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SPAIN is cracking down on badly behaved Brits who could face...

Spanish tourism chiefs announced the plans to the British government and travel firms during a visit to the UK this week. Spain is cracking down...

Spanish judge DROPS probe into couple whose toddler was filmed walking...

Spanish judge drops probe into couple whose toddler was filmed walking around narrow 82ft high ledge after girl's parents offer 'sufficient' explantation of what had happened....

ILLEGAL puppy in Andalucía suspected of carrying rabies disease causes WARNING...

A warning has been issued after a puppy in Andalucia was found to have rabies.  The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed that France has alerted...

Andalucía Takes an Initiative For the Spanish Environment: New Wind Farm...

A new wind power plant has been inaugurated in San Martin de Tesorillo, Cádiz, Spain. It will generate energy equivalent to the yearly consumption...

Beer is good for you! Drinking even half a pint daily...

Whether you like San Miguel, Estrella, Heineken or Cruz Campo its something us lads have known for years and now its been scientifically proven,...

EX Royal Hospital School Pupils Now Living In Spain Rejoice At...

BBC Broadcaster Simon Warr dies whilst ex Royal Hospital School pupils rejoice and say it was Karma. Warr died today after announcing on Thursday that...

Marbella entrepreneur Adam Brown Launches ” Football With Brownie” from Spain

Businessman Adam Brown based in Spain's Marbella has launched " Football With Brownie" a You Tube channel following a fans real views on all...

New Law Forcing Dog Owners In Seville Spain To Clean...

Several regions in Spain already have a law that demands that all dog owners clean up their dog’s poo. In 2016, Madrid introduced a...

Hero Police Officer in Spain Saves Newborn Child From Dying

A Police Officer off duty was driving down the street in Vigo Spain, when he noticed what appeared to be two women in a...

Gibraltar Referendum on Abortion in March

IT is within living memory that the Bishop of Gibraltar had so much sway and the Catholic Church was so strong that it was...

Are you ready for pancake day, this coming Tuesday?!

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday is a day which moves around, depending on when Easter lands that year! It immediately precedes Ash Wednesday (the...

Costa Women TV – The Launch!

This week we invite you to celebrate with us the launch of (drum roll) Costa Women TV, a platform where women who make it...

How to Manage Anxiety – 4 Tips to Consider

As common as anxiety might be, living with this mental disorder is anything but easy. After all, not only can this debilitating condition keep...

Spain’s Andalusia Promoted As Best Equestrian Destination By Sunshine Tour

The Regional Ministry of Tourism is collaborating in the 26th edition of the Sol Sunshine Tour, an international show jumping competition in Vejer. The international...

Volvo XC60 T5 R-Design

VOLVO has a long history of producing robust and spacious vehicles and its SUV range reflects that and adds luxury features and premium styling...

Launching our 2020 Funny Pet Photo Competition

EVERY year at HouseSitMatch we invite you our readers to send us your funniest pet photo as your competition entry. This year we invite...

Spain set for love and romance on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day – a time for love, romance and that uncomfortable feeling of wondering what to buy the loved one in your life. While many...

CPIC are coming to Barcelona

CPIC GLOBAL, also known as the China Pakistan Investment Corporation, is an award-winning, privately-owned real estate investment firm headquartered in London with offices in...

Wounded Manchester City Strike Back With West Ham Their Victims As...

Manchester City 2 – 0 West Ham Report By Adam Brown ( Football With Brownie)   They say there’s nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal and...

Two-time world champion Miki Biasion star of Mallorca Classic Rally

TWO-TIME World champion Massimo ‘Miki’ Biasion, will be the star of the upcoming Isla de Mallorca classic car rally. The Italian heads the list of...

Spain’s Atletico Madrid Beat Champions Liverpool In First Leg Of Champions...

Champions Liverpool have to come from behind in their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid after a 1-0 first-leg defeat in the Spanish...

What’s left to fight for in the EPL?

We have been spoiled in recent years with EPL title races going down to the wire, even being settled by dramatic last gasp winners. This...

Costa Almeria walkers take a hike in the snow

AROUND 20 people took to the slopes in snowshoes this weekend for an Adra-council organised hike in a mountain region on the Almeria-Granada border. Guided...

Top young sailors put to the test in Costa Blanca destination...

