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Spain way behind China car-builders

CHINA built 24 million cars last year, which surpassed Spain’s manufacturing output by an astonishing tenfold. The east Asian giant, which has topped the list of world car-builders, was followed by Japan, which built 7.9m, Germany (5.7m), US (3.9m) and South Korea (3.9m). Spain came seventh on the list of top producers, with 2.4 million, […]

Brexit bombshell for Britain’s PM

THE House of Lords has voted overwhelmingly to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain, which is a huge Brexit setback for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Government. Peers are now insisting she agrees the guarantee, within three months of triggering Article 50. The bill will now go back to the House of Commons […]

Lotto millionaire gets a drink-drive lifeline

THE case against a Lotto millionaire, charged with drink-driving,  has been turned upside down because vital CCTV evidence has been destroyed. Jane Park, 21, who claimed the Lotto win had “ruined her life”, is accused of being three times over the alcohol limit while driving her BMW in Edinburgh on 3rd October last year. But […]

Antiques expert up in the air over ‘find’

AN antiques expert believes he has uncovered a genuine piece of British history, at a Benalmadena flea market. Jose Fernandez, a professional collector, has bought a helmet which may have belonged to one of Britain’s most-decorated Second World War heroes. Inside the helmet was an original document listing the medals and other accolades named by […]

Spain’s trading with Russia is cut in half

SPANISH entrepreneurs are furious that trade between Russia and Spain has halved since the EU imposed crippling sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s government. Yuri Korchagin, Russian Ambassador to Spain, said the trading volume between the two countries has dropped by 13bn euros since 2013. “I have not met a single businessman who would say something in […]

Runaway tax cheat is back behind bars

A TAX fraudster is starting a six-year jail sentence after being extradited back to the UK from Spain by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for failing to repay £1.5 million. South African Leib Berger, previously known as Lawrence Goldberg, was originally jailed for two years in September 2011 after admitting at the Old Bailey to […]

Paedo, 70, is sent to prison for life

BRITISH paedophile Mark Frost, aged 70, who was arrested in Alicante last week and extradited to the UK, has been jailed for life at the Old Bailey and warned that he will probably die in prison. The former teacher was initially identified when a contact in the Netherlands, arrested for owning child pornography, had a […]

Smart couple hit a fantasy jackpot

SOCIAL Point’s smartphone games take place in fantasy worlds, where users can actually create cities inhabited by friendly dragons which interbreed and  produce new species. And while they might look like something out of the global phenomenon Pokémon, they were actually born in Barcelona, in a company evolving from the dream of two friends, Andrés […]

Spanish crop flop is nightmare for Brits

THE salad shortage, caused by a drought, floods and hard frost in Spain, has hit British retailers hard, according to new figures from  market research company IRI. It has decimated the Spanish crops of lettuce, spinach, courgettes and other vegetables. Courgette sales in the UK were down by 2.3m euros in January, a fall of […]

Dutch police nick ‘diamond thieves’

SEVEN people have been arrested by Dutch military police in Amsterdam and Valencia, suspected of taking part in a multi-million-pound diamond heist nearly 12 years ago. The police said in a statement that the five men and two women are in custody, on suspicion of involvement in the armed-robbery and money-laundering affair,. In February 2005, […]

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