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Moroccans smuggled drugs from Costa Blanca’s Orihuela to The Netherlands hidden...

POLICE have broken up a gang that smuggled marihuana to the Netherlands hidden in fruit and veg shipped from an Orihuela warehouse.  Five Moroccan men have...

Shortage of firefighters in Palma

A SHORTAGE of firefighters and an ageing workforce in Palma has resulted in the Town Hall paying thousands of euros in overtime. In the last...

IV San Roque Suena Festival

TONIGHT, Thursday November 14, the third of the concerts in the IV San Roque Suena Festival, will take place at the Governors' Palace at...

Shots fired in police chase in Costa Blanca’s Torrevieja

POLICE in the Costa Blanca city of Torrevieja had to fire shots at a car to bring it to a halt when the driver...

Grimms fairy tale to music in San Pedro

THERE will be a magical and musical presentation of the story of Hansel and Gretel at the Alcoholera Performing Arts Centre in San Pedro...

Jury finds Albox man guilty of killing girlfriend

A JURY has found a man guilty of homicide by negligence for the death of his girlfriend at their Albox home in March 2018. In...

USAR 13 Sixth Charity March in Albir

Take a kilo and a leisurely walk in Albir  RESCUE and humanitarian aid organisation USAR 13 Sixth Charity March will be held on Sunday, November 24.  Unlike other years this will...

Dalian Atkinson: Charged Police Officers Named

A COURT ORDER protecting the identity of the two West Mercia officers charged in connection with his death has been lifted by a judge at...

Marbella to earn €3 million from new builds

IT has been announced that approval has been granted for the construction of 513 new homes within the confines of Marbella with a total...

Many types of Dance in Marbella

THE Teatro Ciudad de Marbella is offering a range of exceptional dance programmes during November and early December. Firstly this Saturday it’s the turn of...

Clean bandits

NATIONAL police have arrested four people in Antequera, two men and two women, allegedly responsible for five robberies of high-pressure washing machines at petrol...

Classic ballet in Malaga

THERE is to be cavalcade of ballet at the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga on Wednesday November 27 with a double bill performed by the...

Italian lessons for Marbella residents

THE Dante Alighieri Institute for the promotion of the Italian language and culture through its Malaga branch is entering into an agreement with the...

El Oceano Beach hosts fundraising night for GBS victim Charlotte

El Oceano Beach Hotel in Mijas is holding a magical fundraising night in aid of Charlotte Louise Sondov Karlsen. The amazing event will take...

Like a rhinestone cowboy!

JOHNNY Westwood is not only the coast’s most popular country music star with his show “The Legends of Country” but he has recently achieved...

Spanish and Lithuanian police smash sex slave ring whose tentacles...

SPANISH National Police and their Lithuanian counterparts has smashed a sex slave ring.  The operation was led by the judicial authorities in both countries, in...

Fashion show fundraiser in Javea

THE move to the Roundabout Charity Shop in Javea has gone well, said Press officer, Barry Wicks.  Meanwhile, they are going to make a further donation to...

Grants for pavement construction in Benissa

A walk on the safe side BENISSA town hall received a grant of €121,536 to construct pavements along Avenida de la Estacion. The allocation from the provincial...

Cancer Care Javea’s talk on cancer breakthroughs  

Learn more about cancer breakthroughs   CANCER CARE JAVEA’S next big event covers the latest breakthroughs  in cancer, treatment and research.  The talk, organised to mark the first Oncology Day, will...

Moraira grass is greener 

NEW TURF has been installed at one of the football pitches at the Les Sorts municipal sports centre in Moraira.  The pitch was in a bad...

Optimistic prospects for Calpe despite Brexit

Quietly confident about Brexit fallout  BREXIT is not expected to affect bookings by British tourists next year.  Following their recent visit to the World Travel Market in...

Slow day for anglers in Teulada-Moraira

THE Teulada-Moraira Fishing Club’s most recent outing was to the River Jucar’s Section E1.  Bright clear skies saw temperatures rise from 12 degrees in the early morning...