SOME of Spain’s top young sailors will be in Orihuela Costa this week to take part in a major national yachting event. The Costa Blanca...

Costa Almeria cycling classic an all-round triumph

THE Almeria cycling classic was an all-round triumph. Sunday’s thrilling 'Clasica' race attracted 20 of the best teams in the world and reached 64 countries....

Costa Almeria runners El Bandido ladies take five podium places at...

MOJACAR’S El Bandido Runners turned out in force for the 10th edition of the 10-kilometre ACD Bomberos Levante race in Turre on Sunday. The 19...

Arsenal’s home game against Lewes in the Women’s FA Cup on...

Earlier this week Chelsea's clash with Liverpool was also called off due to fears over strong winds. The Gunners are the reigning Women's Super League...

What Bitcoin holds for the future?

Launched exactly eleven years ago, Bitcoin is a type of digital currency – which means a form of money that exists electronically, rather than...

5 Tips on How to Boost Your Credit Score

Your credit score represents your creditworthiness. It shows how active and responsible you are when it comes to your loans. It is also a...

UK company invests in mega solar projects in Spain

UK-based solar energy company, Solarcentury, has secured new financing to build two of the largest solar plants in Spain.  UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s...

Expat Money: Do Comparison Sites Really Offer the Best Deals?

As an expat, you'll probably be used to shopping around online for virtually everything. Flights, currencies, entertainment, insurance, and everyday items all feature heavily...

Solar power deal as electricity company Endesa looks to go 100%...

ELECTRICITY company Endesa has taken another step to decarbonising its energy generation mix by 20250.  Through its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power España, it has...

Can British expats still access UK online casino bonuses?

With uncertainties rife about the future of the UK, many of us are left with questions regarding how many aspects of society and technology...

Different Types of Volatility

The term ‘volatility’ is thrown around the financial markets commentary by the professionals and press in the field. However, the average investor does not...

Thinking Of Starting An Online Business? Find Out The Three Key...

“I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad is unimaginable. I think we’re actually...

SEMINAR: EXTRA INCOME FROM YOUR INVESTMENTS

Presented by Kaspar Huijsman The "Extra income from your Investments" seminar focuses on generating a cash flow from your current investments via: yield on your...

There lies then problem

Something really has to be done about these ludicrous ‘human rights.’ To be honest I don’t even know what the term actually means. And...

Fast & Furious

Change happens fast and the “new normal” has taken root and spread before there is even time to notice the change which of a...

Volvo XC60 T5 R-Design

VOLVO has a long history of producing robust and spacious vehicles and its SUV range reflects that and adds luxury features and premium styling...

Usucapion (adverse possession) in real estate explained

There are several ways to acquire ownership of a real estate property under Spanish law. The best known is the transfer of the property...

How motivated are you?

WITH the new decade now well under way, many of us have set out to make a new start in life whatever that may...

Can they ban dog walking?

We have agreed at previous AGMs to ban dogs from being exercised through our garden paths. Now we have an owner who insists,...

My kitchen, my rules

AFTER recently settling down to dinner I realised I’d forgotten to bring the mustard in from the kitchen. I dashed back to fetch the...

Have I missed something?

I USE a couple of online forums to ask about things that I’m not sure of. I’m careful what I put on there. I try...

1000 Miglia 2020

FOR a select few with the means, a qualifying vintage race car as well as the means to run a team to support you...

Police arrest 15 people over Four Million Euro Social Security Fraud...

The National Police have uncovered seven Social Security frauds that amount to more than four million euros in the province of Malaga and have...

Carnival comes to Malaga, Costa del Sol

AS a major Spanish city, Malaga has a large population who know how to party and with Carnival literally just around the corner, there...

Upgrade for Local Police on Costa del Sol

OFFICERS working for the Local Police in Marbella have had some good news as the council has invested €300,000 to supply 210 new safety...

Danish tennis star on the Costa del Sol

THE latest addition to the Anytech365 Marbella Tennis Open 2020 will be the up and coming Danish youngster Holger Rune who has received a...

Costa del Sol Samaritans

SAMARITANS IN SPAIN is an organisation operated by a group of volunteers who make themselves available by telephone to any English speaker across the...

