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Easter hotel occupancy reaches 85% in Palma

WHILE hotel occupancy levels hovered around an average of 70 per cent in Mallorca during the Easter holidays, figures reached 85 per cent...

Balearic politicians try to make ‘friends’ with potential voters

THERE is not a political candidate in the Balearic Islands that does not have a profile page on one of the two major social...

Woman to head home after release from Senegal jail

THE 27-year-old woman who was jailed in Senegal for 22 months is set to return home to Palma de Mallorca next Thursday (May 5). She...

People in Balearics second least adventurous at work

ONLY 27 per cent of workers in the Balearic Islands would be willing to move to another country for a job, according to the...
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Free parking in Palma’s municipal parking lots

IT is expected that a total of 750 small and medium businesses will join this years ‘free parking’ scheme in Palma. Vouchers for 30 minutes...
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A timely reminder from Neighbourhood Watch in Spain

THE number of holiday makers coming to Spain is now noticeably increasing and the first step to an enjoyable stay to those hiring a...

Benidorm’s confusing candidates

SPANISH politics is nothing if not colourful, and one has to admit that next to local government in the UK, the equivalent here in...

Spaniards fight for the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

SPAIN'S Data Protection Agency has ordered that Google remove links to material about 90 people from the World Wide Web. These Spanish citizens lay claim...

Man held over a fatal stabbing in Benidorm

VIOLENCE came again to the streets of Benidorm when a young football supporter died after being stabbed. The victim was a 25-year-old male form Pedreguer...

Fifth for low cost airline passengers

EL ALTET airport in Alicante was the fifth in Spain for the number of passengers using low cost airlines in the first three months...

Calpe’s wetlands at risk

CALPE’S saltwater lake had been promised protection from Spain’s central government. Now Madrid had failed to purchase land in private hands when faced with a...

Same sex marriages remain stable

WHILE the number of weddings continues to fall, same sex marriages have remained stable since 2007 with an average of 150 per year in...

Town Hall criticized over sex advert in food and drink guide

ORIHUELA Town Hall has dismissed accusations by the opposition as ‘political propaganda’ after it was discovered a council-sponsored food and drink guide includes an...

Playa Flamenca Briton charged with assault

LOCAL Police officers responded to an emergency call from an address in Playa Flamenca following a report of a domestic violence incident. On arrival they...

Spring events in Torrevieja

SPRING IS in the air and this May Bank Holiday weekend is the start of a new festive period in Torrevieja. Hundreds will be celebrating...

Ruling for an Almeria teacher sacked for marrying divorcee

THE Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of an Almeria ‘religious studies’ teacher dismissed because she had married a German divorcee. Resurreccion Galera Navarro taught...

Chiringuitos open over Easter

ALMERIA’S ‘chiringuitos’ (beach restaurants) opened over Easter although the owners have still not been told by the Junta de Andalucia whether they will be...

€36m five-star hotel planned in El Ejido

THE Junta de Andalucia has awarded a grant to promoter Splash International 21 SL to build a five-star hotel in El Ejido. This was revealed...

Almeria hotels three quarters full for Easter

HOTEL occupation rates in Almeria Province were 71.3 per cent over the Easter weekend, official figures show. Over Easter, 742,000 tourists visited Andalucia, a 4.4...

Man stabbed to death protecting his girlfriend

GUARDIA CIVIL have arrested three men allegedly involved in the death of a young man in Conil, Cadiz. The 20-year-old victim, from Madrid, died from...

Children at the Picasso

AS part of the ‘Box of Surprises, Children at the Picasso’ programme, the Picasso Museum Malaga held the ‘Moon River’ show, aimed at the...

Promoter acquitted of selling houses which were never built

GRANADA promoter Jose Avila Rojas has been acquitted of the charges against him for selling apartments which he never built. The prosecutor was asking for...

Malaga man ordered to leave parents home

A JUDGE has ruled that a 25-year-old man should leave his parents home in Malaga where he was living off them without studying or...

Nudist workouts initiative

A STRUGGLING gym in northern Spain hopes to entice new customers by offering nudist workout sessions. The gym owner said she hit on the...