Month: October 2021

Man arrested over killing of nine-year-old boy in Spain’s La Rioja had precious convictions

A MAN arrested on suspicion of murder after a child’s body was found during Halloween celebrations in Lardero had previous convictions.  Francisco Javier Almeida served 23 of the 25-year sentence for murder and sexual assault and was released in 2013.  Since his release, he has received 39 permits ‘without incident’ over the last eight years.  …

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Breathalyser that prevents drink drivers from starting up vehicles is to be made compulsory in Spain

A DEVICE that requires drivers to pass a Breathalyzer test before it will start the vehicle ignition system could be compulsory for professional drivers in Spain. Alcolock The alcolock is connected to the ignition and requires the driver to blow into a breath-testing instrument before getting behind the wheel and if the driver is found …

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10,000 tourists expected to flock to La Palma to see the volcano over Spain’s long weekend

PLUMES of smoke can be seen for miles as smouldering lava explodes into the sky.  More than a month after La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja first erupted, the volcano shows no sign of relenting. But despite the danger, destruction and mass evacuations, tourists on weekend getaways are flocking to see the volcano. The erupting volcano of …

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Man jailed for 12 years for raping British teenager in Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A MAN who raped a British teenager on the Costa del Sol has been jailed for 12 years. The 36-year-old from Senegal pled guilty to carrying out the attack in the early hours of the morning in Fuengirola on January 1, 2020.  The victim, who was aged 15, did not have the strength to call …

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2 bedroom Townhouse for sale in Elche de la Sierra – € 57,750

Townhouse Elche de la Sierra, Albacete   2 beds   2 baths € 57,750 TRANDITIONL VILLAGE HOUSE IMMACULATELY REDTORED PRICED TO SELL107 m2 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large terrace with FANTASTIC VIEWS. It consists of two floors: on the ground floor you will find a well-equipped kitchen, a living room with wood burning fireplace and …

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New documentary tells the story of how Franco banned Kubrick film ‘A Clockwork Orange’ in Spain

BRITISH actor Malcolm McDowel, who famously played Alex in the controversially ultra-violent Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange was the star attraction at the premiere of a new documentary. Spanish director Pedro Gonzalez decided to mark the 50th anniversary of the infamous film from an unusual angle – the events around its first screening in Spain. …

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Man gored to death during bull running festival in Valencia region of Spain

A MAN has bled to death from his injuries after being gored in during a bull-running festival in the Valencia region of eastern Spain. The 55-year-old man received a deep wound to his left thigh when the bull’s horn perforated his femoral artery during the ‘bous al carrer’ event on Saturday afternoon in Onda, Castellon …

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REVEALED: Top five scariest Spanish films to watch this Halloween

THERE’S nothing better on Halloween then scaring yourself senseless. Here are the top five Spanish horrors to terrify yourself with this Hallows’ Eve. 5. Veronica [embedded content] In 1991, teenager Estefanía Gutiérrez Lázaro mysteriously died after using a ouija board to contact dark spirits. Loosely based on these events, Veronica will have you hiding behind …

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Airport hell in Spain as expat gran told to wait outside overnight during thunderstorm

A FURIOUS expat gran was left in tatters after being turned away from an airport in the south of Spain and forced to sleep outside the bus stop in ‘freezing flooding’ conditions during a thunderstorm.  There was anger at Almeria Airport when Mary McIntaggart, who was set to fly home to the UK to visit …

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