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Police have video of Toronto mayor smoking cocaine

TORONTO (Reuters) - Police have obtained a video that matches one that has been alleged to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine,...

More tourists visit Nerja

NERJA is the town of the Axarquia where the number of visitors increased the most in the first nine months of the year. According...

Workshops to raise animal awareness

MALAGA Provincial Government, in cooperation with the Bioparc Foundation, has organised a series of workshops to be held on Saturday. The aim of these...

Caught carrying 4 kilos of marihuana

FOUR kilos of marihuana was found in a car in the plaza de Hostals de Santa Maria del Cami. Two Guardia Civil officers stopped...

Voss Homes, your friendly Estate Agent in Huercal-Overa

Voss Homes is a British, family run estate agency with its office in the thriving market town of Huércal-Overa. This still traditionally Spanish area...

Gladrags Albox’s new owner Jenni Rock

Many of you will be familiar with the ever popular clothes shop GLADRAGS, in Calle Malaga, Albox. It is currently owned by well known...

The Neater Heater way

The Costa Blanca’s favourite Electric Heater:  Now available on the Costa Del Sol. Neater Heater was created in 2008 from a “Victor Kiam” moment....

Italian banks’ cut plans too modest despite strike call

MILAN (Reuters) - With Italy mired in its longest recession since the Second World War, the country's hard-pressed banks are cutting jobs, closing branches...

Mercedes can win without Brawn, says Hamilton

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Mercedes have enough strength in depth to be successful even if team principal Ross Brawn leaves at the end of...

Former journalist Souter jailed for 22 years

A JOURNALIST who was based on the Costa Del Sol as Travel Editor for a local newspaper has been jailed for 22 years for...

German journalists urged to shun Google and Yahoo!

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The union representing German journalists advised its members on Thursday to stop using Google and Yahoo because of reported snooping by...

Murdoch editors Brooks, Coulson had affair, hacking trial told

LONDON (Reuters) - Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid, were having an...

Fatal accident at quarry in Macael

THE Marble industry in Macael suffered a blow with the death of another worker in a quarry. Manuel Rubio died when, for reasons that...

Film festival in Almeria beats records

INTERNATIONAL contest ‘Almeria en Corto’ has received one of the best responses in its history. The Short Film Festival will consist of 31 works...

Flowers ready in Pilar de la Horadada

PILAR DE LA HORADADA has distributed up to 2 million flowers ahead of All Saints day tomorrow (Friday). The cooperative Pilareña Flomar, has around...

Police injured in drugs raid

NINE residents of Jumilla, Murcia, have been arrested accused of being members of a drugs network. Two Guardia Civil officers were injured during the...

Alicante’s youth crime shame

ALICANTE courts deal with an assault or sexual abuse case brought against minors on average every four days. That puts the province near the...

Sony suffers TV relapse as Japan peers change channel

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai's determination to stick to the consumer electronics that made the company's fame will be put to...

No more holdups for natural gas in Benidorm

THE Cegas natural gas company has finally obtained permission to install piped gas in Benidorm. Now that all the formalities have been completed, the...

Bumper paypackets (for some)

A website now lists the salaries commanded by the PP’s high-ranking in the Valencian Community. It brought some surprises. Cesar Augusto Asencio, a PP...

Bricks and mortar: Spanish piggy banks

MORE houses were sold in Campello than any other L’Alacanti town between January and July. A total of 202 sales were finalised during this...
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James Blake wins 2013 Mercury Prize

LONDON (Reuters) - Songwriter and singer James Blake won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album on Wednesday for "Overgrown", with the winner...

Marvin Gaye’s family sues ‘Blurred Lines’ composers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Family of late soul singer Marvin Gaye sued R&B recording artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement on...

Patient raises Leukaemia cash

A BRITISH patient has raised more than €5,000 for Leukaemia research. Kim Edwards, who has been a patient at the Regional Hospital of Malaga...