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Spanish tourists escape Genoa bridge tragedy by seconds
Crime/Incidents Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Spanish tourists escape Genoa bridge tragedy by seconds

A SPANISH tourist who was crossing the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy when it collapsed killing 39 people says he feels as though he has been 'born again'. Pedro Barthe, from Asturias, was driving away from the...

Spain to take 60 new Aquarius migrants
Society Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Spain to take 60 new Aquarius migrants

SPAIN has agreed to take in 60 of the 141 migrants on board the refugee rescue ship after Malta permits it to dock, following another tug-of-war between southern European nations. Although Spain had previously allowed...

Fernando Alonso to leave Formula 1 at end of season
Sport Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Fernando Alonso to leave Formula 1 at end of season

TWICE-WORLD champion Fernando Alonso has announced he will be retiring from Formula 1 at the end of 2018 after 17 seasons. The Oviedo-born motorsport legend, who has suffered a series of disappointing seasons with...

David Silva next to quit Spanish national team
Sport Tue, Aug 14, 2018

David Silva next to quit Spanish national team

MANCHESTER City's David Silva has announced his withdrawal from the Spanish national team – just four days after FC Barcelona's Gerard Piqué broke the news of his own departure. Silva, one of a small number...

Fake ID with Alec Baldwin's picture used in Oviedo fraud
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Fake ID with Alec Baldwin's picture used in Oviedo fraud

A FRAUDSTER used a fake ID card bearing a photograph of the actor Alec Baldwin to take out loans from banks in Oviedo (Asturias) which he had no intention of paying back, say National Police. The accused was still...

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan

A MOUNTAINEER from the Basque Country who crashed his helicopter in the wilds of Tajikistan at an altitude of 7,500 metres has been found – alive. But five of the 18 people flying with him have died, according to...

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta
Environment Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta

AN EARTHQUAKE in the inland village of Albatera (Alicante province) close to Murcia's north-eastern border reached 4.2 on the Richter scale, according to the National Geographical Institute (IGN) on Twitter. The...

'Too many Spaniards' in Benidorm 'ruins' Brit's holiday
Travel/Tourism Tue, Aug 14, 2018

'Too many Spaniards' in Benidorm 'ruins' Brit's holiday

A BRITISH pensioner who 'saved up for months' to go on holiday in Benidorm has complained to Thomas Cook that there were 'too many Spanish people' in her hotel and asked for a refund. Freda Jackson, 81,...

Spain's most expensive house revealed
Property Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Spain's most expensive house revealed

SPAIN'S most expensive house is on the market for €50 million, for which new owners will get six suites, two adjoining guest cottages, and 6,663 square metres (about an acre and a half) of land right on the...

Mass injuries in Vigo festival platform collapse
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Mass injuries in Vigo festival platform collapse

AN ESTIMATED 312 spectators have been injured – nine of them seriously – after a wooden platform collapsed during the O Marisquiño fiestas in Vigo (Galicia) last night. Those hurt were watching Mallorca rapper Rels...

Rafa Nadal nets 80th ATP tour title in Toronto
Sport Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Rafa Nadal nets 80th ATP tour title in Toronto

MALLORCA tennis ace Rafael Nadal's 33 Masters 1000 win, at the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday night against rising #NextGen star Stefanos Tsitsipas, not only gave him another trophy for his overflowing cabinet, but...

Brit in custody for Mallorca rape
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Brit in custody for Mallorca rape

A BRITISH former rugby player is in police custody after reportedly tying up, beating and raping a young woman in Mallorca. Named as Dylan Rogers, 26, the accused lives and works in the nightlife resort area of Magaluf,...

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