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June 25, 2019
Sewage plant could be back on track after Gibraltar government restarts bidding process

Sewage plant could be back on track after Gibraltar government restarts bidding process

GIBRALTAR has been forced to restart the bidding process for the much delayed sewage plant after the company it was dealing with last time went bankrupt. If everything goes according to plan, the building of the new urban wastewater treatment plant could gather steam by next year, the government...

Guardia Civil officers shocked after a man accused of exhibitionism decided to attend a trial completely naked in Valencia 

Guardia Civil officers shocked after a man accused of exhibitionism decided to attend a trial completely naked in Valencia 

A MAN due to stand trial for ‘exhibitionism’ was turned away from court when he arrived totally naked. Alejandro Colomar, 29, was due to appeal a fine handed to him for walking around Valencia without a stitch on. But when he tried to enter the court, Guardia Civil turned him away. Then Policia...

Divers are removing more ‘oil pockets’ from the stricken ship off the Gibraltar coast as cleaning continues

Divers are removing more ‘oil pockets’ from the stricken ship off the Gibraltar coast as cleaning continues

DIVERS have found and are trying to remove ‘oil pockets trapped within the frame of the hull’ that could still be leaking into the sea from the sunken ship off the Gibraltar coast, Gibraltar’s government said. The Rock’s authorities believe removing the oil could ‘further reduce the appearance of...

3 bedroom Villa for sale in Peniscola with pool garage – € 189,000

3 bedroom Villa for sale in Peniscola with pool garage – € 189,000

Villa Peñíscola, Castellón 3 beds 1 baths € 189,000 Villa with garden and barbecue in private urbanisation with communal swimming pool, gardens and sports area. The property is built on 2 floors with spacious rooms, on the ground floor has a living room, semi open plan fitted kitchen, 1 toilet,...

Caves of Nerja in Spain’s Malaga named ‘Tourism Ambassador 2022’ on World Tourism Day

Caves of Nerja in Spain’s Malaga named ‘Tourism Ambassador 2022’ on World Tourism Day

THE famous Caves of Nerja (Cuevas de Nerja) are without doubt, a tourist emblem of the municipality and the entire province of Malaga and in recognition as a leading Tourism Ambassador of Malaga have been named ‘Tourism Ambassador 2022’. The announcement of the title was made by the Mayor of Nerja,...

Third earthquake to rumble Spain’s Malaga since Monday

Third earthquake to rumble Spain’s Malaga since Monday

SPAIN’s National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered an earthquake with a magnitude 2.8 yesterday morning, September 28, with its epicentre in the Malaga town of Alhaurín el Grande. This quake is the third seismic movement registered in the province since Monday. According to the IGN website,...

Gibraltar authorities auction former Russian yacht for cut-price £35 million after March seizure

Gibraltar authorities auction former Russian yacht for cut-price £35 million after March seizure

A MYSTERY buyer has paid the Gibraltar Admiralty £35 million (US$ 37.5 million) for the ‘My Axioma’ luxury yacht formerly owned by a Russian billionaire. Gibraltar’s Supreme Court officials auctioned the Axioma in late August after impounding the yacht from Russian businessman Dmitry Pumpyansky on...

16 arrested in Madrid accused of running a chop shop that stole luxury vehicles and sold parts all over Spain

16 arrested in Madrid accused of running a chop shop that stole luxury vehicles and sold parts all over Spain

The gang specialised in motorcycles and was offering more than 500 products online with a market value in excess of €300,000 Spain’s Civil Guard and the Madrid local police on Tuesday arrested 16 people suspected of running a chop shop that was stealing high-end motorcycles and cars and then...

Spain’s Prado Museum pledges to return artworks that were stolen during the Civil War and Franco dictatorship

Spain’s Prado Museum pledges to return artworks that were stolen during the Civil War and Franco dictatorship

Madrid’s Prado Museum, which is home to works by Goya, El Greco and Velázquez, has announced that it wants to return the artworks it holds that were seized during the Spanish Civil War to their rightful owners. By the end of this year or the beginning of the next, the gallery hopes to have an […]

Cruise ship that stayed in Gibraltar is the 16th first arrival this year, government reveals

Cruise ship that stayed in Gibraltar is the 16th first arrival this year, government reveals

THE Celebrity Apex cruise ship that stayed in Gibraltar for the first time last week was the 16th first cruise liner arrival at the Rock this year, the government revealed. Minister for Transport Vijay Daryanani welcomed the Celebrity Cruises vessel with a capacity for 2,900 passengers and 1,320...

