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Dead baby found in a dumpster bin

POLICE are treating as murder the discovery of a new-born baby, found dead in a Gijon rubbish container in the Nuevo Roces neighbourhood of Asturias. A man rummaging through the dumpster bin at 3am last Friday made the discovery, say National Police. A forensic team attended the site, and, two days later, a post-mortem examination […]

Holiday Brits warned to secure their homes fully

EXPAT Brits, who leave their Spanish boltholes empty for long periods, should consider extra security measures, in view of known rental scammers, who are doing the rounds. The warning comes after three Spaniards were arrested in Marbella recently for their alleged involvement in a sophisticated rental scam. The conmen are accused of entering homes, illegally, […]

Boozy mum home and dry

A BOOZED-UP mother, whose three kids were taken into care before the family’s flight from Gibraltar last week, has been fined a total of £450. She and her husband were charged with being drunk in charge of children, in Gibraltar International Airport. Police were called, after the 53-year-old woman had fallen over in the departure […]

Brit teen bottles bouncer while ‘defending’ himself

A BRITISH teen has been accused of bottling a bouncer so badly that he needed 50 stitches in hospital. The 19-year-old, who was partying in Magaluf, allegedly attacked the Lithuanian man after being refused entry to a club. A row broke out after the youngster wasn’t allowed back in, prompting him to smash a bottle […]

Spanish ports welcomed 4.7m cruise passengers in half year

SPANISH ports’ cruise-passenger numbers rose by 4.9% to 4.7m in the first six months of this year, despite a 4.4% decline in port calls. It reflects the ongoing trend for higher-capacity vessels, with eight of the top-10 cruise ports, including the top five, reporting growth in passenger numbers, although all five had fewer port calls. […]

Restaurant boss killed by knife-wielding chef

DINERS at a “Brit-friendly” restaurant in Puerot del Carmen, Lanzarote, were left shaken after a chef killed the owner by stabbing him in the throat. The brutal killing took place at Las Vegas restaurant, rated the best on the island by British tourists. Customers were stunned to see the owner, a 45-year old father of […]

George Clooney’s taste of Tenerife!

HOLLYWOOD star George Clooney has been in Tenerife to prepare his next film, “Good Morning, Midnight”, which is an adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel of the same name. Clooney, who will direct and star in the feature film, enjoyed dinner at Santa Cruz restaurant El Coto de Antonio last Monday. The prestigious American actor, producer, […]

Man, 64, discovered dead in Adeje ravine

A MAN aged 64, who was reported missing by his family last Saturday morning, was found dead in Adeje’s Taucho ravine at 7.30pm that evening. Red Cross volunteers, working alongside other search parties, rescued his lifeless body after the searchers had discovered it, using specially-trained rescue dogs. The victim’s family said his absence was reported […]

Reckless drivers, beware the long-distance drones

THE Guardia Civil, along with the DGT (General Traffic Department), have incorporated drones that can detect from as far as two kilometres, motorists driving without seat belts, as well as those using mobile phones. Initially, the drones will be used on the two main Tenerife motorways, as well as specific areas used for illegal car-racing, […]

Illegal cultural trade thieves have no idea just what’s hit them

GUARDIA Civil officers have led a huge international operation against the trafficking of “cultural goods”. During operation Pandora III, law-enforcement authorities assigned thousands of police and customs officers to focus on online markets and key hot-spots. Their aim was to disrupt the activities of criminal groups involved in this form of trafficking, and, in total, […]

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