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BREAKING NEWS: Torre del Mar bar siege ends

THE siege at a café in Torre del Mar has ended with the man who barricaded himself in the building, reportedly threatening to use...
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Police find body in search for missing triathlete in Kent

KENT police have recovered a body in the search for a fundraising triathlete who disappeared in the middle of a race.  Paul Gallihawk was...

Pushchairs, funeral ashes and false teeth: Lost and found at Alicante-Elche airport

APPROXIMATELY 6,400 mislaid items found at Alicante-Elche airport last year are waiting to be reunited with their owners. Two Local Police officers deal with...
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Almeria’s table olive harvest to come earlier

THIS year, table olives will be harvested earlier in the province due to the extreme heat. Harvesting is due to begin this week and...
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Health campaign continues at Torrevieja Hospital

TORREVIEJA Hospital will continue with its ‘healthy habits’ campaign following the summer. More than 18,000 people have already received advice in the shopping centres...
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Fuel drops below €1 per litre in several Almeria petrol stations

TEN per cent of filling stations in Almeria are selling diesel at less than €1 per litre. Many people would struggle to remember how long...
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Cuellár festival sees 12th bull-run fatality of summer

A MAN was killed by a bull in Cuellár, near Segovia, at what’s believed to be the oldest bull run in Spain. The man,...
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Jet2 cancels Edinburgh to Murcia route

BUDGET AIRLINE Jet2 has made a sudden decision to cancel all of its Edinburgh to Murcia San Javier airport flights with effect from October...
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Dog needs treatment after nasty discovery Almadrabillas beach

A DOG suffered a strong allergic reaction at the Almadrabillas beach in Almeria after touching what looked like a giant leech.  According to the...
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Food, fun and music on show in La Cala del Moral festival

GASTRONOMY, culture and tradition will become one in 'Cala Mediterranea' - an event hosted by Rincon de la Victoria neighbourhood La Cala del Moral....

Balearic group calls for more info on ‘morning after’ pill

THE Balearic Institute for Family Policies (IPFB) has complained that there are no pamphlets with information about the ‘morning after’ pill in the region’s...
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Blood diamond suspect picked up in Malaga in ‘landmark’ arrest

A BELGIAN-AMERICAN fugitive wanted in connection with the trafficking of blood diamonds was arrested at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport on Friday (August 28).  He...
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Neighbours’ patience snaps in La Boatella

VALENCIA CITY’S Local Police opened proceedings against the alleged owners of irregularly-rented tourist apartments. Two properties were closed following an inspection prompted by complaints...

K9 animal rescue organisation needs homes and help

K9 is an animal rescue organisation which has operated in the Valencia Region for many years.   It is a fully legal, non-profit making...

Sex in the City, Torrevieja goes viral

THE Guardia Civil has identified the two young lovers allegedly caught having sex in a square in Torrevieja, whose antics were filmed by a...
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Internal disputes within Costa’s new parties over local office and salaries

INTERNAL conflicts are emerging within political parties Ciudadanos and Costa del Sol Si Puede in Benalmadena over salaries and the allocation of offices there. ...
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26 refugees found alive in back of Spanish van travelling through Austria

A VAN with Spanish number-plates was stopped in Austria on Saturday (August 29) and found to be transporting 26 refugees, amongst them three children. ...

Estepona plans new river park

ESTEPONA Council is currently drafting a project to create a new river park in the city. Member of the local government believe the construction of...
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David Cameron to travel to Spain for talks with Rajoy on future of EU

BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron will arrive in Spain on Friday (September 4) to meet his Madrid counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, on the next stage...
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Is this a golden age of British athletics?

THE end of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing saw Britain sitting fourth in the medal table with four golds, behind the USA...
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Elm Street director and horror visionary Wes Craven dies aged 76

WES CRAVEN, the groundbreaking director who took the tired horror genre and shook it into the 21st century, has died aged 76. He passed...
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Remembering England’s Rose

ON AUGUST 31, just 18 years ago, the devastating news shot around the world announcing the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in a...

Velez-Malaga tram undergoes repairs to get back up and running

VELEZ-MALAGA hopes to get its trams back in service soon. The town council is putting the finishing touches across the tram railways, which saw...
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Anne Hathaway spotted in Mallorca

AMERICAN actress Anne Hathaway was spotted on a luxury yacht off the coast of Magaluf two days running.She arrived in Ibiza the previous week...