Four years’ prison for airport killers
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Four years’ prison for Malaga airport killers

PROSECUTORS are asking for four years in jail for four men accused of killing a homeless man at Malaga Airport last year. The men are facing convictions for reckless homicide and degradation after 51-year-old British man Steven Allford was found bound and naked at the city’s airport with ham on his buttocks and his genitals […]

Cleaners protest contract changes
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Cleaners protest contract changes in Malaga

MALAGA’S Limasa workers have said they feel “cheated” by proposals to change their contracts. The municipal cleaners have the backing of party PSOE who want to “discuss in the light of day” a recent decision to partly privatise their work. Daniel Perez, a party spokesman, said, “it is the most damaging decision for the city […]

Agreement for bus service
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Agreement for bus service – Murcia

CENTRAL Government in Madrid has authorised an agreement between the Ministry of Development and transport and passenger organisations to improve the bus service that connects parts of Murcia. The line under question is the No 52 that runs between the city centre and Urbanisation Molinense de Altorreal and the objective is to operate a permanent […]

Lemons are the latest crop hit by drought
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Lemons are the latest crop hit by drought in Alicante

YOUNG farmers are the latest group of people to show their concern at the reduction in the production of lemons in the Alicante province. A spokesperson for the association (ASAJA) said that the region that regularly produces some 40 per cent of the lemons throughout Spain has registered a 30 per cent drop, and all […]

Evicted on Christmas Day
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Street evacuated due to fire on Christmas Day

A STREET off Javea’s Arenal was evacuated on Christmas Day after a fire broke out in an aesthetics centre. Residents on Avenida de la Libertad were evacuated by firefighters and the local police at around 6.00pm as flames licked the building, causing significant damage. The fire – suspected to have been caused by a short […]

Pre-war Alfa Romeo to be the star of the auction
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Pre-war Alfa Romeo to be the star of the auction

THE oldest-known surviving Alfa Romeo, a 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 sports roadster, has been consigned to RM Sotheby’s annual Arizona auction in January, part of a private collection of 11 Italian cars collectively entitled “A Century of Sports Cars,” each of them offered without reserve. The pre-auction estimated value is $1 million to $1.5 million. […]

Drug baron arrested
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Drug baron arrested

NORTH AFRICA’S largest cocaine smuggler has been arrested. Officers from the National Police and Tax Agency brought down a family allegedly using real estate and financial institutions as a smokescreen for their operation. The agents also uncovered one ton of the narcotic hidden inside pineapples as it was shipped from South America. Officers were forced […]

Playstation fraud
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Playstation fraud

A MAN has been arrested for scamming 1,000 people online. The Italian is alleged to have promised buyers a Playstation 4 console on social networks before taking their money and neglecting to send the product. Two other people who allegedly helped the man have also been arrested while Francisco Lopez Canedo, provincial police commissioner, announced […]

Caught red-handed
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Slot-machine robbers caught red-handed

THREE YOUNG MEN were caught red-handed robbing a bar in Ondara last week. Police arrived at the scene after a neighbour called 112, reporting to have heard a break-in. Sure enough, officers caught two Spaniards and one Ecuadorian busting open the slot-machine. They had already filled their pockets with money from the till and lottery […]

Auditorium to get €80,000 renovation investment
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Auditorium to get €80,000 renovation investment in Cartagena

THE City of Cartagena is about to undertake a programme of works in the Parque Torres auditorium, the main venue of the La Mar de Músicas festival. The budget for the renovations is estimated at more than €80,000 and has a deadline of one month. Visitors will see improved dressing rooms, bathrooms, access points and […]

Street hygiene concerns go on
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Street hygiene concerns go on in Malaga

RESIDENTS of Malaga’s Calle Bodegueros are up in arms over the sight of over spilling rubbish. As litter remains strewn around the street’s rubbish containers, one local told a publication, “the street is practically impassable due to the excess of garbage left over from the containers for more than a week.” In another area, Camino […]

Increased disabled beach access
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Increased disabled beach access for Santa Pola

THE busy summer tourist spot of Santa Pola will be more accessible for more people in 2018. Both Playa Levante and Gran Playa will be incorporating a number of measures to improve kiosks, public toilets and even inflatable equipment used in the sea for people with reduced mobility in many areas, with emphasis on the […]

Five children detained in ‘prison’
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Five children detained in ‘prison’ in Andalucia

THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA has rescued five more children from Archidona prison. Social Services took the Algerian immigrants into custody after discovering they were under 18. A group of around 300 prison officers gathered outside the prison to protest the use of the building to detain immigrants. Last month, several visitors were turned away from […]

British climber airlifted to safety
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Injured British climber airlifted to safety

A 28-YEAR-OLD British climber was rescued by firefighters from Calpe’s Morro de Toix after suffering a fall. The woman was climbing with a friend when she fell from a height of 4-5 metres. Her friend called emergency services and the climber was taken to hospital by helicopter, where she was found her to have suffered […]

55 found off coast
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55 immigrants found off coast of Malaga

SPANISH authorities have rescued 55 people from a boat off the coast of Malaga. Maritime Rescue Officers intercepted the boat of Sub-Saharan immigrants after an airplane located it 42 miles southeast of the city. Among those transferred to Malaga Port were seven women. All on board were helped by the Red Cross and lawyers and […]