Average cost of basket of groceries rises 15% in Spain, highest increase seen in 34 years

Average cost of basket of groceries rises 15% in Spain, highest increase seen in 34 years

For anyone who is concerned about the cost of living crisis and is willing to travel, look no further: the Alcampo supermarket in the Coia neighbourhood in Vigo, Galicia region, is the cheapest in all of Spain right now. And those without a care in the world about how much they spend on their...

Europol most wanted list: Spain’s most dangerous alleged fugitives revealed

Europol most wanted list: Spain’s most dangerous alleged fugitives revealed

SPAIN’S most dangerous alleged criminals have evaded police who suspect them of horrific crimes, and now their profiles have been made public. Europol on Wednesday morning released a list of more than 50 profiles of Europe’s most wanted as part of a continent-wide crackdown on organised crime....

Flight prices for upcoming half-term school holiday have risen 42%, Which? report finds

Flight prices for upcoming half-term school holiday have risen 42%, Which? report finds

The UK’s consumer champion Which? has found that flight prices for the upcoming autumn half-term school holiday are 42% more expensive than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic hit in early 2020. According to an analysis of data from Skytra, an airfare benchmark administrator, there have been...

Why UK tourists will stop traveling to Spain in five years

Why UK tourists will stop traveling to Spain in five years

UK HOLIDAY makers believe Spain will be off-limits as a summer travel destination by 2027, according to new research. Following this summer’s wildfires and record-breaking temperatures across the UK and Europe specialist travel insurance providers InsureandGo asked 2,089 people last month to...

WATCH: Sweet moment Queen Letizia gives a hug to a pensioner in the middle of an award ceremony at Madrid’s Circulo de Bellas Artes

PRINCESS Di may have been known as the Queen of hearts, but it turns out Letizia is the Queen of hugs. Spain’s queen was the star attraction at a charity award ceremony at Madrid’s Circulo de Bellas Artes when 91-year-old Maruja piped up: “Letizia would you mind giving me a hug?” Quick as a flash […]

Gibraltar shares its money laundering and migrant smuggling experience in regional UN meetings

Gibraltar shares its money laundering and migrant smuggling experience in regional UN meetings

GIBRALTAR shared about what it is doing to fight money laundering and human trafficking with countries of the Mediterranean at a United Nations conference in Egypt recently. Director of the Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit (GFIU), Edgar Lopez, was a guest speaker and moderator at a UN Drugs...

2 bedroom Penthouse for sale in Punta Prima with pool – € 209,950

2 bedroom Penthouse for sale in Punta Prima with pool – € 209,950

Penthouse Punta Prima, Alicante 2 beds 2 baths € 209,950 SPECTACULAR PENTHOUSE APARTMENT IN PUNTA PRIMA – This luxury apartment is located 2km from the beaches of Punta Prima. The property comprises of a spacious living/dining area with an open plan kitchen with all electrical appliances, two...

WATCH: 12 arrested as police discovered the ‘first South American cocaine laboratory in Spain’

WATCH: 12 arrested as police discovered the ‘first South American cocaine laboratory in Spain’

POLICE arrested 12 people after discovering what they claim to be the first cocaine-producing laboratory in Spain, which had a capacity of producing 120 kilos of cocaine per week. Officers in a raid on a Madrid property found three ‘chefs’ cooking the cocaine. Operation Silicon began in May with...

Laude San Pedro International College has announced the appointment of Andrew Atkinson as the school’s new Principal

Laude San Pedro International College has announced the appointment of Andrew Atkinson as the school’s new Principal

WITH over 30 years’ experience in international education, Andy Atkinson has been involved in many international programs of all ages, from 3 to 18 years. His last leadership position was as Director of the International School of London and he has also been a Governor of the International School...

A Sunny outlook! Sunny View School in Torremolinos has been dedicated to excellence since 1971

A Sunny outlook! Sunny View School in Torremolinos has been dedicated to excellence since 1971

AT Sunny View School, we create an environment which allows our students to truly thrive – academically, emotionally, personally and socially. Sunny View School in Torremolinos, places a high value on its inclusive, caring and respectful atmosphere, a quality often commented on by visitors and...

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