Marijuana plantations along the Costa del Sol

Police have dismantled a network specialising in the cultivation and trafficking of marijuana on a large scale between Spain and Holland, arresting 21 people so far and uncovering 15 marijuana plantations in Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Coin, Alhaurin de la Torre and Vélez-Málaga.

Imagine the phone bill!

A Dutch woman who called a man 65,000 times during the past year, which is an average of 178 calls a day, is now set to face charges of stalking. Lawyers say the woman claimed to be in a relationship with the man, which he refutes, and denies that her actions were excessive. At an initial hearing the woman was …

Town with no roads

What could be more peaceful than a town with no roads, therefore no cars? That’s exactly what you won’t find in Giethoorn in Holland, roads. Waterways, paths and the odd bike trail is all you are likely to come across in The Town With No Roads

Plans to curb drugs tourism

The Dutch government has apparently decided it wants to ban tourists from buying cannabis in the ‘coffee shops’ where hash is legally on sale.

Smoking U-turn in Holland

Holland has become the first country in Europe to overturn, at least partially, the blanket ban on smoking in bars and cafes.

Maybe he watched a different match

In a bizarre, presumably senior, moment,  Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has accused the referee Howard Webb of favouring Spain and ‘robbing’ Holland of victory. If anything, it was the other way round and if Mr Webb had stuck to the letter of the law rather than trying to let the game flow a bit, Holland would have started the second …

Spain 1 – 0 Holland

Football was the real winner in the end as Spain eventually overcame the animals Holland by a single goal, scored by Iniesta in extra time.

Two for one isn’t bad

The Dutch are still the masters when it comes to reclaiming land, but maybe they will be adding a new string to their bow. The Dutch agriculture minister, Gerda Verburg, has unveiled the world’s largest biomass power plant to run exclusively on chicken sh poultry manure.