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Exploding cocktail leaves a trio of injured drinkers

A ROMANTIC evening ended in disaster when a young couple suffered third-degree burns from an exploding cocktail in a Mallorcan bar. Police are investigating last week’s incident, which led to a Swedish woman, 33, being airlifted to hospital, while her partner, 34, was also hospitalised, along with a 48-year-old German man. The female expat was […]

Cheated expats have backing of Brit MPs

DOZENS of British MPs have called for a debate on the dodgy collapse of a Mallorca-based foreign exchange firm after a probe by online newspaper Olive Press probe revealed scores of expat victims. Premier FX, based in Palma, ceased trading last July, leaving behind millions in unpaid debts and hundreds of people, mostly Brits living in Spain, […]

Midnight driver fled police control point

ARONA’S Local Police chased a 25-year-old driver, who failed to stop at their control point in Costa del Silencio, just after midnight. It happened in the early hours of last Monday and officers, who had set up the control area, spotted a vehicle being driven without switched-on headlights. They attempted to stop the driver, but […]

Dead turtles found in Canarian waters

STAFF on board the Canarian Maritime Search and Rescue vessel recovered a huge, dead, marine turtle, floating in Canarian waters. The shelled animal was spotted on Tuesday afternoon off the coast in Gran Canaria, near the Tauro beach, in the Mogan municipality. The tragic animal, approximately one-and-a-half metres long, weighing close to 400 kilos, was […]

 ‘Disgusting’ bullfighter dries animal’s tears… then kills it!  

SOCIAL Media went wild after well-known bullfighter Morante de la Puebla dried a bull’s tears, just before killing it last Friday. It happened at Seville’s Maestranza bullring, during the Feria de Abril (April Fair), when the man pulled out a handkerchief, approached the animal and wiped its tears. The bullfighter’s gesture was applauded at the […]

Dog’s court testimony against abusive owner

A DOG named Miracle, was called as a witness during an animal-abuse trial against her former owner, in a Tenerife court. In a legal first for Spain, the pit bull was called to give testimony against the man, who thought nothing of locking her in a suitcase and dumping her in a waste bin. The […]

Emergency workers rushed off their feet

THE Canarian emergency services began their work yesterday (Thursday) with a host of Tenerife calls in just one hour, involving traffic accidents. The rush occurred between 8-9am, and ambulances were dispatched to several people, who had been injured. The first person needing medical assistance was a 68-year-old man, who was knocked over while crossing an […]

Fraudster’s wife scoffs at his gruesome crimes

A FACEBOOK post has caused outrage, because British fraudster’s wife Lynne Graver is seen enjoying a holiday in Alicante. The post, published by her friend, says: “Loving my bestie staying with me @LynneGraver laughing so much! Who says crime doesn’t pay #lifeisgreat”. Mrs Graver’s husband, Barry Spearing, is known for having scammed millions out of […]

Quick-thinking girl saves mother’s life, thanks to telephone

THE actions of a quick-thinking girl, aged 11, almost certainly saved her mum’s life at their Las Palmas home, in Gran Canaria. The youngster was at home when her mother began taking her daily medication, only to start choking on a pill. Immediately, the daughter phoned her grandfather, who, in turn, rang the emergency services […]

Have you seen Donato?

AN official alert for a missing Guimar man was published on Monday, and Guardia Civil officers sent out a search party on Tuesday afternoon. Donato Rosa Oramas was reported missing, after last being seen a week ago, on Friday (10th May). The 57-year-old was last seen in the El Medano vicinity of Los Saltos, and officers […]

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