Marina Alta house prices inching upwards

PRE-OWNED Marina Alta properties are the most expensive in the Valencia region, according to online estate agents Fotocasa.  Latest figures reveal that prices rose by 0.1 per cent last...

New app for local cabs in Alfaz and Albir

THE 22 members of the Alfaz and Albir Taxi-drivers’ Association recently presented their app, “pidetaxi.”  When alerted via the app, the nearest taxi-driver will locate the caller via geolocation and arrive immediately, explained the...

Costa Blanca mechanic jailed for using Alicante council charge card for...

AN ALICANTE City Council mechanic has been sentenced to eight months in prison for using a council charge card to buy petrol for his...

Costa Blanca reserve preparing to welcome rescued tigers from Poland

AN Alicante wildlife reserve is preparing to welcome nine tigers which were rescued after being stranded for several days on the Belarus border.  A Polish...

Jail call for owner of noisy bar in Murcia

PROSECUTORS are asking a court to jail the owner and manager of a café-theatre for six years each for being too noisy.  They also want...

Leaning to the right in Benijofar

BENIJOFAR voters have shown they are solidly behind conservative politicians at the general elections. Centre right and right-wing parties took more than 56 per...

Cash for Costa Blanca football pitches

BENIJOFAR’S football pitch will be renovated thanks to a grant from the Provincial Council of Alicante. It has allocated €2 million to a scheme to...

School Plan for Costa Blanca’s Benijofar causes political storm

PLANS to spend more than a million euros on improving the San Jaime de Benijofar primary school have started a political storm with the...

More police for the Costa Blanca’s Orihuela

ORIHUELA is giving priority to recruiting more Local Police in its latest staff recruitment drive.  The Councillor for Human Resources, Luisa Boné, reported that the...

The magic of the Orient comes to Murcia City

THE Chinese have long been recognised as exceptional acrobats and the performers of the New Shanghai Circus will astound audiences at the Teatro Circo...

Gender violence claim scam to get Spanish residency

POLICE in El Ejido have uncovered a scam to gain Spanish residency based on false gender-based violence claims. Five foreign citizens are under arrest as...

Alpujarras farmer found out for marijuana plantation

AN Alpujarras farmer is under arrest after Guardia Civil found getting on for 2,000 marijuana plants growing on his property. Guardia Civil detained the 53-year...

Go-ahead for Antas infants’ school expansion

THE Junta de Andalucia has given the go-ahead to the expansion of the La Pernera infants’ school in Antas. The regional government published the official...

Almeria railway station ranked among finest in Spain

ALMERIA railway station has been ranked among the finest in Spain. The magazine Cultura Inquieta put the city’s late 19th century train station in seventh...

All Aloud for charity concert in Albox

THE All Aloud community choir will be singing their hearts out for a special Christmas charity concert in Albox. The performance of a variety of...

Huercal-Overa walk challenge exceeds target

HUNDREDS took part in the ‘Walking for a Challenge’ staged in Huercal-Overa on Tuesday to raise awareness about fighting obesity and the importance of...

Five villas with drugs plantations in their cellars in Almeria

Guardia civil have seized more than 1,200 marijuana plants that were being grown in the basements of five villas.  Five people have been arrested in...

Homage to Vera earthquake victims

VERA has paid homage to the 150 victims of the 1518 earthquake which destroyed the original town on the anniversary of the tragedy. The municipality...

#WTMLDN Axarquia recap

FIVE of Axarquia’s major towns joined their Costa del Sol neighbours made the journey to London last week to take part in the 2019...

La Herradura holds audio visual workshops for “Youth Month”

THE Casa de la Juventud de Almuñécar has held a performance of the show “"Freak Show De improvisto" at the Centro Cívico de La...

PSOE Shines and Vox surprises in Axarquia

THE Socialist PSOE Party has come out on top in last weekends General Elections but showed slightly weaker than back in April. After the votes...

Torrox ordered to pay for undocumented Plaza works

TORROX Local council has been ordered to pay for amendment works of the Plaza de la Constitución back in 2009. The High Court of Justice...

