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Officials have reduced the PGA European Tour Qualifying School tournament, normally played over six rounds, to only 72 holes because of continuing bad weather at the San Roque and Guadalmina courses on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Golf: Binaghi hit by lightning

Alberto Binaghi, the Italian Dunhill Cup player, was hit by lightning yesterday as the PGA European Tour Qualifying School was again affected by storms on the Costa del Sol.

Travel: Sun, sand ... and seas of greens

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The intimate atmosphere of last weekend's Ryder Cup at Valderrama - where a respectful but excited gallery rubbed shoulders with golf's richest and best from Europe and the United States - contributed to a special event. Andy Farrell mingled with a crowd worthy of the occasion.

Beaches; Summer madness

This weekend, seemingly all of Spain will descend upon the little town of Benidorm, to reclaim its finest beach from kiss-me-quick Britons.

Sun shines again on Spanish costas

The classic villa in Spain still tops the Brit wish list, writes William Raynor. 150,000 owners can't be wrong

Sun, sea and a strong pound. What more could an expat want?

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Bob Diamond continues to reshape BZW's Global Markets Division in his image with the appointment of a fellow American, Neil Cummins, who has worked for Morgan Stanley in London for the last 12 years.
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