Monday, 11 December, 2017

Laurence Dollimore (News Editor)

Laurence Dollimore (News Editor)
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MALAGA airport has been unaffected by storm Ana. The Costa del Sol airport has reported no cancellations today and says it is running at full capacity. Its flights are departing on time and AEMET is keeping...

A HUGE storm is set to hit Spain and western Europe later Sunday into Monday with winds strong enough to cause power outages, travel disruptions and localized damage. The storm, named Cyclone Ana by Spanish...

2017 has not been the best year for low-cost travel. The Ryanair mass cancellation debacle and the collapse of Monarch sent prices soaring as remaining heavyweights took adavantage of the lack of competition. As Ryanair gets...

THE Junta culture ministry has fined Sevilla nuns €102,000 for restorating a 17th century organ without permission.  It comes after the Santa Ines convent in Sevilla transferred the organ to a different workshop than the one...

TRADE unions in Malaga are set to negotiate for higher wages for hotel and restaurant staff. They argue the 78,000 who work in the industry deserve significant salary increases considering the historic highs in hotel...

A MARBELLA rapper has been found guilty of ‘glorifying terrorism’ by a court in Madrid. Ivan Leszno, 25, and fellow members of the La Insurgencia rap group are facing two years and one day...

AT least 45,000 pro-Catalan independence protesters have taken to the streets of Brussels to support the controversial cause. The march is a show of solidarity with exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is remaining...

A DRUG smuggling cartel has been busted building a private airfield in Andalucia in a bid to fly in cocaine from Morocco.  Some 14 suspected members were arrested while 5.1 tonnes of hashish, six inflatable...

THE festive period is here again, with a full diary of Christmas events and office parties. The time of year when you can let your hair down and speak freely and simply blame the...

DAVE Mahon has lost his appeal to have the sentence he received for killing his partner's son reduced.  The 46-year-old was given seven years behind bars for the manslaughter of 23-year-old Dean Fitzpatrick, his stepson,...

GUARDIA Civil are warning mobile phone users of the 'missed call scam' affecting Andalucia and Spain.  The scam sees victims receive one-dial calls from Albania, Ghana, Ivory Coast or Nigeria. When they see the missed call...

THE PSOE in Marbella are calling for an increase in Guardia Civil officers.  The Socialists will support a town hall motion next week which will call for an increase in numbers and a salary raise...

FORENSIC experts are analysing human remains that were found by a walker in Malaga yesterday.  A suspected hip and femur were uncovered in a field between Campanillas and Puerto de la Torre at around 11am. Policia...

AN alleged rape victim has recalled the sickening details of her alleged assault at last year's Pamplona bull running festival. The young woman told a court in Madrid how five men took turns assaulting her...

COPS in Granada have raided an illegal tobacco factory capable of producing two million cigarettes per day.  Some 18 suspects have been cuffed in raids near the factory and in Malaga, where the cigarettes were...

A MARBELLA chiringuito owner has been fined €10,000 for 'illegally extending' his beach bar.  The owner of a Llevante Beach Club must pay €5,400 to the town hall after he knocked down and rebuilt his...

A BRITISH funeral planner has been exposed for targeting vulnerable pensioners, using high-pressure and illegal tactics to sell expensive funerals. Plan My Funeral, majority owend by funeral company Avalon, which has offices in Torrevieja, was...

RAFAEL Nadal snapped a photo with his pilots before flying home to Spain this week. It comes after the Mallorquin had to pull out of the ATP World Tour finals with a knee injury. He posted...

FURIOUS concert goers have blasted Starlite after still not receiving their refund for a cancelled gig in August. It comes four months after the Marbella festival promised to resolve the issue ‘within a few weeks’...

LONDON, Scotland and Wales have all demanded the same Brexit deal purportedly being offered to Northern Ireland.  As Theresa May meets with chief EU negotiators in Brussels, rumours are swirling that Northern Ireland could remain...

THE Intu shopping centre has been delayed yet again by town planners in Torremolinos.  The 600,000 square-metre project is to receive €600 million in investment and will create around 4,500 jobs. But according to Partido Popular...

AN expat who has been found hiding on the Costa del Sol will be extradited to face drug trafficking charges, the Guardia Civil has announced.  Known only as J.R.B, the Dutch national, 49, was arrested...

STARGAZERS will be treated to the only supermoon, AKA perigee syzygy, in 2017 tonight. The Moon will be especially large and bright, because it is at its closest distance to Earth. The perigee moon (prerequisite for...

The doner kebab is under threat in Spain and across the EU. It comes after EU politicians have begun moving to ban phosphates, deemed necessary to keep seasoned kebab meat moist. The politicians argue it negatively...

A GANG of robbers who used dog poo to distract bank staff in a series of heists has been busted in southern Spain.  Police arrested the group of five men after a robbery at a...

SOME 14 fire bosses have been arrested for allegedly embezzling public funds. The Policia Nacional found that the Consortium of Bomberos Cadiz took out mass early retirement insurance policies. But when their employees retired early, chiefs...

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