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Human rights defender says Spain is ‘cruel’ to migrants

Speaking at the Joint Committee on Relations, ombudsman Francisco Marugan said there were 'major deficiencies' in how the media represented illegal migrants.

One dead and seven critically injured after explosion at Andalucia hotel

The flames began after a generator exploded, sending sparks into the kitchen and setting fire to a vat of cooking oil

British bird lovers to stage 700 mile trek through Spain to save turtle doves

The four Brits will walk 700 miles from Tarifa to Asturias from February 5 to raise money to help protect the bird, whose population has fallen by 93% in the UK and 74% in Europe since 1970

Perils at sea: The heart-wrenching stories of migrants crossing the Straits of Gibraltar into Southern Spain

The drowning of seven African migrants en route to Tarifa this month highlighted again the 21st century’s biggest crisis, writes Joe Duggan

Searching for the perfect tuna dish on the Costa de la Luz

The locals are extremely proud of their fishy obsession

Blah Blah Blah offers kids outdoor summer of their dreams

The camps run for three weeks from July 17 to August 14

Trattoria in Tarifa: Veni, vidi, vici

Tarifa restaurateur Luciano Fabricio, 44, is now branching out into more creative ways of cooking

Where to stay on the Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz is packed with hip places to stay

Premiere kitesurfing school KitePassion in Tarifa

Surfin’ Ta-ri-fa

Stung into kitesurfing action…

The sport of kitesurfing leaves Jon Clarke in a tangle, after the first morning started with a nasty ‘shock’

The ions in the fire!

It is easily the most professional kite and windsurf centre on the Costa de la Luz

Blown away by Tarifa

Sixteen years after her first taste of Tarifa, Iona Napier returns to the windy capital of Europe for another taste of bohemian bliss

Learning the lingo in Spain

HAVING been in business for 27 years, it can rightfully claim to be one of the oldest language schools on the Costa de la...

Costa de la Luz: Into the light

Rob Horgan takes a ride through the sunbleached 'fresh and natural' towns of the bright and breezy Costa de la Luz

British teacher takes on 8,000km cycle across Europe

Swapping his interactive whiteboard for a road bike, Briton Andrew Sykes cycled 8,000km across the continent

Beach bar o’clock as the coast’s chiringuitos open for business

The days of ‘espeto’ sardines and sipping sangria on the sand are back, as the coast’s chiringuitos open up for spring

Human rights organisation slams Algeciras migrant detention centres

The centres were described as ‘places representing the most flagrant infringement of human rights’.

Tarifa-based world champion Liam Whaley aims to take kitesurfing to the next level

The 18-year-old won his first freestyle title in December

European Commission bans construction on unspoilt Costa de la Luz beach

A scheme to build thousands of homes alongside a virgin beach in Tarifa has been outlawed

Tarifa-based 21-year-old wins her 10th kitesurfing world title

Youngest ever kitesurfing world champion bags her tenth world title

Guardia Civil launch new stolen car detection system

The video system can identify, with 98% accuracy, the registration of any car, even it is travelling as fast as 180kph

Spanish farm worker airlifted to hospital after being gored by fighting bull

Victim helicoptered to hospital after suffering serious injures

Tarifa swaps seafood for jamon for Ruta del Iberico

From December 4-8 the gastronomic festival will see 30 of the town’s restaurants serving up innovative dishes

Guardia Civil arrest van driver transporting 550kg of unregistered tuna

The tuna was deposited with the Campo de Gibraltar food bank, while the driver faces a court hearing

Warwick rowers strip off on Spanish beaches for 2016 calendar

Risque rowers bare all for charity calendar loved by Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry

Lucky to be alive after N340 horror crash

Firefighters spent six hours extricating them from the wreckage due to the car’s precarious position on the Tarifa to Algeciras road


Dubliner James Quinn sentenced to 22 years in prison in Spain for Gary Hutch Costa del Sol murder

35-year-old Quinn was handed 20 years for acting as the getaway driver in the 'execrable' murder and two years for possession of illegal weapons this morning in Malaga
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