Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Electricity bills set to soar across Spain

ELECTRICITY prices are set to soar in Spain from January 19 as prices edge towards a previous record set in 2013. Wholesale prices will rise to €85.79 per megawatt hour according to market experts Omie. Consumers who have smart metering and pay hourly charges will pay upwards of €95 per…

Five Spanish bankers jailed

FIVE former bank executives for Novacaixagalicia bank have been jailed over their combined severance packages of €19 million, which they took while knowing that the bank was on the brink of collapse. Spain’s highest court has ruled that the five men should be jailed because “these are people who managed…

Animals shot in ‘barbaric’ attack

FIVE dogs were shot and killed and a horse nearly blinded in a ‘barbaric’ attack which is being blamed on hunters in a national park near Granada. The plight of Illona Mitchell’s animals has led rescue centres and animal charities from around the world to offer their help. Enough money…

Costa del Snow

SNOW has arrived in southern Spain, with light snow falling in Yunquera and Nerja as well as light hail in Malaga centre. Temperatures are set to go as low as three degrees in parts of the province and snow will fall in altitudes above 500 metres. Snow has already started…

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Earthquakes strike central Italy

Three earthquakes have struck central Italy, with tremors being felt in Rome and Florence. The quakes come just months after nearly 300 people were killed in Amatrice, some 60 miles north of the capital. Residents there reported buildings started to shake around 10.30 am local time, when the first earthquake…

MTV and Gibraltar partner for music festival

A NEW partnership between the government of Gibraltar and MTV UK was announced on January 17 as details of a special programme called MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling were revealed. This outdoor live music spectacular, which effectively takes over from the Gibraltar Music Festival will take place in Gibraltar on September…

New president of the European Parliament finally elected

AFTER almost a day of voting with no clear majority, the European Parliament finally saw Italian former spokesman for Silvio Berlusconi, Antonio Tajani elected as president to replace Martin Schulz. This was the most disputed election in the parliament since its inception and it was only at 9pm on January…

Spain hands over NATO Response Force control to the UK

SPAIN has handed over command of NATO’s Response Force to the UK for 2017. Spain held the role for 2016. The handover took place at Britain’s NATO headquarters in Gloucester, overseen by General Varela Salas and Brigadier General Luis Cebrián and their British counterparts Lieutenant General Tim Radford, head of…

Women are doing it for themselves in Washington DC

TWO women in America were so affronted by comments that President Elect Donald Trump made about women that they decided to mount a visual demonstration in Washington on January 21 which they have called The PussyHat Project. The intention is that demonstrators should all wear a pink knitted hat with…

Snow falls on Alicante’s beaches

The cold snap has reached Alicante, bringing with it snow and strong winds. What started as light snow in the early hours has worsened causing difficulties on some of the region’s roads. The snowfall is particularly severe in Alcoy where schools have been forced to close. It has also reached…

Cannibalistic roots

ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Valencia University (UV) have found proof that the Marina Alta’s prehistoric inhabitants occasionally ate human flesh. The experts confirmed in the US publication, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, that they had found “evidence of cannibal behaviour amongst groups of hunter-gatherer groups in the western Mediterranean during the Mesolithic era.”…

No news on nuclear clear-up

ECOLOGISTAS EN ACCION is going to sue the Nuclear Safety Board (CSN) for “allowing an illegal nuclear cemetery in Palomares,” and there is still no news on the clear-up. Fifty-one years after the accident which saw two American planes collide above Almeria, dropping nuclear bombs onto Palomares from above, thousands…
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