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Sport Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Rafa Nadal beats legend Olazábal at golf

SPANISH tennis ace Rafa Nadal has proven he is not only the world's best with a racquet, but also has a flair for golf – the team he led this weekend in a charity tournament came out on top, beating the group led...

Sport Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Ángel Nieto death crash witness blames driver behind

THE lone witness to the crash which killed MotoGP legend Ángel Nieto in Ibiza says the other driver was at fault. Nieto, 70, was riding a quad in the Santa Gertrudis area of the island, not far from where he lived, in...

Entertainment Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander marry in Ibiza

regular Michael Fassbender has married Oscar winner and future star Alicia Vikander in a 'secret' ceremony in Ibiza this weekend, according to celebrity bible . German-Irish Fassbender, 40, and Swedish Alicia,...

Travel/Tourism Sat, Oct 14, 2017

FACUA denounces Ryanair for high-tariff helpline

BALEARIC Island consumer authorities have opened a case against Ryanair for its customer service telephone line being a premium-rate 902 number. Spanish consumer laws stipulate that all helplines for 'essential'...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Brits arrested in fake sickness claim racket in Mallorca

BRITISH scammers who forced hotels to shell out nearly €8 million in fake food-poisoning claims have been arrested in Mallorca. They were said to have been ringleaders in the racket and responsible for sending...

Politics Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Michelle Obama holidays in Mallorca

FORMER United States First Lady Michelle Obama is in Mallorca on a 'solo' summer holiday – returning once again to an island she loves but has not visited in seven years. She landed in Palma on Wednesday –...