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Glass curtains popular extension choice

THE property market is in recovery, yet some homeowners still experience difficulty in the current climate to sell properties in Spain. Therefore many homeowners...

Council rakes in on terrace bar taxes in Alicante

BARS and restaurants in Alicante city have boosted council coffers by €464,264 in terrace taxes, up more than 50 per cent in four years....
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Queen Sofia looks at surplus fruit to go to food banks in Mallorca

QUEEN SOFIA is looking at ways to turn fruit surpluses into non-perishable food items. A foundation she set up in her name is looking...

Chiriguitos to be made legal in Axarquia by the end of 2013

CHIRINGUITOS or beach bars in Salobreña will be legal by the end of the year. So said Salobreña mayor Gonzalo Fernandez after a meeting...
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Floods cause problems for Spain’s Mediterranean coastline

The heavy rains from recent storms have affected most parts of the Mediterranean coast in Spain, causing floods along the AP7 motorways from Almeria...

DNA evidence helps police nail ‘serial rapist’ in Alicante

DNA testing has allegedly proved that a San Vicente man was responsible for two rapes. Police are investigating a total of 10 rape cases...
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Guardia Civil allegedly struck by ‘missiles’ at Gibraltar border

Gibraltar police are investigating a claim that a "small number of missiles" were allegedly thrown at the border between Spain and Gibraltar on Wednesday...

Police swoop on British ‘drugs gang’ in Alicante

POLICE have swooped on a group of Britons and seized more than 300 kilos of hashish. The alleged organisation based in Alicante, whose members...
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The ‘black panther’ is on the prowl in Almeria

THE hunt is on for a black panther spotted in Almeria. Residents of the town of Berja are sleeping with one eye open after...

Man arrested for trying to sell fraudulent painting in Mallorca

A MAN, 47, was arrested for trying to sell a forged painting, supposedly by an artist from Mallorca, online. The artist herself went to...

Busy weekend ahead for Spanish roads as holidays end

ALMOST 3.9 million journeys will be made on the Spanish roads this weekend. The Spanish General Traffic Department (DGT) estimates that between today and...

Three charged in Marbella bottle attack which left girl blind in one eye

NATIONAL POLICE have charged three youths allegedly involved in a fight in Marbella, in which a 15-year-old girl lost sight in one eye. A...

Streets flooded in several parts of Malaga province

ALFARNATEJO, in the Axarquia area of Malaga province, was hit by storms which left the streets flooded with 61 litres of rain per m2...

Construction grows in Spain

The Spanish construction industry could be bucking the European trend and getting back on its feet after a 4.1 per cent surge in activity....

Champions League draw sees Barcelona face AC Milan

THE top two Spanish teams will feature in some mouth-watering ties after the Champions League draw was made. Arguably the toughest group will see...

Two elderly women were found in Mijas ‘living in huts’

TOWN hall officials claim they found two elderly women living in wooden huts at an unofficial ‘care home.’ Mijas council has now reported the...
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Disaster that led to airline demise Spanair

THE 2008 Madrid air disaster was decisive in the collapse of Spanair. After the accident in which 150 people died the airline lost around...

Smart smiles! More families using phones for holiday snaps!

FAMILIES going on holiday at one time always packed their cameras to take snap-shots. But those days are increasingly over for many, with a...

Maddocks’ View On Life

War of words over Gibraltar ongoing between Spain and Britain.  

Introducing the new and improved Audi A8

AUDI has given its flagship, the A8, a wide-sweeping update. The new A8 aims to place Audi among the innovation leaders in the luxury...

Follow the rules if you want the cheap deals – Nora Johnson on Ryanair

WHEN I last wrote about Ryanair, one EWN reader left a very nice comment on my website, but finished up with the thought that...
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Stay out of futile conflicts – Leapy Lee on Syria

DOES it not create a shudder of deja vu to see weapons inspectors entering yet another Mid-East area of death and destruction? At the...

Art is life – Vicki McLeod takes a personal approach to art

WHAT do you consider to be art? There’s a tough question. And what relevance does it have to your life? Do you think that...

Australian Matthews takes tour stage

AUSTRALIAN Michael Matthews took the win in the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain. The 22-year-old crossed the line in four hours 28...