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Sport Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Xabi Alonso faces prison for alleged 'tax evasion'

PROSECUTORS have called for five years in jail for retired Real Madrid player Xabi Alonso for alleged tax evasion, and also for his accountant and the director of the investment company he used. Xabi, who was on the...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Brit couple fined over Benidorm fake sickness claim

TWO British tourists who filed a fake sickness claim after a holiday in Benidorm have been ordered to pay €17,200 in compensation to the travel operator, TUI. Jamie Melling and his girlfriend Chelsea Devine, from...

Entertainment Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Rihanna holidays in Ibiza

RIHANNA has been spotted taking a break in the Balearic Islands this week – the Barbados-born R&B star arrived in Ibiza by private jet on Monday at around 17.00, according to local reporters. She is expected to...

Education/Work Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Amazon faces 'biggest strike in Europe' this week

ONLINE retail giant Amazon is facing its first possible strike in Spain and what will be the company's largest in Europe to date. The store, which started out life as an internet-based book, record and video shop...

Travel/Tourism Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Airport bottled water prices capped

SPAIN'S airports will cap bottled water prices at €1.60 and install drinking fountains in response to complaints from passengers to the public ombudsman. Travellers say they cannot take water on the plane, because...

Clubs/Charities Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Charity refugee rescuers 'face prison' in Italy

AID workers on a boat seized by Italian authorities could face between four and seven years in jail for 'human trafficking', forcing the charity to seek help from the Spanish government for the first time in its...

Economy Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Butane gas bottles go down in price

BOTTLED butane gas goes down in price today (Tuesday) by 5%, dropping to €13.96 from the current €14.68 due to a fall in the cost of the raw material, cheaper transport and the strengthening of the euro. This first...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Girl, 14, hangs from eighth-floor beam for 'selfie'

A TEENAGE girl hanging from a concrete beam eight floors up so her friend could take a photo of her had to be rescued from a Barcelona block of flats, Catalunya regional police reported yesterday (Monday). Mossos...

Politics Mon, Mar 19, 2018

La Línea's mayor in Brussels for Brexit talks

MAYOR of the last town in southern Spain before Gibraltar, Juan Franco, was due to travel to Brussels today (Monday) to discuss Brexit and how it will affect residents, British and Spanish alike. La Línea de la...