Axarquia farmers protest at irrigation cuts in La Vinuela

AXARQUIAN farmers are fighting back over the latest irrigation cuts made by the Andalucian water board. We reported back in October that the Andalucian Water...

Axarquia fire hero injured in Torrox

A man has been injured on Friday 8 November after he attempted to extinguish a fire near Torrox. The 58 year old man had been...

Riders ready for La Viñuela bike marathon

MOUNTAIN bike riders will strap on their helmets in La Viñuela for the Mountain Bike Half Marathon entitled ‘El Oasis de la Axarquia’ this...

Rincon bucks Spanish economy concerns with new housing project

AEDAS Homes seems to be growing in the face of concerns over an imminent recession after the Madrid Stock Exchange listed company received approval...

Trial begins for drunk driver who caused fatal accident in Sa...

THE trial is underway for the woman who knocked down and killed a 15-year-old girl in Sa Rapita in 2018. Assisted by a Polish interpreter,...

Body found by walker in Puntiró

A BODY has been found by a woman who was walking in the countryside in Puntiró. The discovery was made on Tuesday afternoon (November 12)...

Trial begins for man accused of starting fire in the Tramuntana

THE trial for the man accused of starting the devastating forest fire in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains in July of 2013 has begun...

Council to improve safety of buildings in Palma

PALMA City Council will renovate the roofs of three social housing buildings in the capital with an investment of €1.3 million from its Municipal...

Dog therapy for senior citizens in Calvià

A golden retriever is providing therapy to residents of a senior citizens’ home in Calvià. In an announcement about the new initiative, Calvià Town Hall...

Blow to large-scale drug trafficking in Mallorca

AGENTS from the National Police and Palma Local Police have halted a large-scale drug trafficking organisation in Mallorca, arresting three main members of a...

Palma is the third most ‘veggie’ city in Spain

PALMA has been listed as the third most ‘veggie’ city in Spain, affirming the capital as one of the most vegan-friendly destinations in Europe. Holidu,...

Educational centre to be built in Palma

THE City Council of Palma has decided to maintain the educational use of the municipal plot located in the Cas Capiscol neighbourhood after the...

Tenerife villa amongst £8.1 million property portfolio confiscated by UK police

A VILLA on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife is amongst an £8.1 million (€9.4 million) property portfolio seized from a  British family.  The UK’s...

Brother and sister found dead at home in Tenerife

A MAN and a woman have been found dead at a house in Tegueste in Tenerife. Both in their sixties, the pair are reported to...

Series of earth tremors hit Canary Island of El Hierro

THE Canary Island of El Hierro was shaken by an earth tremor that reached a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale.  The quake was...

Arrested for 2009 murder in Tenerife

A MAN, aged 44, has been arrested for an alleged murder of a woman who disappeared in 2009.  The arrested man is at present serving...

Gran Canaria Fireman suspended for speaking to press

THE President of a firefighters’ union has been suspended without pay for two days for talking to the press.  Pablo Gonzalez is a working fireman...

Photographer tricked children into porn images in Spain

A PROFESSIONAL photographer has been arrested for allegedly tricking 43 children into creating pornographic material.  He offered on the Internet an "artistic collaboration" consisting of...

Cricket Hero Ben Stokes Smashes The Sun For Six

Caption.Credit Flickr   Ben Stokes one of England's  greatest all round cricketers of all time has gone to twitter to slam articles written about his family...

Gran trampled by camels while on holiday in Spain left with...

WHAT SHOULD have been a fun day out, including a camel ride along the beach in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, turned into a...

Swiss National Football team to play in Gibraltar for first time

TO some extent, it could be argued that the acceptance of the Gibraltar Football Association into UEFA is something of a nuisance as they...

MEP to stand in UK General Election

GREEN MEP Molly Scott Cato who currently represents South West England (and therefore Gibraltar) has revealed that she plans is to run for a...

Remembrance Day is always special in Gibraltar

THIS year’s Remembrance Day Service in Gibraltar was particularly poignant for a number of reasons, especially as for the first time, a representative of...

