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‘Fantastic’ win at the Oscars!

CHILE’S Spanish-speaking Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Woman) won the Best Foreign Language Film gong at last Sunday’s Oscars in Hollywood. It features transgender actress Daniela Vega, and beat four other contenders to take the prestigious Academy Awards’ prize. As predicted, Gary Oldman won Best Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, […]

We’ve been abandoned, says dead wife’s family

THE grieving family of Kirsty Maxwell have felt “lost, confused and abandoned” since her death last April, when she plunged from the 10th floor of an apartment complex in Benidorm, on the Costa Blanca. They have criticised Spanish police for the way they have since handled the investigation, and they have asked the Spanish authorities, […]

Conwoman back on the prowl, in weeks!

SEASONED scammer Paula Neale, now operating as Paula Kari, one of her several aliases, has set up a new business in France, having scarpered from Spanish cops just two weeks ago. She is now offering “bouncy blow-dries and eyebrow-tidying” in Perpignan, at the foot of the Pyranees. The startling news comes soon after the conwoman […]

Harry Potter fakes among huge haul of Disney brands

GUARDIA Civil officers have wrecked a huge operation, which had been producing and selling fake Disney and Warner Bros brands, including dozens of items relating to the Harry Potter franchise. A Barcelona shop, which supplied the kind of products Harry Potter readers might expect to find in Diagon Alley, was raided by police last week […]

Elsie always has the first and final word!

ELSIE Eiler is the proud mayor of her Nebraska hometown of Monowi, and, at the age of 84, she can do whatever she likes…and whenever she likes! Not only is she the town’s mayor, but she’s also the town clerk and treasurer, as well as being the smartest, the wealthiest and the youngest resident. In […]

Girls bearing up boldy, after missed hen-party

A WELSH hen-party raised the temperature somewhat after their flight to the Costa del Sol was cancelled through bad weather. Claire Phillips, 39, plus hens Shari Cadmore, Laura Garlick, Hannah Evans and Emma Davies, slipped into their swimwear before posing in Cardiff Airport’s icy conditions. They should have been travelling to Marbella for the weekend, […]

Murder suspect may be sheltering in Ibiza

A TEENAGER wanted in connection with a fatal shooting outside an Essex petrol station, is thought to be hiding in Spain. The fugitive, Bradley Blundell, now 18, is accused of killing John Pordage at a Chelmsford BP garage. The 34-year-old Police believe he might have fled to Ibiza, after vanishing in the wake of the […]

Flight of fancy, on the wings of love!

A VIRGIN aeroplane performed a few mysterious manoeuvres on Wednesday after taking off from Gatwick… all in the name of love! The Airbus 330, which set off at around 11.30am, created some suspicion when the pilot failed to stick to the scheduled flight route, heading straight towards the Cornish coast instead. The passenger plane was […]

Miguel earns his degree, at the ripe old age of 80

MIGUEL Castillo, who is 80, must surely be the oldest scholar  ever to be awarded a university degree. And he is celebrating by  travelling to Italy on the Erasmus student-exchange programme on Monday. The pensioner, a retired Spanish notary with a wife, three daughters and six grandchildren, is also something of a celebrity at Valencia […]

French couple’s internet fraud was worth fortune

TWO French expats have been held on suspicion of raking in 7,00,000 euros through a internet scam on the Costa del Sol. The pair are accused of selling, online, non-existent sportswear, with customers paying for trainers and other items which, obviously, never materialised Police investigators swooped on their Marbella home, seizing 207,000 euros, in cash, […]

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