Monthly Archives: November 2016

Top rainy day activities near the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol is known for its year round sun, but the next days will be very wet…

This week is proving, not even the Costa del Sol is safe from downpours all the time. We’ve rounded up some of the best easy-reach, rainy day spots to prove there is much more to do here than just hit the beach.

The Annual Santa Run is back

The Annual Santa Run is back, easy flat 5km run/walk all dressed in Santa Suits
The event will be on 18th December, starting at 11.30am from El Mercado de Levante (La Marina) and finish at The Hairy Lemon.

Heavy snowfalls in Sierra Nevada prior to the start of the skiing season

The Granada ski resort opens on Saturday for the 2016-17 season

It’s only a month since southern Spain was sweltering in unusually high autumn temperatures and bathers were still swimming in the Mediterranean, but suddenly the skiing season is upon us once again in Sierra Nevada.

13 high-speed drug smuggling motorboats seized

Police swoops facilitated by anti-smuggling barrier on the River Guadarranque

13 high-speed launches which were being used by drug traffickers smuggling illegal substances into the province of Cádiz from Morocco have been tracked down and confiscated by the Policía Nacional, striking a
further blow against the powerful drugs mafias which use the River Guadarranque as their route into mainland Spain. 15 people have been arrested in connection with the launches.

Spain’s High Court to quiz Gibraltar leader over far-right politician’s torture claim

More manoeuvrings in the ongoing disagreements about sovereignty in Gibraltar this week, the highlight being the news that Fabian Picardo, the Chief Minister of the British Overseas Territory, is to be investigated

Trump is coming – move over, Mannequin Challenge

If you’re thinking about doing the Mannequin Challenge, then think again – that was SO last week.

Spain tops the European table for overuse of antibiotics

Almost two thirds of Spaniards are unaware of what antibiotics are for

Spain and the Spanish are at risk of becoming over-dependent on the use of antibiotics, according to warnings issued this week to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day on Friday 18th November, and doctors and health officials across the country are being urged to take steps to reduce the long- and short-term risks associated with overusing them.

Trump triumphs over Clinton in White House upset

Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favoured Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.

A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to defeat Clinton, whose gold-plated establishment resume includes stints as a first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

Spain’s Ibex 35 slumps in wake of Donald Trump victory

Benchmark stock market index lost nearly 4% in value on market opening after shock win for Trump

Reflecting one of the biggest political upsets in modern history, global markets plunged on Wednesday morning after Republican candidate Donald Trump swept to victory, becoming the 45th president of the United States.


Thousands of speeding fines in Spain could be cancelled due to administrative error

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