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Mallorca NOMADS am-dram society’s version of Alice in Wonderland resounding success

THE North of Mallorca Amateur Dramatic Society’s highly alternative take on timeless tale Alice in Wonderland proved to be a resounding success. Performed at Alcudia’s...

Music to the ears on Costa Blanca

FINESTRAT’S Equality department is organising an excursion to the Costa Blanca capital, Benidorm, for the Musica por la Igualdad concert on March 6. The...

Second edition of Mallorca Cycling Festival confirmed

THE second edition of the Mallorca Cycling Festival has been confirmed. The event will take place in Consell on October 2, 3 and 4. Last year’s...

Malaga members of international drug trafficking gang busted in Spain

POLICÍA Nacional, the Guardia Civil and the Tax Agency have arrested 47 people from 15 provinces, including Malaga, allegedly involved in an illegal drug...

Average Balearic Island pension below national average

THE typical pension in the Balearic Islands is below Spanish Security System national average. Figures from the Employment, Migration and Social Security Ministry reveal that...

Malaga hosts international search and rescue dog event on the Costa...

FIREFIGHTERS and military personnel from five countries have participated in Malaga in a course on the rescue of people with dogs. The 54th International...

Fuengirola offers excursion for senior citizens on the Costa del Sol

FUENGIROLA Town Hall has organised a new excursion for seniors citizens to Caminito del Rey as part of the Senior Programme. The excursion presented...

Malaga fears as face masks sell out in Costa del Sol...

MOST pharmacies in Malaga have already sold out of protective face masks following the alarm generated by the Coronavirus. In the Puerta del Mar...

Malaga shows support for victims of gender violence on the Costa...

THE Andalucian Institute of Women (IAM) attended in 2019 in Malaga 303 women in the different psychological assistance programs for victims of gender violence,...

Aldi’s expansion in Spain looks to employment in Malaga

THE Aldi supermarket chain continues to consolidate its expansion in Spain. The company faces this growth with plans to hire 800 people, with the...

Malaga calls for ‘Equality Now’ for International Women’s Day on the...

NATACHA Rivas from the Delegation of Malaga announced on Monday the programme of activities created for the celebration of International Women's Day, on March...

Man arrested for violent attack in Malaga hospital on the Costa...

NATIONAL Police arrested a 26-year-old man of Spanish nationality in Malaga on Monday for allegedly attacking a public official, after he threatened and attempted to attack three...

Traffic calming measures unveiled at busy junction in Benitachell

NEW road safety measures were unveiled in Benitachell yesterday with the completion of a roundabout at a busy intersection. More than €40,000 was spent improving...

Oliva U3A to hold Brexit Q&A pop-up event for Costa Blanca...

IN response to a request by the British Consulate in Alicante, Oliva U3A has organised a Brexit pop-up event to give members, as well...

People of Pedregeur do their bit to help those less fortunate

THE people of Pedregeur recycled more than 24 tonnes of textiles and clothes in 2019, the equivalent to 55,000 garments. The donations were placed in...

Let there be light on the Costa Blanca!

BENITACHELL on the Costa Blanca intends to remedy the street lighting shortfall on the town’s urbanisations with a plan of action. This has been...

Amateur theatre awards announced in Calpe, Costa Blanca

The Platea Group’s Romeo and Juliet took the €2,000 prize for best play in the Costa Blanca town’s Amateur Theatre contest. The same group...

Be prepared for Founder’s Day on the Costa Blanca

THE Mare Nostrum Alicante Scouts have chosen the Costa Blanca town of Campello to celebrate Founders Day, the birthday of Lord Baden Powell. The...

Divas stir up a drama in the Costa Blanca’s Hondon de...

DIVAS - Drama in the Hondon Valley Association - a small, independent group of amateur drama actors, are all set to perform their second...

Costa Blanca Easy Horse Rescue Centre at rock bottom

ONLY a few weeks ago Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre reported they were “experiencing the worst pressure they have ever been under in the...

Spain’s Andalucian residents celebrate their special day this week

THIS week sees one of the biggest and most exciting celebrations in the region. Every February 28 the Andalucians celebrate ‘Dia de Andalucia’, a...

Masymas Supermarket expands its network on the Costa Blanca with three...

The Masymas supermarket chain, owned by the firm of Pedreguer (Alicante) Juan Fornés Fornés SA, continues to expand its network of establishments in the...

