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Almeria is far, far away

ALMERIA, by Renfe rail company’s own standards, has become the most distant land from the Spanish capital city due to a lack of progress...

This is the year of Ford

FORD has finally produced its first ever GT Supercar. Boasting the best power-to-weight ratio of any production car with a top speed smashing 200mph,...

Funding fears: Torremolinos boulevard plans falter

The prestigious multimillion-euro project to pedestrianise the centre of Torremolinos is on hold due to a lack of funds and political in-fighting. The council’s...

Wait almost over

THE wait for the new Nerja fire station is almost over, the council has announced. Construction on the new 3,631m2 station at the main...

Some tips for keeping fertile

MORE and more couples are seeking medical help in conceiving a child. With fertility problems, amongst both men and women on the rise, what...
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Rajoy adamant no referendum on Catalan independence

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has again reiterated his opposition to a 2017 referendum by pro-independence groups in Catalonia.  The law, he said, made...

Filth and noise: Mallorcan venues shut in crackdown

Twenty-three bars and restaurants across Mallorca had to be closed in a crackdown on filthy and unsafe premises. Offences ranged from hygiene horrors, including...

Fake kidnap alert

Detectives across Almeria are investigating an alarming rise in the number of virtual kidnappings. Residents are advised to beware of scam artists who pretend...

Voodoo horror – Women forced to eat chicken hearts

COSTA BLANCA police have released nine women who were forced to become prostitutes and take part in Voodoo rituals by a criminal gang. National...

New Year, market remains strong

THE latest figures on the Spanish property market indicate that there was a cooling down during October after months of back-to-back double digits increases....

Woman’s body washed up but boyfriend missing

 POLICE are baffled by the mysterious case of a Brazilian woman whose body washed ashore on a Costa Blanca beach. She and her Spanish...
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First manager of The Beatles, Allan Williams, dies aged 86

The first man to manage the Beatles, Liverpool club owner Allan Williams, has died aged 86. Although he worked with the group for only...

Mountain tragedy: Climber falls to her death

A climber fell to her death from a peak in Axarquia while scaling a rock face alone and without safety equipment. The woman was...

Olympians and entertainers feature in New Year Honours list

Four-time Olympic gold medal winning athlete Mo Farah, world tennis number one Andy Murray and 89-year-old comic and entertainer Ken Dodd are all knighted...

Wet farewell to 2016

RAIN is set to return to the Costa del Sol to bring in the New Year. Spain’s meteorological agency AEMET has predicted light but...

Stopping a dog from jumping up

A DOG jumping up at a visitor is the worst possible introduction anybody can have to your home and your dog. Indeed, for those...

Speak out but watch your step

JUAN PEDRO YLLANES, a judge by profession, is on voluntary leave because he is also a Podemos MP. Yllanes complained not long ago that...

Eurogolf Stableford

ON THURSDAY December 29, Eurogolf played a stableford from the blocks. Due to the Christmas holidays there was a depleted field of just over...
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British residents in Spain recognised in New Year Honours List 2017

TWO British residents in Spain have been awarded honours by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year Honours List 2017 as published today,...

Five Spanish New Year traditions

Get into the swing of New Year’s Eve by following these Spanish traditions to welcome in 2017. The most popular tradition in Spain by...
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Suspected revenge killer found hanging in Galician woods

A BODY found hanging from a tree in Galicia is believed to be that of a Romanian fugitive wanted for the murder of his...

WATCH: Mar Menor now an ‘ecological disaster’ after years of negligence

“A DESERT of mud.”  That is the description of the Mar Menor by Juan Manuel Ruiz, lead investigator of a team from the Spanish...
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US bans Arctic drilling

POSSIBLY worried by a statement made by Donald Trump about exploitation of existing oil reserves, President Obama has banned the offshore drilling for gas...

Brexit legal challenge aims to stop UK leaving European single market

BREXIT faces a fresh court challenge as the man who invented the word is joined by four new claimants in arguing that the...