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Police seize 80 kilos of hashish from drug gang on the Costa del Sol

A DRUG trafficking operation has been shut down after 80 kilos of hashish was seized and four people arrested. The National Police and officers from Benalmadena detained three men, two of French nationality and one Moroccan, as well as a Spanish woman, after stopping a vehicle in Benalmadena, as part of a routine operation. The […]

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French boy drowns in holiday tragedy in Spain

AN 11-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool in Moraira. Reports suggest that the young French national, who was suffering from learning difficulties, was on holiday with his family when the tragedy happened in the early hours of Friday morning. It is understood that the boy got out of bed during the night in […]

This week in France - Stop right now

This week in France – Stop right now

Stop right now The French data protection agency has ordered WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with parent company Facebook or face sanctions.Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL) said on Monday that WhatsApp does not have a legal basis to share user data under French law for “business intelligence” purposes. National treasure The […]

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Cruise forum highlights passenger growth

CARTAGENA has hosted the ‘2017 Cruise Forum’ which has highlighted the growth of the numbers of cruise passengers to the city.  More than 200 professionals connected to the cruise and tourism sector were in attendance. Passenger arrivals have grown by 20 per cent of the past two years alone and since 2008 have increased from […]

Alleged head of drug group arrested

Alleged head of drug group arrested

THE Guardia Civil, in association with the Belgian authorities, have dismantled a Belgian criminal organisation ‘dedicated to the cultivation of marihuana’ In total, 10 people of Belgian, Spanish and French nationalities, including the alleged head of the organisation, have been arrested. The head of the organisation, of Belgian origin, has been detained in Mijas following […]

Free conversational language courses
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Free conversational language courses

MURCIA´S Department of Youth is offering 440 spaces to young people to improve their conversational English, French and German skills. The courses will be offered for free through the department’s 16 different centres. Registration is open to anyone between the ages of 12 and 30 registered resident in Murcia as a “complement to academic training” […]

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Learn the lingo

SAN ROQUE´S prestigious language school at Edificio Diego Salinas is offering 836 places to budding linguists, with a choice of four languages. With classes running from basic to advanced, students will have the choice of studying Spanish, French, German or English, while teachers can take part in the school´s refresher courses. It is hoped those […]

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Tourist thieves banned from Puerto Banus

FOUR THIEVES, aged between 21 and 28, have been banned from Puerto Banus after stealing €98,000 in luxury watches from tourists. The group, who are of British, French and Moroccan nationalities, used violence and intimidation to steal high-end watches from tourists in at least seven separate incidents. One member of the group would grab the […]