Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cocaine seizures in Spain more than double in just ONE year

This is an incredible 40% of all cocaine captured in Europe, the interior ministry revealed.

Alicante hospital employee takes year-long sick leave on 15 different occasions

His story came to light after it was revealed he had been on sick leave for over 4,000 days between 2001 and 2006.

Big freeze in Spain as 33 provinces put on red, orange and yellow alerts for SNOW, rain and storms,...

ALICANTE, Murcia, Granada and Jaen are all on yellow alert for snow. Weather agency AEMET has forecast accumulations of between 3 and 5 centimetres. Drivers should...

University of Salamanca voted second most beautiful in Europe

Among the attributes of Salamanca’s university, which was opened in 1134, THE noted that the college library had a special attraction to help students.

One-metre loggerhead turtle found dead on Marbella beach

A LOGGERHEAD turtle has been found washed up on a Marbella beach.  The one-metre animal was spotted by a local resident walking on Las Petunias...

Evil animal abuser who killed TEN horses gets historic jail sentence in Spain

AN evil animal abuser has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison. Under the landmark ruling, the horse trader, from Extremadura, was also ordered to...

Junta drafts up plans to overhaul transport network along Costa del Sol

The draft plan called Plan de Ordenación del Territorio (POT), is part of a 20-year scheme to ease mobility along the coast and is more than 200 pages long.

Wild cat chase in Spain discovers ‘dangerous black panther’ is actually ‘just a shaggy dog’

A HUNT launched by Spanish police to track a 'dangerous black panther' has ended in an anticlimax after it was revealed it is most...

Southern Spain hit by NINE earthquakes in less than 24 hours

NINE earthquakes have shaken southern Spain in less than 24 hours. The first struck Olvera in Cadiz and was 3.4 on the Richter scale. It was...

Frost and drought causing widespread shortages in Spanish vegetable crops

FROSTS across Spain are causing widespread shortages of vegetables with suppliers scrambling to find alternatives to avoid a repeat of last year's crisis. The January...

Pensioner cyclist fighting for her life in Malaga after being swept by strong winds

A CYCLIST is fighting for her life after being swept by the strong winds in Malaga.  The 67-year-old received a traumatic brain injury yesterday when...

IN PICS: Storms wreak havoc on Costa del Sol after strong winds in Spain

STRONG winds have caused damage along the Costa del Sol following two days of strong winds and rain.  Pictures of fallen trees and damaged buildings...

Why buying a bike is the only resolution worth investing in for the New Year

Writes Ashley from Andalucian Cycling Experience

Orange alert for Costa del Sol as strong winds and rain forecast this weekend

AN orange alert has been issued for the Costa del Sol this Sunday. According to weather agency AEMET, there will be winds of up to...

BRRR! Cold comes back to Malaga as temperatures drop by 10C

FOLLOWING  an unusually warm weekend for this time of year, temperatures will drop today and tomorrow by almost 10C.  According to weather agency AEMET, Friday...

Earthquake rocks Costa del Sol and is the region’s FOURTH tremor in four days

AN earthquake was detected off the coast of Malaga this morning.  The tremor occured at 8.27am and measured at 3.4 in the Richter scale, according...

All you need to know about Spain’s ‘killer caterpillars’ which arrive on the Costa del Sol from next week

A LETHAL caterpillar capable of killing pets and injuring children will be back on the streets from next month. The Pine Processionary Caterpillar can pose...

ON YOUR BIKE: Why you should discover the White Villages of Andalucia by bike

Writes Ashley from andaluciancyclingexperience

Farmers sign petition to protest destruction of healthy olive and almond trees in Alicante

The farmers, part of The Platform for those Affected by Xylella fastidiosa (AXFA), say current eradication plans mark the ‘beginning of the end of our forests, and of our people’.

Protest to save San Pedro trees from destruction starts tonight

A group on Facebook are now planning a protest asking for people to get involved to stop the destruction. 

Buy now while its hot as Spain’s property market reaches new heights

After four years of growth, you’d be mad not to invest in Spain, writes The Finance Bureau’s, Tancrede de Pola

FINDING El DORADO: Sunken Spanish treasures waiting to be found off the coast

Divers from the Guardia Civil’s underwater team also found a pottery jar from 3BC, potentially worth millions, commenting: ‘It is very likely that there are still some gems out there just waiting to be discovered.’  

Madrid mayor sets out ambitious plan to turn capital into green city

The plan is called Plan A, ‘because there is no plan b’, according to mayor of the capital Manuela Carmena.

Are cars built in Spain soon to be driven by brain waves?

Japanese car maker Nissan, that has a factory in Barcelona and Avila, is currently developing ‘brain-to-vehicle technology’ and premiered the concept at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Pigging out: Spain’s agrarian sector rose for second year in the row

Animal production continues to dominate compared to weaker vegetal data numbers, part of which was caused by an increase in wildfires and drought this year. 

IN PHOTOS: Flamboyance of flamingos on Costa beach snapped by British expat

THESE are the stunning photos of a flamboyance of flamingos shot by British expat Juliette Gaffney. The pink birds were spotted between Atunara port and...


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