Home 2011 June

Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cigarettes seized by the Gibraltar Goverment set for auction

INSTEAD of destroying cigarettes seized by local law enforcement agencies during anti-drug smuggling operations, the Gibraltar Government plans to sell them. They published...

Rock cocaine dealer jailed

MATTHEW ULLGER, a Gibraltar local, has been sentenced to five-years-four-months in jail. The 27-year-old was convicted for dealing cocaine by a jury in the Supreme...
24223-825-550_web

Woman patrols metro to warn against thieves in Barcelona.

A 38-YEAR-OLD Colombian woman has been patrolling Barcelona Metro for the past three years to prevent pickpockets stealing from unsuspecting tourists. She carries a sign...

Former mayor bought coffee maker but failed to pay wages in Huelva.

THE former mayor of Valverde, in Huelva, allegedly bought a LED television and a coffee machine for his office, despite owing town hall employees...

Marbella laws against billboards

MARBELLA Town Hall estimates that there are some 400 billboards in the town, of which most are illegal and on private land.   ...

Hotels expect numbers boost, on the Costa del Sol

COSTA DEL SOL hotels expect occupancy levels to rise by 4 per cent this year, but some complain tourists are spending less. ...

Stabbing prompted by smoking row

A 35-YEAR-old Spanish man was arrested in San Vicente del Raspeig for alleged attempted murder. At the time of his arrest officers found...

San Javier Jazz a real guitar fest

THE 14TH dition of the San Javier International Jazz Festival opened its doors on Saturday night with a long awaited concert by British blues...

Cruising goes high-tech in Alicante

CRUISE passengers arriving in Alicante will be able to get tourist information about the city via a mobile application developed by the Port of...

Workers hurt as lift plummets on building site in Benidorm.

THIRTEEN construction workers at Benidorm’s twin towers of the InTempo skyscrapers were injured when a lift failed and plummeted 20 floors to ground level...

Red Cross Kayaks in Altea.

THE Red Cross and Altea Town Hall have launched a marine patrol service using a kayak (pictured).

New mayor of Velez has a lot on his plate

THE new mayor of Velez-Malaga, Francisco Delgado, has found himself faced with a series of problems since he took up the position. Not...

Motorbike control in Nerja.

NERJA Town Hall has launched a campaign in an attempt to reduce accidents which involve motorbikes. The Local Police will control the use of...

Funeral of the victims of Velez-Malaga blaze

THE three members of the same family who died in a house fire in Velez-Malaga were buried in Torre del Mar. The victims...

Tourists stay in Almeria for longer

TOURISTS who choose Almeria province to spend their holidays remain in the province for longer than those in the rest of Andalucia. According...

Beaches black and blue green group flags up in Almeria.

Almeria Province recently welcomed the news it was being awarded 16 European Union Blue Flags for the quality of its beaches. But now Almeria beaches...
GAVILAN_003_web

Guardia seize chick in Almeria.

GUARDIA CIVIL in Almeria seized a sparrow hawk chick which was being offered for sale on the internet for €80. The man selling the...
mandibulamegalodon2_web

Jaws in Almeria

THE Mayor of Roquetas de Mar, Gabriel Amat, unveiled the huge jaw of a Megalodon at the Roquetas de Mar Aquarium. The aquarium director, Enrique...

Magic Palace to disappear from Torremolinos.

THE Mayor of Torremolinos, Pedro Fernandez Montes, has signed a demolition order for the Magic Palace, gutted by fire in February this year. The demolition...

Sand-less beaches in Estepona

ESTEPONA Town Hall is urging the coastal department to provide more sand for the local beaches. The councillor for beaches, Susana Aragon, announced that some...

Expelled pupil takes headmaster to Malaga Court

A MALAGA judge has admitted a lawsuit presented by the family of a pupil who was expelled for allegedly having written an offensive comment...

Mijas teen charged for chocolate error

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has been charged with misappropriation for eating chocolate which was meant for someone else. The chocolate had been sent by a woman...
7320111235441_web

Spain back to 120kph at a huge sticky cost.

THE speed limit will return to 120 kilometres per hour (kph) on Spanish motorways from Friday 1st July, the government announced. But the...

More surgery

THE Carlos Haya Regional Hospital in Malaga will keep more operating theatres open this summer to ensure that people awaiting operations will not be...