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Earthquake in Granada province reaches 4 on Richter scale
Environment Tue, Oct 9, 2018

Earthquake in Granada province reaches 4 on Richter scale

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 4 on the Richter scale shook the Granada-province town of Cijuela at exactly 09.42 this morning, sparking dozens of calls to the emergency services. Nobody was hurt and no damage has been reported...

Man who cannot speak Spanish loses Spanish nationality
Society Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Man who cannot speak Spanish loses Spanish nationality

A MAN has lost his newly-acquired Spanish nationality – because it turned out he was unable to speak or understand Spanish. It is not clear how the Moroccan citizen slipped through the net, although it appears a...

'Bridge to Africa' found beneath Alborán Sea
Environment Sat, Sep 8, 2018

'Bridge to Africa' found beneath Alborán Sea

SCIENTISTS have discovered a string of submerged islands between the Cabo de Gata (Almería province) and what is now the Spanish city-province of Melilla on the northern Moroccan coast, close to the Algerian border....

Granada village teaches dogs not to fear fireworks
Animals/Pets Sat, Sep 1, 2018

Granada village teaches dogs not to fear fireworks

A DOG-TRAINING course to teach pets not to be scared of fireworks will be free of charge to all owners, says the local council organising these pioneering workshops. Vegas del Genil (Granada province), has teamed up...

Mobile battery explodes causing house fire
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Mobile battery explodes causing house fire

AN EXPLODING mobile phone battery caused a fire in a Granada-province home on Saturday night and the family wants to warn the public about leaving their handsets on charge. The Samsung mobile was in the lounge at the...

Migrant boat docks on packed beach in Cádiz
Society Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Migrant boat docks on packed beach in Cádiz

STUNNED bathers on a beach in Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz province) watched as a raftload of migrants docked on the sands yesterday (Sunday). The jerry-built and barely-seaworthy craft rowed ashore onto the La...

Spain's first openly-gay priest dies aged 55
Religion Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Spain's first openly-gay priest dies aged 55

SPAIN'S first-ever openly-gay priest has died at the age of just 55, according to his family. Father José Mantero, based in Valverde del Camino in the far south-western province of Huelva, bravely defied the...

Ryanair pilot death 'probable suicide'
Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Ryanair pilot death 'probable suicide'

A RYANAIR pilot found dead in his car at Málaga airport is believed to have committed suicide, accoding to latest reports. Jouke Schrale, 45, who had been working for the Irish airline for 10 years, was due to captain...

Boy, 4, drowns in rubber dinghy accident
Crime/Incidents Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Boy, 4, drowns in rubber dinghy accident

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy has drowned off a Cádiz-province beach after his rubber dinghy was blown away and overturned, according to emergency services. The coastguard was called out at around 18.40 on Monday to Retín beach...

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