug-dealing family clan who ‘sold drugs to minors at playgrounds’ arrested in Manilva

POLICE have arrested a drug gang in Manilva which allegedly sold drugs to minors. Three suspects were cuffed after allegedly selling cocaine, marijuana and hashish...

Rain to return to Malaga and Costa del Sol from this weekend

RAIN will return to Malaga province next week following a week of mild temperatures.  Weather agency AEMET predicts rainfall from Monday afternoon until at least...

British expat rocker wrongly fingered for Marbella murder to sue Spain for €5 million

A BRITISH expat is suing the Spanish government for €5 million following a ‘25-year nightmare’ with Costa del Sol authorities. Gary Owens, from Stockport, was...

Spain falls behind on list of world’s most corrupt countries, ranks below Qatar, Poland and Botswana

SPAIN has dropped a place on the 'world's most corrupt country' list.  Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index for 2017, released yesterday, places Spain at 42nd...

Three Brits arrested for alleged gay bashing on flight to Spain

THREE British tourists have been arrested after alleged homophobic abuse of two other British holiday makers on a flight to Spain. Police arrested the Brits...

Reuse, not recycle

Yesterday I broke my chisel for my Bosch that I have been using to cut the rock to create more space in our bedroom... Which...

British great grandmother who claimed more than €40,000 in UK benefits while hiding villa in southern Spain avoids jail

A BRITISH great grandmother who claimed more than €40,000 in benefits in the UK while secretly renting out a Spanish villa has avoided jail.  Sally...

‘Dry and warmer than average’ spring for southern Spain and Andalucia

THE Iberian Peninsula will experience a dry and warmer than average spring.   According to Accuweather, an 'area of high pressure will build west of the...

Malaga and southern Spain will experience droughts ’14 TIMES more severe than in recent years’ – and much sooner...

MALAGA and southern Spain could see droughts 14 times more severe than in recent years from as soon as 2050 onwards. That is according to...

Spain gets its first beer spa in Andalucia

FOR some the combination of beer and spa treatments is a match made in heaven. But reaching the pearly gates has now got a little...

British expat brutally raped on Costa del Sol in Spain catches alleged attacker after spotting selfies he took on...

A BRITISH woman who was raped on the Costa del Sol has caught her own alleged attacker after he took selfies on her stolen...

Huge Russian mafia trial underway in Spain with links to Costa del Sol

SOME 18 suspected Russian mafia members have gone on trial in Spain in a huge money-laundering case. A Russian MP, Vladislav Reznik, is among the...

WANTED: £10,000 reward for British murder suspect hiding in Spain hotspot

BRITISH police have offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of murder suspect Bradley Blundell who is hiding in Spain. It comes as...

Spain’s SpaceX satellite launch in California delayed by four days

It is hoped the Starlink satellites will provide low-cost broadband on a global scale by a constellation of small satellites with limited service starting by 2020.

Spain’s finance minister fails to impress MEPs for European Central Bank role

The candidates were grilled on their approaches to monetary policy, with some MEPs expressing 'reservations for minister De Guindos's appointment', said Roberto Gualtieri, the committee’s chairman. 

British pensioner killed in fatal three-car pile up in Spain after driver travels on wrong side of road

A BRITISH woman has died after a three-car pile up in Spain.  The 77-year-old was killed after the car she was travelling in, driven by...

Lesbians who tricked Spain’s Catholic church almost 120 years ago to have film made about them

A FILM chronicling the lives of two pioneering lesbians is under the works in Spain.  It comes 117 years after Elisa and Marcela posed as...

Costa del Sol-based British expats’ daughter survives horrific helicopter crash in Grand Canyon in US, benefit announced

A BRITISH expat couple have been rushed to Las Vegas after their daughter was involved in a horrific helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon.  David...

Can you recognise where these Liverpool football stars have been soaking up the sun in Marbella?

LIVERPOOL football stars have been soaking up the sun in Marbella. The likes of Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana have been posting selfies and group...

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Leaving England

Tanya and I were in a relatively unique position with two older children and a ten-year gap before having two more children. What this...

Russia to open polling stations in Andalucia and Spain for upcoming presidential election

RUSSIA is to open four polling stations in Spain to allow expats to vote in their country's upcoming presidential election. Russian expats will be able...
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