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2,000 more properties for social housing

SAREB, the so-called ‘bad bank’ in Spain has announced that it will double the original amount of properties which were to be made available...

€300,000 for poor maternity care

THE Balearic Islands’ Health Service, Ib-Salut, has been ordered to pay compensation to a woman for the poor medical care she received during childbirth...

600,000 live in areas at risk of flooding

SOME 600,000 people are living in flood zones in the Valencia Region. The Department of Housing, Public Works and structuring of the region has...

Alicante airport offers four million seats this winter

Airlines operating at Alicante-Elche airport have scheduled a total of 3,905,948 seats for the off season which begins at the end of October, continuing...
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Bale is back in Almeria

CHRISTIAN BALE is in Pulpi, filming ‘The Promise.’ The movie is directed by Terry George who directed ‘Hotel Rwanda’ and wrote the ‘In the...
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Charities complain at migrant’s reception as coast guards call off search for survivors

AS MARINE Rescue suspended searches for 35 missing migrants off the Malaga coast on Friday (October 30), charities have complained at the treatment that...

No more old, costly bulbs

Fuengirola’s council are looking to the future by installing LED low consumption lighting to the public areas of the borough, getting away from the...
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Spanish airline Iberia in hot water over pilot´s “Palestine” comment

A Spanish pilot for the Iberia airline announced that the plane was “landing in Palestine” as he was approaching Israel according to complaints made...
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Action against graffiti

PALMA City Hall and Mallorca Council are formulating a plan to allow for rapid action to clean graffiti from protected buildings and other elements....
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Spain v England in Alicante

A VERY strange decision, welcomed by some, has seen the Spanish Football Association move the friendly football match between Spain and England, due to...

27,300 families sought charity aid in 2014

CARITAS has said that last year it helped a total of 27,293 families in the province of Alicante, which translates into a total of...

26 years working for benefit of the local community

TEULADA Town Hall has recognised the 26 years of community service by the Asociación Benéfica de Teulada in a ceremony attended by the mayor...
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Storms head back towards southern Spain

SOUTHERN Spain is once again battening down the hatches for another wet and windy long weekend. As of Saturday afternoon (October 31) yellow...

New look for Nijar landmark

THE Atalaya, the tower that has stood watch over Nijar since the 13th century, has been extensively restored. The €200,000 project that began before...

Halloween party accident kills 27 in Romania

AT LEAST 27 people have died and up to 180 are reported wounded following a blaze at a Halloween party in a Bucharest nightclub...
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Holiday programme approved

COSTA DEL SOL hoteliers and workers are breathing sighs of relief this week as the IMSERSO subsidised holiday programme for the elderly, which allows many...
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UPDATE: ‘External influence’ caused Sinai plane crash

 UPDATED: Russian airline blamed “external influence” for Sinai plan crash, which killed 224 people. A senior official side: "The only reasonable explanation is that...
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PP expected to win December 20 elections, according to polls

According to a poll revealed on Friday October 30, Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) is expected to win in the December 20 parliamentary elections....

Property prices on the Costa del Sol have now stabilised

Property sales in the Costa del Sol have increased every month over the last two years. Working as a property investment advisor and qualified...
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Spanish couple convicted of murdering their 12-year-old daughter

On October 23, a Spanish couple was found guilty of murdering their 12-year-old adopted Chinese daughter. Former lawyer Rosario Proto and her ex-husband, Jounalist...

AIC of Nerja’s 5th dinner dance

Make it a Magical Night for Charity at The American International Club of Nerja’s fifth annual Charity Dinner Event which will be held on...

Try taking a walk on the wild side, Globelink will keep you covered

IT’S a strange thing, but if the boom in walking holidays is anything to go by, the less we have to walk, the more...
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Police raid properties in five European countries as part of DroidJack investigation

THE UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed a 28-year-old man had been arrested on October 30 after a raid over smartphone malware. Officers raided...

Voss Homes estate agents now welcome Hannah to the team

Voss HOMES is a British, family run estate agency with an office in the thriving market town of Huercal-Overa. Their belief is that by...