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Agreement signed by Velez-Malaga to create pay-and-display areas

AN AGREEMENT has been signed by Velez-Malaga council and the town’s Association of Disabled People AMIVEL to create pay-and-display areas around the town. Mayor...

More than 3,000 foreigners removed from Cartagena’s padron

MORE than 3,248 foreign residents have been taken off the municipal padron registry of Cartagena. Although 2,320 foreigners registered during the past year, the...

New fares and equipment for Mijas cabbies

NEW taximeters and tariffs have been launched in Mijas. The council has informed that the more than 110 cabbies based in Mijas have received...
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Youths get assisted in Palma

THE youth information centre of Palma, Palmajove, handled around 11,400 enquiries in 2014. It received more than 300,000 visits and gave information to 900...
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Stricter regulations to check all devices inside cabin luggage

ALL electrical and electronic devices inside cabin luggage will be checked before boarding flights as of March 1 due to a new law...

Palma teen footballer suffers heart attack

A 14-YEAR-OLD football player suffered a heart attack while playing a match in Palma. The boy passed out on the San Francisco football field...
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Marihuana farmer arrested

TWO men and a woman have been arrested in Alhaurin de la Torre suspected of drug-trafficking. Following tip-offs that an Italian resident was distributing...
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Art forgery suspects arrested

A CRIMINAL network specialised in selling fake paintings by well-known artists has been dismantled by the Spanish National Police force.   Suspects...
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Receiving waste in Palma to turn it into electricity

THE first shipment of refuse-derived fuel from Italy has arrived in Mallorca to be incinerated. In total, 3,000 tonnes of this material also known...
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Malaya wife awarded more cash by court

THE wife of Juan Antonio Roca, the leader of the Malaya corruption circle that rocked Marbella nine years ago, will receive €6,685 to cover...
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Costa del Sol tourism gears up for another record-breaking year

AFTER a record number of visitors last year, Costa del Sol tourism figures have started 2015 getting better and better. The latest figures from...
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Postal strikes looking likely

CORREOS postal workers are planning protests from now until May to complain about cutbacks and privatisation attempts. CCOO trade union representatives Salvador Sepulveda and...

Unique, speedy family car with lots of space

THE new Leon ST CUPRA is a unique combination of top performance, style and utility, claim the Spanish manufacturers. Acceleration from zero to 100...
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Something for everyone at Puerto Marina

PUERTO Marina and the legends of the sea, a schedule of events aimed to attract visitors to the Benalmadena marina, has a busy month...
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Swelling of the Ebro River forces evacuation

THE swelling of the Ebro River registered yesterday (February 27) in areas of Northern Spain caused a historical flood during the night, with more than...
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Cruise passengers vote Malaga one of Europe’s top 10

CRUISE passengers placed Malaga as one of the top 10 destinations in Europe in surveys after visiting the city. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity...
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Huercal Overa business hub tenders are in

TENDERS are in for a 'hub' to help promote business and employment in an Almerian town. On Friday, February 20 proposals from five companies...
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Public internet due in Marbella by Easter

FREE WiFi is due to hit Marbella streets in time for Easter. Smartphone users will have one hour of free access to the internet...
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February off to good start for Costa Blanca hotels

AVERAGE occupancy in hotels on the Costa Blanca, excluding Benidorm, has increased 2.7 points in the first half of February compared to a year...
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Spring-like weekend forecast for most of Spain

FOLLOWING a difficult week weather-wise in Northern Spain, which caused travel problems and alerts, the AEMET State Weather office has announced a spring-like weekend...

Two arrested in Motril for smuggling drugs into Spain

A MAN has been arrested in Motril by National Police when he was caught driving a van with 620 kilos of hashish in a...
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Spanish pro-Russian fighters arrested

EIGHT pro-Russian Spanish fighters have been arrested. In co-ordinated operations in Murcia, Navarre, Catalonia, Asturias and Madrid, Spanish National Police swooped to detain the...
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Children’s hospital uses new life-support techniques

A NEW technique is being used to save young lives at the Materno Infantil children’s hospital in Malaga. Known as ECMO or extracorporeal membrane...
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Foreigners spend more in the Balearic Islands

THE total expenditure of international tourists who visit the Balearic Islands has increased by 5.7 per cent in January, compared to the same month...