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Budget criticism ‘hypocrisy’ – Costa Blanca News

OPPOSITION criticism of Altea’s 2013 budget received a blistering town hall reply. “The socialists are completely ill-equipped to censure the budget,” declared councillor Jesus...
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Messi VS Real Madrid – The King Cup 2013, greatest Spain Footballers from Barcelona...

Messi had the chance to make it 2-0, and to equal the record of Di Stéfano Argentinean Player from Madrid, but the judge raised...

Viva Homes Under the Sun

Hi Michel, First of all I would like to thank you for the stunning full page article about our inauguration on Friday. I have...

Torrevieja Masters prepare for Barcelona – Torrevieja, Costa Blanca Sports News

THIS Saturday saw three of the five Torrevieja Masters swimmers begin their preparations for the Spanish Winter National Competition to be held in Barcelona...

Phoney doctor fooled them all – Denia, Costa Blanca News

STAFF at Denia hospital and Calpe health centre have been left reeling after having a real-life Catch Me If You Can style fake doctor...

Drive to woo back golfers – Malaga, Costa del Sol News

THE Costa del Sol Tourism Board is aiming to spend €4.1 million to draw golfers back to the area. Throughout the year, the board...

Wilderness tamed – Costa Blanca News

WASTELAND in Teulada is to become a green zone and recreation area. A €25,000 grant from the Alicante provincial government will transform the 5,384...

Car chase arrests – Costa Blanca News

A GROUP of suspected thieves operating in the Orihuela Costa has been arrested by local police after a car chase. The arrests were made...

Water source

SPAIN needs prosperity, and I would suggest an aqueduct from Galicia to Barcelona and from Santander to Malaga will unite the whole country and...

Crippling tax to sell your own home

I THOUGHT that I should check the amount of plusvalia tax payable should I sell my home. We bought our three bedroomed villa in...

Dogs that do not want to be alone

I HAVE already talked about separation anxiety in dogs. Because it is such a serious subject I will return to the subject. Separation anxiety...

Beware the crime factor

A GERMAN neighbour visiting for a short break had his small home - on an urbanisation - broken into with more than €2,000 cash...

Widow´s fears

A FRIEND widowed just two weeks ago has had a compressor stolen from outside her country finca. While she does not know if this...

Some duty chemists could go – Alicante News

 THERE could soon be fewer duty chemists in towns with a 24-hour pharmacy. Owing to the economic crisis it is now not feasible to...

Double hit

A FRIEND from Malta recently visited us for the first time in Marbella, though she stayed earlier in Barcelona. While singing the praises of...

Alice on the therapist’s couch just a lot of rot

WHEN Alice fell down the hole and landed in Wonderland everything changed for her. Her beliefs, sense of security, certainty of right and wrong...

El Chorro climber injured – Malaga, Costa Del Sol News

A MAN, 30, was rescued near the reservoir in El Chorro, Alora, after falling and breaking his ankle. He was climbing with a friend...

Mercadona moan

WHEN will commercial companies think of their customers first? I believe Mercadona is the best supermarket chain in Spain. But while they may look...

Lax rules make border control a complete farce

BRITAIN has to be the only country in the world where illegal immigrants are set free if they can't produce papers as means of...

You do not know what you’ve lost

AS it was out of character for Nadia not to return text messages, for me, everything stopped. For hours concentration was gone. A petite...

Preparation is keystone of building projects

SOME years ago I wrote a book in the UK about building works and how to go about them. This was in response to...

Sports Round Up

SPORTS ROUND-UP   RUGBY fans are all set for the Six Nations internationals of 2013 with England against Scotland at Twickenham and Wales versus Ireland...

Family is key to healthy children

  INCREASING numbers of pupils can “hardly move, let alone catch or run” at age 11 according to Baroness Campbell, chairwoman of UK Sport....

Blooming good show from Almonds

ALMOND blossom is now out or about to open in many areas, while others will follow within the next four to six weeks. It...