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A celebrity lawyer whose clients have included Saddam Hussein, Gary Glitter, Harold Shipman and Ian Brady has been arrested at his Spanish villa.

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A winter in Mallorca? What could be more romantic? To escape northern Europe with your lover – a famous composer – and seek solace in the mountains, vineyards and citrus groves of one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Sadly for George Sand, her fantasy sojourn couldn't have been more disappointing in reality.

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Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week in Mallorca at Easter. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together on 16 April for seven nights on the island...

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Rafael Nadal is rarely in two minds about anything but today the Spaniard will have divided loyalties.

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Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is confident he will be back in action before the end of the season after back surgery.

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Peter Stringfellow has written to Work And Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith asking him to halt his "totally unnecessary" pensioner's winter fuel allowance.

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Briton killed by car in Majorca

A British man was run over and killed by his partner's ex-husband in an accident on the Spanish island of Majorca.

Phillips targets Midlands derby for return from thigh injury

The Birmingham striker Kevin Phillips has targeted the local derby at West Bromwich Albion in just under two weeks' time for his return to action.

Phillips targets Birmingham return

Birmingham striker Kevin Phillips has targeted the local derby at West Brom in just under two weeks time for his return to action.

Briton dies in hotel balcony fall

A British holidaymaker died after falling from a hotel balcony.

Spain breaks up male-prostitute trafficking gang

Spanish police say that for the first time they have broken up a human-trafficking gang that brought men to the country to work as prostitutes.

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