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Sex couple’s clinic opened police eyes

A COUPLE from Barcelona, who moved to Ireland and set up a sex clinic at their home, charged clients 200 euros per hour, until the police stepped in. Spaniard David Navaro, 50, and his Brazilian wife Celia Galan, 41, moved to Ennis, County Clare, in 2015. The couple (pictured), were detained in the wake of […]

Thomas Cook might wave goodbye to its sexy-sun Club 18-30

THOMAS Cook’s Club 18-30, a brand known for cheap holidays full of sun, sex and ridiculous amounts of alcohol, could soon be confined to the company’s history. The Club, specialising in trips to Malia, Ayia Napa or Mallorca’s Magaluf, has the fitting slogan: “It’s go big or go home, and only the legendary will do”. […]

Wealthy Rolls Royce driver fined peanuts for costly shop crash

A BRITISH man has been fined just 500 euros after crashing his 300,000-euro convertible Rolls Royce  into a Mallorcan shop window. Police hunted the playboy millionaire, who wrecked his supercar, while two women dressed in bikinis danced on the back seat. Jody Sanders, self-confessed “maverick tycoon”, reversed the luxury car through the front window of […]

Fake driving licences not worth the trouble

IT is well-documented that the Spanish Costas’ rich variety of foreign residents increases the complexity of legal issues. And fake driving licences is one of them. Some months back, it was recorded that a US national was fined 500 euros for carrying a “bogus” international driving licence. He had a lucky escape, considering that a […]

Scotland’s booze loses its sparkle

SCOTLAND has introduced a minimum price for alcohol, sparking warnings that people will flock south of the border on “booze cruises” to save money. The price of spirits, beer and cider have been increased to to 50p per unit, in a bid to tackle the country’s health crisis. But shops near the border have been […]

Danger signs: Drug gangs causing real panic by linking up

A DRUG cartel in southern Spain’s “narco town” is growing stronger by the day, thanks to the return of two ruthless brothers. Six Cadiz gangs have joined forces to form the Castañitas Cartel, said to be headed by Antonio and Francisco Tejon. Police fear losing control after realising the clans are now adopting identical structures […]

Spain’s sunken-galleon battle with Columbia for its untold millions

A SUNKEN galleon full of gold coins and precious stones, for which both Spain and Colombia claim ownership, would cost 57.2 million euros to bring to the surface, according to a recent estimate. The San José was, famously, shot down by British pirates on 8th June 1708, off the Cartagena de Indias coast, on Colombia’s […]

The last resort!

A SCOTTISH travel agent has been ridiculed for using a picture of a Spanish beach to promote a last-minute caravan break… in Blackpool! The advert’s main image features a Costa Brava cove, with crystal-clear waters, lapping a golden beach. Supporting photos even include a moonlit resort, plus two others, thought to be taken in Spain. […]

Missing woman: suspect released

THE family of Lisa Brown, the Scottish mother who went missing in Spain more than two-years-ago, has spoken of their shock when learning that a judge had “frozen” the case. Judge Garcia Ramila shelved the case against prime suspect Simon Corner, at the request of state prosecutors. He told the hearing: “This court has serious […]

Luke Skywalker the only one to open this space-age attraction

ANYONE in Gibraltar on Tuesday evening might have thought they had been transported into a Star Wars film. That’s because Luke Skywalker (actor Mark Hamill) was in town, accompanied by Boogie Storm, the “dancing stormtroopers”. But everything became clear when he appeared in John Mackintosh Square. It was revealed that Mark would, officially, be opening […]

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