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Andalucian Health (SAS) now has one unique number for outgoing calls

Andalucian Health (SAS) from now on will only have one unique number for outgoing calls from all 1,512 of its health centers  The Andalucian Health...

Spanish Municipalities of Coria and La Puebla prepare ‘shock plan’ after...

The Spanish Municipalities of Coria and La Puebla in Sevilla have prepared a ‘shock plan’ after a massive Nile virus invasion. The Doñana Biological Station...

An unusual giant log covered in barnacles washes ashore in Asturias

AN unusual giant log covered in barnacles has washed ashore on the beach of Xago, in the municipality of Gozon, Asturias An unusual sight met...

‘Air Force Two’ touches down in Barcelona’s El Prat airport

'AIR FORCE TWO', the aircraft used by Kamala Harris, the vice-president of the USA, touched down in Barcelona's El Prat airport this morning, Tuesday,...

Andalucia leads the rise of employment in Spain

Andalucia leads the rise of employment in Spain for the month of July. Unemployment fell by 69,159 people in Andalucia in July, a drop of...

Superyacht ‘Octopus’ will return to Malaga port

SUPERYACHT 'Octopus' will return from Gibraltar to Malaga port on Wednesday, August 4, for a one-month stay This Wednesday, August 4 should see the return...

Firefighters battle oil drum blaze on Guadalhorce industrial estate Malaga

Firefighters battle oil drum blaze on Guadalhorce industrial estate Malaga- black billowing smoke could be seen in Torremolinos. A fire was declared by the emergency...

Supreme Court of Basque Country suspends mandatory masks on the beach

SUPREME COURT of the Basque Country has suspended the mandatory use of masks on the beaches and at swimming pools The Superior Court of Justice of...

It’s a scorcher on the Costa del Sol

It's a scorcher on the Costa del Sol, as August arrives once again As August arrives, those of us who have lived here long enough...

More than 28 million pets in households throughout Spain

THE number of pets has been on the rise in the past few years, and according to the Pet Food Industry National Association (ANFAAC)...

Proper steps for body piercing aftercare to ensure healing

IF you have got a body piercing, the important thing now is to carry out proper steps for aftercare to ensure healing and keep...

Kusto Group to Open 65 Wendy’s Restaurants Across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and...

Yerkin Tatishev’s Kusto Group, the Wissol Group and Wendy’s aim to have 65 branches of the American fast-food chain in Central Asia by 2030. Over...

DGT to intensify police drug and alcohol checks on Spain’s roads

DGT to intensify police drug and alcohol checks on Spain's roads this week, between August 2 and 8, with fines of up to €1,000 The...

Pre-plan and pay for your funeral then get on with enjoying...

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans have set prices and can be tailored to suit your wishes so that you can pre-plan and pay for your...

Everything you need to know about electric cars

EVERYTHING you need to know if you are thinking about buying an electric car With the pending move into the electrification of the automotive market,...

Opticians helps to detect sister’s skin cancer

WHEN optician Lisa James was approached by her concerned sister who was suffering redness in one eye, she actually discovered something far more sinister. Lisa,...

Tolls in Malaga province among the most expensive in Spain

TOLLS in Malaga province are among the most expensive in the country according to a recent study carried out According to a study carried out...

Road Test: CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI – By Mark Slack

This week's road test was the Road Test: CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI With so much integration of platforms, car makers are increasingly looking at differentiating...

Spain beat Japan to reach men’s Olympic football final

Spain have beaten Japan 1-0 after extra time in their Tokyo semi-final to reach their Olympic football final since 2000 Spain are in the final...

Tottenham to fine Harry Kane for not attending pre-season training

TOTTENHAM reportedly ready to fine club and England captain Harry Kane for not returning to pre-season training Harry Kane reportedly never showed up at Tottenham...

Max Verstappen blasts Valtteri Bottas as a Mercedes takes him out...

MAX VERSTAPPEN left fuming with Valtteri Bottas after being taken off the track by a Mercedes car for the second Grand Prix in a...

Dramatic Hungarian GP sees Esteban Ocon claim shock first F1 win

Dramatic Hungarian GP in Budapest's Hungaroring sees Alpine driver Esteban Ocon claim his first-ever Formula One win One of the most incredible Formula One races...

Leeds United and England football legend Terry Cooper dies aged 77

Leeds United and England football legend Terry Cooper has died today, Saturday, July 31, aged 77 Terry Cooper, the former Leeds United and England left-back...