Pedro Sánchez gives zero aid to the Region of Murcia for...

The President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has decided to grant emergency aid to Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community...

The Town Hall of Murcia sets up the bike lane between...

The Town Hall of Murcia has carried out maintenance actions to repair the bike path that goes from El Raal to La Contraparada. For...

Presenting British culture and traditions to Costa Almeria school kids

PUPILS at the LED Cardenal Cisneris secondary school in Albox got an insight into British culture and traditions thanks to the Almanzora Group of...

Costa Almeria project recognised with human value award

ADRA has received one of 10 Bandera Andaluza awards for human values for its ‘KMCERO’ project aimed at promoting local produce and cuisine. The Junta...

Cheeky Costa Almeria pepper thieves pinched

THREE individuals are under arrest for stealing kilos of Italian green peppers from a Vicar greenhouse. Local Police and Guardia Civil officers surprised the three...

Carnival colour on the Costa Almeria

THE Costa Almeria was a sea of festive colour at the weekend when many towns and villages staged big carnival processions. The sound of carnival...

Spain’s Costa Almeria charity Age Support Almanzora expects sell-out twenties-style ‘casino...

AGE Support Almanzora volunteers are hoping for a sell-out at their 1920s-style ‘casino night’ fundraiser. With half the tickets already sold it is looking good. The...

Emotion of Beethoven’s music inspires Costa Almeria art exhibition

THE emotion of Beethoven’s music was the inspiration for a new art exhibition in Almeria city. ‘Variaciones plasticas en torno a Beethoven’ (Visual art revolving...

Almuñécar presented the prizes for the 2020 Adult Carnival Contest

The Carnival of Adults put the finishing touch to the events of 2020 organised by the Department of Festivities of the Town Hall of...

Almuñécar awards the schoolchildren of the drawing contest “Colour your Rights”

The Department of Social Policies, Family, Equality and Health of the Town Hall of Almuñécar has made public the result of the drawing contest...

La Herradura celebrated the Children’s Carnival with a great parade and...

A large children's parade gave rhythm and colour last Sunday to the Carnival Party of La Herradura. The good weather and the excellent temperature...

The Abierto Sexitano Shopping Centre will hold its first Almuñécar Outlet...

The Association of the Abierto Sexitano Shopping Centre of Almuñécar will hold the First Almuñécar Outlet Fair from February 28 to March 1 at...

The amphibious assault ship Castilla will dock in the Port of...

The amphibious assault ship Castilla will dock in Puerto de Motril, in Axarquía, next Friday, coinciding with the Andalusian Day holiday. The Castilla will...

Almuñécar successfully celebrated the Carnival on Bike 2020

One more year the Almuñécar Cycling Club has celebrated with great success the Carnival on Bike. It is a bike ride using carnival costumes,...

Balearic Island tobacco sales plummet 55 per cent in 15 years

TOBACCO sales plummeted 55 per cent in 15 years in the Balearic Islands. Figures from the Tobacco Market Commissioner reveal the massive drop in sales...

Call for pause in new licences for cruise ship docking in...

THE Balearic Government has announced it will call on the regional port authority not to confirm new licences for cruise ships to dock at...

Balearic Islands top destination in Spain for online boat rentals

THE Balearic Islands remain the most popular destination in Spain for Spaniards reserving boat rentals online, new figures show. The Nautal boat hire website reported...

Mallorca capital city council cleans up on vandalism

PALMA city council has cleaned up more than 2,600 areas where vandals had daubed or sprayed paint. The extensive clean-up operation began back in July,...

Police cuff knife-wielding mugger in Mallorca capital Palma

POLICE cuffed a mugger who threatened a man with a knife in a Palma street. A plain-clothes patrol on duty in the district surprised the...

Mallorca town Inca boasts 10 electric vehicle charging points

INCA now boasts 10 charging points for electric vehicles. On Tuesday, Balearic Government Vice-President and Energy Transition regional minister Juan Pedro Yllanes, Tourism and Employment regional...

First patient diagnosed with coronavirus in Spain released from hospital

THE Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands have confirmed that the first patient diagnosed with coronavirus has been discharged from the General Hospital of...

Plane crashes into the sea in Spain’s Canary Islands after suffering...

THE occupants of a plane have miraculously survived after the aircraft they were travelling on crashed into the sea in Spain's Canary Islands. As reported...

