AS 2012 comes to a close, we take a look at the top ten most viewed stories from the year that caught your attention here on

1) Finding ‘Mr Wrong’ from Spain

A London PR girl who launched an internet campaign to track down a hunk she met on a Spanish holiday, discovered he was ‘already taken’

2) “I saw Madeleine McCann playing outside Costa del Sol beach restaurant”

A British expat came forward believing to have seen Maddie McCann in Nerja – exactly five years since her disappearance

3) Hand grenade found in sack of potatoes

A hand grenade was found in a sack of potatoes bought at a greengrocers in Chiclana de la Frontera

4) Dog food panic spreads around Spain

Dozens of pet owners from across Andalucia, Murcia and Alicante came forward to reveal their dogs had suffered kidney failure after eating Mercadona’s Compy dog food

5) Was Madeleine McCann in Ibiza?

A German holidaymaker claimed he saw Madeleine McCann aboard a flight from Ibiza to Munich

6) Spanish expats come up trumps in happiness survey

Spain has the happiest British expats in the world, according to a new study

7) UFO claims surround military jet mystery on the Costa del Sol

A number of expats came forward to claim that a series of low-flying military jets that awoke the Costa del Sol may have been chasing a UFO

8) Olympics tickets for sale on Spanish website

Thousands of unsold tickets to top events for the Olympic Games were flogged on a website in Spain after the initial outlets failed to sell them

9) Flash floods kill ten in southern Spain

The worst hit areas were in the provinces of Málaga and Almería, and the Murcia region

10) Webcam wonderwomen catch a thief

Using the wonders of modern technology, a pair of female expats caught their stealing flatmate red-handed with a webcam

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