Gibraltar Christmas Festival of Lights

THIS year’s Christmas Festival of Lights, organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority, will be illuminated on Friday November 22...

An additional touch of pride for Gibraltar on Remembrance Sunday

GIBRALTAR has a proud history of support for Britain during both World Wars and before as it was such an important strategic base and...

UK and Gibraltar co-fund Hard Brexit contingency projects

WHILST in the UK, the Chief and Deputy Minister of Gibraltar and their delegation met with the British Government and obtained a commitment for...

Good reads on the Rock at Gibraltar International Literary Festival

THE Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival has now established itself as a must visit for those who love books of all kinds. Running from Thursday...

Cowboy constructors

LOCAL union Unite has indicated that it is concerned over what it refers to as an influx of "cowboy" companies in the local construction...

Message from Michel and Steven Euesden – Here’s to the next...

WE are truly thrilled to be marking 20 fabulous years,” said publishers Michel and Steven Euesden, while acknowledging the support of all those who...

A taste of EWN’s memorable moments over the past two decades

WE have had many proud moments here at the Euro Weekly News but here is a look into some of our most memorable moments...

EWN staff enjoyed a fun-filled day with the Magic Mirror Costa...

EURO WEEKLY NEWS staff members were treated to a go on a ‘magic mirror’ for their 20th anniversary party with help from Steph and...

WATCH: The EWN family celebrate 20 years of publishing newspapers

THE Euro Weekly News Head Office has been awash with festivities to mark 20 years of publishing newspapers. Publishers Michel and Steven Euesden are incredibly proud and...

News in Brief

Modern music

ESTEPONA singer Alba Navarro will be appearing at the Civima in Manilva at 8pm on November 30. She will be accompanied by youngsters from the...

Market upgrade

A NATIONWIDE programme 'Digitise your Market' which is being funded by the European Union will see Central Markets in different locations chosen to have...

Markets cash boost in Malaga province

TEN Malaga towns will benefit from a near €300,000 fund set up by the Junta de Andalucia  regional government to spruce up their street...

Take the bus instead 

ALFAZ’S Fiestas were safer this year for many residents and visitors, thanks to a free bus service.  This ran in the early hours of each fiesta day, linking the town centre with Albir,...

Business training for Teulada-Moraira’s young 

FOURTEEN Teulada-Moraira pupils are attending the Marina Alta Escuela de Emprendedores (Entrepreneurs’ School).  Thirty-five young people from neighbouring Calpe and Benissa as well as Teulada-Moraira are taking part in the project that is...







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Who is responsible?

I am the vice president of a gated community with 58 apartments. Outside the gates, we each have bought a garage space for...

Guarantors in rental contracts – How to proceed to recover monies...

AS we have indicated in previous articles, one of the most attractive guarantees that a landlord or owner of a property can request and...

How you feel about it?

Dear reader, I trust all’s well with you, despite the floods? Since my last letter, I’ve been to Brexit-choked England and a People’s Vote march in...

Flagship of the Skies

  October and at the air show promoted as the biggest business aviation show in the world Gulfstream added to its fleet of six private...

Eating on the hoof is not cool

IN the centre of Benidorm’s Old Town is a hugely popular waffle shop. Large crowds gather round it clutching fabulous gofres covered with chocolate...

SEAT Tarraco

THE Tarraco is the latest SUV model in the SEAT range, a spacious family-orientated seven-seater competing for sales in one of the toughest sectors...

REINCARNATION (Part 3)

Can the consciousness that was the consciousness of a living person reappear in the consciousness of another? In his book The Power Within, British psychiatrist Alexander...

REINCARNATION (Part 2)

Hope you found my last weeks Blog interesting titled Reincarnation which was Part One. You might want to read a transcript about me which was...

REINCARNATION

PART ONE: REINCARNATION The word "reincarnation" derives from Latin, literally meaning, "entering the flesh again. The common definition of reincarnation has been altered from its original...

IS ANYBODY THERE?

How different life would be without electricity. No computers, DVD’s TV’s Radios, mobile phones etc. Life was different in the 1850’s than now, without electrical...