Costa del Sol Marina Tender

THREE companies have responded to the call for tender issued in December by the Fuengirola council for the construction of a new marina for...

Padel, a fast growing sport on the Costa del Sol

IT was in1969, that a wealthy businessman, Enrique Corcuera decided to adapt his home Squash court in Acapulco Mexico, so that he could play...

Safer beaches on the Costa del Sol

ESTEPONA COUNCIL in collaboration with the Association of Chiringuitos de Malaga (Achima) are to ensure that the town ́s beaches will be much safer,...

Costa del Sol Street Art Competition

ONCE again, Estepona held a competition to add 10 more murals to the sides of buildings in the town and attracted 104 entrants, nearly...

TV favourite Louie Spence backs Benidorm dog shelter’s Save My Life...

DANCER, choreographer and much-loved television personality Louie Spence visited Benidorm dog shelter this morning to lend his support to Benidorm Palace’s fourth Save My...

There lies then problem

Something really has to be done about these ludicrous ‘human rights.’ To be honest I don’t even know what the term actually means. And...

Crime rate falls in Altea, Costa Blanca

ALTEA’s Policía Local were alerted or contacted 14,762 times last year in the Costa Blanca town. Officers took action on 285 occasions, a 25...

Open road for women racers in Finestrat, Costa Blanca

SOME of the world’s best women race cyclists will be arriving in Finestrat as they reach the Costa Blanca on Friday, February 21. Finestrat...

The play’s the thing in Costa Blanca

ALFAZ hold the 18th edition of its Mostra de Teatre cycle of plays between March 10 and 29. During the closing gala on March...

Spain’s Leones chose La Vila, Costa Blanca!

SPAIN’S national rugby team, nicknamed Los Leones, have been training in Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca for the current World Rugby Sevens Series. The...

Parking pretty nicely in Benidorm, Costa Blanca

The ORA Blue Zone parking app is allegedly turning the streets of the Costa Blanca resort into low-cost car parks. “Thanks to this app,...

Javea’s Amjasa makes plans for the future in the Costa Blanca

THE board of Amjasa, the publicly-owned company that supplies Javea’s water on the Costa Blanca, voted unanimously to modify its status. This will enable...

Classic Altea food to warm you up on the Costa Blanca

THE Plat de Calent (Warming Food) gastronomic initiative returns to Altea and the Costa Blanca on Friday, February 21. The town hall’s commerce councillor...

BREAKING NEWS: Spain’s Costa Blanca on alert as British Expat is...

A British ex-pat in Costa Blanca has been placed in isolation in a hospital in Denia waiting for the results of a chest x-ray...

IFA rescues the 2021 footwear fair

The Alicante Fair Institution (IFA) returned from the MICAM fair in Milan, the most important one in the sector internationally, with the approval to...

Indra will write the study to link the Alicante-Elche airport with...

The engineering company Prointec, a subsidiary of the Indra group, will be responsible for preparing the study that will determine how the Alicante-Elche airport...

Hotels in the province of Alicante begin 2020 with an occupancy...

Hotels in the province of Alicante registered an occupancy rate of 56% last January. This figure exceeds by 2.2 points the percentage recorded last...

Electric vehicles can now park one hour for free in 3,400...

Electric vehicles can now park one hour for free in 3,400 parking spaces in 12 car parks in Murcia. The Councillor for Sustainable Development...

Quinton Laboratories negotiates the transfer of its production from Cox to...

The Spanish company Laboratorios Quinton, specialised in the manufacture of natural supplements based on cold microfiltered sea water, is studying the transfer of its...

The PSOE requests that women in Murcia can get off the...

The PSOE of Murcia considers necessary a specific service of "safe stops" of public transport for people who are in a situation of vulnerability....

The Tranvibús will move 1.5 million passengers per year on the...

Line 1 of the Tranvibús, which will link the Carmen neighbourhood of Murcia with the Arrixaca of El Palmar, is expected to move 1.5...

The bipartite of Alicante confirms its commitment to private management for...

The Partido Popular (PP) and Ciudadanos (Cs) ratify their commitment to a private management model in the public bus transport service of Alicante. Both...

Costa Almeria municipality Huercal-Overa pays homage to Marine Infantry

HUERCAL-OVERA has paid a special homage to the Spanish Marine Infantry by naming a new square in its honour. The Marine Infantry has a firm...