Spain reach the Olympic football semi-finals

SPAIN have reached the semi-finals of the men's Olympic football tournament where they will play hosts Japan The Spanish men's football team has reached the...

Piers Morgan claims Ben Stokes’ mental health break is different from...

PIERS MORGAN has claimed that cricketer Ben Stokes taking a break due to his mental health is different from that of Olympian athlete Simone...

Lewis Hamilton booed as he takes pole in Hungary

LEWIS HAMILTON has been booed by race fans as he was being interviewed after taking pole for Sunday's Hungarian GP Seven-time Formula One world champion...

Madrid court dismisses Uefa’s appeal against European Super League

MADRID court dismisses Uefa's appeal, and finds in favour of the request made by the promoters of the European Super League A court in Madrid,...

Spain and Euro forecast up for positive trends?

Spain’s economic outlook Despite the uncertain start to 2021 across the globe, the future looks quite promising for Spain’s economy, according to analysts. Generally, the...

IMF predicts Spain will have the highest growing economy in Europe

IMF predicts that out of all the major eurozone countries, Spain will have the highest growing economy in Europe in 2021 and 2022 The International...

Government announces plan to continue sell down of NatWest Group

The government intends to sell part of its shareholding in NatWest Group, formerly the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, through a trading plan. The trading...

Truth about the fintech scandal comes out as Wirecard declares insolvency

The truth about the fintech scandal comes out as Wirecard declares insolvency. Financial technology is having a moment right now. As COVID-19 pushes more businesses...

The jewellery and lifestyle brand Apodemia opens in Malaga

THE jewellery and lifestyle firm Apodemia, founded by Jimena Von Knobloch and Jaime Landeta, announced this Monday, July 12, its opening on Calle Larios in...

EU approves huge insurance company merger

The EU, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Willis Towers Watson (WTW) by Aon. The approval is conditional on full compliance with a...

European Commission proposes new Green Bond Standard

The European Green Bond Standard (EUGBS) proposal, adopted on July 6, will create a high-quality voluntary standard for bonds financing sustainable investment. These initiatives highlight...

El Corte Inglés buys the Sanchez Romero supermarket chain

EL CORTE INGLÉS  buys the Sanchez Romero supermarket chain. The purchase of the Madrid supermarket chain is El Corte Inglés' aim of becoming the leader...

El Corte Inglés takes over Madrid based gourmet food business

LOOKING to increase overall profitability this year, El Corte Inglés takes over Madrid based gourmet food business. IN a short statement released on July 1,...

So many people are still working in spite of the heat

WITH my summer holiday from recording Marbella Now with RTV Marbella just around the corner I realise how many people are still working in...

Road Test: CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI – By Mark Slack

This week's road test was the Road Test: CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI With so much integration of platforms, car makers are increasingly looking at differentiating...

It’s not often I’m left speechless – By columnist Nora Johnson

It’s not often I’m left speechless, but that’s precisely what happened during a previous appointment with my gynaecologist in London. As soon as all...

Petsitters offer love and cuddles while you are away

If you are planning a trip later this year you still need to plan early for petsitters to offer love and cuddles to your...

Time to investigate practices – By columnist Leapy Lee

JUST how long are we going to allow this positive glut of reversed racism to continue before we stand up and say enough is...

Do you feel like you are making progress by columnist Rob...

DO you feel you are making progress in your life or feel as though you are just treading water to stay afloat whilst tackling...

Be aware: summertime brings out the good but also the bad

It’s funny the things that come up in conversation, particularly at this time of year.  Summertime brings sunshine, which evokes smiles and joy, visits...

A close encounter of the political kind By columnist Nora Johnson

A close encounter of the political kind After decades of doing everything possible to keep reported UFO sightings secret, the Pentagon has changed tack. According to...

Claim after the purchase of a property when there is surface...

IN today’s article we are going to talk about whether it is possible to claim, after the purchase of a property, when there is...

Andalucian Health (SAS) now has one unique number for outgoing calls

Andalucian Health (SAS) from now on will only have one unique number for outgoing calls from all 1,512 of its health centers  The Andalucian Health...

Spanish Municipalities of Coria and La Puebla prepare ‘shock plan’ after...

The Spanish Municipalities of Coria and La Puebla in Sevilla have prepared a ‘shock plan’ after a massive Nile virus invasion. The Doñana Biological Station...

Andalucia leads the rise of employment in Spain

Andalucia leads the rise of employment in Spain for the month of July. Unemployment fell by 69,159 people in Andalucia in July, a drop of...

