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June 25, 2019
Benidorm skyscraper worker gets safety rope slashed by angry resident on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Benidorm skyscraper worker gets safety rope slashed by angry resident on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 51-year-old woman has been charged with trying to kill a Benidorm skyscraper worker after she cut his safety rope. She was allegedly unhappy that her neighbourhood association had approved external improvements to the building. Two workers were doing the work parallel to the 13th floor of the...

BREAKING: Spain extends travel ban from the UK until February 16

BREAKING: Spain extends travel ban from the UK until February 16

SPAIN has extended the travel ban by sea or air from the UK until 6pm on February 16. The decision was made yesterday (Tuesday) in light of various ‘uncertainties’ over the new COVID-19 variant. ‘It is necessary to maintain [the current] measures until their impact on the evolution of the pandemic...

Teen burglar puts policeman in hospital after resisting arrest on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Teen burglar puts policeman in hospital after resisting arrest on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 17-year-old robber at a Guardamar villa violently attacked a Guardia Civil officer during his arrest. The officer was admitted to Elche General Hospital due to the ‘severity of his injuries’. The attack happened after an alarm went off at a house on an unnamed urbanisation in Guardamar. The...

Granada in state of pre emergency after city is rattled by seven earthquakes in less than an hour

Granada in state of pre emergency after city is rattled by seven earthquakes in less than an hour

GRANADA’s mayor has declared a state of pre emergency after a series of earthquakes shook the city, including two big quakes in less than 15 minutes. An estimated 20 earthquakes and aftershocks were felt around the west Granada last night, with Santa Fe, Atarfe, Chauchina and Cullar Vega areas...

Alleged Marbella ponzi king first exposed by Olive Press charged with money laundering and fraud after ‘swindling away €6 million of British expats’ savings’

Alleged Marbella ponzi king first exposed by Olive Press charged with money laundering and fraud after ‘swindling away €6 million of British expats’ savings’

AN alleged serial fraudster is facing money laundering charges in the UK after being exposed by the Olive Press. Rhys Williams, 39, and his wife Lisa Williams, 38, have BOTH been charged by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service. “Rhys Williams and Lisa Williams are due to appear on March 17 at...

Amy Schumer has her say on Hilaria Baldwin scandal: ‘You can’t just pretend you’re from Spain’

Amy Schumer has her say on Hilaria Baldwin scandal: ‘You can’t just pretend you’re from Spain’

AMY Schumer has shared her thoughts on the Hilaria Baldwi heritage drama, labelling the scandal ‘insane and entertaining’. The actress, 39, first crossed wires with the much mocked fitness guru last after she reposted a photo of Hilaria, 37, in her lingerie with her baby. Amy poked fun at the...

One more COVID-19 death in Gibraltar as active cases slowly decrease

One more COVID-19 death in Gibraltar as active cases slowly decrease

ANOTHER elderly person who lived in a Gibraltar nursing home has died today from COVID-19 as case numbers dropped to 453.

Acid attack victims remain in serious condition after sickening acid attack on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Acid attack victims remain in serious condition after sickening acid attack on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE two women attacked with acid by a crazed ex-boyfriend in the Cartama area of Malaga remain in a serious condition in hospital as one faces permanent scarring. The victims were attacked two weeks ago when 26-year-old Jose Arcadio, known as ‘El Melillero’ threw hydrosulphuric acid over his former...

BRA ROW sparked transgender attack on lingerie shop assistant in  Spain’s Valladolid

BRA ROW sparked transgender attack on lingerie shop assistant in Spain’s Valladolid

A transgender customer has been given a six month prison sentence after hitting a shop assistant who would not let her put on a bra in a fitting room. The shop worker will also get paid €1,500 in compensation, after being acquitted herself of a hate crime. The incident happened at a lingerie store...

Racism condemned in Gibraltar on Holocaust Memorial Day

Racism condemned in Gibraltar on Holocaust Memorial Day

RACISM and discrimination must be condemned, said a Gibraltar Government minister on the anniversary of the Holocaust.

