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Javier’s death spells the demise of village

THE death of a young person is always a tragedy. But in the case of 25-year-old Javier García, it is twice as mournful. That’s because Javier was the last young man remaining, actually willing to live and work in the Asturian municipality of Yernes y Tameza. People there are aware that the village is dying […]

Spain’s most debt-ridden  village, after its failure to  build ‘inland sea’ project

THE current Vallada Mayor, María José Tortosa, shields her eyes as she points towards the horizon. “The park was going to be all that and more, 1,300sq/km,” she says. “The first stone was laid more than 10 years ago, and you can see how it has turned out.” Too true! Tortosa stands on the edge […]

Brits plucked in anti-drug raids

TWO unnamed British citizens, arrested during anti-drug-trafficking raids in Marbella, on the Costa del Sol, were picked up in San Pedro de Alcantara, during a search of three properties, there and in Mijas. The raids, involving large sums of cash seized, as well as documents, were part of a probe into an international criminal gang […]

Attraction over for giant ‘ferris wheel’

MALAGA’S iconic “ferris wheel” landmark is being dismantled… to make way for offices and a car park, even though it was erected just four years ago. The 230ft-high Mirador Princess, the Costa del Sol’s answer to the London Eye, will be removed in a week or so, following an ongoing dispute between the Port Authority […]

 ‘Smart’ speed cars arrive in two years 

ALL cars sold after the year 2022 in Spain, and the other European Union members, will have built-in “smart speed assistants”. That means the vehicle will automatically adjust its speed to the limits applicable to the road on which it is travelling. The move had already been proposed by Spain’s General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) […]

No taxing start for President Moreno

RESIDENTS in Andalucia are set to pay less income tax under new Junta laws, thanks to new President Juan Manuel Moreno, who plans to introduce the “fiscal revolution” this year. Despite claims that a drop will impact social services, the Junta, as part of a three-year plan, aims to lessen the tax burden on both […]

Bosses stripped tell-tale uniform off a worker to hide workplace injuries

FOUR businessmen, from Chiclana de la Frontera in Cádiz, have been accused of stripping a dying employee of his uniform on the way to hospital, to avoid being held accountable for his death. The 42-year-old workman, who had no social security, no specific training to operate heavy machinery, and no adequate, protective clothing, died from […]

Drunken football fans are booted off a flight

AN entire group of football fans, totalling 25, were thrown off an airline at Alicante airport and arrested by Guardia Civil officers, because of their rowdy behaviour. The Guardia, along with air-transport governing body AENA, confirmed the problem last Friday, but the incident actually happened the previous week, on Saturday, 6th April, when the plane […]

Malaga backpacker, who disappeared a month ago

A DISTRAUGHT Swedish woman is pleading for expats and locals to help find her missing sister, who vanished while backpacking in Malaga more than a month ago. ago. Madelene Tammi, from Eskilstuna, in south-east Sweden, whose heart is “bleeding”, fears her little sister Tea Nico-Lee Tammi, 23, last seen in Nerja on 3rd March, might […]

Ethiopian Airlines crash was second new Boeing failure in three months

THE Ethiopian Airlines crash last Sunday was the second involving a brand-new Boeing 737, just three months after 189 passengers were killed in a tragedy in Indonesia. The deaths of 157 passengers and crew, when the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed within minutes of take-off in Addis Ababa, raise serious questions about the safety […]

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