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Schoolboy, 17, cooks the books… in a microwave!

A SCHOOL in Lincolnshire has banned bags for health and safety reasons, which has merely inspired some pupils to get creative with how they carry their books, especially 17-year-old A-level student Jacob Ford. He disagreed with Spalding Grammar School’s policy after sixth-formers were ordered not to carry bags between classes. The school said “injury was […]

Amorous dolphin sparks swimming ban at the seaside

A SEASIDE village in Brittany has banned swimmers from its beach, because an over-sexed dolphin has been scaring tourists and locals there… by trying to rub up against them! It has been hanging around the Bay of Brest for months, swimming near the beaches of Plougastel-Daoulas and Logonna-Daoulas. Now, as it enters the mating season, […]

Pub arsonist captured in Spain, after decade

A BRITISH arsonist, who escaped to Marbella for 10 years, has been jailed at last, after taking £2,500 from an unknown source to torch a local pub.  Richard Bowman, 38, crashed his car into the Granary Pub in Titchfield, Hampshire, and razed the building, just weeks after it had been featured on Gordon Ramsay’s TV […]

Expats swindled out of 6m euros

A GROUP of British expats have contacted the police after losing more than six million euros to an alleged Costa del Sol fraudster. The unsuspecting Brits each invested up to 1.64m euros into the so-called Ponzi scheme, operating out of Marbella, Dubai and India. Welsh expat Rhys Williams, 36, is accused of snaring wealthy parents […]

Huge man stuck in a hospital bed

A MAN in poor health and hugely overweight, has been trapped in a Valencia hospital because, say officials, they lack the means to care for someone who weighs more than 350 kilos. The patient, Teofilo Rodriguez, is unable to walk and struggles to breathe, and his back is said to be covered with bed sores. […]

Alcohol won’t be so inclusive on holiday

BRITISH holiday-makers on all-inclusive packages in parts of Spain are in for a huge shock, because free alcohol is set to be banned on party islands Mallorca and Ibiza The Balearic Islands Government is set to crack down on boozy, all-inclusive holidays there with new legislation. It comes after a series of laws, which were […]

Sorry, we’re too tired to take you on holiday

ANGRY families were left stranded when their Easyjet flight to Mallorca was cancelled because the cabin crew “were too tired”. Holiday-makers, flying from Belfast to Palma Airport, were shocked when the airline made the announcement at around midnight last Sunday. The flight was scheduled for an 8.45pm departure, but 146 passengers were left wondering what […]

Golden-oldies are sharing skills, via their special app

A RETIRED saxophonist is available for events, a 76-year-old offers painting classes, and a former plumber can help you fix your sink, for a reasonable price. And, says Núria Ricart, while sandpapering an antique drawer: “There could be someone out there who could help you with a lot of things you don’t know about.” This […]

Saddle-up for a unique town, which bans cars!

HOW on earth would you cope if your hometown banned the use of cars altogether, and you grew up having to go shopping on your horse? In Love Valley, residents call their streets “trails” instead of roads, lanes or even streets, because, in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina, no cars are allowed. Yet the town offers […]

50,000 migrants are set for great escape

POLICE sources have been informed that some 50,000 illegal migrants, from sub-Saharan Africa, are on the alert in Morocco, awaiting the word to cross into Spain. The warning comes after 21,000 migrants had made the extremely dangerous journey across the sea, to seek asylum in Europe. Spain has become the No.1 point of migrant-arrival in […]

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