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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 is believed to be a “young man, between 25 and...
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 now hoping other victims will join the suit after four...
Walk to school.

Walk to school every day in Denia

DENIA will encourage students to walk or cycle to school as part of its ‘Red de Caminos Escolares’ (School Path Network) project. Councillors Javier Scotto and RafaCarrio presented the initiative last week, highlighting the “seriously...
CHECK THOSE CHRISTMAS INGREDIENTS TO AVOID ALLERGIES - 2

Check those Christmas ingredients to avoid allergies

NUTRITION specialists have warned about food allergies that tend to coincide with Christmas...but many go undetected The warning comes from Carolina Pérez Iglesias who is a specialist at the Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja and said that...
House breakers caught with, not on, television

House breakers caught with, not on, television

LOCAL POLICE based in Pilar de la Horadada have arrested two people accused of stealing from inside a house. The events leading up to the arrest began in the early hours of Tuesday morning when...
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New York Police Department responds to reports of explosion

NYPD has said it is responding to reports of an “explosion of unknown origin” in Manhattan. They posted on their official Twitter account "The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at...
Airport workers worry

Malaga airport workers worry for jobs

WORKERS at Malaga Airport are concerned about their working conditions after new managers are due to move in. The employees of the airport’s bars and restaurants have received support from all Malaga’s political parties after...
Prosecutor condemns animal cruelty convict

Prosecutor condemns animal cruelty convict

A SENIOR lawyer has slammed a woman convicted of animal cruelty. Fernando German Benitez, the Delegate for the Environment in the Malaga Prosecutor’s Office, has described to one publication the impact of working on the...
Local councillor fronts new political party

Local councillor fronts new political party

BENALMADENA Councillor Beatriz Olmedo has been elected as national spokesperson for Contigo Somos Democracia(Together We Are Democracy), Spain’s newest political party. Contigo Somos Democracia are centrist, socio-liberals who have pledged to put the power back...
VIOLENT VEJA BAJA ROBBERS ARRESTED

Violent Vega Baja robbers arrested

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil have arrested three Spanish men connected with a number of violent robberies in the Vega Baja. The three – aged 25, 28 and 34 – were detained in Formentera del...
Off-duty policeman helps catch young thief

Off-duty policeman helps catch young thief

AN off-duty policeman and two others physically held down a young man who had allegedly robbed a child in Lorca. The events took place at the end of November in the Plaza de Vera when...
Drought conditions cause street cleaning reduction

Drought conditions cause street cleaning reduction

IN AN initiative to save water due to the drought conditions that have persisted throughout many areas of the Vega Baja, Orihuela City Council will be reducing the street cleaning services. The service is usually...
Teachers rebel over fine

Teachers in Malaga rebel over fine

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION has refused to extend its training schedule after receiving a fine from Malaga Council. The body was due to sign an agreement over training until it was handed a €12,000 fine...
Water supply improves

Water supply improves

THE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL is planning to upgrade the water systems of six municipalities. Arriate, La Viñuela, Pizarra, Alfarnatejo, Ojen, and Arenas will benefit from €430,000 worth of investment, allowing communities to enjoy improved water services. Alfarnatejo...
Costa del Sol Marinas matter

Costa del Sol Marinas matter

A GROUP has asked the Junta de Andalucia to provide better support for the Costa del Sol’s marinas. Jose Carlos Martin, president of Marinas de Andalucia has demanded “greater and better” attention, claiming the Junta...
CHILDREN VACCINATED AFTER HEPATITIS OUTBREAK

Children vaccinated after hepatitis outbreak

NINETY children in the municipality of Albatera have been vaccinated after the detection of five new cases of hepatitis. The disease was found to have been contracted by three children between 3 and 5-years-old and...
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Top 10 place for disabled taxi access

TORREVIEJA has found itself among the best of those surveyed when it comes to the numbers of adapted taxis available for people with disabilities. According to a report from the ONCE organisation (the Spanish National...
Red Cross Refugee Appeal receives €1,000

Red Cross Refugee Appeal receives €1,000

JAVEA’S Original Charity Shop & Library presented the Red Cross Refugee Appeal with a cheque for €1,000 last week. The donation was very gratefully received, with volunteer Sandy Tsalikidis expressing her greatest thanks: “Please thank all...
Local scientist in London

Spanish Ambassador for Science in London

THIRTY-YEAR-OLD scientist Jose Torres from Pego is one of ten Spaniards selected for the second edition of Ambassadors for Science - a pioneering shadowing scheme between scientists and diplomats developed in the Embassy of...
Artichoke production hit by frost

Artichoke production hit by frost

SEVERE frosts that have hit the area almost overnight in the Vega Baja area have affected the production and quality of the crops of artichokes.  Coupled with the drought conditions in recent months, it’s...
Cost-effective Christmas childcare

Cost-effective Christmas childcare

CALPE’S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has organised two weeks of workshops for children over the Christmas period. The workshops will be held from 09.00 – 2.00pm each day at the Casa de la Cultura: Week one Tuesday December...
Hashish load held in San Roque

Hashish load held in San Roque

GUARDIA Civil officers in San Roque have intercepted more than 1.35 tonnes of hashish. The drugs were found in a stolen van which officers first located driving paston the A-7 motorway, reportedly showing clear signs...

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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,...
Eight years for murderer

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...