Here’s how long mini heatwave will last as Malaga experiences highs of 25C

Here’s how long mini heatwave will last as Malaga experiences highs of 25C

EVEN those of us living in the Costa del Sol aren’t exactly used feeling scorching temperatures in January. So news of a ‘mini heatwave’ has us all in a tizz. And as lockdown restrictions tighten across Andalucia today, we’ve never felt more grateful for a bit of sunshine. We may not be able to […]

BREAKING: ALL travellers returning to UK from ‘red list’ countries will have to quarantine in hotels

BREAKING: ALL travellers returning to UK from ‘red list’ countries will have to quarantine in hotels

ANY traveller returning to the UK from a ‘red list’ country will have to quarantine for 10 days in Government-provided accommodation, it has been confirmed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs today that the new measure, which has been anticipated for weeks, is aimed at stopping variants of...

Queue-jumping mayors on Spain’s Costa Blanca refuse to quit over early COVID-19 jabs

Queue-jumping mayors on Spain’s Costa Blanca refuse to quit over early COVID-19 jabs

THREE Costa Blanca region mayors are refusing to resign after they got COVID-19 vaccinations in early January. The mayors of El Verger and Els Poblets, married couple, Ximo Coll and Carolina Vives, have been suspended from the regional socialist party, the PSPV, after getting the jabs at a health...

Spain’s Andalucia registers 6,626 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalisations reach new heights

Spain’s Andalucia registers 6,626 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalisations reach new heights

ANDALUCIA has registered 6,626 new coronavirus cases Wednesday in the highest daily increase of the past seven days. According to the Junta, the figure is also higher than the 5,922 cases detected on the same day last week. Meanwhile there have been 85 deaths from COVID-19 over the same period,...

Mayor commits to future of Tivoli World despite crippling debt on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Mayor commits to future of Tivoli World despite crippling debt on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE Costa del Sols first and only amusement park, Tivoli World, has been given the backing of Benalmadena local council to save it from demolition. Mayor of Benalmadena, Victor Navas, announced that the town council will be pushing for the protection of the land that the park sits to ensure that it...

What you can and cannot do if your municipality has to close all non-essential activity in Spain’s Andalucia – from padel tennis to ordering takeaway

What you can and cannot do if your municipality has to close all non-essential activity in Spain’s Andalucia – from padel tennis to ordering takeaway

MORE and more municipalities in Andalucia are crossing the threshold of 1,000 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people. According to the latest Junta rules, they must cease all non-essential activity, including the closure of bars and restaurants and gyms. But as ever, there is a long list of...

Apuestas deportivas: una buena opción para obtener unos ingresos extras

Apuestas deportivas: una buena opción para obtener unos ingresos extras

Las apuestas deportivas ganan cada vez más relevancia en todo el mundo. Y es que muchas personas han encontrado en ellas, aparte de una pasión, una excelente forma de obtener ingresos. En el mundo deportivo hay muchos aficionados a las apuestas y si conoces mucho sobre datos y estadísticas...

Approval given in first reading to make Sierra de las Nieves a national park

Approval given in first reading to make Sierra de las Nieves a national park

THE Council of Ministers in Madrid has granted approval in the first reading to declare the Sierra de las Nieves, Malaga, a national park. The decision was made yesterday (Tuesday), though definitive approval is still some way off, as the bill first has to pass through the Council of Ministers...

High Speed train launch for Spain’s Costa Blanca South in doubt due to Covid-19 border restrictions

High Speed train launch for Spain’s Costa Blanca South in doubt due to Covid-19 border restrictions

PERIMETER checks in and out of larger towns and cities will severely slow down the operation of the new AVE into Costa Blanca South. Tickets for the new high-speed trains were due to go on sale by the end of this month, with services from Madrid into Elche and Orihuela due to start on Monday, […]

LISTED: EVERY municipality in Spain’s Andalucia which has crossed the thresholds of 500 and 1,000 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, bringing tougher restrictions

LISTED: EVERY municipality in Spain’s Andalucia which has crossed the thresholds of 500 and 1,000 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, bringing tougher restrictions

DOZENS of municipalities have crossed one of two thresholds set by the Junta in Andalucia to determine stricter coronavirus measures. The first is a 14-day cumulative incidence rate of between 500 and 1,000 cases per 100,000 people. The second is an incidence rate of ABOVE 1,000 cases per 100,000...

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