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Teenage boy arrested after mattress blaze spreads to pine woods

NATIONAL POLICE arrested a teenage boy for allegedly starting a fire which destroyed two hectares of pines and bushes in Altos de Estepona. Police...

‘Money laundering’ fraudster arrested in Novelda

A 42-YEAR-OLD Cameroon was arrested after trying to cheat a Novelda businessman. The alleged confidence trickster promised him that he could make €500,000 by...

Musical treat after orchestra strikes

A MUSICIANS’ strike has led to concert treats for music lovers. Members of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra decided enough was enough when they were...

Creepy crawlies time

THE children from the college of San Sebastian in Archidona have presented an exhibition of their work done during this school year. Pupils as...

Holiday rents still lucrative

RENTING a holiday apartment will use 47 per cent of a Spanish family’s holiday budget. The average Spanish family is reducing holiday spending by...

Boy racers getting ready for hot hatch

SPANISH boy racers will be rubbing their hand in anticipation with the launch of the new SEAT Leon FR 2.0 TDI. It is the...

Chips are down for Mijas poker school

LOCAL POLICE raided a bar in Mijas, in which an illegal poker game was allegedly being played by 11 people. The plain clothes officers...

Charity walkers raise €2,500

CALA NOVA Cancer Care Charity Shop presented Jaime Coll, President of the ASPANOB (Balearic Association of Parents of Children with Cancer) a cheque for...

Help for summer school registration

LA NUCIA town hall is allocating €5,000 to finance registration fees for the summer school. The school, or Escoleta, is organised by the Social...

Spain’s Blue-Flag beaches are the best in Europe!

SPAIN has the best beaches in Europe. And that’s official! The nation has more than 550 beaches that at present have Blue Flags of...

Spectrum FM Costa Almeria expands inland

After years of successful and informative broadcasting on the coast, Spectrum FM have decided to replicate the format inland after swathes of requests.  So...
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Silent marchers protest in Palma

A SILENT protest march led by Polish artist Jacek Wozniak wound its way through the streets of Palma. The event con-sisted of a quiet...

Top award for Teulada building

TEULADA-MORAIRA’s auditorium has won Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recognition. The auditorium, designed by Navarra architect Francisco Mangado, won a RIBA award for...

Mayors meet to strengthen ties

ALMUÑECAR played host to visitors from the twin towns of Cerveteri (Italy) and Furstenfeldbruck (German) on a recent visit. Mayor Trinidad Herrera welcomed the...
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San Juan fiestas toned down after tragedy

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy was killed during the San Juan fiestas in Alicante. The annual celebrations were tinged with sadness as the youngster was killed...
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Looking good for holiday business

TOURIST occupancy levels were up to 80 per cent in Torremolinos in May, making it the leading town in Andalucia. According to the National...

New offices now open in Marbella

THE EURO WEEKLY NEWS’S new offices at the exclusive Marbella Club Hotel are now open. Our team will be happy to cater for all...

Number of millionaires in Spain up 5.4 per cent since 2011

DESPITE the economic doom and gloom, the rich are getting richer, and some of them are Spanish. Last year there were 144,600 individuals in...

New Koleos unwrapped in Buenos Aires

THE wraps came off the New Renault Koleos at the sixth International Buenos Aires Motor Show. It has been acclaimed for the travelling comfort...

When drill sergeant becomes a full time chef and waitress…

I AM not sure who is more relieved to see the advent of the school holidays - me or my kids - but I...
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Reasons to be unpopular…

THIS week I’m going to be really unpopular (watcha mean nothing’s changed!?). Reason number one: as far as Syria is concerned I support the...

A few more ways to be parted from your money

I RECENTLY wrote about so-called ‘romance scams’. But, as you’re no doubt aware, fraudsters have many other cunning ways and means of relieving you...

Spain lining up to face Brazil in Confederations Cup

SPAIN are looking to make it a triple whammy after beating Italy on penalties in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup. They have a...

Costa community stunned by Mijas triple shooting

AN expatriate family has been wiped out in a triple shooting that has left the Costa del Sol stunned. Philip, Sheila and Sophie Wood...