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Retired 73-year-old firefighter with cancer completes 4,000-kilometre round trip through Spain

A RETIRED firefighter with cancer has circumnavigated Spain on an electric bicycle covering over 4,000 kilometres at the age of 73.  Miguel Vivo set off...

Ryanair boss plots around 900 sackings claiming company is overstaffed

RYANAIR boss Michael O’Leary has warned the airline will have to sack somewhere around 900 employees by next summer.   O’Leary claimed these cuts are...
DECEIVED: The organisation told the women they would have a better life in Spain, but they were made to work as prostitutes. CREDIT: Almeria National Police Press Office

Women freed from forced prostitution in Almeria

POLICE freed seven Nigerian women who had been forced into prostitution in Almeria and made nine arrests in an operation to uncover sexual exploitation.  Investigations were first...
ALERT: Calls to the 112 emergency number raised the alarm. CREDIT: INFOCA Twitter - @plan_infoca

BREAKING NEWS. Fire breaks out in Sierra Cabrera

A WILDFIRE has broken out in Sierra Cabrera in Turre.   The Andalucia Plan INFOCA service reported that 25 firefighters have been sent to bring the blaze under control,...
Man stabbed to death in Spain after bar brawl

Man stabbed to death in Spain after bar brawl

A 30-YEAR-OLD Romanian man has died in hospital after being stabbed in Villarubia de los Ojos, Ciudad Real.  The suspected knifeman, also Romanian, was immediately detained after reportedly turning himself in at the scene...
Plastic houses designed in Huevla

Plastic houses designed in Huelva

A building company in Huelva has designed a network of 80 houses that are made solely from plastic bricks.  The company has crafted these bricks...
ETA bomb explosion in Mallorca - 10 years on

ETA bomb explosion in Mallorca – 10 years on

AT 1.50 p.m. on July 30, 2009, a bomb exploded under a Nissan Patrol of the Guardia Civil in Palmanova. The two police officers that were getting into the car,...
Euro Weekly News: a great job opportunity

Euro Weekly News: a great job opportunity

MY name is Tara Rippin, I am the Editorial Manager at Euro Weekly News and I am looking for somebody who could fill the...
Two football players amongst the detained for false documentation

Chinese football players arrested in Spain

Two Chinese football players have been arrested in Salamanca as part of a larger scheme relating to false work permits and immigration certificates. The players,...
Is Spain's Online Access Too Controlling?

Is Spain’s Online Access Too Controlling?

You’d think that online privacy for users is paramount. Do you fall into the bracket of expecting privacy levels to become more and more...
WARNING: Methotrexate was discovered in 1947 CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons

Spanish Agency for Medicine and Health Products issues warning for deadly medicine

THE Spanish Agency for Medicine and Health Products (AEMPS) has warned that a potential side effect of the drug methotrexate is death.  The medicine specifically designed...
More jobs in Murcia

More jobs in Murcia

THE Council of Murcia has revealed that the percentage of people who are unemployed has gone down by almost two per cent and the number...
Scheme to combat hepatitis C in Spain

Scheme to combat hepatitis C in Spain

Projects have been launched for World Hepatitis Day on July 28th in Cantabria and Valencia by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of...
More tolls between Torrevieja and Orihuela

More tolls between Torrevieja and Orihuela

THE mayors of Orihuela and Torrevieja have together proposed a new ‘soft’ toll to be implemented between Torrevieja and Orihuela to make sure that...
PARTY ON! More than 165,000 electronic music fans are expected to descend on Villaricos next week.

Final countdown to Dreambeach

THE final countdown to this year’s Dreambeach has begun.  More than 165,000 electronic music fans are expected to descend on Villaricos next week for what is one of the most important dates in...
EYE IN THE SKY: The police hexacopter quadcopter drone

Spain’s capital launches rogue drone initiative

National police in Madrid have launched a new security system to hunt down rogue drones with an AI vessel that can detect drones that...
BUSY AIRPORTS: The number of passengers visiting Mallorca is up.

Record passengers pass through Balearic Island airports

THE Balearic Islands recorded record numbers of passengers arriving through the airports of Mallorca, Menorca, and Ibiza over the weekend with 4,503 flights scheduled.  According to Aena,...
Spanish olive oil prices hit new low, leaving farmers in trouble. Credit: PXHere

Andalucian olive farmers struggling to survive

Andalucian olive farmers struggling to survive Andalucía is considered one of the leading growers of the finest olive oil in the world, however recently...
Child porn charges in Seville

Child porn charges in Seville

AN ELECTRICIAN who used his job to hide video recording devices in peoples’ bathrooms has been arrested on child pornography charges.  The National Police has...
Unnecessary speeding fines on RM-12

Unnecessary speeding fines on RM-12

THE speed camera on the RM-12 leading to La Manga has reportedly photographed a number of vehicles legally travelling under the speed limit and issued unnecessary fines. The speed limit...
Death at sea in Las Cenizas

Death at sea in Las Cenizas

An 87-year-old man of British origin died on Sunday while hiking in Calblanque National Park in Las Cenizas after he reportedly passed out causing him to slide from the rocks into the sea.  According...
Spain a country with a passion for eating out

Spain: A country with a passion for eating out

Over three quarters of Andalusians visit the local bars at least once a week and around seven per cent do so every day according to a joint study conducted...
Terrace collapse in Denia

Terrace collapse in Denia

NEIGHBOURS in the centre of Denia were woken at 2am on Friday morning by a tremendous crash caused by a first floor terrace completely collapsing into two shops on the Passeig del Saladar.  Four...

Woman ordered to pay ex-husband thousands for paternity in Madrid

A WOMAN has been ordered to pay her ex-husband €62,000 for hiding for three years that the real father of his daughter was a...