WEATHER ALERT: Yellow Warning Activated For Torrential Rains In Costa Del...

The State Agency of Meteorology (Aemet) has activated the yellow warning for heavy rains in the province of Malaga that will extend from midnight...

Our View: Will Spain be prepared for future extreme weather?

WITH Storm Gloria already in full swing and having given the east of Spain such a powerful battering, more than 30 provinces in Spain...

Keep it clean in Calpe, Costa Blanca

CALPE town hall will target dog-owners in a two-month campaign reminding them to clean up after their pets. Despite a newly-passed bylaw and the threat...

COSTA BLANCA NEWS: New Orihuela fire station proposed location in no...

THE proposed location for the new Orihuela fire station is in an area where there is no risk of flooding, municipal mayor Emilio Bascuñana...

Costa Blanca’s Teulada-Moraira Fishing club’s first 2020 match

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‘WORST STORM OF THIS CENTURY’: Spain’s beaches completely disappear as the...

THE Head of the Beach Service in Barcelona (AMB), Spain, has stated that the storm is the 'worst experienced this century.' Speaking on Betevé Radio...

SPAIN’S MALAGA ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR THE GOYA AWARDS...

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Costa del Sol News: Extra help to cover Influenza sufferers in...

THE Virgen de la Victoria Hospital, Malaga, has been reinforcing the General Emergency Service of the Hospital Clínico and Valle del Guadalhorce in view of the...

Unique robot now available for dementia sufferers in Marbella Spain

JAPAN has an aging population which as in many countries around the world is only likely to grow and because of this the Japanese...

Costa del Sol News: Malaga to quieten down as low noise...

DETAILS were announced on Tuesday with regard to the specific zoning plans for 98 streets of the City Centre and five of Teatinos which aims to...

Costa del Sol News: Creative kids wokshop in Fuengirola

FUENGIROLA will launch a creative writing workshop at the end of January, for 12-year-old schoolchildren, involving all of the 13 schools in the town....

Costa del Sol News: Classical guitar god visits Fuengirola for free...

COUNCILLOR for Culture of Fuengirola, Rodrigo Romero, has announced a guitar recital by Arturo Castro to be held this Friday, January 24, at the...

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 STORM GLORIA unleashed torrential rain, flooding and gales along the Costa Blanca coast and brought blizzards inland last Monday. Local authorities were prepared for...

Big donation for Alfaz’s Norway Cup team in Costa Blanca

ALFAZ’S Cadetes junior football team are already in training for this year's Norway Cup next summer. The Norway Cup is the world's largest youth football...

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THREE HUNDRED pupils packed the gym at Alfaz’s L’Arabi high school for a lecture on bullying. The talk, organised by the Lions Club, the L’Arabi...

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ALFAZ’S Equality department launched the first edition of its young people’s Art Competition. They are invited to design announcements for the different events for next...

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CALPE town hall has put out to tender the concession for Blue Zone parking and operating the municipal tow-truck. There will be 2,136 paid parking...

Costa Blanca News: Albir’s traffic flow will improve

ALFAZ began resurfacing the road adjoining the football pitch in Albir. Asphalting the 150-metre section of road will cost an estimated €60,000 and should be...

COSTA BLANCA NEWS: Los Alcazares mugging suspects cuffed

GUARDIA Civil have cuffed two youngsters suspected of a series of muggings in Los Alcazares. The Guardia first launched an investigation in November following a...

COSTA BLANCA NEWS: Tree replanting in Los Alcazares to reap multiple...

LOS Alcazares council is planning to plant some 80 trees in the municipality’s public parks and gardens and green spaces. The local authority is investing...

Costa Blanca News: Help the horses with Rojales charity

EASY Horse Care Rescue Centre is now experiencing the most pressure they have ever been under in the 11 years they have been up...

Triumphant protests in Costa Blanca against controversial Multilingualism law

More than 15,000 people joined the protests in Orihuela against the new law that will demand the use of Valencian in all classrooms in...

Celebrating the Requiem by Verdi in Costa Blanca Spain

THE first performance by the Murcia Symphony Orchestra in February will take place at the Victor Villegas Auditorium in Murcia City at 8pm on...

Rockabilly band to give a live performance in Costa Blanca Spain

IT seems that the Spanish music scene includes a huge selection of different music, not just that which has developed on the Iberian Peninsula...