Getting involved in Costa Almeria Vera and District Lions

GETTING involved in the Vera and District Lions Club has been a great experience for British expats Chris and Ceri Norman. Not only are they...

Almanzora Group of Friends donation to Little Owls Costa Almeria voluntary...

THE Almanzora Group of Friends has given a helping hand to Arboleas-based voluntary support group Little Owls with a generous cash donation. Group of Friends...

Costa Almeria carnival fun underway in Adra

THE carnival fun had got underway in Adra with the loud, colourful children’s procession through the town streets on Friday morning. More than 2,000 boys...

Costa Almeria Mayor named president of Andalucia Education, Culture and Historic...

THE Mayor of Huercal-Overa has been named president of an important Andalucia-wide commission. Francisca Lourdes Fernandez is the new head of the FAMP Federation of...

Almeria police nick young thieves for El Ejido hair salon break-in

POLICE nicked four youngsters for a break-in at an El Ejido hair salon and the theft of money and electrical appliances. Officers detained two teenagers...

Costa Almeria council seeking subsidies for energy efficient Vera street light...

VERA council members have voted unanimously in favour of requesting different lines of assistance and subsidies for improving the energy efficiency of municipal exterior...

Costa Almeria gender-based violence victim rights meeting focus

THE rights of gender-based violence victims were the central topic at an informative initiative organised by the Government Sub-delegation in Almeria. Some 250 professionals attended...

Costa Almeria council Cuevas del Almanzora gender equality campaign to celebrate...

CUEVAS del Almanzora council has prepared a programme of events aimed at promoting gender equality for the run-up to International Women’s Day on March...

‘My Little Warrior’ in Mallorca

THE Bomberos (fire fighters) in Palma were particularly touched by a letter they received from seven-year-old Angel who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)...

Two-time world champion Miki Biasion star of Mallorca Classic Rally

TWO-TIME World champion Massimo ‘Miki’ Biasion, will be the star of the upcoming Isla de Mallorca classic car rally. The Italian heads the list of...

Palma city streets setting for Mallorca’s Sa Rua carnival parade

CENTRAL Palma with be filled with the colour and sounds of carnival this Sunday February 23 when the city celebrates the traditional ‘Sa Rua’...

Balearic Island Supreme Court cuts Mallorca murder sentence

THE Balearic Island Supreme Court has cut the sentence for the young man doing time for killing his stepfather and for stabbing and seriously...

Out of control vehicle injures two in Palma in Mallorca

AT least two people were injured when an out of control vehicle collided with three vehicles and mounted the pavement on Calle Industria in...

British Mallorca resident infected with coronavirus infection thanks Balearic health services...

THE British Mallorca resident who contracted the coronavirus during a stay in a French ski station has expressed his gratitude to the Balearic Island...

Measures to limit speed and noise on Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountain road

THE Consell de Mallorca is taking measures to reduce speed and noise on the Serra de Tramuntana mountain road. Specifically, the island administration is reducing...

Seven arrests for series of robberies in Palma in Mallorca

SEVEN men suspected of carrying out a series of violent robberies in different Palma neighbourhoods over the weekend are under arrest. National Police made the...

Balearic government to explain drunken tourism ban at Mallorca destinations to...

BALEARIC government Economic Model, Tourism and Employment regional minister Iago Negueruela is travelling to London on Wednesday to explain the ban on drunken tourism...

First patient diagnosed with coronavirus in Spain released from hospital

THE Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands have confirmed that the first patient diagnosed with coronavirus has been discharged from the General Hospital of...

Plane crashes into the sea in Spain’s Canary Islands after suffering...

THE occupants of a plane have miraculously survived after the aircraft they were travelling on crashed into the sea in Spain's Canary Islands. As reported...

Identical twins arrested in Spain after one sat driving test exam...

TWO identical twins have been arrested after one of them took the place of his brother for a driving licence examination in Spain.  The investigation...

Colombian cocaine smuggling ring that got €3 million into debt broken...

A COCAINE smuggling ring that was bringing large quantities of the drug to the Canary Islands has been broken up.  After 12 months of investigation,...

Sunbathers help migrants washed up on beach in Gran Canaria, Spain

SUNBATHERS in Gran Canaria, Spain, have joined forces with emergency workers to give water, food and clothes to a group of migrants who arrived...