Identical twins arrested in Spain after one sat driving test exam...

TWO identical twins have been arrested after one of them took the place of his brother for a driving licence examination in Spain.  The investigation...

Colombian cocaine smuggling ring that got €3 million into debt broken...

A COCAINE smuggling ring that was bringing large quantities of the drug to the Canary Islands has been broken up.  After 12 months of investigation,...

Miss Gibraltar contestants sign up hoping to become Miss World

THE last few years have seen some problems in recruiting sufficient contestants for the Miss Gibraltar Pageant but 2020 has seen a great response. Already...

Border Fluidity Discussed as Spanish Foreign Minister Meets Campo de Gibraltar...

AS Britain, Gibraltar and Spain get ready for their first Joint Committee meeting in Algeciras, the eight mayors on the towns in the Campo...

Gibraltar Brexit fall out

DUE to fears over the outcome of Brexit, another Gibraltar based company is moving out to find what it hopes will be safer shores...

Farewell Gibraltar Gate Guardian

FOR 11 years, a mothballed RAF Jaguar GR1, known as the Gate Guardian, guarded RAF Gibraltar, but it is to be removed and dismantled...

Property News: Avoiding time-wasters when selling your house in Spain

IT’S a sad fact that there are a lot of time-wasters or voyeurs out there who want to come and look around people’s houses...

Property News: Licence to build your dream home needed in Spain

SHOULD you be thinking about building your dream home from scratch or making major changes to your existing house, it should be noted that...

Property News: Creating kerb appeal when selling your Spanish property

SHOULD you be considering selling your property there are some simple renovations that can help ensure you get an optimal return on your investment. Whether...

Property News: It’s a law of averages when it comes to...

IT HAS been revealed the average asking price for a home in the UK stands at £306,172, but what would that money buy here...








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Life expectancy continues to grow exponentially in Spain, as it nears 83 years on average. Not coincidentally, Spain is among the first countries with...

Gibraltar Referendum on Abortion in March

IT is within living memory that the Bishop of Gibraltar had so much sway and the Catholic Church was so strong that it was...

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This week we invite you to celebrate with us the launch of (drum roll) Costa Women TV, a platform where women who make it...

How to Manage Anxiety – 4 Tips to Consider

As common as anxiety might be, living with this mental disorder is anything but easy. After all, not only can this debilitating condition keep...

Spain’s Andalusia Promoted As Best Equestrian Destination By Sunshine Tour

The Regional Ministry of Tourism is collaborating in the 26th edition of the Sol Sunshine Tour, an international show jumping competition in Vejer. The international...

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EVERY year at HouseSitMatch we invite you our readers to send us your funniest pet photo as your competition entry. This year we invite...

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Chelsea propose Kepa Arrizabalaga swap deal with Atletico Madrid for Jan Oblak. The offer includes a swap for out-of-favor goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga plus £25million as...

Chelsea Taken Apart By Bayern Munich In The Champions League 0-3

Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3 Match Report From Adam " Football with Brownie " Brown Someone call the Police as I think Football fans have been...

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale launches global esports team

Gareth Bale has come under scrutiny in recent times with many thinking his exit from Real Madrid is firmly on the horizon as his...

Mallorca yachtswoman Spanish national champion

MALLORCA yachtswoman Silvia Mas has become a national champion. The Club Nautic de s'Arenal member and crewmate Patricia Cantero from Gran Canaria were named Spanish...

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With the increasing need of the eCommerce industry, entrepreneurs are looking to set up an online store to sell their products and services. With Shopify,...

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Launched exactly eleven years ago, Bitcoin is a type of digital currency – which means a form of money that exists electronically, rather than...

5 Tips on How to Boost Your Credit Score

Your credit score represents your creditworthiness. It shows how active and responsible you are when it comes to your loans. It is also a...

UK company invests in mega solar projects in Spain

UK-based solar energy company, Solarcentury, has secured new financing to build two of the largest solar plants in Spain.  UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s...

Expat Money: Do Comparison Sites Really Offer the Best Deals?

As an expat, you'll probably be used to shopping around online for virtually everything. Flights, currencies, entertainment, insurance, and everyday items all feature heavily...

Solar power deal as electricity company Endesa looks to go 100%...

ELECTRICITY company Endesa has taken another step to decarbonising its energy generation mix by 20250.  Through its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power España, it has...

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