Discussing the big issues 

The World Health Summit in Berlin has requested governments make difficult decisions surrounding health and climate change. Three important health issues require political decisions...

AI scans for cancer 

Artificial Intelligence is now being used to detect cancer in a pioneering procedure. A new blood test uses AI to quickly scan for brain...

A skincare secret

Ageing is one of our biggest beauty concerns and it can turn into the bane of our existence. With aging comes anti-aging products, designed...

UNICORN OR PUP? Pet Rescue Finds Abandoned Puppy With Tail Growing...

A PUPPY who has a tail growing out of the middle of its head was found and adopted by a dog rescue charity while...

Dog With Newborn Pups Left Abandoned And Chained To Gate

THE TWO-YEAR-OLD lurcher dog was chained to a gate post by its collar in a field near Elphin, Co Roscommon. The dog had been...

Peugeot shocks with electric model

PEUGEOT has introduced its new PEUGEOT e-208 at the ATP Finals tournament in London held at the O2. The brand continues its long-running association with...

College Star Gymnast Melanie Coleman Dies After A Fall In Training

MELANIE COLEMAN, a 20-year-old junior athlete at Southern Connecticut State University, suffered a serious spinal cord injury while practising on the uneven bars on...

Leicester’s 2 -0 Victory See’s Arsenal Manager Begging For More Time!

Leicester City under the management of Brendan Rodgers are again quite a force as they were when the won the Premiership title a few...

Solskjaer Defends Himself After Manchester United 3-1 Victory

Manchester United took on Brighton on Sunday at Old Trafford and put in a good performance for their under fire manager Solskjaer with a...

CLASH OF THE CLARETS SEES WEST HAM FANS CALLING FOR THEIR...

Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood both celebrated signing new contracts with goals that propelled Burnley to another big win over West Ham United. Last season’s...

Almeria Lawn Bowling Club Mixed Pairs well fought

THE Almeria Lawn Bowling Club Mixed Pairs handicap competition proved to be more popular than the ALBC Fours which it replaced. The club reported entries...

Costa Blanca Trails mountain bike race big sports event of year

MOUNTAIN bikers from around the world will be heading for Finestrat for the Costa Blanca Trails on November 16. In all 1,500 bikers will take...

Too Much Choice: Tips and Tools for Smart Online Shoppers

The amount of choice available on the internet today is a blessing compared to the legwork shoppers needed to do in the past, but...

The Long and the Short of It: The Effects of the...

The Great Depression, which lasted between 1929 and 1939, had far reaching consequences in the United States as well as in multiple first, second...

Twitter in Spain pays less corporate tax than one workers salary

IN a fresh example of tax avoidance in multi billion dollar companies, annual accounts have revealed that the Spanish affiliate of Twitter pays less...

Is Green Building More Expensive Than Traditional Construction?

You may have heard the term "green building" used on several occasions. It refers to the overall use of green building practices and materials...

Wake Up With EWN; Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”    Weather: Costa del Sol: Partly Cloudy  26°C | °F...

Wake Up with EWN; Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”   Weather: Costa del...

Prime market activity

STRONG property market activity and growth is being experienced in five of Spain’s key cities, giving potential buyers a renewed sense of confidence, according...

French Real Estate and Brexit Matters: Where to Next?

The housing market in Paris, France continues to defy expectations, with demand continually outstripping supply. Prices are steadily rising, and an era of low...

Construction on other people’s land in Spain

ALTHOUGH it seems somewhat strange, there are quite a few situations in which a property is built, sometimes by mistake and in good faith...

Housing prices hit record high in Malaga

A recent survey has revealed that housing prices in seven locations in  Malaga province have hit record highs. The survey estimated the average price per...

Rents in Spain up 50 per cent in six years 

The price of rental apartments in Spain has risen by 50 per cent since the last quarter of 2013 according to a study by the...

Hope for an end to “planning nightmare”, housing association says

Hope for an end to “planning nightmare”, housing association says BRITISH owners of irregular properties have reasons to be optimistic their “planning nightmare” will come...