Bull Breaks Legs At Spanish Festival

Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News   This is the moment a huge bull is left dragging itself across the ground after breaking its legs during a festival in Spain. The footage was recorded in the village of Mejorada del Campo, near the Spanish capital Madrid and has been shared…

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Read more about the article Drunk Brits Plague Benidorm Half The Year
Pic shows: Karen Maling Cowles, the president of Benidorm’s British Businesses Association. The president of the British Businesses Association in Benidorm claims that drunk Brits now terrorise the resort for up to half the year and security is a major problem. Karen Maling Cowles moved from her home in Britain to Benidorm, in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia, 28 years ago. Last year she became president of the newly founded British Businesses Association. In an interview with El Mundo Newspaper, Cowles said the Association was set up to "improve relations between British residents and the authorities", as well as "make sure residents who live and work here are aware of Spanish laws." She said: "During the 28 years I have lived in Spain, I have always noticed that there is a separation" (between the British and Spanish). The British usually live together and do not usually integrate themselves in the Spanish life or culture." Cowles says the association also encourages people to take Spanish classes and mix with the locals. She says there is a serious security problem in Benidorm and the quality of the tourism has been slowly deteriorating with less visitors coming and businesses suffering. When talking about possible solutions to the rowdy reputation Benidorm has gained, Cowles said: "For example we believe we should avoid the signs advertising ‘live sex’, especially during the day and the sale of vulgar t-shirts. Basically get rid of this image that everything goes." Cowles also says that the prostitutes working the streets are known for robbing tourists, but that as they are too embarrassed to tell the police, they can’t do anything about the robberies. Cowles highlighted that this reputation has put an end to families and older tourists visiting the resort. Because of this, tour companies have changed their packages to appeal to younger crowds who come in groups such as stag dos, and this has meant that 'drunk tourism' has extended, now

Drunk Brits Plague Benidorm Half The Year

Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News Picture Credit: CEN/Karen Maling Cowles   The president of the British Businesses Association in Benidorm claims that drunk Brits now terrorise the resort for up to half the year and security is a major problem. Karen Maling Cowles moved from her home in Britain to…

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Flash Floods Create Waterfall And Damage Historic Baths

Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News Video Credit: CEN  These were the scenes as flash floods hit a popular tourist city where water surged through a mountain gorge, creating a new waterfall and damaging historic baths. Eyewitnesses with smartphones filmed the devastation caused by the floods in the city of…

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Critically Endangered Orangutan Born In Zoo

Story By: Anastasia Tsougka, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News Video Credit: CEN/ Frederic Dubos MNHN This is the critically endangered baby Bornean orangutan which has been born in a French zoo in a rare birth which gives hope for the future of the species. The Zoo Jardin des Plantes of the National Museum…

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Pitched Battle In Row Over Leftovers For Homeless

Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News Video Credit: CEN/@arrierossomosgu This is the moment a kindhearted restaurant manager and his waiters are attacked by homeless people when they stop giving them free food at the end of the day. The gang had grown accustomed to being given the leftovers at the…

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