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Anne Sewell

Digital Journalist based in Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain. Joined on Jun 13, 2010
Expertise in Science & space, Travel, Pets, Social media, Charity & volunteer work,   see all» Environment & green living, Internet, General business news & info, Ethnic cultures



Tom Hanks finds student ID, starts Twitter campaign to find owner

New York City - Hollywood actor Tom Hanks found a college girl's student ID in the park Tuesday and immediately launched a Twitter campaign to track her down and return it.

Mother dies suddenly while feeding baby, leaves toddler alone

Los Angeles - A Hollywood mother died suddenly while feeding a one-year-old child, who then choked to death, leaving a two-year old toddler alone for days.

Lesbian couple beats hospital in court over IVF refusal

Madrid - A lesbian couple in Spain has won in a lawsuit against a Madrid hospital after they were turned down for artificial insemination due to their sexual orientation.

Flight attendant fired for 'Mile High Club' with passengers

A flight attendant on a Middle Eastern airline has been fired after it was found she was taking the idea of the "Mile High Club" a little too literally.

Google Street View car damaged in 'La Tomatina' festival in Spain

Google made a big mistake when they decided to capture the "La Tomatina" food fight festival in Spain this week. Their Google Street View car was engulfed by enthusiastic revelers and virtually destroyed.

‘Pure of spirit' caretaker required for Spanish hermitage

For anyone who is “pure of spirit” and with a good handle on the Catalan language, a unique job is on offer. A hilltop hermitage is looking for someone to act as a caretaker for a year.

Brava: The island of flowers in Cape Verde

The smallest inhabited island in the Cape Verde archipelago is “Brava.” The name means wild, but the island is the greenest of them all and is often called the Island of Flowers for this reason.

Baby in father's arms killed by passing van in Mallorca, Spain

Inca - A father was walking along the road between Sencelles to Costitx on the island of Mallorca in Spain's Balearic Islands, carrying his three-month-old baby in his arms. A passing van hit the baby with its wing mirror, mortally wounding the child.

Erasmus student falls from Seville bridge while taking 'selfie'

Seville - A 23-year-old Polish student was rushed to hospital Sunday, after attempting to take a "selfie" of herself in front of Seville's emblematic Triana Bridge. She fell seven meters, landing on the concrete bank lining the river below. UPDATED.

Funeral services to be streamed online in Spain

Valencia - The city of Valencia in Spain is set to be the first to offer a brand new, free service to families and friends of deceased loved ones. Wherever they are in the world, they will be able to attend the funeral service, and tour the cemetery, online.

Spain's extended summer set to end soon

Madrid - October has been a month of unusually warm, sunny and pleasant weather in Spain, which has, in the south, so far continued into November. This is due to change soon with reports of several cold fronts, bringing in rain and, in some areas, snow.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert, one dead

While testing the SpaceShipTwo plane early Friday, the craft experienced an in-flight anomaly and has crashed in the Mojave Desert killing one pilot and injuring the other. UPDATED with raw video of the crash site.

Mummified corpse of missing patient turns up three years later

Modena - Three years ago, a 65-year-old patient simply up and disappeared from the ward of a hospital in Modena, northern Italy. Relatives never gave up on him, and finally a mummified body, believed to be his, has been found.

Journalist shocked to see her image as memorial hologram

Paris - Imagine walking past a funeral parlor, and seeing your image as a memorial hologram encased in plastic. The memorial had a fake name and dates of birth and death, "Brigitte Martin, 1959-2009,” while the lady in the photo is still very much alive.

Scary clown phenomenon hits Gijón in northern Spain

The scary clown phenomenon, doing the rounds in France, has now hit the streets of northern Spain. Whether it’s the copycat effect, upcoming Halloween, or maybe even the terrifying clown on “American Horror Story Freakshow,” the trend has spread.

Spanish man must continue child support to 29-year-old daughter

Cadiz - The current economic crisis in Spain, together with rife unemployment, is having its effect on Spaniards in many unusual ways. In this case, a man has been told he has to continue paying child support, despite the fact that his daughter is 29 years old.

Robot to sell Nestlé coffee and accessories in Japan (Video)

Tokyo - Nestlé, the Swiss-based company, has said that its unit in Japan will soon be hiring 1,000 emotion-reading robots as sales clerks at stores across the country. The first batch of robots, answering to the name Pepper, will start work by the end of 2014.

Video exposing street harassment draws rape threats (Video)

New York - Shoshana B. Roberts was fed up with the sexual harassment she was experiencing in the streets of New York City. She decided record this treatment on a hidden camera to expose what women have to go through every day in the streets of the city.

French naturists lose to Germans in nude swimming contest

Mulhouse - The French are well-known for their naturalist beaches, but the Germans are also fond of clothing-optional choices. Over the weekend, there was an international nude swimming competition held in Mulhouse, France and the German swimmers came out tops.

Spain's National Police gain interest on Instagram with hunky cop

Madrid - Spain's National Police have been beefing up their social media presence recently. Having already gained a huge following on Twitter, they are now a great hit on Instagram, after posting a photo of a muscular and very attractive anti-riot police officer.
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