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YOUR BLINDS IN SPAIN are now established at both Zoco Market and Lemon Tree Market every Sunday for all your blind and window covering needs. Established for over seven years, Your Blinds In Spain...
3 REASONS WHY GARDENING IS THE THERAPY FOR YOU

Three reasons why gardening is the therapy for you

IT'S time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental health, too. Recent research carried out by Harvard University found that people living...
Clean your microwave with ease

Clean your microwave with ease

IF you haven't cleaned your microwave in a while, then you might notice a build-up of gunk. And if it's been sitting in there for a while, then the bits of food may have...
How to refinish a dining room table

How to refinish your dining room table

Update a dining room table easily with this material list and step-by-step instructions for refinishing a wooden table. It only takes half a day to complete this project. Materials: Stain Polyurethane 100, 150 and 220-grit sandpaper Stain brushes Rags Tack cloth Orbital...
How to Re-pot Plants

How to Repot Plants

Step 1: Water Plant Lightly water your plant to help the root ball and soil slide more easily out of the pot. Step 2: Remove Plant Remove your plant from the pot by carefully turning it on...
CLEANING HABITS YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF

Cleaning habits you need to get out of

ARE you an obsessive cleaner around the house?  Could you possibly be over-cleaning or not cleaning properly?  Below are half a dozen cleaning habits you’d be better off breaking as soon as possible. ...
RTN’s Ultimate Stain-Removal Guide

RTN’s ultimate stain-removal guide

BECAUSE saving your favourite clothes is always worth the extra elbow grease! Dye stains: Fresh dye stains are the easiest to remove but very hard to get out once they've set in. If possible,...
Three of the best Christmas houseplants to give as gifts

Three of the best Christmas houseplants to give as gifts

Hippeastrum or amaryllis, as it is known - is a remarkable bulb, with 60cm tall, fleshy drainpipe stems and flamboyant trumpet flowers up to 20cm across. Bulbs of ‘Red Lion’ (deep scarlet flowers), ‘Apple...
Best DIY budget kitchen projects

Best DIY budget kitchen projects

Mix and match countertops Not all surfaces have to be the same. Wood countertops are reasonably priced, easy to install and can add a tonne of character. Replace a small standalone prep area or do...
CHECK OUT THAT GARDEN SHED

Check out that garden shed

AN OVERWHELMING majority of people living in Spain will have their own garden, whatever the size, and every garden needs a faithful shed to store all those garden implements or act as an extension...
HOW DIRTY IS YOUR CASA 1

How dirty is your casa?

FORGET the Spring Cleaning which was a regular task when people lived in the UK.  After another Spanish summer which has probably seen many hibernate in their villas and apartments with the air-conditioning full...
Is your house ready for winter

Is your house ready for winter?

EVERY year it pays off to make sure your house is ready for winter.  After the cold of last winter that ‘preventative and remedial action’ might be more vital than ever. Call in your local...
Saving seeds from your garden for next year

Saving seeds from your garden for next year

ONCE you’ve made sure that your seeds are the right kind for saving (heirloom and open-pollinated, annuals, not cross-pollinated, fully ripe and from healthy plants), here are some simple steps to take to make...
How to choose wallpaper for painting

How to choose wallpaper for painting

THERE are various types of wallpapers that are suitable for painting. Lining paper Lining paper helps to cover defects in the walls surface, providing a smooth and even finish for the wallpaper to be applied onto....
Washing machine settings and cycles

Washing machine settings and cycles

DIFFERENT types of clothes require different settings to get everything completely clean, without problems occurring in the washing process, such as colour bleed. Putting a coloured t-shirt in with white tops for a wash will...
Do it yourself - prepare your pond for winter

Do it yourself: Prepare your pond for winter

AS winter creeps in, ponds become a magnet for fallen leaves and if they are allowed to sink to the bottom in great quantity, they will make the water unpleasant for fish, plants and...
How to clean granite work tops

How to clean granite work tops

GRANITE has been one of the most popular materials for counters in kitchens and bathrooms since the early 2000s. It isn’t as porous as marble, so it is less prone to soaking up oils, spills...
Save water at home with six simple steps

Save water at home with six simple steps

TIGHTEN leaking or dripping taps Have leaks fixed as soon as possible, and always close taps securely. Reduce your water pressure Too-high water pressure doesn’t just waste water, it could also cause damage to pipes,...
Saving a nearly dead houseplant

Saving a nearly dead houseplant

DON´T give up hope just yet! RE-POT YOUR PLANT Moving a tired-looking fern or succulent into a fresh pot of soil can make a big difference. Be sure to select a pot a couple...
How to clean your dishwasher

How to clean your dishwasher

What you need: Distilled white vinegar Baking soda Lemon juice Cloths or soft rags Toothbrush Toothpicks Instructions: Run your dishwasher, or wait until just after you've run a cycle. Empty the dishwasher completely by removing the racks and utensil trays and...
How to clean your awning

How to clean your awning

AS summer comes to a close and your visitors go home, your awning is likely to see less action. Don’t just roll your awning up for the season, give it a clean now to prolong...
Liberty Seguros

Liberty Seguros reward customer loyalty

Until 20 December 2017, Liberty Seguros will welcome new customers and reward existing policy holders with cashback offers on both car and home insurance policies. With so many insurance providers out there today, choosing...

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Five years in prison for baby killer

A WOMAN has been sentenced to jail for killing her baby as she gave birth. The girl, who was 17 when she committed the crime,...
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Eight years for murderer

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy is facing years in prison for stabbing a man outside a nightclub. Prosecutors are asking a judge to place the boy in...
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Malaga firefighter strike still running…

A YEAR after first going on strike Malaga’s firemen have still not returned to work. The labour dispute over working conditions continues without any progress...
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Ask the Optician – How to Protect Your Sight on Día de Santa Lucia

THE 13th of December is Día de Santa Lucia, the patron saint of the blind and the protector of sight. We are urging anyone...
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Studio 32 enjoy a superb White Christmas

AFTER months of preparation, STUDIO 32’s winter production of White Christmas premiered...and what a performance from this very talented company. From the moment the curtain...
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Six top teas to aid weight loss

Green Tea and Matcha These teas are known for increasing metabolism. A study published in the American Journal For Clinical Nutrition found that green tea...
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Syndicate lottery ticket holders advised to make it official

AT THIS time of the year, many groups of people in clubs and societies or even a group of friends in bars club together...
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A week and a bit to go!

CHRISTMAS is nearly here, and for many of us there are still those ‘tricky to buy for’ friends and family.  You may not think...
driving tests back on

Driving tests back on in Malaga

DRIVING EXAMINERS are back at work after a six-month strike. Five examiners will now be on duty every day after being forced to perform minimum...
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Truck hits vehicle on motorway hard shoulder

A MAN was seriously injured after being hit by a truck on the A-7 motorway in Crevillente. The impact caused the victim to fall down...
This week in Germany - Market bomb discovered

This week in Germany – Market bomb discovered

Market bomb discovered GERMAN police were searching for the sender of a package initially feared to contain a bomb found near a Christmas market in...
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Rockets Golf Society – Altorreal

IT WAS a long trek down the Murcia motorway to this lovely golf course but well worth the journey.  Considering the time of the...
Fake worker scams €35,000 from elderly woman

Fake worker scams €35,000 from elderly woman

A MAN pretending to be from Endesa has swindled a 90-year-old woman in Malaga City. Police are now trying to find the alleged thief who...
Crash victims demand justice

Crash victims demand justice

A GROUP of people injured when a train derailed between Malaga and Seville are planning to sue the department responsible. A firm of lawyers are...