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Prolific armed robbers jailed

A team of prolific armed robbers have today, Monday 28 February been sentenced to 45 years imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court. Jacob Bernard, 29 of...
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No Oscar for Bardem

SPANISH actor Javier Bardem did not win his second Oscar, after Briton Colin Firth took the statue for Best Actor in ‘The King’s Speech’...
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Kylie loves washing dishes for Andres

THE 42-year-old singer – who has been dating Spanish model Andres Velencoso for over two years –loves the fact she can live an ordinary...

Council funded ‘whisky’ councillor’s 22 hams

THE Mayor of Benamocarra, Abdeslam Lucena, has now accused the PSOE mayoral candidate, Jose Antonio Diaz Labao, of spending 176,657 pesetas (€1,067) buying...

Former mayor, out on bail, returns to politics

THE former Mayor of Alcaucin, who has been in prison for charges of corruption, has returned to politics and is running for the position...

Spanish speed limit reduction comes into force in March

THE government has decided to reduce the speed limit on dual carriageways to 110kph to help people save petrol. The law, which was...

Down in the undertow

LAVINIA CROFT and Ian Hunter are collaborating with an exhibition of new paintings ‘Down in the Undertow’, at Malaga City’s Henarte Gallery, 50 metres...

Action to protect police logo

FROM now on, shops will not be able to sell items carrying the emblem of the National Police unless they have authorization. The Spanish Patents...

Javea PSOE go digital

INTERNET for all, email feedback from the local council guaranteed within 24 hours, no endless queues to fill out official complex documents, regular medication...
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Cheap and Chinese!

A rising number of Chinese-run stores now operate throughout Spain, with the immigrant group increasingly dominating the ‘convenience’ market. Jane Plunkett reports. Need a new alarm clock,...

Facelift for Orihuela parks

ORIHUELA Mayor Monica Lorente visited the three newly renovated parks: General Don Manuel Mestre Barea Park and Marques de Lacy in La...

Cantabile moving forward

CANTABILE female voice choir are pleased to be moving forward into 2011 with a new programme of events and concerts. With a new selection of...

Sevillanas club gets new status

RAQUEL PEÑA as president and the board of directors wish to make public the exciting news that the Sevillanas Club is now a fully...

Dignipack campaign appeal

THE Euro Weekly News(EWN) and English Radio Mallorca are supporting the charity Mediterranea with its project “Dignipack”. The idea is to provide people living on...
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International tennis centre

AFTER years of disagreements and unfinished projects, the Government, the Consell, the municipality of Manacor and tennis player Rafael Nadal, have signed an agreement...

Balearics say no to oil exploration

BALEARIC political parties are joining the campaign initiated in the Valencian Region against the Governments decision to authorise hydrocarbon exploration in the channel between...

Sa Gerreria noise caused by people not music

THE noise from Sa Gerreria in Palma that residents have complained about is caused by the masses of people who go to the bars...

AIDS woman jailed for syringe attack on boy, 9

PALMA - THE hepatitis and AIDS infected woman who plunged a hypodermic syringe into the back of a nine-year old boy has been sentenced...

Curves to die for? Or a fatal attraction too far

TWENTY year-old Claudia Aderotimi’s recent death from a Jennifer-Lopez style “buttock enhancement” procedure got me thinking about what women – and men – are...

A weekend of exhibitions, carnival and fun festivals

THE weekend starts today (Thursday) in Torrevieja this week, with a fully packed schedule for all the family. Over the weekend you can pick...

Elche’s bid for 30 kph speed limit

ELCHE - THE speed limit has been set at 30 kilometres per hour in 17 streets in Elche. Those streets that usually have the most...

Murcia shooter had more ammo on way

THE man accused of killing two people in a Cartagena (Murcia) drug gang shootout last week was about to receive a delivery of 500...

Alicante bank siege: ‘I did it for attention’

THE man who held bank staff hostage in Alicante did not want cash, but to draw attention to his financial problems, sources say. According to...

Roman Fish Salting Factory in Denia

FOLLOWING on from the recent discovery of archaeological remains in the heart of Denia, a new excavation has brought to light the structures of...