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Spain: British tourist on vacation found dead in Lanzarote Sea

As covered by huffingtonpost.co.uk, “A Briton has died after getting into difficulties in the sea off the Canary Islands. Steve Potter was spotted face down in the water after leaving friends on the beach to go for a swim on the holiday island of Lanzarote. He was seen to be in trouble and dragged out of the water unconscious, but died at the shoreline after failing to respond to efforts to revive him, according to the Mail Online.Mr Potter, said to be 43 and from the north of England, was at the island’s Famara Beach with friends when the incident happened late on Saturday afternoon.” Read Article

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Spain: British expatriate living in Almeria burns to death in vehicle

According to www.theolivepress.es, “POLICE are investigating the death of a British pensioner who was found inside his burnt out car in Almeria. Neighbours tried desperately to extinguish the fire, which enveloped the car outside Keith Bleakley’s house in Oria, near Albox.” Read Article

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Canary Islands: Scottish tourist seriously injured, stabbed 6 times in bar fight

As covered by eveningtimes.co.uk, “Police in the Canary Islands were holding a Moroccan man after a Scots holidaymaker was allegedly stabbed six times in the stomach. Clive Plows, 64, got into a fight with the suspect in a pub in Antigua, on the island of Fuerteventura, just after 4am on Monday. Both men had been [...]

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Spain: Nearly 600 Moroccan expatriates protest for better working conditions

As covered by thelocal.es, “‘More than 8,000 Moroccans are employed in Ceuta, with legal permission to work. They pay their taxes to Spain but their rights are violated,’ Mohamed Boujida, a union leader, told AFP. ‘The Moroccan workers pay 900 euros to be allowed to work there, and pay 25 percent tax on their income, [...]

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Spain: Salou prepares for over 10,000 British tourists for weekend festivities

According to thelocal.es, ” Hoards of pleasure-seeking university students from England, Scotland and Wales will reach Spanish shores this weekend to take part in the 13th edition of Saloufest. Organizers of the I Love Tour sell the event as a sports-driven occasion; but for the majority of the Brits taking part it’s an excuse to [...]

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Spain: Officials issue alert of 7ft alligator roaming popular tourist areas

As covered by travel.aol.co.uk, “Officials are warning tourists about a 7ft alligator – dubbed the “Costa Croc” – thought to be on the loose in the holiday hotspot of Malaga, Spain. After receiving “credible” reports of the animal being spotted near manmade lakes in the popular region of Mijas, near Marbella – where many Brits [...]

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Spain: British tourist gang raped

Dailymail.co.uk reported that a British woman was brutally gang-raped just meters from the holiday apartment she was sharing with her boyfriend in Spain’s Costa del Sol, it has been claimed. The 31-year-old was attacked by three men in the early hours of Sunday morning as she walked, alone, back from a night out in the [...]

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Spain: German couple could face jail in €132,000 hotel bill

thelocal.es reported that a German couple face up to three years in jail and a massive bill after camping out in a Catalonian hotel for 14 months without paying. Hans W., 63, and his 31-year-old girlfriend Monika U. took up residence in the four-star hotel in the popular tourist town of Pals, supposedly with the [...]

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Canary Islands: two German tourists rescued from Teide National Park

A Helicopter Emergency and Rescue Group (GES) of the Canary Islands on Thursday rescued two German tourists were at 3555 meters altitude in the Teide National Park, with winds of 70 kilometers per hour and could not continue his journey by cold and snow boards that were forming in the area. Read Article

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Tenerife, Spain: foreign tourist falls to her death into the sea

The 112 emergency coordination center reported that the notice was received that a person had fallen into the sea in the area of ​​La Caleta, in the municipality of La Matanza de Acentejo. Read Article

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