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Balearics people least likely to visit a library

Although there are more libraries per inhabitant in the Balearics than the national average, these are the least visited in Spain. On average...
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‘Indalo 2011’ nets drugs and illegals

AN operation carried out by the Guardia Civil in Almeria, Granada and Murcia has led to 2,671 illegal immigrants being intercepted this year. ...

Kung Fu show in Malaga

THIS week Malaga’s Cervantes Theatre received the Spanish première of Legend of Kung Fu, one of the main shows of the Beijing Olympic Games....

Handwriting competition winners from Benitachell

THE Lions Club of Teulada – Moraira were pleased to present the winners of a handwriting competition held at Santa Maria Magdalena School, Benitachell,...

Alfa Romeo Spider set on fire in Playa Flamenca

POLICE are said to be searching for two people suspected of setting fire to a luxury car on an estate in Playa Flamenca. ...
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Iñaki Urdangarin charged with misuse of public funds

THE King of Spain’s son-in-law has been formally charged with misuse of public funds. Iñaki Urdangarin has been summoned by a Palma de...

Whoosh, there goes another year

The last few days in Casa McLeod have been close to perfect. We’ve spent a lot of time together, messing around, cooking, making...

EuroWeekly News sports review of 2011

A LOT has happened in the sporting world during the last year and there will be even more to look forward to in 2012....

Spain’s Bullfighting ban

From next Monday, January 1 Cataluña’s bullrings will be empty and silent as the ban on ‘sport’ comes into effect, Madrid based author Peter Fieldman reports....

Pet of the Week – Leyla the Cat

AT nearly four-months-old Leyla was fascinated by our Christmas tree. She was always hanging around it, play with the various decorations and scampering...

Is love the last freedom

IN thoughtful tête-à-tête with a very close friend we chatted about our mutual trust. One of its most liberating features was that it...

A sad reflection on today’s UK society

I AM heartily sick and tired of large companies which, in deciding to drop the Christmas theme from their cards and ranges of festive...
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In Time

A future where time is a currency and the rich can live forever In a future where people stop aging at 25, but...

How to stop your dog eating others’ faeces

'Coprophagia, to give the proper name, is a natural form of behaviour which most dogs learn from puppyhood when their mother will clean up...
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The fat of the land

CITY traders are at the top of today’s heap and dutifully service the same markets whose verdicts make governments tremble and economies tumble. ...
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Palma a top choice for British tourists

PALMA ranked second favourite destination for British tourists this summer, beaten only by the Costa del Sol, a new study shows. Five Spanish...

Many Santas in Torrevieja

LAPLAND came to Torrevieja via both Motorbike and Pick-Up on Christmas when more than 70 Santa’s arrived in town to bring a little joy...

Benidorm top-5 New Year’s Eve destination

BENIDORM was the sixth most searched for city destination for New Year’s Eve by Spaniards on the hotel price comparison website Trivago.es Madrid...

Malaga ranks best for British breaks

MALAGA was the favourite destination for British tourists this summer. With Palma de Mallorca in second place, six Spanish cities appear in the...
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Rural hotels 90 per cent booked in Almeria

SPENDING New Year’s Eve in a rented country house is becoming increasingly popular. Rural accommodation – or casas rurales – in Almeria province will...

Fuengirola shops pin hopes on Three Kings

STORE owners in Fuengirola’s Miramar shopping centre are hoping for a pre-Three Kings rush. This follows a Christmas run-up which although busy, generally...

Your New Year’s non-resolutions!

I LOVE lists. Especially lists in alphabetical order. In fact, I love them so much I will share with you my latest for 2012....

‘Amazonas’ to perform at Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre

A GROUP of five dancers, called ‘Amazonas’, will be performing at Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre on Saturday January 14 at 9pm. Amazonas...

Lodge of Tranquillity donate to Help at Home

HELP AT HOME (HAH) is an NGO initiative set up to help those who need assistance at home and they were delighted to be...