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Tour of Calpe’s Medieval Village

CALPE’S Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment has organized a set of 6 guided tours for the autumn in the Parque Natural del Peñon...

Alicante drug trafficker on trail

A COLOMBIAN man in Alicante faces six years in prison for allegedly receiving cocaine packages of up to 295g from trains arriving from Barcelona....

Ryanair, EasyJet and Air Berlin give Spain a boost

MORE than half of the 7.4 million foreigners who flew to Spain in August used a budget airline. Ryanair, EasyJet and Air Berlin accounted for...

‘Gran Logia Simbolica de Espana e Iberia’ freemasons present cheque to HELP centre in...

A GROUP of local freemasons from ‘Gran Logia Simbolica de Espana e Iberia’ visited the HELP centre in la Xara last week to present...

MABS Cancer Support Group gathers at El Cisne Rastro

SEVERAL charities were hosted at the El Cisne Rastro in Benidorm, and MABS Cancer Support Group made a happy day of it, selling contributed...

Spanish government’s new laws dropped

WHEN Spain’s national parliament was dissolved last Monday, the fate of 19 new laws became uncertain. With a general election on November 20...

Art Exhibition of artist, Brian Reifer at Artenova, Torre del Mar

AXARQUIA artist, Brian Reifer’s latest exhibition opens today (Friday) in Artenova Café-Bar, Torre del Mar at 8pm. The exhibition ‘Boats And Harbours’ consists...

Malaga’s second prison to open in Archidona, 2013

MALAGA’S second prison, in Archidona, will have 1,000 cells which are larger than normal, at 13m2. The prison, which will cost a total...

Six towns owed money from Junta de Andalucia for school lunches

SIX towns have complained that the Junta de Andalucia owes them €500,000 for the school meal services from last year. According to left-wing...

Teen fought off rapist while witness ‘did nothing’ in 24-hour square in Benalmadena Costa

POLICE say they will question a woman who allegedly witnessed an attempted ‘rape’ in Benalmadena Costa, but did nothing. The British girl, aged...

‘Most Wanted’ Ioan ‘Pigs head’ Clamparu arrested

POLICE arrested one of the ‘most wanted’ fugitives, 43-year-old Romanian Ioan Clamparu, a.k.a. ‘Pig’s Head’. There were several cases pending against him in...

Signs go ‘missing’ in Mijas

CERTAIN businesses in the Mijas area have found that their signs had mysteriously disappeared without explanation. Paul, from Splash Pools, told EWN it...

One in four in Spain lend money to other family members.

ONE in four people in Spain has given money to relatives to help them during the recession, according to a study carried out by...

Man set fire to own home, twice in Cadiz

A MAN, 58, was arrested in Cadiz for setting fire to his own home twice. The first fire was at the beginning of...

Malaga’s Arab fortress, the Alcazaba-Gibralfaro is the most popular monument

MALAGA’s most popular monument is the Alcazaba-Gibralfaro, with more than 318,000 people visiting the Arab fortress and castle in the first six months of...

Mayors of Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola and Mijas demand money back for A-7 lighting

THE mayors of Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola and Mijas have demanded that the Ministry for Public Works pay for lighting on stretches of the A-7...
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Blasts hit former home of last of Franco’s men, Manuel Fraga

TWO home-made explosives were detonated outside the former home the last surviving member of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s regime. The blasts occurred at...
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Plans for Son Bonet airport finally approved by Ministry of Development

THE new plan for Son Bonet airport in Marratxi has finally been approved by the Ministry of Development. Among the works to be...

‘Al Qaeda’ Cuban released

THE Cuban national arrested last week in Cala Ratjada-Capdepera on suspicion of belonging to and promoting terrorist group Al Qaeda has been released. ...

Man steals car at cousin’s wedding

A 28-YEAR-old man was injured and arrested after he was involved in an accident while allegedly driving a stolen car. He apparently took...

Business as usual?

GOODNESS me, what a week of changes. There seem to be so many people packing it all in and heading back to the UK. ...
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Romantic weekend in Rome leaves man with 69 cents

A ROMANTIC weekend in Rome with his ex-wife left Gerardo F.G. with a bank balance of 69 cents. He is now suing...
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More Catholic churches to be build throughout Almeria

ALMERIA Bishopric plans to build churches in the Vega de Aca and El Puche areas of Almeria city, as well as in Adra, and...
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Alquife Mines in Granada could mean new lease in Carboneras Port

A DUTCH company has bought the rights to run the Alquife Mines in Granada, which could mean that Carboneras Port is once again used...