Gastronomy title puts Costa Almeria firmly on foodie radar

ALMERIA’S year-long status as Spanish gastronomy capital has put not just the city, but the entire province on foodies’ radar, according to the mayor. Speaking...

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: Woman forced into prostitution in Roquetas de Mar

A GUARDIA Civil investigation revealed a woman was being forced to have sexual relationships against her will and to oversee a drugs sales point...

Costa Almeria police catch up with man wanted by five provincial...

POLICE in Almeria have arrested a man with five judicial orders from different provincial courts hanging over his head for traffic safety and damage...

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: Huercal-Overa promotional video premiere at Spain’s FITUR international...

A NEW video promoting the visitor attractions of Huercal-Overa will premiere at this week’s FITUR international tourism fair in Madrid. Produced by the local council,...

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: Storm Gloria snowfall leaves roads closed to traffic

AFTER Almeria started the week with strong winds, heavy downpours and snow in many inland areas, Storm Gloria is beginning to move away today...

Scotland’s women’s rugby team triumphs over Spain ‘Las Leonas’ in Costa...

THE Scottish national women’s rugby team triumphed over Spain’s ‘Las Leonas’ in an exciting international staged at Almeria city’s Juan Rojas stadium on Sunday. A...

AXARQUIA NEWS: Nerja goes all out for FITUR tourism fair in...

Nerja is beginning 2020 with a new promotion strategy at the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR). Councillor for Tourism, Gema García, announced the...

Spanish firefighters control raging wildfire in Molvizar despite strong winds

Almuñecar firefighters took part in the extinction of a raging fire in Molvizar. Around 2,000 square metres of land were burnt down on Sunday...

NO TRIAL: Julen’s family will be paid €180,000 in compensation by...

One year has passed in Totalán since the rescue of Julen Roselló drew attention from around the world. The trial to decide the responsible...

AXARQUIA NEWS: Beautiful trails planned for hikers in Almuñecar

Almuñecar is getting the year off to an active start, as the municipal department of sport announces 14 hiking excursions in Southern Spain. The...

Chef with Down Syndrome steals the show on Spanish television

A chef with Down Syndrome from Torre del Mar was left stunned after he got the opportunity of a lifetime. The young man was...

COSTA DEL SOL NEWS: Special deals in Fuengirola for Valentine’s

Businesses, restaurants and hotels in Fuengirola are offering promotional packages as part of the first edition of ‘Vive Fuengirola con Amor’. The event that...

Storm Gloria smashes record for highest ever wave in Spain’s history

THE Atlantic Storm Gloria has not only caused devastation across Spain, but it has also shattered records. The highest ever recorded wave in the Mediterranean...

Football pitch to unite vulnerable children in Spain’s Mallorca

A NEW football field will be built in Palma in aim of benefiting the most vulnerable children in Mallorca, Spain.  Located on Calle Manuel Azaña...

Hit-and-run in Spain’s Mallorca leaves 14-year-old girl seriously injured

THE Guardia Civil are appealing for information after a 14-year-old girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Mallorca, Spain. The minor was struck by...

Spain’s Palma de Mallorca issues warning about abandoned vehicles

THE City Council of Palma in Mallorca, Spain, has begun its crackdown on abandoned vehicles in the city, removing 26 cars on Monday, January...

Police launch manhunt after vandals target religious artefacts in Spain’s Mallorca

THE Local Police are appealing for information from residents after a large stone cross was stolen from Binissalem in Mallorca, Spain. The monument, which is...

Environmental concerns as maritime species are threatened in Spain’s Mallorca

ALARMING figures have been released from the Federation of Caves in the Balearic Islands which indicated that there is a 10-metre-high accumulation of waste...

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...

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Sunbathers help migrants washed up on beach in Gran Canaria, Spain

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Ongoing power cuts more than an irritation to Gibraltar business and...

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Britain forbids Gibraltar to negotiate with EU over free movement at...

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Upper Rock Picnic sites refurbished in Gibraltar

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Investors flock to Spain as 1,000 apartments are put on the...

SPAIN has enticed international property investors after 1,000 apartments across the country have made their way onto the market for a mere starting price of...

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Hotel investment in Spain dropped in 2019, following two years of record-breaking figures. The numbers are in, and they reveal that investment in the...

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Donation in the Spanish legal system is recognised as an act whereby a person freely gives one thing to another, who accepts it. This...

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Renting in Spain is a complicated process that is acerbated by the sky-high prices of recent times. The new Spanish government has proven its...







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