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Mallorca rapist who assaulted store owner on three occasions gets 37-year jail term in Spain

A MAN, 22, has been given a 37-year prison sentence for robbing and raping the same Mallorca shopkeeper on three different occasions. The assailant pled...

British gang charged over mass food poisoning scam involving hotels on Spain’s Mallorca

EIGHT British people are being prosecuted for fraud by a Palma court after setting up a scam to make money out of bogus cases...

First day of Mallorca Hells Angels trial sees 34 of nearly 50 defendants cut deals with the prosecutor

THE FIRST day of a massive trial of members of a Hells Angels chapter based in Mallorca saw 34 of the nearly 50 defendants...

Doctors warn about ‘collapse’ of hospital emergency units in Spain due to increased demand

DOCTORS are claiming that hospital emergency units are 'saturated', with patient demand up by over 40% in some parts of the country. The Spanish Society...

Teenager threatens police officer with fake semi-automatic pistol on Spain’s Mallorca

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after pointing a fake gun at a Guardia Civil officer in Alcudia. The incident happened on Monday when an...

Why more Americans could start packing into Mallorca after island’s appearance on Forbes list

Mallorca is inundated each year with British and European tourists, and now Americans could be the next group to head to the popular Mediterranean...

Tourist spending in Spain’s Balearic Islands in 2022 smashes pre-pandemic levels

VISITORS to the Balearic Islands in the first 11 months of 2022 spent €800 million more than the whole of the pre-pandemic year of...

Elderly couple found dead after two months in Spain’s Mallorca with suicide pact suspected

THE Policia Nacional believe an elderly couple may have entered into a suicide pact after their bodies were found in their Palma apartment. The landlord...

New build property prices in Spain show biggest rise since 2007

NEW home prices in Spain last year produced a 7.1% annual rise- the biggest increase since 2007. The Sociedad de Tasacion real estate appraisal company...

Woman kidnapped in Spain’s Mallorca after telling knife-wielding robber she had no money

A 62-year-old woman was kidnapped from her Sant Llorenc home on Monday after telling a knife-wielding intruder that she had no money. The victim was...

Spain’s Mallorca stages ancient banner carrying ceremony ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations

ONE of Europe's oldest non-religious celebrations takes place in Palma, Mallorca this Saturday. The Festa de l'Estandard(banner) has its roots back to the early 13th...

Robber who preys on tourists across Spain and Europe is banned from Mallorca’s Palma airport

A serial sealer targeting tourists in Spain and across Europe has been arrested yet again- this time in Mallorca. His extensive criminal record and focus...

Mallorca homeowners in Spain surprised by naked man who used their shower

A couple from Manacor in Mallorca heard noises coming from their kitchen on Saturday night and found a naked man helping himself to food...

Teenager’s excavator prank backfires as church wall gets damaged on Spain’s Mallorca

A teenage boy damaged a church wall in the centre of Pollenca after starting up an excavator as a prank. The machine started to spin...

British woman fatally mowed down by car on Spain’s Mallorca with driver claiming a puncture

A British woman died and a man- also British- suffered serious injuries in Palma on Wednesday when a vehicle hit them while waiting to...

Economic report shows 30% of Spain’s Balearic Island residents cannot afford to live there

More than 30% of people living on the Balearic Islands cannot afford to live there, according to new research.  An Economic and Social Council (CES)...

British couple die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas heater in Spain’s Mallorca

A British couple have died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Selva, Mallorca. It's believed they passed away on Saturday with the fatal leak coming from...

Menorca man in Spain jailed after putting lethal dose of MDMA inside wife’s glass of sangria

A man who murdered his wife after lacing her glass of sangria with MDMA before drowning her in a jacuzzi in Menorca has been...

Strep A cases rise above normal levels among children on Spain’s Mallorca

THREE children with serious cases of the invasive streptococcal A infection are currently in Palma's Son Espases Hospital. Six infections have been confirmed since November...

Alleged mastermind behind Mallorca’s biggest real estate scam gets bailed in Spain

THE alleged mastermind of Mallorca's biggest real estate scam has been bailed after spending nearly four years behind bars ahead of his trial. Carlos García...

British man with suitcase full of drugs gets caught at Spain’s Valencia Airport

A British man, 38, has been arrested at Valencia Airport for trying to smuggle drugs onto a Balearic Islands-bound flight. The Brit was charged with...

Body of British man, 20, found floating in water off Mallorca beach in Spain

THE Guardia Civil believes a 20-year-old British man may have taken his life at Mallorca's Can Picafort beach on Tuesday. He was said to be...

Spain’s Mallorca plans €1 million fine for graffiti artists vandalising heritage areas

VANDALS daubing graffiti on protected elements of the Serra de Tramuntana could be fined up to €1 million under plans for a new law. The...

Spain’s Balearic Islands wants to restrict non-resident property buyers but EU law forbids it

THE Balearic Islands regional government is looking to see if can limit property sales to non-residents. High prices and availability of homes to islanders have...

Fears grow for Mallorca hiker who fell on track near Raixa, missing since Monday

Emergency crews are still searching for a hiker who has been missing in bushland on Mallorca for five days. The hiker, a Spanish national and...

Strong water currents sweep away two men to their deaths while canyoning on Spain’s Mallorca

TWO canyoners died on Mallorca on Monday after being swept away by a strong current in the Lassarell torrent in Pollenca. A third person was...

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