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Foaming at the mouth

Foaming at the mouth

AROUND 750 families have been left without water after a cleaning mishap. Residents in Miraflores del Palo are hoping their supply will be reinstated by the end of the week after workers allegedly poured detergent...
AMBASSADOR TO ADDRESS PUBLIC BREXIT SESSION

Ambassador to address public Brexit session

BRITISH Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, will be speaking at the Miguel Hernandez University in Elche on Tuesday November 21. He will be hosted by representatives from the Brexpats in Spain group and will be...
Squatters Rights

Squatters’ rights in Malaga

MALAGA CITY COUNCIL is waiting for a court to decide whether they can remove squatters from an empty building. Commercial Court Number One is due to make a decision over whether the council can brick...
PREGNANT 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL

Pregnant 12-year-old girl admitted to hospital

A 12-year-old girl discovered to be pregnant has been admitted to a hospital in Murcia. Staff at the Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital raised the alarm when the young patient came to their attention who...
Carjacker caught red-handed

Grand theft auto on the Costa Blanca

A 30-YEAR-OLD Lithuanian man is in prison pending sentencing after he was arrested for ‘carjacking’ not one, not two, but three vehicles in the space of 24 hours last weekend. The criminal was arrested in...
Jail time for girlfriend beater

Jail time for Torremolinos girlfriend beater

A MAN has been sentenced to two years in prison for pushing his ex-girlfriend out of a moving car in Torremolinos, breaking one of her legs. The woman underwent two surgeries after the incident and...
Santander plans large lay offs

Santander plans large lay offs

BANCO SANTANDER plans to lay off more than 1,500 employees due to the integration of Banco Popular, which it acquired in June after EU authorities ordered its rescue, the Comisiones Obreras union said on...
Lawyers condemn court delays

Lawyers condemn court delays

LAWYERS from the Malaga Bar Association have written to the General Council of the Judiciary (CGDJ) asking for changes to the way floor clause mortgage claims are handled. The group says the use of of...
DUAL CARRIAGEWAY WILL NOT BE COMPLETED ‘UNTIL 2020’

Dual carriageway will not be completed ‘until 2020’

CENTRAL Government in Madrid have announced that the long-awaited work to turn the N-332 as it bypasses Torrevieja into a dual carriageway will not be finished until mid 2020. The planned total investment for the...
Holy smoke

Police seize illegal tobacco at Malaga’s Costa del Sol airport

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil have seized more than 5,550 boxes of illegal tobacco at Malaga Airport. The agents intercepted the tobacco, which was made by two different brands, across two raids on October 12...
Local library wins Maria Moliner award

Library wins reading promotion award

BENITACHELL’S municipal library was recognised for its commitment to the promotion of reading recently as it was awarded the National ‘Maria Moliner 2017’ Prize. Maria Moliner (30 March 1900 – 22 January 1981) was a...
Attempted arsonist hands himself in to Guardia Civil

Attempted arsonist hands himself in to Guardia Civil in Dolores

A MAN has been arrested in Dolores after attempting to burn down a house that contained three young children at the time.  According the sources, the man doused the ground floor of the building with...
MAYOR IN FACE-TO-FACE MEETING WITH LOCALS

Mayor in face-to-face meeting with locals in Orihuela

EMILIO BASCUÑANA, the mayor of Orihuela has taken the opportunity to meet up face-to-face with members of the Campoamor Residents Association (CRA), so they could discuss some of the issues facing them and get...

British Ambassador Simon Manley attends Remembrance Service in Madrid

THE British Ambassador in Spain, Simon Manley, attended and read a lesson at the Service of Remembrance at St George’s Anglican Church in Madrid. The Ambassador, who attends this service every year, was joined by...
In memory Mum and Dad

In memory: Mum and Dad

THE Benissan-born daughter of Austrian Brigadistas Dora Hait and Hans Kaiser returned to the Marina Alta last week as the municipality paid homage to the International Brigades. The International Brigades were paramilitary units set up...
EVEN MORE HGV DRIVERS FAIL DRUGS TESTS

More HGV drivers fail drugs tests in Murcia

DURING a 24-hour period, officers from the Guardia Civil in Murcia carried out a further number of checks on HGV drivers to see if they were driving under the influence of drugs. For this latest...

Hospital offers free blood sugar level tests to mark World Diabetes Day

DIABETES is the ninth most common cause of death in women around the world, leading to 2.1 million deaths every year. Hospital Quironsalud Torrevieja is running a campaign for the prevention of diabetes, and will...
Free nursery places

Free nursery places

The Generalitat Valenciana ‘s Minister of Education Vicent Marza confirmed this week that nine nurseries across the Marina Alta will offer free places for children aged 2-3 next year. Marza was in Pedreguer on Tuesday...
Council Debt down

Fuengirola council debt down

FUENGIROLA COUNCIL has reduced its debt by 75 per cent to €10.1 million. The amount has gone down considerably from the €42 million owed at the end of 2014.  The town’s Mayor, Ana Mula, has...
YOU HAD JSUT ONE JOB

You had jsut one job

RESIDENTS of Torrevieja and drivers passing through the area had to look twice as they approached one of the junctions in the municipality. Smiles, which turned to laughter for many, and embarrassment to the council...
ELEVEN YEARS FOR BABY KILLER

Eleven years for baby killer

A WOMAN has been sent to prison for 11 years for killing her baby. In the end to what has been a tragic case from start to finish, the mother slit the throat of her...
Calpe to welcome two new towering hotels

Calpe to welcome two new towering hotels – “But we’re building you a golf...

CALPE Mayor Cesar Sanchez announced this week that the municipality is studying the potential build of a golf course, with the aim of de-seasonalising the city’s tourism trade and guaranteeing jobs all year round. Sanchez...

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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...