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Palma Council declared 100 per cent transparent

PALMA Council has been officially declared as open with its citizens as possible. The city obtained the highest possible mark for transparency, 100 out...
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Almeria recovers from night of gales

ALMERIA: BAD weather caused Almeria to be put on red alert by the Spanish State Weather Office last night as winds of up to...
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Can drinking too much water be bad for you?

WE’RE always being told of the health benefits of drinking plenty of water, but now experts say drinking too much could actually be harmful....
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March For Change rally brings tens of thousands to Madrid streets

PODEMOS (We can) anti-austerity political party gathered 100,000 people in Spain’s capital city of Madrid today (January 31) in its March For Change. During...
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Gandia anglers get rights to south pier

VALENCIA’S Ports Authority (APV) agreed to allow Gandia’s Club de Pesca to fish from the harbour’s southern pier. Members of the angling club can...
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Mayors of Axarquia complain about train project

THE mayors of Axarquia and Eastern Costa del Sol have demanded the coastal train project is extended east, at least as far as Nerja....

Try out for Showstoppers

THERE is still time for budding Roxie Harts, Billy Flynns, Sally Bowles, Sharpays and Troys to audition for a showstopping performance. The Mania Performers...
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Bagpipes at the beach: Scots students hold free concert in Estepona

COSTA DEL SOL: STUDENTS from Edinburgh’s Stewart’s Melville College and The Mary Erskine School will be giving a free concert in Estepona on Wednesday...
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Huercal Overa sets up travelling council office

HUERCAL OVERA Council has set up a mobile office to make it easier for residents to carry out administrative tasks. The mobile office will...

Yacht with rich history goes up in flames

THE yacht once owned by a former US president, a movie actor and an alleged mob boss has met a sad end in the...

Estonian TV visits ‘camera-friendly’ Nerja

NERJA continues to be one of the most requested settings for TV productions and this time it was an Estonian channel that chose the...
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Six migrants die in waters off Melilla

AUTHORITIES have said that at least six would-be migrants have drowned off the coast of the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Morocco. Another 10...
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Big plans for Lidl

LIDL is building its largest European logistics centre in Alcala de Henares (Madrid). Work on the €70 million project has now begun and should...
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Welcoming your new dog

CHILDREN are always excited about a new pet. Don’t allow them to overwhelm him with attention and handling. They should be taught to play...
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Cities and costas excite investors

AN international estate agency has picked out Valencia and Madrid as potential ‘property hotspots’ for 2015. Lucas Fox International points to recent increases in...

Automecanica Invernon, a business that really cares

Automecanica Invernon; Is this a sign of things to come? A business that really cares about their quality and service? Especially when it comes...
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Good luck ritual ends in disaster

A WISH lantern released on a summer night in Denia caused a 1,000-square metre fire in July 2013. An investigating Denia judge has now...

Benidorm working to balance the books

BENIDORM Town Hall has reduced its debt by more than €50 million. For the first time in years its 2015 budget of €92 million...
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Discomfort can be good for your health

BEING a bit uncomfortable could actually be good for you. Not many of us like being cold or wearing uncomfortable shoes, but research suggests...
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Spanish economy grows at fastest rate in seven years

THE Spanish economy grew at its fastest rate for seven years in the last quarter of 2014. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was up 0.7...
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Malaga out of cup

MALAGA were knocked out of this year’s Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao on Thursday, January 29,  following a close encounter that saw the...
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Malaga holds doggie demo against cruelty

A PEACEFUL protest and march against cruelty to hunting dogs will be held on Sunday (February 1) in Malaga City. Organised by local charities...
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San Fulgencio mayor called to declare before Orihuela court

CARLOS RAMIREZ, mayor of San Fulgencio, will be called to declare before an Orihuela court in March. A judge has accepted a petition from...
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Stars to gather for Nerja festival

SPANISH singers Pablo Alboran, David Bustamante and flamenco singer Jose Merce will perform at the Nerja Caves Festival. The Festival’s 56th edition, which will...