Young woman’s death in Tenerife suspected gender-based violence

THE death of a 26-year old woman in Tenerife in the early hours of Monday could turn out to be gender-based violence, ironically coinciding...

Leader of one of Italy’s most violent mafia clans arrested in...

AN Italian man allegedly the leader of a violent group called “the Fourth Mafia” has been arrested in the Canary Islands.  Police say the mafia...

Decades old plastic yoghurt pot washes up on Tenerife beach

A PLASTIC yoghurt pot from the 1980s has washed up on a Tenerife beach. Despite being more than 40 years old, the pot is in...

Tenerife villa amongst £8.1 million property portfolio confiscated by UK police

A VILLA on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife is amongst an £8.1 million (€9.4 million) property portfolio seized from a  British family.  The UK’s...

Gibraltar Brexit fall out

DUE to fears over the outcome of Brexit, another Gibraltar based company is moving out to find what it hopes will be safer shores...

Farewell Gibraltar Gate Guardian

FOR 11 years, a mothballed RAF Jaguar GR1, known as the Gate Guardian, guarded RAF Gibraltar, but it is to be removed and dismantled...

Gibraltar Referendum on Abortion in March

IT is within living memory that the Bishop of Gibraltar had so much sway and the Catholic Church was so strong that it was...

Gibraltar signs deal with Spanish tobacco company to unite against smuggling

THE Government of Gibraltar in tandem with HM Customs Gibraltar has signed an agreement with JTI, Japan Tobacco International, to protect the legitimate trade...

The Gibraltar Government pays a fond farewell to departing Governor Davis...

THE Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo hosted a farewell party for departing Governor, His Excellency, Lieutenant-General Edward Davis CB CBE after four years...

Voluntary Group Opens New Premises in Gibraltar

CLUBHOUSE Gibraltar has an important voluntary role to play in assisting those who have a history of mental illness to find work and to...

Outbreak of Virus Means that Cruise Ship Doesn’t Stop at Gibraltar

A LINER diverted from planned visit to Gibraltar as 89 suspected cases of Norovirus (Diarrhoea, vomiting and fever) not Coronavirus, hit passengers on board...

New Historic Street Plaques Put Up in Gibraltar

FIVE years after the placing of special old street signs in Gibraltar, a new selection is being added to points of interest around the...

Approval has been given for the construction of Gibraltar’s greenest ever...

PLANNING approval has been given for the redevelopment of the derelict Old Casino building (which will become The Reserve) and was a victory for...

Surfer Nick Minogue Tells Shark To F”””K Off Before Punching It...

Nick Minogue, a surfer from Auckland New Zealand has told how he fought off a great white shark by giving it a right hook...

SPAIN is cracking down on badly behaved Brits who could face...

Spanish tourism chiefs announced the plans to the British government and travel firms during a visit to the UK this week. Spain is cracking down...

New Brexit blue British passports are actually made in Poland

Britain’s new passports are actually being made in a factory in Poland, it has emerged. The new colours have been supported by Brexiteers as a...

Toddler who was murdered two and a half years ago has...

22 month old Eve Leatherland, was in her home when she was beaten and drugged by her mother’s partner in 2017. A young toddler who...

BRITAINS worst mum desperate for baby with peadophile partner using surrogate

Evil mum Karen Matthews, who was jailed for faking her daughters abduction, is desperate for another child with her partner Paul Saunders, a convicted...

Costa Almeria municipality Huercal-Overa pays homage to Marine Infantry

HUERCAL-OVERA has paid a special homage to the Spanish Marine Infantry by naming a new square in its honour. The Marine Infantry has a firm...

Quaden Bayles’ mother slams people who are claiming her nine-year-old boy...

An emotional video of Australian boy Quaden, taken by his mother Yarraka showing him breaking down in tears after being bullied went viral, and...

Getting involved in Costa Almeria Vera and District Lions

GETTING involved in the Vera and District Lions Club has been a great experience for British expats Chris and Ceri Norman. Not only are they...

Spanish judge DROPS probe into couple whose toddler was filmed walking...

Spanish judge drops probe into couple whose toddler was filmed walking around narrow 82ft high ledge after girl's parents offer 'sufficient' explantation of what had happened....