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Shaking all over in the Campo de Gibraltar

THERE was a minor earthquake in the Straits of Gibraltar on the evening of August 31 measured at 3.5 magnitude. It was felt in...
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Secret papers reveal Foreign Office plans for Gibraltar

REGARDLESS of the fact that an incompetent Foreign Office had inferred to the Argentine government that Britain was not particularly bothered about keeping sovereignty...
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Marking 19 years since the death of Princess Diana

WEDNESDAY August 31 marked the 19th anniversary of Princess Diana’s untimely death. She was at the height of her fame, an instantly recognisable global...
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Melting ice cream as fire hits Frigo factory

EMERGENCY services attended a factory fire, in Son Llaüt at Santa Maria Island, in the premises of ice cream maker Frigo on the morning...

Ramparts require reinforcement

NIJAR Council has approved a decree which will enable it to carry out urgent work to fence off a footpath Around the castle at...

National park or private party?

JUST over an hour from Mallorca, the Cabrera National Park is a gem of the natural world, with a unique marine ecosystem renowned across...

Hungry vulture in Benidorm

AN UNEXPECTED guest took residents and tourists in Benidorm by surprise when it dropped gracefully atop of one of the Costa Blanca city’s many...
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Beer and bratwursts at Oktoberfest

TORROX is well known for its large German population who are planning to celebrate Oktoberfest in style. The festival, to be held from Friday...
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Biggest bust of live plants for several years in Andalucia

ALTHOUGH it wasn’t trackers dogs but officers from the Guardia Civil who first detected a strong smell emanating from a farm in Las Cabezas...

Orihuela Capital of Culture

ORIHUELA has been named the cultural capital of the Costa Blanca in recognition of its rich and vibrant heritage and contribution to the region. ...
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Team Britannia record attempt

THE Southampton Boat Show will see the launch of an attempt to design and produce the fastest and most fuel efficient semi wave-slicing power...
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Naked protest in Madrid against animal cruelty

ANIMA NATURALIS, a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation which fights for animal rights in Spain and Latin America organised a well-publicised protest in Madrid on Tuesday...

Great ball of fire

A SPECTACULAR fireball, as bright as the moon, flashed across southern Spanish skies in the early hours of Tuesday, August 31. The blazing pulse...

Briton accused of Bali murder forced to re-enact crime scene

A BRITISH man and his Australian girlfriend have been forced to participate in a macabre reconstruction of the killing of a Balinese police officer....
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British woman knocked down and killed in Ibiza

A BRITISH woman thought to be in her late twenties was knocked down and killed near the so called ‘hippy’ town of San Carlos...

Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish

A TOTAL of four dead dolphins have washed up on Malaga’s beaches this week, with the latest appearing on Los Rubios de Torre de...
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Apple rocked to the core by EU tax finding

IN the words of the old time comedian Max Miller, “Now here’s a funny thing” as the Irish government doesn’t want to uphold a...
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Italian fugitive tracked down in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and arrested

A JOINT operation between officers of the National Police and the Italian Polizia di Stato has arrested an Italian bank robber who fled Italy...