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Canillas de Aceituno’s first female mayor

SOCIALIST (PSOE) Pilar Ortiz Hidalgo was named the new mayor of Canillas de Aceituno on Monday, becoming the town’s first female mayor. She has taken...

Jobless Velez man invention for renewable clean energy

A 51-year-old man from Velez-Malaga, Manuel Vega Luque, has patented a machine that can generate electricity that harnesses the energy from the sea’s waves. Although...

1000 drivers snapped by A-7 Torrox speed trap

MORE than 1,000 drivers have been caught by the new speed radars in the tunnel section of the A-7 in Torrox since they came...
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Can Picafort priest suspended for child abuse allegations

THE Mallorca Bishopric has suspended the Can Picafort parish priest from his duties following accusations of alleged sexual abuse to minors. This was revealed by...

A mother lode of wisdom …

THERE’S a Mother’s Day celebration somewhere in the world nearly every month. In the UK, it’s this Sunday, April 3. In most of Europe...
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A secret mission

Brrring Brrring! Brrring Brrring! "Hello?",  "Hi Vicki, it’s Brad". I don’t know who it is: I pad until I can remember who it is...

Small town police link up

THE Local Police in 32 Balearic municipalities with less than 7,500 people will now be better coordinated with the emergency 112 service. An agreement was...
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Email offensive from Defence ministry

FOLLOWING new regulations, Spain’s Ministry of Defence employees face disciplinary or even penal action for inappropriate use of the department’s email network. She was prepared...

1,188 Civil War victims buried in 22 mass graves

THERE are more than 22 mass graves on the island of a Mallorca, a study shows. This was revealed in a report by the Balearic...

€100 fines for bicycle riders

PEOPLE caught riding their bicycles on the pavements in Palma will soon face a €100 fine. This amount can be increased to as much as...

Europe vetos Cataluña’s protective legislation

IN a move that reflects the concerns of small traders in the Alicante area with regard to the proposed Ikea development, the EU's Court...

Semana Santa Museum progressing quickly

EASTER IS less than three weeks away and the magazine celebrating Easter Week, Semana Santa has been published and is available. Torrevieja’s International cofradia...

Grave robbers target man buried in El Altet

POLICE are trying to identify the grave robbers who stole jewellery from the grave of a man buried in a private cemetery in Altet. All...

Warning to public as Briton arrested with fake €50 note

A 56-YEAR-OLD British man was arrested after trying to pay for items at a supermarket using a forged €50 note. The man, an Orihuela Costa...

Javea PP in meltdown?

EARLIER this year, long time leader of the Javea Partido Popular party Juan Moragues, managed to survive an internal leadership challenge by the small...

Royal British Legion Anniversary Concert

ON Saturday April 2, the new Auditorium in Alicante will be the place to visit! To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of The Royal British Legion,...

Javea murder appeal for Britons rejected

Last Thursday March 24 it was announced that the Supreme Court of Spain had turned down an appeal lodged by two Britons in 2010,...

More flight from El Altet as Ryanair flies high again

THE budget airline Ryanair continued its expansion of routes out of Alicante’s El Altet airport with  the announcement last Friday of two new services...
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Pampanico man’s phantom transfers

JOSE JESUS S.R. was arrested in Pampanico (El Ejido) last week after allegedly swindling electrical components worth €40,000 from a business in Alcala la...

Where did the sand go from Almeria beaches?

SAND has disappeared from 3 million square metres of Almeria Province’s beaches in the last 50 years, mainly due to intensive agriculture and building,...

Vera’s ‘naked greens’ outline elections proposals

VERA’S new nudist and eco political party, Integración del Nudismo y del Naturismo-Los Verdes (Inuna), signed the outline of the framework of their collaboration...

AVE, nothing to do with us, says Lorca mayor

THE preliminary study for Lorca’s 15-kilometre section of the Almeria to Murcia AVE link still awaits approval, although Mayor Francisco Jodar insisted this was...

New fusion band packs out theatre

THE Las Lagunas Theater (Mijas) was packed out on Friday by the new band ‘Maktub’ with a performance of their debut album by the...

Man sets fire to a homeless person in Fuengirola

A NORTH AFRICAN man was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a homeless man’s shelter in a subterranean passage in Fuengirola while he was...