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24-hour fire ‘intentional’

 A FOREST FIRE that raged for 24 hours in Calvia was started deliberately, officials believe. The blaze, which began around 4pm on Monday destroyed...

Tight-lipped Ryanair make passengers fume

RYANAIR could face legal proceedings from at least 100 passengers stranded for 12 hours on an internal Spanish flight.Police and Guardia Civil officers were...

Flamenco show celebrates bicentennial

FLAMENCO dancer, Sara Baras, stopped by Benidorm to perform ‘La Pepa,’ in honour of the 200th anniversary of the first Spanish Constitution.For nearly two...
Richard Shanley

Storms affect Costa Almeria

IN the early hours of this morning (Friday August 31) an incredible storm hit Costa Almeria. After a prolonged dry spell (since April) the...
By Amy

5,000 evacuated and 5,000 hectares burnt in blaze

    UPDATE (Saturday September 1, 2012 at 8.35pm):   The blaze continued to rage throughout the day in Ojen and Monda although was...
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Andres Iniesta wins UEFA Best Player

On the occasion of a special ceremony that was held tonight in Monaco during the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage...
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Manuel Iturra, new player of Malaga CF

The Málaga CF and Manuel Rolando Iturra Urrutia, 28, have reached an agreement for the Chilean midfielder to be part of the discipline malaguista...

Top Spanish paper El Pais puts EWN in the headlines

El Pais, Spain’s leading newspaper selling more than 360,000 copies a day, spotlighted Euro Weekly News and the publishers Michel and Steven Euesden in a feature...

Brush teeth thrice a day to stave off dementia

REGULARLY brushing ones teeth could help to keep the memory sharp in years to come.Nearly 5,500 elderly people were monitored over an 18-year period...

Broken Britain

I wish people would stop having a go at me for knocking the UK. I NEVER have a go at the auld country itself....

THE PUSSY PRESS

I recently put the spotlight on the pernicious nature of television as a mind-bending re-laxative. Sadly, the conventional press hardly comes up smelling of...

Ooh er Madame

I am Emma Bovary (which is slightly less dangerous than being Spartacus). Having just re-read Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert I’ve come to the...

Carpe Diem

EXPAT STRIFE   Of late, many people I have met have extolled the virtues of seizing the day, or to: "Live not one's...

Handbag-snatch man is held

POLICE have arrested a 21-year-old after two handbags were stolen from women in the port area of Pollenca. One of the elderly women victims...

Anger over cost of San Miguel water

WATER bills in San Miguel de Salinas have risen sharply, in some cases by up to 300 per cent.Water is no longer supplied by...

Healthcare history just a click away

HEALTHCARE patients in Axarquia can now download their medical history online. A new web resource called ‘Clic-Salud’ has been developed to allow patients that...

High-flying granny praises double rescue by airline

GRANDMOTHER Jean Leftwick has only sky-high praise for EasyJet after the budget airline twice came to her rescue.Sixty-eight-year-old Jean who lives near Alhaurin El...
David Oller

Hundreds evacuated from homes as fire rages for more than 24 hours

TWO or more fires broke out near Bedar village, prompting officials to evacuate the area. Around 2,000 fire-fighters, volunteers and a military emergency response...

€162million investment for Balearic airports

    BALEARIC airports are reportedly set to receive a €162million investment. Of this, Palma de Mallorca’s Son Sant Joan airport will get nearly...

Bronze age burial chamber on show in Javea

THANKS to a grant from the Ministry of Culture, the visual story behind the discovery and excavation of a 4,683 year old burial cave,...

Nationwide search still on for missing yacht engineer and €30,000

POLICE throughout Spain are continuing to search for a British expatriate who has been missing for more than 10 days, along with €30,000 cash....
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Castle renovations at risk

  MAYOR Gonzalo Fernandez stated that “The Government’s delay is endangering the Salobreña Castle renovation project.” Town hall has reportedly been waiting almost five...

Mojacar Coast invasion foreign species to blame

AN exotic invasive species of coral has been found by investigators in Torre del Pirulico, Mojacar. The High Scientific Investigation Council has discovered the...

Police probe possible gang link to Irish bar shooting

POLICE believe a bar shooting in Benalmadena may be gang related. Irishman Michael Joseph O´Driscoll was this week recovering in Malaga University Hospital after...