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Sunday Strollers in Altea La Vella

THE Sunday Strollers were lucky with the weather for the March stroll through the orange groves in Altea La Vella. Pete and Ann...

Brazil’s President visits the Alhambra

BRASIL’S President Dilma Rousseff is holidaying in Granada. She was spotted in a group of tourists at the Alhambra Palace. Rousseff has admitted...
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Fashion show raises money for cancer charity

A MOJACAR fashion show sold out and raised €435 for the MACS cancer charity. The clothes modelled by volunteers, were from Donna’s bright...

Callum Lippe awarded Queen Scout Award in Fuengirola

THIS week is one Network Scout, Callum Lippe, 18, who lives in Torreblanca will never forget. On Monday night Lippe was presented with...
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Palma Aquarium talk held early

PALMA AQUARIUM held a free seminar on Wednesday whales in the Balearic waters. This is part of a series of talks on marine...

Torrevieja burglars found in wardrobe

TWO men were arrested in Torrevieja on burglary charges. Officers reportedly found them hiding in a wardrobe of a shop that sells aluminum frames....

Alicante herb shop closed by police

POLICE have closed an Alicante shop selling herbs, tablets and powders banned from sale in Spain. The shop assistant was arrested and takings...

Flamingoes at Fuente de Piedra Natural Park

THERE are some 8,100 flamingoes at the Fuente de Piedra Natural Park. They normally wait for rain to breed, as they make their nests with...
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Lift and stairway planned for Mojacar

PLANS have been selected for a project named, “Escalera de Color,” (Colour Stairway) to link the upper and lower parts of Mojacar Pueblo. ...
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Paolo Nutini live this Summer at Mallorca Rocks

SCOTTISH singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini will make his hugely anticipated debut at Mallorca Rocks on Tuesday August 7. Nutini became a sensation in 2006...

Al Qaeda suspect arrested in Valencia

A MAN suspected of being a member of Al Qaeda terrorist organisation was arrested this week in Valencia, Guardia Civil said. The arrest...

Russian tourist board promotes Costa Blanca

Thanks to an agreement brokered by Costa Blanca Deputy Vice President for Tourism Joaquin Albaladejo, Costa Blanca coffers could soon be overflowing with Russian...

Almuñecar Sports Department organize hike around Alpujarra

A GROUP of almost 50 people took part in a hike through the Granada Alpujarra organized by Almuñecar Sports Department. The next hike...

Costa del Sol Hotels pin hopes on sunny Easter

COSTA DEL SOL hotel bosses are praying a sunny Easter will produce a last minute surge in bookings. So far hotel reservations for...

Much-needed boost for Almeria property market

THE Costa Almeria property market has received a much-welcomed boost. Popular British television series A Place in the Sun chose the Levante Almeriense area...

M.I.A. The incredible journey home

I DON’T know how many cats constitute a herd, but even if we had a million squillion of them they wouldn’t have the ‘stick...

‘Man of La Mancha’ lived here!

DALE WASSERMAN, the man that wrote the book, screen play and movie ‘Man of La Mancha’ once had a home right here in Mojacar....

Wigan stun Liverpool, Ferrari 1-2 in Malaysia, Woods on fire!

FOOTBALL - Only two of the five clubs battling to stay in the Premiership won last weekend. Wigan pulled off the surprise of...

Pet of the Week – Timon

MY cat Timon had a penchant for getting himself into small spaces. Here he is in a paint pot in a wheelbarrow. He...

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be!

There’s been much talk recently in the UK that we’re taking refuge in the past, whether it's Call the Midwife and Downton on TV or Noël...

What is it about foreigners?

I RECALL years ago there was a particularly dry spell. As a consequence bush fires, sweeping across remote wine plantations on the Extremadura border, were...

Obama shows true colours as media lose the plot

COUPLE of ‘craw-stickers’ this week. Firstly, surprise, surprise! Obama finally showed his true ‘colours’. In the aftermath of the tragic Trayvon...

Time we took blinkers off when thinking of Morocco

IT is an oddity of modern life that whilst internet access offers unprecedented access to the world’s communities we remain more ignorant than earlier...

Flamenco: An Englishman’s Passion by Tony Bryant

ENGLISH author/writer Tony Bryant has released a new updated version of his first book. Seven years have passed since this book first hit...