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A fiesta of flowers, candles and Saints’ Bones

SOME Spaniards will go away today because All Saints’ Day, a national holiday, falls on a Thursday, providing a long weekend. But however many...

The great deception

ARMISTICE Day is marked at the stroke of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.It marks the moment when, in...

The loss of innocence

THE problem with all this terrible paedophile brigade is that they not only rob youngsters of their innocence, they rob many adults as well....

Nail it down… or else!

  IT’S been reported that  30,000 napkins are stolen from Jamie Oliver’s restaurants every month and that he’s had to weld the handles to...

Halloween boo

BY THE time you read this you, Halloween will have passed and the sight of the Grim Reaper himself, wandering the calles of your...

Fifty Shades of fed-up

I HAVE just finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James, which as it happens was a 50th birthday present. I knew...

Mayor’s ‘stay away’ call angers skaters

MORE than 100 people gathered in La Nogalera Square in Torremolinos to protest the town hall's decision to ban rollerskates and skateboards from today...

Sentenced for abuse

A MAN, 55, has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for abusing his partner’s son. He abused the boy between...

Cemetery’s a tourist attraction

  SAYALONGA plans to make its unique cemetery into a tourist attraction. Built in approximately 1840, the so-called round cemetery, is unique in Spain...

Litter back in Turre

  AFTER a few months of being relatively litter-free, despite the holiday season, some towns are once again looking scruffy, especially the back streets...

Women still draw the short straw

  SPAIN has lost ground in gender equality, dropping from 12 to 26 in the World Economic Forum’s rankings. The patchy results of the 2007...

Poppy appeal charity gala in Torrevieja

      THE Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal will receive a financial boost this year thanks to a special charity gala taking place...

Students think pink

STUDENTS at XIC Secondary celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing a pink accessory with their school uniform for the day. Boys and girls,...
flickr, Cesar Pics

Increasing international tourists soften overall stats

A TOTAL of 89,353 international tourists visited the Almeria province last summer. Compared to last year figures, it meant a 5.07 per cent increase....

RBL raises for appeal

  THE Torrevieja Branch of the Royal British Legion held their Poppy Appeal Dinner and Dance at the Masa Hotel recently. Members and guests...
Javier Trueba, CSIC

Giant Crystals cave goes digital

THE crystal geode in Pulpi, discovered in 1999, was scanned and a digital 3D reproduction has been produced. This means scientists will now be...

Plea to support poppy appeal

A RECORD number of members and friends of The Royal British Legion Mojacar branch met at the Hotel Continental to enjoy a dinner and...

Mystery evolves during making of film

Notes from the New World was one of 65 films selected for this year’s Marbella Film Festival. Nicole Hallett caught up with writer and...

Lions seeking members to boost fund raising

TORREVIEJA COSTA LIONS CLUB wants new members. The membership drive is aimed at further improving the clubs fund raising activities.  Formed seven years ago the...

Vitamin D – how much is too much?

WE’RE all well aware of the dangers of too much sun. But did you know that spending too little time under its rays can also...

Green and colourful autumn gardens

By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe Spain’s best known expatriate gardening authors IN SPITE of the long summer drought, many gardens lost few plants...

Tooth whitening advert banned

THE Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advert for a whitening toothpaste after it emerged that 43 per cent of those who used...

Footie money boosts Nurses

AROUND €1,600 was presented to the Paul Cunningham Nurses (PCN) charity last week which was raised from a recent football tournament. The event was...

Exercise could stop you craving more money

CONSTANTLY wanting more money? Take up exercise! A study has found that the ‘natural high’ associated with aerobic exercise dampened the need for rewards,...