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Migrant death toll rises in Spain

ALMOST three times the number of people died trying to reach Spain during the first half of 2018, with 318 deaths recorded. Between January and July, around 27,600 migrants and refugees arrived in the country. Of those, about 23,800 of those came by sea and 3,800 by land, according to the latest United Nations (UN) […]

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Eco rally against proposed ship anchorage off south coast of Spain

A GROUP of environmentalists formed a human chain in San Roque in protest against a proposed ship anchorage in the Alboran Sea. The Verdemar-Ecologists in Action group claimed the site, where ships will be able to drop anchor if it is built, would damage the environment and put tourism at risk. The protest began at […]

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Marbella, City of Plenty

LOCATED along the Mediterranean shores, the cosmopolitan city of Marbella, more popularly referred to as “Europe’s favourite playground” has become a haven for tourism over the years. In just over five decades, the multi-cultural city has been transformed from a small fishing and farming village into an internationally acclaimed resort town with over 250,000 inhabitants […]

Politicians blast detention centre
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Politicians blast detention centre

A COUNCILLOR has urged the central government to make other arrangements for illegal immigrants. Mercedes Montero is asking the government to open a new, permanent prison for those who illegally reach Spain’s shores by boat after it was claimed Archidona’s Local Police headquarters are being used to hold around 500 immigrants. The councillor explained she […]

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Green growth

OPPORTUNITIES for employment, greater tourism prospects and environmental improvement have been hailed. Irene Garcia, president of the Provincial Council of Andalucia, has praised the expansion of Los Alcornocales Natural Park, highlighting it as an area for growth in the region. She has rejoiced in that fact that more than 5,800 hectares of extra space that […]

Costa Blanca to appear in Britain's best-selling diving magazine
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Costa Blanca to appear in Britain’s best-selling diving magazine

JOURNALIST and photographer Will Appleyard of DIVER Magazine spent some time on the Costa Blanca recently to experience first-hand the wonders of the Mediterranean seabed. He first enjoyed diving off Calpe’s Los Arcos location, on the north side of the Penon de Ifach. Los Acros is characterised by its rocky bottom made up of large […]

Mediterranean gardening with experts from the Chelsea Physic Garden
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Mediterranean gardening with experts from the Chelsea Physic Garden

THE Chelsea Physic Garden was established as the Apothecaries’ Garden in London, England, in 1673 and is the second oldest botanical garden in Britain. The garden is an oasis of tranquility which has been used to grow and demonstrate medicinal and useful plants for nearly 350 years. The Garden has had a wide impact around […]

Rising migrant arrivals in Spain could become 'big emergency'
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Rising migrant arrivals in Spain could become ‘big emergency’

THE rising flow of migrants to Spain from North Africa could evolve into a “big emergency” if the pace continues, the U.N.’s migration agency said. After large rescues in recent weeks, including 300 off Spain’s southern coast who had attempted to cross the Mediterranean from Morocco, more than 9,000 migrants have arrived by sea in […]

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Mediterranean diet good for mental and physical health

INSPIRED BY the traditional dietary patterns of Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece and parts of the Middle East, the Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower mortality rate and reduced chance of developing chronic illness.  Now, researchers state that is its also beneficial for mental and physical health too. The diet is characterised by the […]

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At least 20 migrants killed in boat sinking off Mediterranean coast

AT LEAST 20 migrants including young children drowned on Wednesday when they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard and a humanitarian worker said. ‘There’s a critical situation today (Wednesday). About 200 people fell into the water and for the moment we have 20 bodies,’ a coastguard spokesman told AFP. The migrants […]

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Children living in Spain at risk from climate change

THE UNITED Nations children’s division, UNICEF has handed out a stark warning to the Spanish government regarding the future effects of climate change on the nation’s younger generation. “Spain’s nine million children will inherit an uninhabitable country if action is not taken quickly,” is UNICEF’s dramatic warning to ministers. A report issued last week has […]