Superyacht ‘Octopus’ will return to Malaga port

SUPERYACHT 'Octopus' will return from Gibraltar to Malaga port on Wednesday, August 4, for a one-month stay This Wednesday, August 4 should see the return...

Firefighters battle oil drum blaze on Guadalhorce industrial estate Malaga

Firefighters battle oil drum blaze on Guadalhorce industrial estate Malaga- black billowing smoke could be seen in Torremolinos. A fire was declared by the emergency...

It’s a scorcher on the Costa del Sol

It's a scorcher on the Costa del Sol, as August arrives once again As August arrives, those of us who have lived here long enough...

Fuengirola’s cultural summer

FUENGIROLA Council has announced its upcoming cultural events. The council announced that Fuengirola will host several cultural activities in August. Fuengirola’s Department of Culture, has announced...

Summer cinema in Malaga to tackle loneliness of the elderly

Parauta hosts the first screening of 'Abucine', the new project of the provincial institution framed in the Plan against Loneliness of the Elderly. The Diputacion...

Tributes to Giuseppina Filippone

TRIBUTES have come in following the death of Da Bruno founder Giuseppina Filippone. The founder of Da Bruno, Giuseppina Filippone, died on Saturday, July 31...

Alicante Tourist Board launches the biggest aid package to the sector...

Alicante Tourist Board launches the biggest aid package to the sector in its history, worth a staggering 1 million euros. The Governing Board of the...

Alicante asks for patron saint festivities to be declared of tourist...

El Campello in Alicante asks for patron saint festivities to be declared of tourist interest. The proposal was put forward by the counsellor for tourism...

Concerts Costa Blanca

THE Concerts Costa Blanca group has announced it is organising an upcoming event in Valencia. The association Concerts Costa Blanca said: “Hopefully some of you...

Javea Players

THE Javea Players will be performing ´Love Letters´ at the Studio Theatre. The play will be staged by the Javea Players from September 22 to...

A New Life in the Sun couple forced to close business...

A New Life in the Sun couple have been forced to close their business after a storm hit the Spanish coast. A NEW LIFE IN...

Alicante hotel sector hopes to save Summer with national tourism

ALICANTE hotel sector is pinning its hopes on the influx of national tourism to save their Summer season Victoria Puche, the president of the Alicante...

No parking problems in future

VILLAJOYOSA town hall has bought up yet another 15,000 square metres of land for extensions to the Marina Baja hospital. The regional government has expressly...

News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

Last chance UNCLAIMED bicycles found on Javea’s streets in recent months can be viewed on the town hall’s www.ajxabia.com website.  Anybody recognising their bicycle...

Poison fears at canine beach

THE Guardia Civil’s Seprona nature protection unit is investigating complaints that dogs have been poisoned at Campello’s “dogs-allowed” beach. At least four owners have complained...

Brits in Spain raising funds for the Samaritans

BUSINESS owners Ryan Fox and Scott Wolf are raising funds for the Samaritans in Spain using their candle making company. Based in Catral, Alicante, the...

Down to the last penny

THE regional government is going ahead with plans to de-privatise the Torrevieja Health district, outsourced until October to Ribera Salud. Although the concessionary is continuing...

Money well-spent in Elche

ELCHE’S Equality councillor Mariano Valera defended city hall's outlay of €6,000 on roadside signs denouncing sexist abuse. “Not one euro spent on preventing gender violence...

Path stays private

ORIHUELA city hall has lost out to Cabo Roig residents whose footpath must remain private. A 60-metre section of a clifftop path directly adjoins gardens...

Opera comes to Torrevieja

THE Torrevieja auditorium will host the ´World Opera Soloists Concert´ on August 13. The concert of opera soloists from numerous international opera houses that will...

Torrevieja Brilla Festival

THE Torrevieja Brilla Festival is taking place to August 7. The festival in Torrevieja will this year be offering additional activities, including music and competitions. The...

Lost embraces in Torrevieja

A SCULPTURE remembering those who lost their lives to Covid now stands on Torrevieja’s Juan Aparicio promenade. Its plaque reads, “Torrevieja to the victims of...

Long arm of the law

PETTY theft has practically disappeared from Elche’s beaches this summer. Forty Policia Local officers who began patrolling promenades, sands and shore in late June, to...

Lion’s share for three municipalities

THIRTY-FIVE per cent of the regional government’s €16 million allocation for urban flood-prevention will go to Orihuela, Almoradi and Dolores. The Generalitat has set out...

