50% of young people admit to breaking lockdown rules, study finds
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50% of young people admit to breaking lockdown rules, study finds

The confidence in the UK government has dropped by older citizens as ‘young people’ admit to defying lockdown rules in a new study released today. Researchers from the University College London surveryed nearly 100,000 adults and found those under 30 most dissatisfied with the lockdown measures regarding coronavirus. Also in the find, astonishingly less than […]

Spain bans sale of menthol cigarettes with 10,000 euro fines for people from today
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Spain bans sale of menthol cigarettes with 10,000 euro fines for people from today

Menthol-flavoured cigarettes are to be banned in Spain from today, aswell as the rest of the EU, it has been confirmed. The European Union Revised Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) makes it an offence for manufacturers to produce menthol cigarettes and retailers to sell menthol cigarettes from 20th May 2020 (today). Fines for retailers selling the […]

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Council seeks solution to Costa del Sol prostitution problem

FUENGIROLA COUNCIL is taking action against prostitution in the town. Although there are already regulations in place on the issue, these are being developed to combine both laws and punishments in the same document. The legislation will state: “It is not allowed to solicit, negotiate or accept, directly or indirectly, paid sexual services in spaces, […]

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Stag and hen parties disrupt lives of Costa del Sol residents

GROUPS of young people arriving on the Costa del Sol for stag and hen party weekends are disrupting the lives of residents by their anti-social behaviour. The coast has become a favourite choice of destination for these weekends but already several towns and cities including Granada, Sevilla and Marbella have introduced restrictions to discourage this […]

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Fines proposed for motorhomes that camp illegally in Costa Blanca

CARAVANS and motorhomes that have parked up illegally have had their day. A by-law passed by the coalition governing council in Elche means that those vehicles that park in public spaces overnight will be fined €90.  Unless there are any legal objections from the public, the new rules will come into force later this month. […]

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 […]

Rates of speeding are slowing down
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Average speeds on Spain’s main roads down

FIGURES released by the Ministry of Development indicate that the average speed on main roads – including those in and around Alicante, Torrevieja and Orihuela – have dropped by 1 per cent. It’s believed the slight, but significant drop, has been due to the increase in fines, radars and the amount of traffic on the […]

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Spain’s strictest beach is on the Costa Blanca

THE BEACHES of San Pedro del Pinatar will become the strictest of the entire Spanish coast on July 18 as the new ‘ordenanza de Uso y Disfrute de las Playas’ (ordinance on the use and enjoyment of beaches) will come into force. The ordinance prohibits, amongst other limitations, the playing of ball sports on the […]

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Nerja’s illegal dump remained open despite fines

NERJA’S illegal dump at Rio de la Miel reportedly attracted fines since its opening in 2000, but this did nothing to bring about its closure. Alberto Armijo, Deputy Chief of Employment, European Resources and New Technology at the Provincial Government, says he was “never” ordered to close the site by the Junta de Andalucia. Officers […]