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New awareness campaign to stamp out bogus goods

MUCH AS the police try, Torrevieja’s illegal street sellers, known as ‘Lookie-Lookie’, men can still be found touting their wares all along the city’s...

Health and safety hampers ‘HELP’

THE HELP Vega Baja Hospital Visiting Team that services Torrevieja hospital had to suspend its work in March. The hospital found it necessary...

British expats lash out at Spanish cold-callers

SOME frustrated readers have demanded that Spanish telephone and internet companies get the message and “stop calling!” While many expatriates accept cold-calling is...

‘Part time’ police service for Bigastro

BIGASTRO’S socialist party (PSOE) denounced the Popular Party (PP) for doing away with its 24-hour police service. “This leaves about 14 shifts a...

Thousands attend Low Cost bringing in €3.9 million

BENIDORM’S three-day Low Cost Festival was deemed a success by the Town Hall. They calculated that 98 per cent of festival-goers came from outside of...

Robbers armed with axes target Denia man’s home

THREE hooded men stormed a villa in the area of ​​St. Nicholas in Dénia,  threatening its one occupant with axes and sticks. The aim...

Drug organization smashed

NINE people were arrested for alleged money laundering of drug money in the Valencia, Alicante and Barcelona Provinces. Four were Spaniards, four Colombian and one...

3 women arrested in 48 hours for faking crimes

THREE women have been arrested in Alicante in just two days for allegedly faking crimes. Two of them were apparently economically motivated and...
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Salsa royal family visit Mallorca!

THE ‘royal family’ of the Salsa music scene, Juan Formell and Los Van Van, paid a special visit to Mallorca. More than 2,000...

Parents cleared of sexual assault of infant by medical tests

MEDICAL tests have ruled out the possibility that the fifteen-month-old girl in Santa Maria suffered abuse by her parents. Apparently the signs initially detected at...

Officer who beat man at Son Sant Joan Airport loses appeal

THE conviction of the officer who struck a young man in the face at Son Sant Joan Airport in August 2009 has been ratified...

Balearics the region with highest hotel occupancy

THE Balearic Islands was the region with the highest level of hotel occupancy in June –  82 per cent – bbeating the Canary Islands’...
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CIA’s 1981 worries for the King Juan Carlos’ safety

THE CIA feared that King Juan Carlos risked assassination following the attempted coup d’état of February 23 1981. The King was unequivocally opposed to the...

Totalan woman sent to psychiatric hospital for attacking mayor

A WOMAN from Totalan has been sentenced to receive treatment in a psychiatric hospital for three years for attacking the local mayor, Miguel Angel...

Torrox ‘squatters’ demand a solution

SIX families who are squatting in municipal properties in Torrox are demanding a solution to their problem. The 27 people who have been...

Mayor of Benamargosa acquitted

THE Mayor of Benamargosa has been acquitted of charges of territorial planning crimes. Malaga Provincial Court has confirmed the sentence of a Malaga...

People affected by strike set to appeal case against controllers

A GROUP of people affected by the air traffic controllers’ strikes in December last year, has requested that the 14 controllers in Malaga should...

Gay couple assaulted after restaurant kiss

A 53-YEAR-OLD was arrested for attacking a gay couple after they kissed in a Madrid restaurant. He spent the night in a cell charged with...
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Cesc Fabergas transfer turns political

SPANISH Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero met his British counterpart in Downing Street this week where the Norway massacre was discussed. Other...

Blow to Italian mafia as fake goods ring smashed

SIXTY-FOUR people have been arrested in ‘Operation Leatherface’ against a large branded goods falsification network linked to the Italian mafia, Guardia Civil said. ...

Sevilla man stabbed

A 46-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by Guardia Civil in Pilas, Sevilla, charged with the attempted manslaughter of his brother. The Guardia Civil were...

Controversial Senator Hotel opens in Marbella

THE four-star Senator Hotel in Marbella is due to open, thanks to an agreement between the owners, Hoteles Playa, and the town hall. ...

3rd lane opened on Malaga’s Eastern ring road

A THIRD lane was opened on Malaga’s Eastern ring road this week which should reduce traffic on this road used daily by 70,000 drivers....
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Zapatero a ‘pacifist weasel’ – Anders Behring Breivik

ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK, responsible for the Norway massacre, accused Spain’s president of “giving in to Islam.” A 1,500-word document, posted on the internet...