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Judge defies minister

A BENIDORM judge who refuses to apply the new legal charges could face disciplinary action. As already reported in The Euro Weekly News, judge...

Spanish licence holders test threat

HOLDERS of a Spanish driving licence could be forced to pass a theory exam in order to renew it. National traffic authority (DGT) managing...

Emergency chemist service finally set up

RESIDENTS of San Fulgencio and La Marina will soon not have to travel for an emergency chemist service. The Pharmaceutical Association of the Province...

A dozen businesses create a cross-selling system

A CROSS-SELLING system introduced last week by a group of Roquetas de Mar business owners allows customers at each of the participating establishments to...

Periodontitis

PERIODONTITIS is an inflammatory disease affecting the tissues that surround the teeth. Typical symptoms may include bleeding of the gums, spitting out blood after...

Five years for killing violent father

A MAN who killed his father to defend his mother from an attack has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Provincial Court...

Valencian designs on Michelle Obama

VALENCIANO Adrian Salvador, has helped to design clothes worn by Michelle Obama. Adrian is only 23-year-old but in the wife of the US president,...

AVE trains will be cheaper in 2013

THE Ministry of Public Works has announced that the price of AVE high-speed train tickets will be reduced in January. The Minister of Public...

Hospital fails to detect brain trauma

THE Andalucian Health Service has been sentenced to pay €106,556 to the family of a Malaga man who sustained brain trauma which went undetected....

Investments to be made to prevent Torrevieja flooding

AGAMED is to invest around €3 million in Torrevieja's infrastructure during 2013. In particular, it is planned to invest in the drinking water network...

Crash goes Valencia’s reputation

 BIG events and ambitious building projects have allegedly bankrupted the Valencian Community. In a recent edition of the BBC2 programme, The Great Spanish Crash,...

Group stands by Spanish farmers

SPANISH supermarket chain Mercadona has come forward to dispel rumours that it was selling produce marked as Spanish but which had been sourced abroad....

‘Laid in wait’ before fatal stabbing

TWENTY-FIVE-YEARS in prison is being demanded for a man who allegedly stabbed his wife to death. The Almeria Public Prosecutor has accused the 43-year-old...

Fines of up to €500 for dog excrements in the streets

Almeria Town Hall has launched a campaign warning about the financial consequences for dog owners caught not cleaning after their pets.   After numerous...

Artistic photography to help the disabled

A PHOTO Association in Navarra, Itxusi, has created a charity calendar to raise funds for the disabled, seriously affected by government cutbacks. In December,...

Real estate developer puts up families affected by the Vera floods for free

THE Key Mare property developer has so far filled three of the fifteen properties offered at the Thalassa luxury urbanisation. Only a foreign family,...

Gang of minors pose serious challenge for police, traders and residents in Bejar

A SPATE of thefts in homes and shops in Bejar by a group of around seven minors aged 13 to 14 have left the...

Princesses for a day

TWENTY-EIGHT gymnasts from 12 regional clubs took part in Teulada’s “Mini Princesses Trophy.” The event for budding gymnasts aged between 6 and 7 was...

Almeria province loses 60 residents everyday due to emigration in 2012

EVERY DAY in 2012, an average 36 residents leave the province to go abroad and while an average 34 head for other provinces. According...

Fat felines

OBESE cats are becoming increasingly common.  In the wild, they eat mainly meat from a kill, but pet cats eat high carbohydrate foods including...

Monday morning blues

WANT a last minute doctor’s appointment? Well try the start of the week. A study has found this is when patients are most likely...

Health card dilemma

ALICANTINA Ana Navarro was astounded when she found her health card was blocked. Like thousands of other young people Ana, who is 27 and...

Dog depression

ANIMALS are prone to feelings like humans.  The latest discovery is depressed dogs. Although all hounds are susceptible, small, affectionate breeds that tend to...

Junta de Andalucia will raise pensions in the region by 2 per cent

THE Andalucian Government will assign €20.3 million to add up to the non-contributory pensions and supplements of 100,000 beneficiaries. The regional government’s Department of...