Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Laurence Dollimore (News Editor)

Laurence Dollimore (News Editor)
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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...

BENALMADENA'S Hotel Vista de Rey must be demolished within three months, a Malaga court has ruled. It comes after the  three-star hotel and apartment block, next to Cercanias de Torremuelle station, become involved in a...

CONNOISSEURS  of Spanish wines can mark 2017 down as a vintage year. Not only will stocks arrive two to three weeks earlier but the wines will be more alcoholic and of a higher quality, say...

SPANISH women have the third lowest fertility rate in Europe. New analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the birth rate among Spanish women is the third lowest in Europe at 1.33...

FLIES have been outed as the dirty bombers of the insect world, carrying more harmful bacteria than previously thought. Scientis at Penn State Eberly College of Science in America have found that common houseflies...

BREXIT has been blamed for a drop in Europeans applying for British university places. The number of students coming to the UK from the EU has fallen for the first time in five years. Figures published...

Missing Spanish masterpiece thought lost forever turns up in British castle,

SPANISH retail sales fell for the first time in over three years in October, with sales in Catalonia dropping sharply after its independence referendum. The vote prompted a standoff with the central government, which then...

AN 'important' Italian mafia leader has been arrested on the Costa del Sol.  In cooperation with Italian cops, Policia Nacional picked up the suspect in Benalmadena in a raid last week. Thought to be a leading...

ANDALUCIA has seen a 10% rise in foreign tourists in the first ten months of this year compared to the same period in 2016. Some 10,451,449 extranjeros visited the holiday hotspot between January and October, according...
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THE TV governing body of Andalucia has denounced a a male presenter for 'unlawful conduct' after he cut off his female co-star's skirt. The Consejo Audiovisual de Andalucía said the skit on live TV 'promoted...

SOME 23 Junta politicians are being investigated as part of the training courses scandal.  The training courses scandal saw Junta money, destined for courses to help people get employment, line the pockets of corrupt politicians. Around...

THE UK will tell the EU it wants to stay in a key aviation safety body, under the indirect jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, in order to keep planes flying after Brexit. According...

SPANIARDS have been warned to prepare for the Arctic front bringing snow and sub-zero temperatures to much of the country today and tomorrow.  The worst of the weather is forecast for Friday and Saturday, when...

SPAIN'S manufacturing sector has grown at the fastest pace in over 10 years, lifted by strong output and new business. Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) of manufacturing companies stood at 56.1 in November, up from...

EVERY year the world's leading cities fight it out to be the most Instagrammed place on the planet. Last year, London took the crown as the most snapped and tagged city in the world. This year,...

A BRITISH mother has been jailed after she abandoned her three kids to see a bodybuilding competition in Spain.  The woman, 37, left the youngest children, aged 6 and 8, with their brother, 16, in...

FORTY suspects have been arrested in connection with a sex-trafficking ring covering Andalucia, the Basque country and Castilla la Mancha.  Most of the detained are of Nigerian origin and stand accused of trafficking and sexually...

THE heavy rainfall has caused several roads to collapse in Cadiz. Towns like Medina Sidonia (right), have seen the asphalt on their roads fall through, leaving giant gaping holes. The asphalts have collapsed after the storms...

CAFES and restaurants across airports in Spain will on strike in December, including Malaga. The CCOO and UGT unions have called for work stoppages on December 22, 23, 29 and 30. The groups are protesting price...

THE father of a young Brit who was punched to death in Spain has revealed how not knowing who murdered his son almost killed too after he suffered a sudden heart attack. Ian Mallon said...

SPANIARDS have been left fuming after a video of two bears being chased down by a car went viral.  Spain’s Brown Bear Foundation (FOP) has condemned the clip of two young animals, which appears to...

THREE migrant bodies have been recovered from the Straits of Gibraltar.  The Spanish coast guard also saved two migrants in the waters between Spain and Morocoo yesterday. The two men were rescued in the Strait of...

A COSTA del Sol artist is giving away a free mural in a special Olive Press Christmas competition.  Tony Faulkner, 48, from Barnsley, is a self taught airbrush artist who has created celebrity portraits of...

A TRAIN has derailed after leaving Malaga this morning. The train, carrying around 70 passangers, derailed in Arahal, in Sevilla, injuring at least 21. https://twitter.com/BusinessOnline6/status/935810942130155520   At least three are said to be seriously injured, according to the...

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