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  1. Motorists, beware a ‘cure’ to ease that awful misery

    DRIVERS, often unaware of certain medication that can lead to a positive test for alcohol or drugs at the wheel, could be handed a 1,000-euro fine and a six-point loss on their licence in Spain....
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    Crash sparks TF-1 jam

      AN accident on the TF-1 motorway in the Fañabe area last Sunday brought traffic to a sudden halt. A car travelling southbound, which turned over and crashed on to the hard shoulder, was taken away...
  3. Crime rate in the Canaries goes up

    THE crime rate in the Canaries has risen in the Canaries by 6.4% in the first six months of the year, compared with the same 2018 period. All the collective police authorities across the Canary...
  4. Arona offering almost €500,000 in study aid

    ARONA residents have until 24th September to apply for special education grants, for university or higher education studies, music and transportation. The offer, which has a total of 492,000 euros...
  5. Ceremonial dress meeting for King and Ambassador

    HUGH Elliott, the new British Ambassador to Spain, presented his credentials to King Felipe VI, officially, at a formal audience in Madrid last week, and they both wore ceremonial dress for the...
  6. Mythical Mia’s rescue mission has backfired

    A VEGAN activist, who claimed to have been shot at by farmers after stealing 16 of their rabbits, might actually have killed almost 100 of them. “Mythical Mia” launched a rescue mission, attempting...
  7. COCA-COLA has been banned from selling Schweppes tonic in Spain.

    THE Commercial Court Number 8 of Barcelona has prevented the Red Parallel company from importing Schweppes tonic from the UK and distributing it in Spain. The ban followed the judge’s ruling that...
  8. Mobile phone rescue App proves its worth

    A NEW mobile phone App, linking users to the 112 emergency hotline, has already proved highly effective, as a recent rescue on the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrims’ route demonstrated. Firefighters...
  9. Gran Canaria secures a Unesco Heritage site

    FROM German waterways to the ruins of Babylon, there was stiff competition to secure a place on the updated list of cultural heritage sites. And included this year is Gran Canaria’s picturesque Risco...
  10. The British Ambassador meets with representatives of UK Nationals during his first we

    The new British Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, Hugh Elliott, met last week with members of three of the groups representing UK nationals in Spain: Bremain in Spain, Brexpats Hear our Voice and...
  11. Spain leads Europe in electric-car sales

    SPAIN is leading the way in Europe in electric car sales, with a total of 166,905 new registrations in the first six months of the year, representing an 88.5% growth. The Association of European...
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    Arsonists are blazing menace

    ARSONISTS, who wrecked 17 vehicles, forced up to 50 residents from their homes in the early hours of last Tuesday in Malaga. Emergency services evacuated an apartment block in the resort town of...
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    Runaway gunman in hiding

    NATIONAL Police are still hunting for a gunman, believed to be responsible for shooting a neighbour to death on the Costa del Sol on Monday. The 53-year-old Spaniard who is, reportedly, familiar with...
  14. Low death rate, but it’s still nothing to celebrate

    SPAIN’S road deaths fell to their lowest-ever total during the last two months, yet 220 people still died in traffic accidents. Last month the number of fatalities was 101, making it the least deadly...
  15. Man, 24, wanted parents to offer financial support

    A SPANISH man, who attempted to force his parents to pay him financial support, some six years after he moved out, has lost has lost a civil case. The 24-year-old told a judge in Barcelona that his...
  16. Fourth general election may be on way, unless Sanchez risks solo path

    SPANISH voters might have to go to the polls, again, after talks between the PSOE and Podemos broke down on Monday night. If caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez cannot win a parliamentary vote on...
  17. Spanish theme park set to hit the heights

    EUROPE’S top theme park, according to TripAdvisor, receives more than two million annual visitors, despite having no rides… and Spain is about to find out why. The famous French theme park Puy Du Fou...
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    Any chance of a few bob?

    NEW Government figures have revealed that over the last decade, the number of Spanish “super-ricos” millionaires has grown extensively. In 2017, Spain had 611*“super-rich” individuals: taxpayers...
  19. *‘Wildfires’ woman is held, then freed on €10,000 bail*

    A WOMAN*has been released on a €10,000 bail, after being arrested over a trio of wildfires*in Marbella. The 59-year-old Spaniard, who has no criminal record, is still being probed for an alleged...
  20. Cowardly punch leaves Scottish tourist in coma

    A SCOTSMAN, left in a coma after a single-punch from behind by an unknown man in Ibiza, is fighting for his life. Gavin Robertson suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain, after the...
  21. UK Government announces £3 million grant to help UK nationals in the EU prepare for B

    UK nationals who may struggle to complete their residency applications will be helped by measures announced by the UK Government. Up to £3 million is being provided for organisations who will inform...
  22. Ale-Hop cow thief foiled by security

    THE answer to the burning question, “has anyone ever tried to steal the Ale-Hop cow?” is now, officially, “Yes”! A man was arrested in a Palma de Mallorca shopping centre after being chased by...
  23. Compulsive crook, who defaced his stolen goods

    THE National Police have arrested a 40-year-old man, accused of no fewer than 22 crimes, to add to his extensive police record. His latest crimes are believed to be 10 robberies with force, and the...
  24. 400 migrants rescued from sea in one week

    MARITIME rescue service*Salvamento Marítimo*has picked up 183 people, attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Spain. This brought the total number of migrants rescued in the...
  25. *‘Most-wanted’ Scot sent home to prison

    ONE of Scotland’s most-wanted men has been jailed, after being caught in Tenerife, after intending to meet his wife at the South Airport. Joseph Lindsay, 34 was returned to the UK to face justice,...
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