Tuesday, 17 January 2017

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Calls for river clean up

RUBBISH needs to be removed from the mouth of the River Segura. Environmental officers say it is an urgent necessity and are calling on the Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS) to act. General Director of Environmental Quality and Climate Change, Joan Piquer, visited the mouth of the river and other areas…

Frozen felines: Guardia Civil issue warning that could save thousands of cats' lives

THE cold snap sweeping through Spain has led police to issue warnings about the potential dangers people can face. Their latest tweet warns people that cats often seek shelter from the cold inside car wheel arches and engine compartments. “Have you seen that due to the cold stray cats are…

Guardia Civil arrest two Albanian robbers in Madrid

A PAIR of Albanians aged 25 and 30 travelled to Madrid on a ‘city break in’ to rob houses in affluent areas near to the A6 road with the intention of returning home within a matter of months taking their ill-gotten gains with them. Officers of the Guardia Civil noticed…

Benifaio: Man arrested after stabbing his daughter in back and chest

A 49-YEAR-OLD man brutally stabbed his three-year-old child before handing himself into police in Benifaio, Valencia Province. The shocking incident took place around 11am on Sunday, January 15, at a private home on Avenida Caixa d’Estalvis. After stabbing his young daughter in the back and chest, the Ethiopian man calmly…

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Council renews animal shelter funding

LA NUCIA Council has agreed funding of €40,000 for a further year for the town’s animal shelter. Bethlehem Nuñez, president for the Protectora of Animals in La Nucía and Bernabé Cano, mayor, have renewed the annual financial agreement that has been in place from 2006 when the shelter opened. Since…

Andalucians rally against health service cutbacks

THOUSANDS of people took to the streets of Malaga, Granada, Sevilla and Huelva on Sunday to protest against cutbacks within the Andalucia health service over recent years. An estimated 55,000 people in Granada, 30,000 in Malaga and 10,000 in Sevilla joined marches to express their concern over the Junta de…

Woman beheaded by ex-partner in Almeria

GUARDIA CIVIL officers found the decapitated body of a 33-year-old woman minutes after neighbours reported shouting coming from her Almeria home. The suspected killer is the 31-year old ex-partner of the victim, who has a previous record of domestic violence, according to a council spokesperson. Mayor of Huercal de Almeria,…

Winter is here: mass of polar air brings freezing conditions to much of Spain

THE freezing conditions which have gripped Europe over the last week are set to descend on Spain from Tuesday, January 17. The Spanish meteorological service, AEMET, has issued a yellow severe weather alert for low temperatures in Jaen, Granada and Almeria, with a coastal warning also in place. Snow is…

Weapons ‘capable of shooting down aircraft’ seized by Spanish police in €10 million raid

SPANISH police have seized around 12,000 illegal weapons, some of which are ‘capable of shooting down aircraft.’ Five suspects, including one woman, were arrested during the sting, which involved raids in the northern towns of Olot (Girona), Liendo (Cantabria), Galdakao and Getxo (both in the Basque Country). In the latter…

Turkish cargo plane crash wipes out village

A TURKISH cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people. The death toll is expected to rise after the Boeing 747 obliterated more than 15 buildings in a village near Manas airport at around 7:30 am local time. According to the airport administration,…

Kidnappers of a man in Alicante identified and arrested by the National Police

OFFICERS from the Alicante National Police have arrested two men for their involvement in the kidnapping of a 38-year-old man involved in drug trafficking. Those arrested kept the victim under guard and at gunpoint in their property for more than twelve hours, but he eventually managed to escape and reported…

It’s farewell to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

THE animal protection organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is delighted that the owners of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus have decided to close it down. After 146 years in business, the self-proclaimed ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ will be bringing down the ‘Big Top’…
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