Archive for: March, 2018

AN air of disbelief has been hanging over the Arona town of Guaza during the past week, following the horrific, triple murders of a family in the area, last Friday. Ricardo Ortego, 23, who killed his mother, father and grandfather by stabbing them repeatedly, eventually confessed to the unthinkable crimes, after being questioned by Guardia […]

Website allows banned drug book to be online

A NEW website enables people to read a banned book, about Spain’s underworld drug-smuggling, through the words of the classic Don Quixote. A court in Madrid has banned Fariña, a non-fiction work about cocaine being shipped from Columbia to Spain. Sales of the book were halted after Jose Alfredo Bea Gondar, former Mayor of Galicia’s […]

Jerusalem comes to Adeje

IF you do nothing else this Easter, take time to visit Adeje this morning (Friday,) to witness the Adeje Passion Play, on the town’s main street; It starts at midday at the bottom of the Calle Grande, with the staging of “The Last Supper”. The performance will take you through the last days of Jesus […]

Drug-friendly mob stop cops’ bid to nab driver

THE arrest of a drug-trafficker was prevented on Sunday by more than 200 people, who swarmed police officers after their high-speed chase. The suspect fled, leaving his vehicle, and, with it, 510kgs of hashish, in La Linea de la Concepcion, on Spain’s frontier with Gibraltar. National Police officers attempted to hunt him down in the […]

An extra 14-euro EU cost for Brits

BRITONS are likely to be charged 14 euros for an online permit to travel to any country within the European Union, and the UK will introduce a similar fee for visitors from Europe as part of new security measures. Under current proposals, the permits will be valid for between three to five years, according to […]

Hunt for missing Mexican

THE Guardia Civil and National Police have begun searching for  Hermes Hosarsiph, who was reported missing last Friday. The 36-year-old Mexican, last seen at San Cristobal in La Laguna, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, weighs about 9½ stone, and has brown eyes and the same colour hair. National Police, along with the SOS Desaparecidos […]

San Miguel grants for updating your homes

SAN Miguel de Abona Council has more than 42,000 euros set aside in the pot towards grants, for people in the borough, keen to make structural changes to their property. Residents can now apply for the grants, which are not only available for structural work but also for work on gas and water projects. Most […]

Luke Skywalker the only one to open this space-age attraction

ANYONE in Gibraltar on Tuesday evening might have thought they had been transported into a Star Wars film. That’s because Luke Skywalker (actor Mark Hamill) was in town, accompanied by Boogie Storm, the “dancing stormtroopers”. But everything became clear when he appeared in John Mackintosh Square. It was revealed that Mark would, officially, be opening […]

Voodoo threats helped entice Nigerian women

DOZENS of women, coerced into human-trafficking and prostitution by voodoo threats, were kept in squalid conditions in cave houses when they arrived in Spain. But the Guardia Civil, in collaboration with the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and the authorities in Nigeria, where the women were recruited, have busted a crime gang there in one […]

Firemen’s heavyweight duty 

TEN firefighters were called in to help transfer a man, weighing almost 50 stone (300kg kilos), to a hospital in Spain for an operation. They had to use a special stretcher to move the morbidly-obese, 52-year-old, to Malaga’s Hospital Clinico, on the Costa del Sol. The transfer process was slow, given the man’s bulk… and […]

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