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Beach users wake up to anti-tourism messages

Campaigners against mass tourism in Ma-llorca have made their feelings known again by daubing messages on an historic building on a popular beach, telling holidaymakers: “You’re not welcome!” The local council of Campos on the south-coast says it is disgusted at the graffiti scrawled at El Trenc, described as Mallorca’s best-known beach and likened to the Caribbean. Stretching nearly ...Full Article

Why Estepona is smelling rather fruity!

A Costa del Sol holiday resort has decided to spray its streets and squares with fruity water to make it smell extra special. Estepona council says street cleaners will ...Full Article

“Looky looky” man sold cocaine inside hairbands

Police in the Balearics were shocked to find potentiallyj deadly cocaine hidden inside children’s hairbands. The plastic trinkets, in bright colours such as vivid purple and shocking pink, look ...Full Article

Two of Sweden’s most wanted men arrested in shopping centre

An Olympic boxer and his brother, two of the most wanted and dangerous men in Sweden after they kidnapped and tortured their victim with a drill, were arrested on ...Full Article

San Fermin bull runs “have become too tame” claim!

The 2019 San Fermin bull-running festival in Pamplona ended with a number of serious injuries but seasoned participants still claim it has become too tame! They say the event ...Full Article

Swimming bet tourist causes major alert

A tourist who sparked a full-scale rescue mission off a Spanish beach when friends feared he had drowned after a swimming bet was found safe a few hours later ...Full Article

Watch out for giant cockroaches, health experts warn

Health experts are warning that Spain could see a plague of giant cockroaches, blood-sucking mosquito and even rats as temperatures soar. The National Association of Environmental Health Companies says ...Full Article

Pollution-checking drones to fly over cruise ships in Spanish ports

Spain is to use drones to monitor the pollution levels of cruise ships coming into all of its ports. The devices will start flying around the liner funnels from ...Full Article

Motorist mistakes tube station for a car park!

A driver was left with a very red face after mistaking the entrance to a busy tube station for a car park! The unfortunate motorist managed to avoid plummeting ...Full Article

Businesses defrauded of millions through “phishing” scam

Spain’s National Police, in a joint operation with the Civil Guard, have dismantled an international criminal organisation dedicated to committing crimes through “phishing”. The gang was engaged in cheating ...Full Article
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