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This week in Russia - Set free

This week in Russia – Set free

Set free Russian blockchain expert Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine last Friday.Mr Lerner, 40, a leading analyst at cryptocurrency company Exmo, was...
This week in the Netherlands - Moving with the times

This week in the Netherlands – Moving with the times

Moving with the times According to a recent analysis, crowdfunding, crowd financing, and crowd investing in the Netherlands showed strong growth of 31 percent last...
Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Offener Tourenwagen

This week in Germany

FUHRER'S fortune A Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Offener Tourenwagen once owned by Adolf Hitler is to be put up for auction next month. The auction house...
Mjøstårnet

This week in Scandinavia

WORLD record height NORWAY is about to be the home of the world’s tallest wooden building. “Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall and...
Reykjavík

This week in Iceland

AWARD winning capital...again The 2018 Luxury Travel Guide (LTG) has named Reykjavík as the European Adventure Destination of the Year. This is the second consecutive...
LACTALIS

This week in France

LACTALIS under investigation FRENCH prosecutors have opened an investigation into the country’s dairy giant Lactalis following 20 cases of salmonella infection in small children. Nearly...
RAMZAN KADYROV

This week in Russia

WHY? THE RUSSIAN internet watchdog has demanded an explanation from Facebook and Instagram over the blocking of social media accounts belonging to the controversial Chechen...
Caught on camera

This week in the Netherlands

CAUGHT on camera ROTTERDAM FOOTBALL CLUB Feyenoord has suspended a player for one match and two training sessions after he was caught on camera eating...
This week in Iceland - Rudolph’s on the move

This week in Iceland – Rudolph’s on the move

Rudolph’s on the move DRIVERS in East Iceland are being warned to keep an eye out for reindeer that are being frequently spotted on the...
This week in Germany - The woman not standing

This week in Germany – The woman not standing

The woman not standing A 78-YEAR-old man was arrested after he tried to pressure a young woman on a train into giving up her seat...
This week in Scandinavia - Very high ho ho ho

This week in Scandinavia – Very high ho, ho, ho!

Very high ho, ho, ho! AN inflatable Santa Claus has been given pride of place at the top of the Hornelen Mountain in Norway’s Nordfjord...
This week in France - Stop right now

This week in France – Stop right now

Stop right now The French data protection agency has ordered WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with parent company Facebook or face sanctions.Commission Nationale de...
This week in Russia - Shocking sentence

This week in Russia – Shocking sentence

Shocking sentence A Moscow court has sentenced a former Russian economy minister to eight years in a high-security prison for corruption. Alexei Ulyukayev was also...
This week in the Netherlands - Enlisting help

This week in the Netherlands – Enlisting help

Enlisting help THE FAMILY of Dutch model Ivana Smit have hired a lawyer to help them find out exactly how their 18-year-old daughter died in...
This week in Iceland - Games on iceland

This week in Iceland – Games on iceland

Games on Iceland GAME of Thrones‘ 8th season will partially be shot in Iceland next February.  It is expected that the crew and cast will...
This week in Germany - USA for Europe

This week in Germany – USA for Europe

USA for Europe THE LEADER of Germany’s Social Democratic party has put down his red lines for talks to form another coalition government with Angela...
This week in Scandinavia - Plastic to fabric

This week in Scandinavia – Plastic to fabric

Plastic to fabric RATHER than plastic, all shoppers on the Danish island of Samsø will from next year be asked to use shopping bags made...
This week in France - Mobile phone ban

This week in France – Mobile phone ban

Mobile phone ban FRANCE’S EDUCATION MINISTER recently announced that mobile phones will be banned from primary, junior, and middle schools, calling it a matter of...
This week in Russia - You’ve got it wrong

This week in Russia – You’ve got it wrong

You’ve got it wrong THREE MORE Russian athletes - biathlete Olga Zaytseva and cross-country skiers Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko - are appealing lifetime bans...
This week in the Netherlands - Teen Moms

This week in the Netherlands – Teen Moms

Teen moms THE NETHERLANDS has the lowest rate of teenage motherhood in the entire EU, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday. In total,...
This week in Germany - Market bomb discovered

This week in Germany – Market bomb discovered

Market bomb discovered GERMAN police were searching for the sender of a package initially feared to contain a bomb found near a Christmas market in...
This week in Scandanavia - Top 50 Beach spot

This week in Scandinavia – Top 50 beach spot

Top 50 beach spot CANADIAN travel agency Flightnetwork asked 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies and has come up with a list of what...

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International People’s Fair returns to the Costa del Sol

THE International People’s Fair (La Feria Internacional de los Pueblos) returns to Fuengirola this week, offering the chance to see the world in five...

Holiday sickness scam clampdown praised

FOLLOWING the announcement that the UK Government will fix the legal costs that can be claimed in package holiday sickness claims, travel agent organisation...

Torremolinos sports centre in health cuts storm

MEMBERS of the Torremolinos Sports Centre have called for a rally in protest at the “dismantling” of the health facilities there. The gathering is scheduled...

Balcony fall injures 5 year-old child in southern Spain

A FIVE year-old boy has been wounded after falling from a balcony in Manilva. The child fell from the first floor of a house and...

Police seize 340 kilos of clams in Costa del Sol raids

A 340 kilogram haul of clams has been seized in a joint police raid in Marbella and Manilva. The seafood was found in sports bags...

Jellyfish invasion closes Costa Blanca beach

VISITORS to beaches up and down the Costa Blanca have been greeted by a larger than expected number of jellyfish for this time of...

I know where you live! All of you…

MANY years ago in the early days of social media I had a look at the various offerings. Basically, I wanted to see what the...

Valli Seasons tour update

IT takes considerable time to arrange even a short overseas tour with the need to find venues and promote the events. But to then discover...

The earth won’t move for you!

ON Monday April 23 there WILL be a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in the Murcia area... and that WILL be followed by another 5.7 in...

Fake documents were ‘extraordinary quality’

A 37-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after being found to have a fake passport. He was detained following being routinely stopped by the National Police...

Another brick in Marbella’s wall

MAYOR of Marbella Ángeles Muñoz performed a formal ceremony laying the first brick in the building of an all-inclusive family resort. Club Med, which first...

THE ITALIAN JOB: Counterfeit money introduced to Spain from Italy

TWO men in Alicante and a third in Barcelona have been arrested by the National Police in connection with introducing counterfeit money to Spain...

Guardia Civil investigating child hanging

A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD boy has been found hanged in Murcia. The youngster was discovered in the house where he lived with his family in a neighbourhood...

Emergency housesitter to the rescue – it’s twins!

A FEW times a year people reach out to us with an emergency request for petsitters. Two weeks ago, a new homeowner contacted us...