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Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown to perform in Benidorm, Denia and Orihuela

BRITAIN’S bluest comedian will be performing in Benidorm, Denia and Orihuela in June. Now is your fat chance to grab tickets for the...

Unexpected dinner course for volunteer firemen

Volunteer fire fighters based at Balcon al Mar in Javea, were called out recently while attending a dinner in their honour. After an...

Sports day at Aloha College

STUDENTS from Aloha College participated in the Pequemaraton sports day organised by the Marbella Town Hall. Together with children from other local schools,...
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Exhibition shows value of Almeria coast

LANDSCAPES, Heritage, ways of life, and sustainable practices on the Almeria coastline: A travelling exhibition of 26 photos opened on April 20, at Garrucha’s...
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Thousands flock to see farm animals in Calvia

THOUSANDS of people flocked to Calvia village to see the traditional Sheep & Goat Fair organised by Calvia Town Council. There were exhibitions...

AVE closes Callosa-Cox road

WORK on the Alicante-Murcia AVE high-speed train route has come up against solid rock in the Sierra de Callosa. Spain has more high...

U3A Marina Baixa visit the Sculpture Garden

SEVENTEEN U3A Marina Baixa members met to walk around the Sculpure Gardens in Alfaz del Pi. There were 21 very different exhibits and...

RBL Torre del Mar celebrate St Georges Day

MORE than 60 members of the Royal British Legion Torre del Mar Branch, many dressed in red and white, celebrated St Georges Day at...

Fire prevention campaign in Fuengirola

FUENGIROLA Fire Department has launched a campaign to inspect public buildings in the town. The aim is for the firemen to get to...
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Amateur dramatics in Roquetas de Mar

THE eleventh International Amateur Dramatics Competition is being held in Roquetas de Mar. Five groups, including two local teams, will take part in...

5,000 campaign for a ‘healthier’ River Segura

MORE than 5,000 signatures have been collected and an association created to try and improve the state of the River Segura in Orihuela. ...

Doctor dies in plane crash

A DOCTOR died in an ultralight plane accident. Originally from Colombia, the divorced father of two worked at a private hospital in Alicante....

Army instructors found guilty of bullying recruits

A MILITARY court found two ex-corporals guilty of abuse of authority and ill-treating recruits at the Viator army base (Almeria). The men were...

Alhaurin death investigation reopened

GUARDIA CIVIL officers who investigated the death of an Alhaurin woman in 2008 face investigation themselves. She was found dead in the swimming...

Visit the Alcazaba by bicycle

A BICYCLE lane up to La Alcazaba is included in council plans for Almeria city. The route will be decided when the present...

What will your heirs REALLY have to pay?

Wincham looks at the facts of Spanish Property Inheritance Tax. Inheritance Tax is payable in two jurisdictions - Spain and the Country of...
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DJs jockey into professional position

ANYONE serious about becoming a disc-jockey can now study it seriously. It is now possible to obtain a vocational training qualification at intermediate...

San Cristobal and Veterans Day in Torrevieja

VETERANS DAY, part of the traditional San Cristobal festivities, was celebrated on Friday morning in Torrevieja. Accompanied by Marine Band, Tercio de Levante...

Competitive Madrid outflanks Barcelona

MADRID has been ranked 28th overall in global city competitive rankings just released, while Barcelona was 41st. The index ranked the competitiveness...

Malaga City Centre declared a Historical Complex

THE Junta de Andalucia has declared Malaga City Centre a Historical Complex. The area between the Gibralfaro Mountain and the Guadalmedina River, some...

Costa Tropical electricity outlook not bright

POWER lines along the Costa Tropical belong to the Third World, residents complain. Any type of bad weather brings power cuts and it...

Fundraising at British School of Marbella

YOUNGSTERS at the British School of Marbella are celebrating after raising more than €600 for charity. The cash will be donated to DEBRA...
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Russian barbecue for Victory Day in Garrucha

The Garrucha Russian association (New CCCP) are preparing to celebrate, “Victory Day,” on Saturday May 12, with a barbecue at the town’s “merendero,” (public...

Ahoy there sailor!

I wish that I’d listened to my dad when I was a kid. Now I understand why he was so keen...