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SPAIN is cracking down on badly behaved Brits who could face...

Spanish tourism chiefs announced the plans to the British government and travel firms during a visit to the UK this week. Spain is cracking down...

New Brexit blue British passports are actually made in Poland

Britain’s new passports are actually being made in a factory in Poland, it has emerged. The new colours have been supported by Brexiteers as a...

Toddler who was murdered two and a half years ago has...

22 month old Eve Leatherland, was in her home when she was beaten and drugged by her mother’s partner in 2017. A young toddler who...

BRITAINS worst mum desperate for baby with peadophile partner using surrogate

Evil mum Karen Matthews, who was jailed for faking her daughters abduction, is desperate for another child with her partner Paul Saunders, a convicted...

Costa Almeria municipality Huercal-Overa pays homage to Marine Infantry

HUERCAL-OVERA has paid a special homage to the Spanish Marine Infantry by naming a new square in its honour. The Marine Infantry has a firm...

Getting involved in Costa Almeria Vera and District Lions

GETTING involved in the Vera and District Lions Club has been a great experience for British expats Chris and Ceri Norman. Not only are they...

Police arrest 15 people over Four Million Euro Social Security Fraud...

The National Police have uncovered seven Social Security frauds that amount to more than four million euros in the province of Malaga and have...

Carnival comes to Malaga, Costa del Sol

AS a major Spanish city, Malaga has a large population who know how to party and with Carnival literally just around the corner, there...

Upgrade for Local Police on Costa del Sol

OFFICERS working for the Local Police in Marbella have had some good news as the council has invested €300,000 to supply 210 new safety...

Danish tennis star on the Costa del Sol

THE latest addition to the Anytech365 Marbella Tennis Open 2020 will be the up and coming Danish youngster Holger Rune who has received a...

Costa del Sol Samaritans

SAMARITANS IN SPAIN is an organisation operated by a group of volunteers who make themselves available by telephone to any English speaker across the...

Costa del Sol Marina Tender

THREE companies have responded to the call for tender issued in December by the Fuengirola council for the construction of a new marina for...

TV favourite Louie Spence backs Benidorm dog shelter’s Save My Life...

DANCER, choreographer and much-loved television personality Louie Spence visited Benidorm dog shelter this morning to lend his support to Benidorm Palace’s fourth Save My...

There lies then problem

Something really has to be done about these ludicrous ‘human rights.’ To be honest I don’t even know what the term actually means. And...

Crime rate falls in Altea, Costa Blanca

ALTEA’s Policía Local were alerted or contacted 14,762 times last year in the Costa Blanca town. Officers took action on 285 occasions, a 25...

Open road for women racers in Finestrat, Costa Blanca

SOME of the world’s best women race cyclists will be arriving in Finestrat as they reach the Costa Blanca on Friday, February 21. Finestrat...

The play’s the thing in Costa Blanca

ALFAZ hold the 18th edition of its Mostra de Teatre cycle of plays between March 10 and 29. During the closing gala on March...

Spain’s Leones chose La Vila, Costa Blanca!

SPAIN’S national rugby team, nicknamed Los Leones, have been training in Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca for the current World Rugby Sevens Series. The...

BREAKING NEWS: Spain’s Costa Blanca on alert as British Expat is...

A British ex-pat in Costa Blanca has been placed in isolation in a hospital in Denia waiting for the results of a chest x-ray...

IFA rescues the 2021 footwear fair

The Alicante Fair Institution (IFA) returned from the MICAM fair in Milan, the most important one in the sector internationally, with the approval to...

Indra will write the study to link the Alicante-Elche airport with...

The engineering company Prointec, a subsidiary of the Indra group, will be responsible for preparing the study that will determine how the Alicante-Elche airport...

Hotels in the province of Alicante begin 2020 with an occupancy...

Hotels in the province of Alicante registered an occupancy rate of 56% last January. This figure exceeds by 2.2 points the percentage recorded last...

Electric vehicles can now park one hour for free in 3,400...

Electric vehicles can now park one hour for free in 3,400 parking spaces in 12 car parks in Murcia. The Councillor for Sustainable Development...

Quinton Laboratories negotiates the transfer of its production from Cox to...

The Spanish company Laboratorios Quinton, specialised in the manufacture of natural supplements based on cold microfiltered sea water, is studying the transfer of its...

Almanzora Group of Friends donation to Little Owls Costa Almeria voluntary...

THE Almanzora Group of Friends has given a helping hand to Arboleas-based voluntary support group Little Owls with a generous cash donation. Group of Friends...

Costa Almeria carnival fun underway in Adra

THE carnival fun had got underway in Adra with the loud, colourful children’s procession through the town streets on Friday morning. More than 2,000 boys...

Costa Almeria Mayor named president of Andalucia Education, Culture and Historic...

