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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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