Andalucian Health (SAS) now has one unique number for outgoing calls

Andalucian Health (SAS) from now on will only have one unique number for outgoing calls from all 1,512 of its health centers  The Andalucian Health...

It’s a scorcher on the Costa del Sol

It's a scorcher on the Costa del Sol, as August arrives once again As August arrives, those of us who have lived here long enough...

Almeria’s Mediterranean Games Stadium will receive an investment of 15 million...

Almeria’s Mediterranean Games Stadium will receive an investment of 15 million euros to modernise the football pitch. In 2020 the football club UD Almeria presented...

Covid passport or negative PCR mandatory to enter nightlife venues in...

Andalucia requires the mandatory covid certificate or negative PCR to enter nightlife venues from this Thursday, August 5 Juanma Moreno, the president of the Junta...

19 people arrested for illegal trafficking of migrants in Almeria

19 people have been arrested for illegal trafficking of migrants in Spain’s Almeria. The organisation used homes in both Cuevas and in Nijar. Officers from...

Torrecardenas exceeds one hundred virtual clinical consultations

Almeria’s Torrecardenas University Hospital exceeds one hundred virtual clinical analysis consultations. The Torrecardenas University Hospital which is based in Spain’s Almeria has through its laboratory...

Almeria endocrinologist involved in national study of innovative Type 2 diabetes...

ALMERIA endocrinologist is part of a team involved in the national study of an innovative drug to treat Type 2 diabetes Pedro Mezquita, the Endocrinology...

Beverley Callard and her husband Jon to renew wedding vows in...

Beverley Callard and her husband Jon McEwan are set renew their wedding vows at a villa in Spain’s Mojacar. In 2020 the couple celebrated 10...

Junta de Andalucia to invest in school improvements in Almeria

JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA is to invest in the improvement of school facilities in the province of Almeria The Junta de Andalucia has started the works to improve the...

Routes to Residency guide for those looking to protect their rights...

MALLORCA based charity Age in Spain has published a Routes to Residency guide for those looking to protect their rights as full-time residents (rather...

A busy day for HM King Felipe VI following his arrival...

MONDAY August 2 was a busy day for HM King Felipe VI following his arrival in Mallorca as he met with four different politicians. His...

In 2020, some 30 birds were electrocuted in Mallorca and the...

DUE to the fact that in 2020, some 30 birds were electrocuted in Mallorca and the Balearics €49,000 is to be expended on safeguarding...

New measures are to be introduced in Balearics to combat rise...

THE Balearic Government confirmed on August 2 that new measures are to be introduced in Balearics to combat rise in infection. Visits to homes for...

Street artists are invited to submit designs for BetArt in Calvia

EVERY two years, street artists are invited to submit designs for BetArt in Calvia to decorate public and private buildings. Calvia Council and the Calvia...

Lightning strike over ‘pirate taxis’ at Palma Airport by licenced cabbies

ON Saturday July 30, there was a short lightning strike over ‘pirate taxis’ at Palma Airport by licenced cabbies. Even though business is increasing and...

The Plaza de Quadrado in Palma will be pedestrianised by September

THE Palma Council has confirmed that the Plaza de Quadrado in Palma will be pedestrianised by September. This will be the second measure introduced as...

Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra set to perform 100 concerts

Most ambitious season ever sees the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra set to perform 100 concerts over eight months from September to May. The Minister of...

New reduced speed limit on the Ma-3421 road leading to Sa...

THE Consell de Mallorca is introducing a new reduced speed limit on the Ma-3421 road leading to Sa Pobla. This decision was made with the...

Guardia Civil arrest eight after seizure of 15 tons of hashish...

The Guardia Civil and Agencia Tributaria, in cooperation with the Portuguese Judicial Police have dismantled an organised crime network involved in large-scale drugs trafficking,...

The Spanish town that is hidden inside a cave

THE Spanish town on the island of La Palma that is hidden inside a cave  In the municipality of Tijarafe, on the island of La...

Superior Court of Justice suspends requirement of Covid passport to enter...

SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE of the Canary Islands has suspended the measure imposed by the Tenerife government of requesting Covid passports to enter establishments The...

Supreme Court considers Tenerife curfew unjustified and rejects the community’s appeal

SUPREME COURT considers Tenerife's curfew request unjustified and rejects the appeal from the community The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Government...

The Councils of Lanzarote and Mallorca meet to discuss joint ventures

THE introduction of a weekly flight between the islands has seen the Councils of Lanzarote and Mallorca meet to discuss joint ventures. On July 9,...

