Month: April 2022

BEING INCLUSIVE: Andalucia scoops European prize for its treatment of Roma community

ANDALUCIA has won the European Commission’s first annual prize for the inclusion of the Roma community. The region came out on top thanks to its Comprehensive Plan for the Inclusion of the Roma Community, published in 2017. The plan looked at key goals such as improving Roma educational attainment by adding more of the community’s …

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Lost dog found dead by roadside after influencer offered €10,000 reward in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE dog belonging to a Marbella-based influencer who had offered €10,000 for his safe return has been found dead on the side of a road.     Linn Lowes, who has a three-million strong Instagram following on her personal fitness account, had offered to pay the hefty sum to anyone who found her dog, Himla, a mini …

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TRAVEL SPAIN: What you need to know as feria season gets underway in Spain’s Andalucia

ONE of the greatest of Andalucian traditions is the feria, which is celebrated in nearly every town across the region between April and October.  Ferias are run as week-long events in the larger cities and from mid-week to Sunday in the smaller towns.  What started as cattle markets have evolved into conservations of Spanish culture, …

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2 bedroom Bungalow for sale in Torrevieja – € 179,900

Bungalow Torrevieja, Alicante   2 beds   2 baths € 179,900 Property and Location: Key Ready 2 Bed Bungalows close to Torrevieja This development of ground and top floor bungalow and independent villas is located on the outskirts of Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa. All the amenities and services you need are within easy reach. …

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‘Exploring Andalucia’: Journey through southern Spain with glossy new book by British couple who fell in love with the region

BRITISH couple Calum Chace and Julia Begbie have penned a glossy book on Andalucia encapsulating their love for the region. Hailing from Sussex, the couple bought their Spanish home in the Sierra de Ronda in 2016 and have fallen in love with all Andalucia has to offer.  Although it was not their first visit to …

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Spain’s Malaga to ask UNESCO to declare Monte Gibralfaro and Alcazabilla World Heritage Sites

THE Malaga City Council plenary session held last Thursday, April 28, has approved the proposal to put forward the declaration of Mount Gibralfaro and Alcazabilla Street as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Urban Cultural Landscape Category. The initiative is based on a motion presented by the Ciudadanos municipal group and has received the …

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Council injecting €200,000 straight into shoppers’ pockets in campaign to boost economy in popular expat town on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES City Council, which includes Ciudad Quesada, is putting €200,000 straight into the pockets of local shoppers from next week. The “Activa Rojales” voucher campaign starts on Tuesday May 3, organised by the council and the Merchants Association (ACR). Anyone can take part by providing their national identity document (DNI) to claim a voucher online …

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FOCUS: From almost bust to boom – How Spain’s hotel sector is bouncing back in the wake of pandemic

EASTER is the unofficial start date for the Spanish tourism season, and with hotels averaging 85% occupancy during the holiday week, this year looks set to be a lot better for Spain’s hotel industry than the last two. If you use hotels rather than run them, it’s easy to forget how apocalyptic everything looked back …

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