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The goalkeeper is expected to take his place on the bench for Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final

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Miguel Montes Neiro in court in Granada earlier this year

Pardoned jailbird sees his hopes of freedom dashed

Confusion over sentence review means Spain's longest-serving inmate must stay behind bars

Andalucía sets the standard for high-speed rail journeys

Europe's greatest advances in high-speed rail in recent years have come from Spain – with startling improvements in journey times to, and around, Andalucía.

Dismissed! No sweet revenge against Biblical king

A Spanish court has thrown out a woman’s attempt to prosecute one of the Bible’s three wise men for minor assault, arguing that given the time lapse since the birth of Jesus, it was impossible to establish conclusively the nationality of King Balthasar.

Sevilla appoint Marcelino as coach

Sevilla have completed the signing of Marcelino Garcia as their new coach in place of Gregorio Manzano, the La Liga club said today.

Two Britons drowned off Spanish coast

Two British men have drowned off Spain's Costa del Sol, it emerged today.

Seville's shock exit threatens Alvarez with early departure

Seville's failure to qualify for the Champions League group stages has put coach Antonio Alvarez's future in doubt before La Liga has even started.

Fabiano pledges future to Sevilla

Luis Fabiano appears to have ruled out a move to the Premier League after pledging his future to Sevilla.

Travel challenge: A Spanish villa with a pool in August

Every week, we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week's holiday in Spain in the second week of August. Prices are per villa, based on six people sharing.

Michael McCarthy: A literary spell of warm weather

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Seat expands the Ibiza range

Seat has expanded its Ibiza range to include a third body style. A new estate model, the ST, will join the existing three and five door hatchback versions this summer.

Bunny and the Bull (15)

Contrary to what you might think, a lot of films get made in this country – three of them released just this week; but most of them are terrible.

Smith to wait on new Rangers deal

Rangers manager Walter Smith says he wants to assess the future direction of the club before committing himself to a new deal.

Smith starts to fret over rusty Rangers

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