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Sir Richard Branson to receive Nobel peace award

NOBEL Peace Prize laureates gathering in Colombia this week will be honouring Sir Richard Branson with a peace award for his work in global...

Invasion of the freeloaders in Almeria

RESIDENTS of San Juan de los Terreros have become increasingly concerned by the presence of camper vans and their occupants. Traditionally, the largely French,...
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Art thieves arrested in Madrid

OFFICERS of the National Police have arrested eight members of a gang allegedly involved in 16 robberies in properties in Catalonia, Galicia and Madrid...
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Cash machine robbers arrested in Malaga and Madrid

DESPITE the arrest of two British men in 2016 who were involved in regular attacks on cash machines using explosives, the attacks continued and...
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Spain announces €12 million road safety improvements

FIFTEEN urgent measures to reduce mortality rates on Spanish roads, have been unveiled by interior minister Ignacio Zoido. The improvements, estimated to cost around...

Brexit won’t stop Jet2.com bringing passengers to Alicante

DEFYING Brexit fears, British airline Jet2.com has announced that for the next summer season they will increase flights between the UK and Alicante-Elche airport....

Callosa’s nispero crop demolished by January storms

CALLOSA D’EN SARRIA is Spain’s principal nispero grower but the outlook for the 2017 season is not encouraging. According to initial estimates, 90 per...
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Unexploded mortar shell unearthed in Malaga

A COUNCIL workman who hit something metallic while using a digger in Olías went to inspect it only to find it was a mortar...

Spanish movie director Pedro Almodovar named as Cannes film festival jury president

CANNES Film Festival organisers have announced acclaimed Spanish movie director Pedro Almodovar will lead the jury this year. He is the first Spaniard to...
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Gibraltar and Scotland visit the European Parliament

IN what turned out to be an eventful day, Gibraltar and Scotland - in some ways an unlikely pair, but not in their rejection...

Brave cancer fighter Leo, 4, needs your help

AN Almeria family are in a race against time to raise £150,000 (€176,000) to send their critically ill son to the USA for treatment...

Barber to help Benalmadena’s under privileged

A BARBER is helping the homeless and those who are less well off by offering free haircuts and donated food and clothing from his...

Rafael Nadal left out of Spain’s Davis Cup tennis squad

FATIGUE has ruled Rafael Nadal out of Spain's Davis Cup squad for their World Group first round match against Croatia in Osijek from February...
HM Government of Gibraltar

Minister for Care opens inaugural meeting of renewed Child Protection Committee

THE Gibraltar Minister for Health, Care and Justice, the Hon. Neil F Costa MP, met for the first time with the newly restructured executive...
Guardia Civil

More than 100 burglaries solved by Guardia Civil in Malaga Province

THE Guardia Civil have had a succesful few weeks arresting burglars in Malaga Province, where they have detained 18 people believed to be responsible...
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Hip-hip-hooray: rare pygmy hippo born in Fuengirola

BIOPARC FUENGIROLA is celebrating after the birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus at the zoo. The new arrival represents yet another success for the...

Happy birthday King Felipe!

SPAIN'S King Felipe VI celebrates his 49th birthday today. He is the world's fifth-youngest reigning monarch. Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos...

Spain’s Javier Fernandez skates to fifth straight European title

SPANISH figure skater Javier Fernandez confirmed his dominance in the sport by taking gold at the European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava in the...

To let, or not to let

TENSIONS between Mallorca hoteliers and the holiday rental agency bubbled over at a tourism conference in Madrid. The opposing sides have argued for years...

Body of ‘migrant’ boy found washed up on Spanish beach

THE body of a small boy, aged six to seven-years-old has been found on a beach in southern Spain. The grim discovery was made...

Marbella’s a city of film

MARBELLA was proud to host no less than 70 different film and video companies from Spain and across the world during 2016 as they...

Atletico Madrid’s summer campus to come to Costa Blanca

THE Costa Blanca Tourist Board will assist Teulada-Moraira Town Hall in organising Atletico Madrid’s summer campus. It is aimed at boys and girls aged...

Cafe taking taboo out of death

Following the great success of the first Death Café Costa Blanca in November 2016 and in response to many requests, another event is being...

The Phoenix Club’s future adventures

IT’S a busy time ahead for The Phoenix Club with lots of trips and activities to look forward to. There will be a trip...