THE Mayor of Huercal-Overa has been named president of an important Andalucia-wide commission. Francisca Lourdes Fernandez is the new head of the FAMP Federation of...

Almeria police nick young thieves for El Ejido hair salon break-in

POLICE nicked four youngsters for a break-in at an El Ejido hair salon and the theft of money and electrical appliances. Officers detained two teenagers...

Costa Almeria council seeking subsidies for energy efficient Vera street light...

VERA council members have voted unanimously in favour of requesting different lines of assistance and subsidies for improving the energy efficiency of municipal exterior...

Costa Almeria gender-based violence victim rights meeting focus

THE rights of gender-based violence victims were the central topic at an informative initiative organised by the Government Sub-delegation in Almeria. Some 250 professionals attended...

A man arrested in Vélez-Málaga for committing seven robberies in bars...

The National Police have arrested a man in Vélez-Málaga for his alleged involvement in seven violent robberies in bars, cafes and restaurants in the...

The City of Almuñécar will change the lights by LED in...

The City Council of Almuñécar is planning to change the lighting of 134 lampposts in the old town, replacing the halide and sodium vapor...

La Herradura will celebrate its Patron Saint’s Festivities in honour of...

The Deputy Mayor's Office of La Herradura has announced the official poster of the Patron Saint's Festivities that the town will celebrate the town...

Cinquecento Teatro will take the musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to Rincón...

The Cinquecento Teatro theatre company will represent its adaptation of the musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in Rincón de la Victoria for the benefit of...

The NGO Humana collects more than 204 tons of clothes in...

The Humana Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo association, dedicated to giving clothing a second life, has collected 204.3 tons of textile used in the Axarquía...

The Junta de Andalucía close off a betting pool in Rincón...

A betting pool in Rincón de la Victoria has been sealed off by the Junta de Andalucía for allowing access to minors. At the...

‘My Little Warrior’ in Mallorca

THE Bomberos (fire fighters) in Palma were particularly touched by a letter they received from seven-year-old Angel who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)...

Two-time world champion Miki Biasion star of Mallorca Classic Rally

TWO-TIME World champion Massimo ‘Miki’ Biasion, will be the star of the upcoming Isla de Mallorca classic car rally. The Italian heads the list of...

Palma city streets setting for Mallorca’s Sa Rua carnival parade

CENTRAL Palma with be filled with the colour and sounds of carnival this Sunday February 23 when the city celebrates the traditional ‘Sa Rua’...

Balearic Island Supreme Court cuts Mallorca murder sentence

THE Balearic Island Supreme Court has cut the sentence for the young man doing time for killing his stepfather and for stabbing and seriously...

Out of control vehicle injures two in Palma in Mallorca

AT least two people were injured when an out of control vehicle collided with three vehicles and mounted the pavement on Calle Industria in...

British Mallorca resident infected with coronavirus infection thanks Balearic health services...

THE British Mallorca resident who contracted the coronavirus during a stay in a French ski station has expressed his gratitude to the Balearic Island...

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,...

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...

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...

Gibraltar signs deal with Spanish tobacco company to unite against smuggling

THE Government of Gibraltar in tandem with HM Customs Gibraltar has signed an agreement with JTI, Japan Tobacco International, to protect the legitimate trade...

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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The weight of a regular A4 sized notebook is around half a kilo or 1.1 pounds. If textbooks weigh the same and eight-year-olds have...

Caring for the elderly: A booming business

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

Are you ready for pancake day, this coming Tuesday?!

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday is a day which moves around, depending on when Easter lands that year! It immediately precedes Ash Wednesday (the...

Costa Women TV – The Launch!

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...

Launching our 2020 Funny Pet Photo Competition

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

Spain set for love and romance on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day – a time for love, romance and that uncomfortable feeling of wondering what to buy the loved one in your life. While many...

Wounded Manchester City Strike Back With West Ham Their Victims As...

Manchester City 2 – 0 West Ham Report By Adam Brown ( Football With Brownie)   They say there’s nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal and...

Spain’s Atletico Madrid Beat Champions Liverpool In First Leg Of Champions...

Champions Liverpool have to come from behind in their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid after a 1-0 first-leg defeat in the Spanish...

What’s left to fight for in the EPL?

We have been spoiled in recent years with EPL title races going down to the wire, even being settled by dramatic last gasp winners. This...

Costa Almeria walkers take a hike in the snow

AROUND 20 people took to the slopes in snowshoes this weekend for an Adra-council organised hike in a mountain region on the Almeria-Granada border. Guided...

What Bitcoin holds for the future?

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...

Can British expats still access UK online casino bonuses?

With uncertainties rife about the future of the UK, many of us are left with questions regarding how many aspects of society and technology...

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