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Spain’s Madrid Community VP Ignacio Aguado on new confinement ” we cannot give up our day to day life”

The vice president of the Community of Madrid is in favour of the return to classrooms of students from all educational stages, at least 15 days before the end of the course. “There is nothing that guarantees us that we will not be the same n September as confinement does not kill the virus, we […]

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Police expels hundreds from Madrid parks

The Municipal Police of Madrid have said that citizens didn’t keep the slightest distance from each other but all they could do was warn them over loudspeakers to separate. The police deplores the chaotic behaviour of some people in Madrid. They have broken the rules, and people have been going around Madrid Rio Park and […]

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LICENCE TO KILL: Beach bars on Spain’s Costas face uncertain futures

TWELVE beach bars (chiringuitos) in Marbella are facing uncertain times after a central government order that their licences cannot be renewed. The bars affected are all along the beaches in the eastern part of the city, including Alicante, Costabella, Real de Zaragoza, La Vibora, El Realejo, and Rio Verde. The government says that the beach […]

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Nigel loses his brave brain cancer fight and gains his angel wings

URBANISATION La Marina woke up to the very sad news that 10-year-old Nigel Watson died during the early hours of this morning. His mum, Jackie, posted on Facebook: “It’s with great sadness to tell you that Nigel gained his angel wings this morning.” Among the many tributes that have already been placed, one summed up […]

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Costa Blanca airport access to be improved

CENTRAL Government in Madrid has declared as “urgent” the acquisition of land to enable one of the main access roads to Alicante-Elche Airport to be expanded. The N-338, that sees around 26,000 vehicles use it on a daily basis, will be made a dual-carriageway.  In addition, similar work will be undertaken on the N-332. The […]

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“Faster than cooking asparagus”

IT’S an expression credited to the Roman Emperor Augustus, implying swiftness, he also created the ‘asparagus fleet’ to bring the vegetable to Rome swiftly. Clearly an asparagus aficionado. Some claim asparagus is an aphrodisiac – others certainly claim that it has medicinal qualities. The Greek physician Galen named it as a beneficial herb. His treatise […]

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Uber arrives on Costa del Sol shores

DIGITAL taxi service Uber is coming to the Costa del Sol this summer. The globe-trotting company will be bringing 200 of its cars to Malaga, Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas, Torremolinos and Benalmadena. Uber already operates in more than 600 cities across the world, and has also established itself in Madrid and Barcelona. Although the launch date […]

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€60 million tax scammers caught after three years

OFFICERS from both Spanish National Police and the Tax Office have managed to close down the activities of a gang allegedly involved in tax avoidance and money laundering. A total of 58 people have been arrested in Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Germany and are believed to be responsible for a scam amounting to €60 million. […]

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Population drops by 100 each week in Valencia

A REPORT commissioned by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) has revealed there are fewer and fewer inhabitants in the Valencian Community. The Valencian Community consists of three provinces – Castellon, Valencia and Alicante. Figures released recently estimate the number of people living in the region to have dropped by 3,000 in the first half […]

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Forced to leave Spain to find work

FILM DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER Ruben Hornillo returned to his hometown of Javea recently to promote his documentary ‘Espanoles en el exilio’ (Spaniards in exile). The documentary focuses on how Spanish millennials are ‘exiled’ from their country – forced to find work abroad after college/ university. On his website, 31-year-old Hornillo says: “I’d been living overseas […]

Foreign Minister to meet mayors from the Campo
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Foreign Minister to meet mayors from the Campo

THE Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis has summonsed a number of mayors from towns in the Campo de Gibraltar to Madrid to discuss Brexit. Mayors from Algeciras, Castellar, Jimena, La Linea, Los Barrios, San Roque and Tarifa will attend the meeting as well as the Spanish government’s representative in Andalucia and the central administration of […]

FOUR ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF BLANK WEAPONS
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Four arrested for possession of ‘blank’ weapons

OFFICERS of both the National Police and the Guardia Civil have arrested four people in connection with a number of crimes, including firearms issues. They are all Spanish nationals aged between 31 and 52-years-old The gang were accused of illegal possession of weapons after purchasing 45 blank guns with the intention of transforming them into […]

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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 Blind Charity) and CERMI (a Spanish organisation that represents people with disabilities), 135 municipalities with more than 50,000 residents across […]

THE PLANE NOW LANDING CONTAINS PASSENGER NUMBER 13 MILLION
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The plane now landing contains passenger number 13 million

AS their records continue to tumble, Alicante-Elche Airport received its 13 millionth passenger on Tuesday. The overall number of travellers using the airport throughout 2016 was 12.3 million, and so they are already 700,000 ahead of last year already with the busy pre-Christmas and Christmas period to come. Passenger number 13 million was on a […]