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Foreign Affairs Select Committee seeks views on service by British Consulates

Do you have experience of seeking help from a British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission when travelling overseas? Did you get the support you...
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Cruise ship boost for Palma

THE number of cruise ships docking in Palma enjoyed an 18 per cent increase in 2013, 487 in 2013 compared with 412 in 2012....
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Rincon de la Victoria poker room gets its chips

A POLICE unit attached to the regional government (Junta de Andalucia) has shut down an illegal poker room in Rincon de la Victoria. Officers...

Helicopter rescues two climbers

AN injured climber was rescued after falling in the mountains of Redovan. The 49-year-old fell from a height of 20 metres and broke his...

Rape and murder trial in Malaga

A MAN is standing trial in Malaga Provincial Court accused of raping and killing a Swedish tourist in a Fuengirola hostel in June 2011....
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Andalucian cinema awards: and the winner is…

THE Almeria film industry came away from the Andalucian cinema awards (ASECAN) with five prizes. 'Cannibal' by  El Ejido film director  Manuel Martin Cuenca ...

Try adding lemons to your health and beauty routine

THE lemon has a wide therapeutic power and has been used as a natural remedy for health and beauty for hundreds of years. Lemon...
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No UK appetite for local doll

ALICANTE toy-makers Famosa have been accused of encouraging anorexia. The UK media picked up on the manufacturers’ latest doll, “Nenuco won’t eat” which has...

Mallorca National Police in knife attack

A CUBAN man, age 28, was arrested in Palma after attacking police with two knives. The incident began when the accused called 112 saying...

Costa Blanca represented by music at FITUR tourism fair

FITUR Travel and Tourism Fair in Madrid has been represented by towns and cities across the Costa Blanca. Visitors included the Torrevieja delegation which...

Knox and Sollecito again found guilty of Meredith Kercher’s murder

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been found guilty for a second time in the Italian courts of the murder of Meredith Kercher in...

Cave found in centre of Torremolinos

A CAVE has been discovered in the centre of Torremolinos. It was found during work to install underground rubbish containers in the Calle Loma...

Zurgena green route gets the green light

STEPS taken by the Mancomunidad of the Valle del Almanzora for the implementation of a Via Verde (Green route) finally look to have paid...

Wealthy women richer in the sex stakes

AS if women with money don’t have it good enough – luxury cars, a nice house, a flexible credit card and a to-die-for-wardrobe –...

Hidden treasure uncovered in Madrid

A LOST literary treasure from Spain's Golden Age of Letters has been discovered gathering dust in the National Library in Madrid. ‘Mujeres y criados’...

Playing by the rules

WE went “en famille” to our local music school’s piano recitals this week. We went to watch our little girl La Gidg, who was...

The lion’s share: harsh verdict from Oxfam

THE 20 richest people in Spain are worth a combined €77 billion.  This is equivalent to the earnings of the country’s poorest 20 per...

Four Balearic hotels named in top 50

THE Sunday Times has listed four Balearic hotels among its top choices of Mediterranean establishments. Those receiving the recognition are the Barcelo Formentor (a...

Benidorm’s InTempo beset with problems

PROBLEMS continue to beset Benidorm’s InTempo tower. What will one day be Europe’s tallest residential building, at 200 metres and 55 storeys, is practically...

419 ways of being conned

ANOTHER friend of mine’s been hit by an email fraud. This time round, her family, friends and contacts received repeated requests for money so...

Residents halt street remodelling work

  A GROUP of residents from La Herradura have declared victory in their fight to stop the 'refurbishment' of their street. The Deputy Mayor...

Skyscraper plans move forward in Malaga

THE city of Malaga is the only municipality within Malaga province with concrete approval for the building of skyscrapers. The plans include blueprints for...

Beer flavoured jelly beans to be launched

THE Jelly Belly Candy Company has decided to pay homage to its German ancestry by launching the world’s first beer flavoured jelly bean. The...

A fairytale in Spain?

ONCE upon a time, young Carlos was talking to his mother as she was tucking him into bed one school night. "Mama?" whispered the...