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Home Mallorca supplies bedding to charity

DANNY BURNARD and Philip Hay, the owners of the bedding company, Home Mallorca, visited the Cas Catala branch of the Allen Graham Charity for...

Five Q flags for Orihuela

THE ‘Q’ for quality flags were hoisted on five beaches in Orihuela.   This puts Orihuela as the municipality that received...

Medieval Market in La Nucia

LA NUCIA’S eighth Medieval Market is just around the corner.   From next Friday (July 6) until Sunday the old town...

Streets light up for local fair

THE streets of Alhaurin de la Torre were packed at the weekend for the local fair in honour of the Patron Saint, San Juan....

Environmentally friendly sports

ALMOST fifty students from the Puerta del Mar and La Herradura High Schools took part in environmentally friendly themed sports activities last week on...

Teachers strike

THERE is a 99 per cent probability that teachers will go on strike at the beginning of the coming academic year, according to the...

Free parking

THE Sa Calatrava underground parking lot in central Soller has opened to the public and nearly 200 spots are reportedly free until this Sunday...

Councillor sentenced

THE ex tourism councillor for Unio Mallorquina (UM), Francesc Buils has been sentenced to three years in prison for a crime of corruption for...

Choosing schools

OF the 16,321 students who applied, 97.5 per cent were given a spot in their first or second priority for schools in the Balearics,...

Cyclists authorized to use pedestrian areas

CYCLISTS have been authorized to use pedestrian areas in Palma de Mallorca.   In particular, the stretch Calle Fabrica, the elevated...

Bodybuilder shows support for animal welfare

WORLD Champion bodybuilder, Luis Vidal, showed his support for an animal welfare campaign this week when he met with campaigners on Palmira Beach in...

World’s biggest solar powered ship docked in Calvia

THE world’s biggest solar powered ship is docked at Puerto Adriano in Calvia.   It is also the first boat to...

Caring for siblings

THE younger children of the couple who were found dead at their home in San Vicente del Raspeig last week have been put in...

Dampened festivity

AN estimated 10,000 people filled up Paseo Juan Aparicio in Torrevieja to watch the fire-work display on Saturday – San Juan -, however, reportedly...

21 arrested for social security fraud

TWENTY-ONE people were arrested, believed members of an organized crime group dedicated Social Security fraud.   They were arrested in Murcia,...

Orihuela requests cost saving measure for rubbish disposal

ORIHUELA has asked the Alicante Provincial Government to divert 60,000 tonnes of rubbish to the Fontcalent waste plant in Alicante.  ...

Parents on cruelty charges

A 25-year-old Spanish woman and her partner were arrested on child cruelty charges in Palencia City.   The couple were reported...

Predator arrested

THE Guardia Civil arrested a 34-year-old man who allegedly attacked three women in a Madrid park.   Between February and May...

Cause of fire under investigation “At the height of the blaze, flames reached upwards...

By Benny Davis THE cause of a massive fire that destroyed more than 2,226 acres of shrub land and pine forests inland from the...

‘Black brigade’ foiled

POLICE in Madrid liberated a 14-year-old Romanian girl who was forced into prostitution by her own mother and brothers.   Known...

One-time councillor caught with hash stash

A FORMER Ceuta councillor was arrested after police found 690 kilos of hashish in a van he was driving.   He...

British family wins all expenses paid holiday

By Benny DavisA BRITISH family was the winner of an all expenses holiday to the Marina Alta coastal resort of Teulada/Moraira. ...

Bars fined €2,000 for staying open too late

POLICE in Benidorm came down hard in the town’s old quarter last week by issuing fines against establishments for staying open too late. ...

Reactivating green areas in Alfaz del Pi

AROUND 15 youngsters contracted by the Valencia Employment Service (Servef) have been put in charge of the cleaning of Forum Park in Alfaz del...