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Setback in Branson’s plan for “Europe’s best eco-resort”

Sir Richard Branson’s plan to open “Europe’s best eco-resort” on a world heritage site in Mallorca has suffered another set- back, 17 years after red tape first thwarted his dream. Objectors claim to have won a major victory in their fight to keep the 4,000-acre Son Bunyola estate in Banyalbufar as unspoilt as possible and to resist its development ...Full Article

Tourists warned of fines for “balconing”

Police in Magaluf have fined at least three tourists so far this season for “balconing”and have warned there will be more penalties unless drunken holidaymakers clean up their act. ...Full Article

Holidaymakers warned of scammers demanding tourist tax cash

British holidaymakers in Mallorca are being warned about conmen who are calling on villas or luxury apartments to demand up-front cash for the islands’ tourist tax. Tourism leaders say ...Full Article

Road traffic accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas in Spain

The Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition has published a Preview of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Inventory for 2018, the gases mostly closely related to climate change. These ...Full Article

Police alert over “coat hook desk challenge”

A school suspended around 20 students who were caught practising a “new and dangerous” classroom prank dubbed “the desk challenge”. Teenagers are being dared to hang a chair on ...Full Article

Take-aways warned to clean up left-overs, empty containers and vomit

Take-away restaurants in Magaluf have been warn-ed to clean up their act by clearing up left-overs, plastic containers, vomit and grease outside their premises every day or face a ...Full Article

Cars had hidden compartments for drugs and cash

National Police have dismantled a criminal network of drug traffickers operating in several Spanish provinces. In the operation, 17 people were arrested and 12 house searches carried out in ...Full Article

Police arrest three more gangs of graffiti artists

National Police agents have dismantled three groups of graffiti artists who painted on trains and wagons in different locations in northern Spain. They have arrested eight people in A ...Full Article

Three tourists confirmed with chikungunya after Alicante holiday

Health chiefs in Spain have confirmed three tourists who holidayed in Alicante became ill with the chikungunya virus, a disease transmitted by the bite of an infected tiger mosquito. ...Full Article

Actor Michael Douglas tries his hand at a touch of estate agency!

Hollywood superstar Michael Douglas has turned his acting skills to a touch of estate agency in a bid to find a new owner for his 25 million luxury home ...Full Article
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