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England lose to Bangladesh for the first time in the second test

IN A result that could perhaps be compared to the loss to Iceland by the England football team, Bangladesh trounced the English cricket team...
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Free sports broadcasts closed down by National Police

AFTER receiving a formal complaint from a distributor of digital television programming in 2015, officers of the National Police undertook a serious investigation into...
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Halloween can help even the least able bodied to have fun

THERE is something rather heart-warming about a fairly gentle piece of news which really does tug at the heart strings. Halloween is such a...

Spain’s oldest woman ever turns 115

THE oldest woman in Spanish history has now rung in her 115th birthday. Ana Velez Rubio was originally born in Cordoba on October 30,...
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The end of an era as last British member of International Brigade dies

IN NOVEMBER 1937, 19-year-old merchant sailor Stan Hilton left his ship in Alicante and made his way to Albacete where he joined the British...
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British descendants of Jewish refugees look to Germany for post-Brexit hope

THERE has reportedly been an enormous increase in the number of applications for German citizenship from British descendants of Jewish refugees. Hundreds of applications...
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Gibraltar hosts a meeting of senior environmentalists in London

THE Minister for Environment and Climate Change Dr John Cortes hosted a meeting in Gibraltar House, London which was attended by senior representatives of...

Be prepared for an adventure

IT looks like practice makes perfect when it comes to holidays, as Brits take an average of 3.2 holidays per year according to ABTA....

Street-savvy schoolchildren

CHILDREN at schools in Mijas are to receive road safety lessons from the council in collaboration with the DGT traffic authority. The main aim...
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Trenet inches forward

MODERNISING the Calpe-Denia section of the Line 9 trenet starts next month. Angel Garcia de la Bandera, managing director of regional rail operator FVG,...

Less passengers using airport

PASSENGER numbers are falling at Murcia’s San Javier airport, according to a new report. Figures released by the Aena airport management company, which runs...

What’s in a name?

RINCON DE LA VICTORIA’S new Indoor Pool and Sports Complex, currently under construction, is all set to be named after long distance swimmer, Christian...
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Harmony created through literature

ITALIAN and Turkish teenagers have been visiting Purchena this month as part of an ‘Erasmus+ project, Cervantes 2016: Reading and European Citizenship.’ Altogether 37...

IVF cuts birth defects risk for older mothers

A STUDY has found that women aged 40 or over are less likely to have babies with birth defects if they conceive by IVF....

An exit by hook or by crook

SO the judges have reserved their decision while they go away and think about it…but does it auger well when the Lord Chief Justice,...

Halloween comes to La Herradura

EVERY year Halloween is becoming more widely celebrated in Spain. This year, the La Herradura and Almuñecar councils have decided to capitalise on this...

All kitted out

LOCAL POLICE  patrols in Villajoyosa can now test for drugs during roadside controls. Until now they have been able only to breathalyse drivers for drink-driving but...

The perfect Halloween storm (not)!

IT happened on a perfect autumn Saturday, a day not dissimilar to today with sun-filled skies and easy breezes making life as comfortable as...

Mother arrested after children held captive in Alicante for seven years

A SWISS woman has been arrested and charged with keeping her two children captive in their Alicante province home for seven years. The Guardia...

Rajoy takes the reins as Spain finally gets a government

MARIANO Rajoy is back in the hotseat as Spanish prime minister after 10 months of public spats, resignations, two elections and a political circus...
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“I saw hell”: Huge earthquake rocks central Italy

A MAGNITUDE 6.6 earthquake struck central Italy early on Sunday morning toppling the Basilica of Saint Benedict in Norcia and inflicting extensive damage on...
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Torremolinos audit fright

FOLLOWING the change of council leadership in Torremolinos, the new mayor, José Ortiz was tasked by his coalition partners to have the accounts presented...

Burial costs row

A WOMAN remains in the mortuary at the Hospital de Sant Joan, Alicante, after passing away at the hospital last month. Remaining there for...

Industries at war

BRITISH tour operators might be biting off more than they can chew by going to war with Mallorca’s powerful hotel industry. They have been...