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New Year in Spain

THE end of the year is here and people all over Spain are gearing up to try to swallow their traditional grapes without choking...
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Further arrests in Belgium as Europe prepares to see in 2016

AS Europe prepares to see in the New Year surrounded by extra security measures, Belgian police have reportedly arrested six people in and around...
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Becky Harris recovers after being critically injured in a boat accident earlier this year

EARLIER this year a boat crash on Geist Reservoir in Indianapolis critically injured 52-year-old Becky Harris, who has now recovered sufficiently to allow her...

Spain has experienced the same development of consumerism as Britain

TWO days without being able to shop proved to be too much for the hundreds of people who took to the shops last Sunday....
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Nerja Cave visits increase for third consecutive year

THE Nerja Caves, the main tourist attraction of Axarquia, have seen an increase in visitors for the third consecutive year.  Additionally, as of December...

Zero Hour – The Engine is dead… Long live the Motor!

THE JURY is out and the future of motoring has been decided, no more ifs, buts, maybes or speculation, the internal combustion engine has...

Population of Almeria falls

The population in Almeria Province fell slightly between 2014 and 2015, new statistics from the INE (National Institute of Statistics) have revealed. Data released...

Roman tower regains its former magnificence

AN article in Lucentum, an Alicante University science journal, sheds more light on Villajoyosa’s San Jose tower. The Second Century monument marks one of...
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Bethlehem Light of Peace

EVERY year, a child from Upper Austria goes to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem where Jesus Christ is traditionally believed to have...

New Year’s fireworks are no cause for celebration

THE New Year celebrations are about to begin with parties, music and the inevitable fireworks bringing in the New Year with a bang!  But...
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Founder of Heroes Welcome receives MBE

Major John W Senior TD, the Founder of Heroes Welcome UK is to be appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the...
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Madrid beefs up security ahead of New Years Eve

THE HISTORIC Puerta del Sol metro station will be closed on the evenings of December 30 and 31 as Madrid’s regional government looks to...
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Torrevieja water will save the day for all

The good news is that the New Year will bring mild weather and higher-than-normal temperatures. The bad news is that 2016 will be the...

Mallorcans celebrate the conquest of Islamic Mallorca

Liberty will be in the air this week across Palma as Mallorcans celebrate the conquest of Islamic Mallorca over seven centuries ago, while Balearic...
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Dolphin rescue at Catalan Bay

MEMBERS of the public from Catalan Bay saw that there was a dolphin in distress in the local waters and it appeared to be...

Another Amancio Ortega purchase

Amancio Ortega, owner of Inditex, has extended his real estate empire by purchasing the historic and protected Haughwout building in New York, just off...

Toy troopers storm Velez-Malaga

Charity, Christmas, and Star Wars came together last weekend with the aim of making some lucky Velez-Malaga children feel like they were in a...

Salvemos Mojacar suffers a blow

Environmental groups fighting for the removal of the controversial Azata del Sol hotel in Carboneras were dealt a tough blow after the Constitutional Court...
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Multi-million plan to save local lives

Approved proposals to widen the access route to Alicante airport will see €29.3 million pumped into impassioned plans to temper one of the nation’s...
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Eye in the sky for Spain’s Lynxes

ANDALUCIA’S regional government has inked a deal enabling conservationists to use drone technology to watch over the endangered Iberian Lynx.  The drone company will...
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Russia likely out of Rio Olympics

EUROPEAN Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen has said that he doubts the Russian athletic team will participate in the Rio 2016 Olympics following the...
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Tory chief under fire

OLIVER Letwin, the chief policy advisor to British Prime Minister David Cameron, has apologised for derogatory remarks made in the aftermath of the 1985...

Costa’s treasure chest

Wealth and Marbella go together like Switzerland and watches, but the affluent city has eclipsed all expectations by firmly establishing itself at the heart...

Could your personal trainer also be your best friend?

My role as a personal trainer goes way above and beyond counting out reps for clients and ushering them to the next piece of...