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Strawberry-pickers say authorities ignore abuse

TRAFFICKED Moroccan women have accused the authorities of ignoring widespread exploitation and abuse in the strawberry fields of southern Spain. ‘Samira Ahmad’ has been in hiding and living on hand-outs with the nine other Moroccan women, after they faced human-trafficking and sexual assault. Women make up a large percentage of the seasonal workforce in Andalucia, […]

Cruise ‘rapist’ is free, after a legal loophole

A TEENAGER, accused of raping a British girl on a Mediterranean cruise, has been released, thanks to a legal loophole. The ship was set to dock at Valencia’s port, just hours after an alleged attack by the 18-year-old occurred. The victim, 17, who was travelling with her parents, reported the incident while onboard, saying she […]

 ‘Lecherous’ builders wreck dream holiday

A FAMILY, who splashed out £3,000 on a dream, all-inclusive holiday to Lanzarote, say it was ruined by builders, staring at their young girls, along with noisy cement-mixers near the pool. Julie Reeves, 42, and husband, David, travelled with their daughter Jessica, and Julie’s niece, Ria, to Playa Blanca on 1st April. They maintain that […]

Vicious Austrian on bail after early-hours attack

AN Austrian man, detained by police in the early hours on Sunday for attempting to rape a woman outside the North Airport, has been released on bail. The incident happened after the young Mexican woman arrived at the airport early, for her scheduled plane. She wanted to prepare herself for the flight ahead, but she […]

Mighty cruise ship damaged by crane

THE world’s largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, damaged when a construction crane collapsed on it, in a port in the Bahamas, has arrived at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz for repairs. It has resulted in three Sunday sailings being cancelled, leaving some travellers decidedly unhappy, especially a honeymoon couple, who booked on to […]

Bike-crash victim injured seriously

A MOTORBIKE rider, aged 27, was seriously injured on the TF-21, in the area of La Orotava, after being involved in a collision with a car last Tuesday. The accident happened near the viewpoint of Llanos de Ucanca at Las Cañadas, inside Teide’s National Park. The Canarian emergency services were informed just before 1pm on […]

Heart-attack driver in horror bus crash

AN out-of-control bus left a trail of destruction I,n Malaga, after the driver suffered a heart attack while at the wheel. The bus flipped several parked cars in one street, and uprooted trees, before coming to a stop. Passenger alerted emergency services after the driver suffered what was said to be a “fading”. He was […]

Menacing prisoner’s threat to kill officers

A DANGEROUS inmate at the state penitentiary in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, has assaulted four on-duty civil servants and threatening to kill them. The incident happened last Sunday morning, early on, and the prison officer’s union has denounced the frightening assault. In its report, the union clarifies that the incident was serious, saying the situation […]

Doctor Who Series 12 being filmed on island

After flying into Tenerife on 1st April, the Doctor Who production crew and cast, including Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, started work on filming Series 12 the following day. On 2nd-3rd April, there was filming in a landscape, dominated by pines in volcanic soil around Montaña Samara, near Mount Teide, and […]

Manchester Consulate is reopening for Brexit

SPAIN is reopening its Manchester Consulate, in response to requests from expats, starting to panic about getting appointments in time to resolve their affairs before Brexit, and also to register to vote in the general elections on 28th April. Spanish Government spokeswoman Isabel Celaá said in a press conference that the office, which closed in […]

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