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The King and Queen of Spain feel the heat in Sevilla, in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Spain

Felipe VI and Doña Letizia of Spain met with the administrations and entities of the Polígono Sur, to learn about the work to combat exclusion and marginality. The Monarchs of Spain began their tour of Andalusia on Monday, on the route they have designed throughout the country after the state of alarm, due to the […]

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Andalucia Government to propose radical exit strategy to National Government in Madrid

Breaking News: The government of Andalusia is submitting a radical exit strategy to the National Government in Madrid The Andalucia Proposal consists of: Sports and Exercise from May 1st From 7-10am and 9-11pm keeping a distance of 4-5 meters if walking and 10-20 meters if cycling. Elderly people to take walks from 9am – 2pm. […]

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Employment programme in Costa town receives €6 million in grants

COUNCILLOR for Employment in Mijas, Laura Moreno, has that announced the Andalucia Orienta employment programme is going full speed ahead. The Junta de Andalucia’s Ministry of Employment, Business and Commerce will make available more than 130 professional advisors throughout the province, to assist those looking for work. They will also try to help those who […]

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FIRE BAN: No barbecues allowed near forests in Andalucia this summer

THE Councillor for the Environment of the Municipality of Mijas, Juan Antonio Carrasco has announced that from yesterday (Friday) the burning of stubble and lighting of barbecues in forest area is banned. This ban, which is in accordance with the relevant laws concerning the prevention and fight against forest fires will be in place until […]

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Ferry service from Cartagena to Balearic Islands ‘closer to reality’

A FERRY service between Cartagena and the Balearic Islands is becoming closer to being a reality. This follows the unanimous approval of a motion from the Partido Popular (PP) in the Murcia Regional Assembly that asks central government to establish a regular route between the two points. The aim is to look at attracting more […]

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Saunabrick for quality saunas in Andalucia

SAUNABRICK is a company located in Fuengirola which, for more than 30 years, has been dedicated to the manufacture of Finnish saunas which please the highest expectations of their customers. At Saunabrick they offer a wide range of services and one of their featured specialities is the supply and installation of Finnish saunas, spas and […]

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Historic first meeting takes place in Spain between Gibraltar and Junta de Andalucia

THE Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo met this morning (Thursday) with the President of the Junta de Andalucia Susana Diaz in Sevilla This was the first time a Gibraltar Chief Minister was received by a Junta President in the seat of the Andalucian executive. Mr Picardo was accompanied by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph […]

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 […]

Sexual diversity
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Sexual diversity in Torremolinos

TORREMOLINOS’ Picasso Centre has screened films promoting sexual diversity. The second ever LGTB movie festival, organised by Andalucia Diversidad and Colega, was supported by the town’s council. Antonio Ferre, president of the Andalucian Federation of LGBT Associations, explained, “It is about taking another year to citizens a sample of a diverse and quality cinema, with […]

School fines issue to be resolved
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School fines issue to be resolved

MALAGA’S Mayor has said an agreement will be reached after two schools were fined for excessive noise. Mayor Francisco de la Torre said he hoped a resolution was imminent after the teachers’ board refused to agree its training schedule after two Malaga schools were handed €12,000 fines over noise made mainly while its students played […]

A brotherhood not a cult
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A brotherhood not a cult

DURING the Civil War, Spaniards who were discovered to be Freemasons were executed and Freemasonry was officially illegal here from 1939 until 1979. British visitors and settlers in Andalucia in particular who had been masons in the UK hankered after the fellowship and brotherhood and therefore started to set up their own lodges and welcomed […]

A brotherhood not a cult
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A brotherhood not a cult

DURING the Civil War, Spaniards who were discovered to be Freemasons were executed and Freemasonry was officially illegal here from 1939 until 1979. British visitors and settlers in Andalucia in particular who had been masons in the UK hankered after the fellowship and brotherhood and therefore started to set up their own lodges and welcomed […]

Unemployment rises in Malaga
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Unemployment up in Malaga province

MALAGA’S increase in unemployment continues to rise for the fourth month in a row. The province currently has more than 158,330 job seekers, the second fastest rising figure in Spain after the Balearic Islands.  The number of unemployed people rose by 3 per cent in November with a further 4,566 out of work. This increase, […]

Costa del Sol Marinas matter
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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 has so far “been adopting provisional solutions for a long time, applying discounts that, for example, would not be valid […]

40 years on
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40 years on: Ashes of Manuel Jose Garcia Caparros transferred to Malaga cemetery

TO COMMEMORATE the 40th anniversary of his death, the ashes of Manuel Jose Garcia Caparros were transferred to Malaga’s Jardin del Recuerdo del cementerio on Monday where a ceremony led by his three sisters was attended en-masse. Garcia Caparros was only 17-years-old when he was killed during the demonstration of the Andalucian autonomy on December […]