DGT to deploy 39 drones to monitor Spanish roads this summer

The DGT will deploy 39 drones around Spain to monitor the roads this summer. Sevilla, Malaga and Valencia will have two drones each. The DGT’s...

TUI Cancels Holidays To Mainland Spain And La Palma

TUI has cancelled holidays to mainland Spain and La Palma until at least July 21 although the airline said it would review these destinations...

Brits and Italians Compensate For Canary Islands’ Population Decline

Brits and Italians compensate for Canary Islands’ population decline in 2020. The Canary Islands have experienced an increase in population despite the fact that...

EU Plot To Cut The Amount Of British-Made Television Shows And...

EU PLOT To Cut The Amount Of British-Made Television Shows And Films Broadcast in European States A memo, seen by the Express and the Guardian,...

Vox political party spokesperson accused Gibraltarians of being pirates

THE Vox Deputy Spokesperson Macarena Olona held a press conference in La Linea de la Concepcion today (July 29) in which she accused Gibraltarians...

Spain obtains FULL EU support over Gibraltar negotiations

Spain has now obtained FULL support from the EU over ongoing Gibraltar negotiations. A major sticking point in the negotiations was the fact that the...

A long way to go before Gibraltar border situation is resolved

THERE is still a long way to go before Gibraltar border situation is resolved as European Union appears to take a very dogmatic position. When...

Watch the Guardia Civil catch a narco boat in the Strait...

WATCH the Guardia Civil launch catch a narco boat during a high-speed chase in the Strait of Gibraltar The recording below, in which you can...

Wizz Air has cancelled all August Gibraltar flights for financial reasons

After introducing flights from Luton, Wizz Air has cancelled all August Gibraltar flights for financial reasons to make money elsewhere. The Gibraltar Minister responsible for...

Beach attendants in Gibraltar receive special training in manual handling

TO ensure that staff clients are kept safe, beach attendants in Gibraltar receive special training in manual handling. Over a period of two weeks the...

Gibraltar Government reminds boat owners of the Cetacean Protocol

NOW that dolphins and whales are evident in local waters, the Gibraltar Government reminds boat owners of the Cetacean Protocol and the need to...

This year’s Miss Gibraltar 2021 will be the 2019 runner up

ANXIOUS to ensure continuity with Miss World, this year’s Miss Gibraltar 2021 will be the 2019 runner up. Due to the pandemic, it was decided...

Gibraltar Government urges caution as the pandemic evolves

In view of the developing Covid-19 situation, on July 6, the Gibraltar Government urges caution as the pandemic evolves. It has decided to adopt a...

Andalucian Health (SAS) now has one unique number for outgoing calls

Andalucian Health (SAS) from now on will only have one unique number for outgoing calls from all 1,512 of its health centers  The Andalucian Health...

Spanish Municipalities of Coria and La Puebla prepare ‘shock plan’ after...

The Spanish Municipalities of Coria and La Puebla in Sevilla have prepared a ‘shock plan’ after a massive Nile virus invasion. The Doñana Biological Station...

An unusual giant log covered in barnacles washes ashore in Asturias

AN unusual giant log covered in barnacles has washed ashore on the beach of Xago, in the municipality of Gozon, Asturias An unusual sight met...

‘Air Force Two’ touches down in Barcelona’s El Prat airport

'AIR FORCE TWO', the aircraft used by Kamala Harris, the vice-president of the USA, touched down in Barcelona's El Prat airport this morning, Tuesday,...

Andalucia leads the rise of employment in Spain

Andalucia leads the rise of employment in Spain for the month of July. Unemployment fell by 69,159 people in Andalucia in July, a drop of...

Superyacht ‘Octopus’ will return to Malaga port

SUPERYACHT 'Octopus' will return from Gibraltar to Malaga port on Wednesday, August 4, for a one-month stay This Wednesday, August 4 should see the return...

Firefighters battle oil drum blaze on Guadalhorce industrial estate Malaga

Firefighters battle oil drum blaze on Guadalhorce industrial estate Malaga- black billowing smoke could be seen in Torremolinos. A fire was declared by the emergency...

Supreme Court of Basque Country suspends mandatory masks on the beach

SUPREME COURT of the Basque Country has suspended the mandatory use of masks on the beaches and at swimming pools The Superior Court of Justice of...
Brits will have to cough up €7 for EU visas by the end of 2022

Brits will have to cough up €7 for EU visas by...

Brits will have to cough up €7 for EU visas by the end of 2022, according to an EU document published today. Brits travelling to...