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Arsonist started fires so he could be a hero

Police on the Costa del Sol arrested a man who deliberately started eight fires along the coastline so he could become a hero by helping to combat the blaze afterwards! The arsonist went on a fire-raising spree for eight weeks this summer, choosing diffferent locations in the holiday resort of Mijas, near Marbella. He was arrested ...Full Article

Another spectator dies in bull run

Animal campaigners are once again calling for a ban on bull-runs and bull-fighting after yet another spectator was gored to death in a Spanish town. This ...Full Article

Chambermaids walk out for two days in “successful strike”

Tourists in Ibiza were lobbied by hotel chambermaids as part of a two-day strike over pay and conditions, including a call for blood pressure and heart ...Full Article

Defiant Benidorm warns Valencia against tourist tax

Benidorm is fighting controversial plans to introduce a tourist tax, saying it will make the resort unpopular and force holidaymakers elsewhere such as Tunisia, Turkey and ...Full Article

Raid on clandestine poker club prompts police warning

Police have issued a warning about illegal gambling after dismantling a clandestine club in which illegal poker tournaments were held in the Madrid town of San ...Full Article

Spain still happy with tourism fortunes despite some dips

Spain received close on 48.1 million inbound tourists in the first seven months of the year, a 1.9% rise on the same period of 2018, while ...Full Article

Make sure you are ready for Brexit, expats in Spain are urged

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 ...Full Article

Spain’s biggest ever outbreak of listeria prompts international alert

Health officials in Spain say they are doing all they can to investigate and control the serious outbreak of listeriosis detected in Andalusia and “will leave ...Full Article

Benidorm celebrates U-turn in fortunes

Hotels in Benidorm are hanging up the “full” signs for the first time this year after a U-turn in the popularity of the Costa Blanca despite ...Full Article

Tourism continues to create more jobs

The number of National Insurance contributors tied to tourism activities grew in July by 3.5 per cent year-on-year, to a total amount of 2,618,636, according to ...Full Article
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