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Stockholm blaze injures two

This week in Scandinavia – Stockholm blaze injures two

Stockholm blaze injures two TWO people were injured due to smoke inhalation and taken to hospital after a fire broke out in central Stockholm on Tuesday morning.  Four others were evacuated from a building in...
This week in Finland - Hit and Run examination

This week in Finland – Hit and run examination

Hit and run examination THE DEFENDANT in the Helsinki hit-and-run trial may undergo a court-ordered psychological evaluation, after both the prosecution and defence teams agreed it would clarify matters. The man faces charges of manslaughter,...
This week in Germany - Frankly Offensive

This week in Germany – Frankly offensive

Frankly offensive GERMANY’S national rail provider has come under fire after plans to name a train after the diarist Anne Frank, with the Anne Frank foundation saying it “caused new pain”. Frank and her family...
This week in Scandinavia

This week in Scandinavia – Calling all Camillas

Calling all Camilla’s IF YOU’RE a Danish woman named Camilla, you might want to keep an eye out for newborn baby discounts in the near future. That’s because, on average, Danish women are 29...
France - Wood you

This week in France – Wood you?

Wood you? Spurred by concerns over climate change and the negative impacts of concrete manufacturing, architects and developers in France are increasingly turning to wood for their office towers and apartment complexes. The city of...
Ksenia Sobchak

This week in Russia – TV celeb vs Putin

TV celeb vs Putin Russian television celebrity Ksenia Sobchak will run for president. Recognisable to 95 per cent of the Russian public and with more than 6.5m followers on social media, she has suggested she...
Bridging the Gap

This week in the Netherlands – Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap The first 3D-printed concrete bridge has been completed in the Netherlands as a crossing for cyclists. The 8-metre long bridge is made from pre-fabricated concrete blocks which took robots 3 months to...
Level crossing

This week in Finland – Deadly accident

Deadly accident AT LEAST four people have been killed after a train and army lorry collided in southern Finland. The reason for the crash, which happened at a level crossing, remains unclear and a further...
IRA

This week in Germany – IRA attacker jailed

IRA Attacker jailed A NORTHERN Irishman has been convicted of attempted murder after admitting he helped to stage a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British Army base in Germany more than 20 years ago. Self-driving...
Wine shortage

This week in France – Wine shortage

Wine shortage FRENCH winegrowers fear they will be unable to meet demand after reportedly facing the poorest harvest since 1945 due to frosty weather in April that left many vineyards devastated. Help the Wealth PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron...

This week in Scandinavia – New depths

New depths UNDER, Europe’s first underwater restaurant,is set to open in February 2018 near Båly, Norway. It will focus on local cuisine and feature a huge panoramic window providing a view of the seabed and...

This week in Russia – Talking balls

Talking balls DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER Vitaly Mutko has announced that St Petersburg has bid to host the opening game of the Euro 2020 football tournament, which will be the first to be held under a...
Purr-fect plan

This week in the Netherlands – Purr-fect plan

Purr-fect plan A PAIR of tigers rescued from an abandoned zoo near the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria is to be rehomed at a big cat facility in Nijeberkoop. Their rescue and journey via...
GERMAN CRUISE FLOTILLA COMES ASHORE

German cruise flotilla comes ashore

FIVE HUNDRED German cruise passengers were required to disembark from their cruise ship in small boats due to the size and depth of the port at Dénia. The Amadea cruise ship – with 600 retired...
Finland - Michael Monroe

Finlands Fugefest on the Costa del Sol

FUGEFEST - The Finnish music festival brings some of the most popular Finnish artists to the Costa del Sol. On the 20th & 21st October at the Palacio de la Paz in Fuengirola on...
Scandinavia - Womens Football

This week in Scandinavia – Match Off

Match off A WOMAN’S world cup qualifying match between Denmark and Sweden due to be played today (Friday) has been cancelled due to a dispute over the Danish team’s contracts. Bomb blast WHAT is believed to have...
France - Payback

This week in France – Payback

Pay back France has been ordered to pay back €10 billion to large companies after overtaxing them on dividend payouts, a cost that threatens to destroy French deficit targets. Free Willy WHAT is believed to have been...
Germany - Hells Angels

This week in Germany – Hells Angels

Hells Angels A LARGE-SCALE operation involving over 700 police officers including Special Forces was initiated in North Rhine-Westphalia as areas with a heavy Hells Angels presence were searched. Swiss spy SWITZERLAND allegedly sent one of its spies...
Russia - Crypto Ruble

This week in Russia – Crypto Ruble

  Crypto Ruble AFTER months of speculation the Russian Federation is to issue its own official crypto currency - the CryptoRuble which will make Russia the very first government in the world to release virtual legal...
Netherlands - Amersfoort

This week in the Netherlands – Show Mercy

Show mercy THE mayor of Amersfoort has made an urgent appeal to the Dutch justice minister not to deport a five-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome to Iraq. Early release HUNDREDS of foreign criminals want early release by...

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A Budget for Everyone

A budget for everyone

FUENGIROLA COUNCIL is reaching out to residents for ideas for its 2018 budget. Locals will be able to decide on a special project with funding...
Specialist day centres get financial boost

Specialist day centres get financial boost

THE regional government of Murcia has announced a significant investment in a number of places in day care centres for people with disabilities. In collaboration...
Castration programme prevents 18,000 cats

Castration programme prevents 18,000 cats in Torrevieja

COUNCILLOR for Animal Protection in Torrevieja, Carmen Morate, has given an update on the municipality’s campaign on cat castration. Over the past two years, it’s...
Sex scammers seized

Sex scammers seized

A SPANISH woman from Malaga has been detained for allegedly making a fake sex advert offering the services of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. The 29-year-old woman...
Park made public

Mijas park made public

MIJAS COUNCIL has announced that they are to build a new public park in the La Cala Hills area. Infrastructure councillor Jose Carlos Martin delivered...

Modern women spend a MONTH of every year playing video games

MODERN British women spend A MONTH of every year playing video games, according to new research. Researchers from Guinness World Records 2017 (Gamer's Edition) have...
To Liz and Peter

To Liz and Peter

LIZ AND PETER EMMETT celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. Founding members of Free Spirits HD - an English-speaking Harley Davidson enthusiast group –...
Viking Treasure

This week in Scandinavia – Viking thieves caught

Viking thieves caught A FOURTH man has been arrested in connection with the theft of 400 Viking treasures from the University Museum of Bergen, which...
Derma Clinic

40 days until Christmas- Prepare your beauty countdown 

IF WE only have time to book in for one treatment this season, but want to see huge results, which one would be the...
Construction boom

Construction boom

MIJAS COUNCIL has granted 1,900 construction licences this year. The building boom has seen 300 more licences granted in 2017 than in 2016, totalling €150...
Adding to the team

Adding to the team

CRISTIANO RONALDO has announced he has become a father again after the birth of his first child by girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez. Alana Martina is the...
COMMUNITY Rotary Fellowship supports mental illness

Rotary Fellowship supports mental illness

THE ROTARY FELLOWSHIP COSTA BLANCA NORTH recently donated €100 to AMADEM, a local not-for-profit association. AMADEM stands for ‘Asociacion de Amigos de la Marina Alta...
North - Remembrance

Remembering them on the Costa Blanca

ACROSS the northern Costa Blanca, the Church of England clergy of the Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy conducted 10 services of remembrance, to mark November...
Agriculture disaster predicted if drought persists

Agriculture ‘disaster’ predicted if drought persists

DROUGHT conditions coupled with a lack of irrigated water threaten 35,800 hectares of crops in the Alicante province. Despite having some areas where the amount...