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Female horrors of Spain’s Civil War relived, with tears

A HUSH descended on the tiny village of Zufre as the names were slowly read out. It was 4th November 1937 and approaching dusk in the mountain settlement that sits inside Huelva’s stunning Aracena Natural Park. Most of the local villagers had just made their way back into the village from the nearby fields. A […]

Jilted ex ‘planned’ suicide for partner’s new woman

IN a plot that could come from a film, a 54-year-old jealous woman, allegedly, tried to stage the suicide of her former partner’s new girlfriend. The unnamed woman is alleged to have lain in wait for her love rival in the lobby of the ex-boyfriend’s apartment building. When her target arrived, the accused, allegedly, pulled […]

Brit expats love Spain’s dazzling quality of life

SPAIN is the fourth best country, worldwide, in which to be an expat. But British expats top the list for its “quality of life”. That is spelled out in HSBC’s latest Expat Annual Classification, the Iberian country jumping up to fourth in the world after being ranked 13th globally in 2018. Only Switzerland, Singapore and […]

Overseas tourists heading for a record this summer

FOREIGN tourists in Spain are expected to set a record this summer, for the seventh year in succession, according to Industry Minister Reyes Maroto. The sector is hugely important to the country, accounting for 12% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Maroto told a press conference that Spain would have had 29.6m international visitors […]

Sacred Gran Canarian location is added to World Heritage Site

UNESCO has declared that the Risco Caído and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria are being added to the list of World Heritage Sites. The pre-hispanic settlement dates back to the Guanches, the indigenous population living on the islands before the 1402 Castilian conquest. The 18,000 hectare site joins the other 48 “declared” heritage sites […]

Driver’s heart-attack death

A DRIVER died from a heart attack last Saturday after coming off the road, into a La Palma ravine, and being trapped in the car. The Emergency Services were called, and fire-fighters, who were sent to the area, rescued the driver. But despite the ambulance crew efforts, and those of a local doctor from a […]

Irish lad ‘raped’ by men – after exit from brothel!

AN Irish teenager says he was raped by two men in Mallorca… after being forced out of a brothel in Magaluf! The 19-year-old holiday-maker told police he was assaulted after losing sight of his friends on the Punta Ballena strip last weekend. Local paper Ultima Hora reported that he had been attacked at around 5.30am […]

Mum dumps kids and baby to be with a new boyfriend

A MOTHER, aged 36, has been arrested by the National Police for abandoning her three children at home, to meet her new boyfriend. A call was made to the police at 11.20pm last Friday by a concerned caller, aware that the three kids, aged 14, 12 and an eight-month-old baby, had been left on their […]

Mum and son rescued from quad-bike plight

A MOTHER and son, enjoying an excursion on an off-road quad bike in the Icod de los Vinos area of Fuente Santa forest, went off the specific route, accidentally, and drove down a mountain side. The Guardia Civil were alerted, and, on arrival, were welcomed by several anxious onlookers. Officers noticed the couple’s yellow Quad, […]

Spain accused of not playing the game, by puzzled rule-makers

WHEN it comes to following the rules, Spain comes bottom of the list according to the European Union, which draws them up. Spain has the most ongoing cases (97) for failing to comply with EU rules, or not applying them correctly, followed by Germany (80) and Belgium (79). Best behaved, with the fewest cases, are […]

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