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Toll-free AP-7 will not keep lorries out of Oliva

By Samantha Kett A MOTORWAY exit in Oliva badly needed to stop the N-332 clogging up through town is unlikely to be built in time...

Back to school buckle-up

SPAIN'S traffic department, the DGT, has launched a major new country-wide crackdown on the use of seatbelts and children’s safety seats. The week-long surveillance campaign,...

Bid for ‘British’ working hours

FINISHING work at 18.00 instead of 20.00 or even 22.00 in Spain is the new target set by the employment ministry. While all opposition parties...

England fans roar under the Costa sun

England fans throughout the Costa flocked to bars and venues with giant TV screens (including several Benidorm hotel pools) to enjoy the squad's 6-1...

Learning from Magaluf

Representatives of Benidorm’s British Businesses Association are travelling to Magaluf in Mallorca on a fact-finding mission to implement the 'Street-Wise' patrol initiative in the...

Child murderer sentenced to 17 years

A MAN found guilty of murdering his partner’s three-year-old son has been sentenced to 17 years in jail. At the end of the week-long trial...

Hospital chaos in flu epidemic

A FLU epidemic that is sweeping through Alicante province has collapsed hospital A&E departments and forced the postponement of scheduled operations. Flu reached epidemic status...

Altea-Calpe tram line to reopen

THE line 9 TRAM route between Altea and Calpe will reopen by the end of May. Closed in mid-October, works have been carried out in...

Alleged fake-banana cocaine gang gets off due to police slip-up

FOUR men accused of smuggling cocaine stuffed in fake bananas have been acquitted after Málaga’s provincial court found that police failed to maintain a documented...

US First Lady to visit Madrid this week

MICHELLE Obama arrives in Spain this Thursday as the end of a four-day, three-country visit to promote her global girls’ education project. Travelling with her will...

Air passengers hit by another strike

SO far 30 flights to Alicante-Elche airport have been cancelled due to the air traffic controller strike in France and other passengers have been...

A homeowner’s nightmare

A POLOP resident is living a homeowners' nightmare after he left his property empty while he was in Barcelona taking care of his convalescent...

Jávea road ‘block’

OVERTAKING has been outlawed on the busy road linking the coastal town of Javea with the main N-332 national highway. Workmen are installing a double...

Family appeal in search for missing Briton

THE family of a British man who has gone missing in Estepona is appealing for information from anyone who may have seen him. Ian...

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Animal shelter raided by police

By David Jackson Environmental police unit Seprona together with government vets raided an animal shelter known as Kim's Animal Shelter in Gádor last week after...

Top UK musician drowns in Níjar

By Richard Torné A top British rock musician has drowned while on holiday in Níjar. Session guitarist Michael Casswell, 53, who played in the West End...

‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two Romanian women (age 28 and 38) as they were about to 'cuddle'-rob an elderly expat couple in La Senieta...